FBI Stops Yet Another (Yes Another) Of Its Own Terrorist Plots; This Time: Anarchists!

from the anarchists-running-amok dept

Following our post about the NY Times highlighting how the FBI seems to spend an awful lot of time foiling its own terrorist plots, some of our commenters pointed us to the news that the FBI has done it again (just in time to coincide with our story), arresting five individuals in a plot that appears to have been coordinated by the FBI itself. Even though some of the "anarchists" arrested expressed concerns about how resorting to violence would help, the FBI helped supply fake explosives and that appears to have convinced the group to move forward with its "plot." Prior to that, they seem to have had little actual ability to do much of anything, other than thumbing through The Anarchists' Cookbook and talking about what they'd like to do.

Filed Under: anarchists, fbi, terrorism

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    DaveINnc, 2 May 2012 @ 11:29am

    Re: Re: C'mon people... really?

    Well here in the states, if you're a civilian and you facilitate a criminal act, yes.. it's a crime. If you're a government agent trying to stop terrorism though.. hey, guess what... you're allowed to pretend you're part of a group that, ya know, might want to do us harm in some form or fashion.. and yes... you're allowed (I'd say even encouraged) to say to that group "Hey.. what if we had some C4?". Guess what? when the group says "Oh hell yeah!! With some C4 we can blow up that bridge!" THAT sir... is a very serious crime... and more power to the FBI for nailing these guys now, rather than after they actually did blow something up. I hope those clowns have "fun" in prison with their new room mates and enjoy tossing salad!

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