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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    Bergman (profile), 2 May 2012 @ 2:29pm

    Re: Re: Okie Doke

    Real explosives aren't hard to make. Guy Fawkes tried to blow up a large building with simple black gunpowder, after all.

    Yeah, the explosives the FBI supplies are fake. But it'd be a hell of a black eye for the agency if a fake terrorist plot turned real and successful because the "terrorists" used the FBI plan with their own home brew explosives and successfully blew up a federal building.

    If a sting like that goes wrong, can the undercover agent(s) be charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism?

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