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Manufacturing Terror: from Nit-Wits to Convicts
From a bunch of half-wits in Florida to a twice-convicted informant in New York, it's pretty clear that the government will stop at nothing to keep its 'war on terror' raging.
"In most cases, you can't get from A to B without an informant," said Tom Corrigan, a former member of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force. "Most times when an informant tells you what is going on, speculation becomes reality."
According to court papers and investigators, the informant began working for the government in 2004, after his second drug-trafficking conviction in New York, and he quickly proved to be a credible source.
Isn't it amazing how a twice-convicted felon miraculously becomes credible when he's ready to entrap his fellow Americans into advancing the 'War on Terror'?
He was sent to meet with the JFK plot's alleged mastermind Russell Defreitas in 2006 and was introduced by an unidentified third party.
I wonder who that unidentified third party might be???
Defreitas quickly accepted the informant as legitimate, saying he was sure they knew each other through a Brooklyn mosque.
The informant was convincing. Defreitas, according to a federal complaint, believed the informant "had been sent by Allah to be the one" to pull off the bombing.
Because none of the so-called suspects would!
It takes an informant - with something to gain - to 'volunteer' his services for the dirty work.
Four Muslim men are accused of plotting to use explosives to destroy a jet fuel pipeline that runs through populous residential neighborhoods to the airport, which they allegedly believed would kill thousands of people and trigger an economic catastrophe.
In an indictment, one of them is quoted as saying the bombing would "cause greater destruction than in the Sept. 11 attacks."
Although the plotters put a great deal of time and travel into their plan, they never managed to obtain any explosives before authorities arrested Defreitas and foiled the JFK scheme. Experts said the plot could have resulted in damage and fires, but nothing on the scale that the defendants had envisioned.
So, not only were they egged on by an informant with a strong incentive to 'play along', but their half-baked scheme never even came close to causing the damage they allegedly plotted to cause.
The men accused in the JFK plot didn't turn to Middle Eastern extremists for support to target the airport.
They ran out of those.
Instead, investigators say the informant and defendants Kareem Ibrahim and Defreitas visited a compound belonging to the Jamaat al Muslimeen, a radical Muslim group based in Trinidad off Venezuela's coast.
When Defreitas discussed his radical "brothers" with the informant, he made it clear they were not Arabs, but from Trinidad and Guyana.
And so the war on terror broadens its horizons.
It's Venezuela's turn to join the "axis of evil" for daring to defy the three-headed global corporate junta of Media, Banking, and Oil.