One of the FBI’s strategies involved “using agents provocateur to actively entrap targets in criminal plots manufactured and controlled by the government.”
“The government uses agents provocateur to target individuals who express dissident ideologies and then provides those provocateurs 25 with fake (harmless) missiles, bombs, guns, money, encouragement, friendship, and the technical and strategic planning necessary to see if the targeted individual can be manipulated into planning violent or criminal action,” the report concluded.
The government could also choose to use “minor ‘technical’ crimes,” such as errors on immigration forms, an alleged false statement to a government official, gun possession, tax or financial issues, etc., to go after someone for their “ideology.”
“What they were trying to do is to convince the American public that there is this large army of potential terrorists that they should all be very-very scared about. They are very much engaged in world-wide surveillance and this surveillance is very valuable to them. They can learn a lot about all sorts of things and in a sense control issues to their advantage,” Steven Downs, an attorney for Project SALAM, which issued the report, told RT. “And the entire legal justification for that depends on there being a war on terror. Without a war on terror they have no right to do this. So they have to keep this war on terror going, they have to keep finding people and arresting them and locking them up and scarring everybody.”
You know how some nations have a tourism economy? Or a natural gas economy? America has a terror economy.
And it seems in no way material to you that you’ve got the wrong guys. It appears to be completely immaterial that you have not yet made the first effort in apprehending the National Security State criminals who deposited incompatible engine hardware on Murray Street.
This idiot nation is so screwed up that I could step down off my stage here, grab a hand-held microphone, and mingle with my audience for the audience participation part of the show, and I could take a seat next to one suitable contestant and stick the microphone in his face and say, “You’ve been in my audience for some number of years now. You know you’ve got the wrong guys, right?”
“Yeah, we know.”
“So what’s with the FBI ginning up a new terra plot every time I turn around?”
“It’s in the budget.”
“It’s in the budget to fabricate terra plots while not remotely catching the bad men?”
“Mm hm. There’s no money in catching bad men. That’s why we catch terris. If the budget says we’re catchin’ terris, then catchin’ terris is what we do. And since I need to make my mortgage payment this month, you can bet your ass we’re gonna have some terris in the pipeline.”
John McCain called Russia “a gas station with a government,” or some such. Better a gas station with a government than a haunted house with a government.
This country has an economy based on scaring the hell out of itself.