FBI Continues To Foil Its Own Devised Terrorist Plots

Geigner, Timothy
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120917/05193620404/fbi-continues-to-foil-its-own-devised-terrorist-plots.shtml

Publisher:  Tech Dirt
Date Written:  17/09/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX19064

It seems there's a new pattern showing itself every time I read a news report in which the FBI proudly announces it foiled a terrorist plot. That pattern goes something like this: hear that a huge explosion was averted and lives were saved, find out the plotter was an American citizen, find out he was under investigation by the FBI for several years, and then finally find out that it was the FBI that egged on the suspect and built his "bomb" for him. In other words, the only way these things could become less impressive is if the FBI actually decided to quit finding these loner folks to urge into violence and just built their own physical straw man to parade in front of the cameras.

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