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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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    Ed C., 2 May 2012 @ 4:42pm

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

    You're glossing over the fact that these guys never would have got their hands on the C4 otherwise. And the last time I checked, plotting to do something without actually having the opportunity or means to commit the crime is not a crime.

    For instance, who hasn't heard an angry guy at a bar saying he'd shoot is boss, wife, ex-friend, neighbor, coworker, etc., etc.? Hell, I've heard more than one man say he would shoot Bush if given the chance. I've heard others spout off about Obama too. There's millions of people who at one time or another said they would intentionally kill someone. Now, if some guy where to approach any of them and say, "Hey, I could get you that gun." Never actually give it to them, just merely offer it. How many would say "Oh hell yeah!!"? By your account, every last one of them should be in jail right now.

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