How the Feds Plan to Stop Homegrown Terrorism
The Obama administration is planning to crack down on homegrown terrorism. As I've recently pointed out, terrorism is a tactic not an entity; therefore the only way to "stop" homegrown terrorism is to implement total police state tactics. If the Feds are concerned about car bombs (Times Square) and shooters (Fort Hood), then the only way to end these sorts of threats is to suspect (and search) everyone who might drive a car or have a gun.
The Feds will begin implementing more stringent police state tactics to combat this threat, but there are, of course, more traditional ways of dealing with homegrown terror threats. As they've done for many years, the FBI will infiltrate terrorist groups and will even encourage and assist radicalized individuals to engage in acts of terrorism.
Consider the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. The FBI had an informant on the inside of the terrorist cell that was subsequently found responsible for the bombing. But what many people fail to realize is that, while the informant had been led to believe that the FBI would provide inert material for the bomb as a substitute for live material, as part of a supposed sting operation, the FBI itself provided the live bomb material and allowed the bombing to go forward rather than "stinging" the terrorists as the informant had been led to believe.
Likewise, the Feds were also well aware of (and likely assisted in) the homegrown terrorist bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. In that case, the ATF had its paid informant, Carol Howe, who kept them apprised of the bombers plans.
One of the more bizarre plot twists in the run up to the terror attacks of 9/11 is that two of the alleged hijackers were actually living with a paid FBI informant in San Diego, California; a fact alluded, but not admitted to (in a footnote), within the official government report of the 9/11 commission.
What many people fail to realize is that the Fed's plan to foil homegrown terrorism is simply a plan to control (from the inside) homegrown terrorism.
The Feds do this by infiltrating terrorist groups as well as by encouraging and assisting individuals to engage in acts of terrorism as part of a sting operation. Once the plot goes forward, these individuals—and not the FBI agents—are arrested and the FBI is credited with having foiled a terrorist plot. The FBI was involved in this type of agent provocateur activity recently in both Springfield, Illinois and Dallas, Texas.
The notion that government agents will provoke civilians to commit acts of terrorism is nothing new and should not surprise us. Anyone familiar with Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent or the Wackowski brother's film V for Vendetta, with its mention of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Treason and Plot, will be familiar with how governments use agent provocateurs to set-up civilians to take the fall for terrorist attacks, which the governments themselves have instigated, designed to grant more police, military, and propaganda powers to the governments, which use alleged threats of dangerous terrorists living among us, in order to instill a culture of fear within the (trusting and unsuspecting) civilian population.
As I've said, the government's use of agent provocateurs should come as no surprise to us. Anyone who has ever seen the television show Cops will certainly be familiar with how local governments, via the local police, will use agent provocateurs to set-up civilians to engage in criminal activity so that they might arrest these citizens for engaging in criminal activity, which the police agent provocateurs have, themselves, instigated.
For example, local police, in order to crack down on prostitution, will have a female police officer act as a prostitute by convincing unsuspecting men, via solicitation, that they are providing sex for money. When these unsuspecting men hand over the money they are then arrested by waiting, watching, police officers. Likewise, local police officers will act as drug dealers by exchanging drugs for money with unsuspecting citizens. When the unsuspecting citizens hand over the money they are then arrested by waiting, watching, police officers.
One of the problems with a government's use of agent provocateurs is that the government's own agents must engage in illegal activities in order to secure an arrest. Not only is it illegal to pay a woman for sex; it's also illegal to sell sex for money, which is exactly what the government's agent does. Not only is it illegal to buy drugs; it's also illegal to sell drugs, which is exactly what the government's agent does. Not only is it illegal to blow up a building; it's also illegal to encourage, and conspire with, others to do so, which is exactly what the government's agent does.
As far as the terrorist threat from al Qaeda goes, five-time Emmy Award winning investigative journalist Peter Lance has uncovered evidence that the FBI has been aware of—and even assisted in—every terrorist plot that al Qaeda has ever pulled off; including, especially, 9/11.
The Obama administration, in order to combat the threat of homegrown terrorism will, as I've said, continue to use police state tactics to avert the supposed terrorist "threat". But the administration will also continue its time honored—yet quite dishonorable—tradition of using agent provocateurs in order to set-up civilians as participants in government sponsored terror attacks, as it's done (repeatedly) in the past and as it's (most likely and most recently) done with the so-called Times Square bomber.