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#1 Just imagine the look on his face when it didn't work.
Posted by gromky 2012-10-17 18:29||
#2 This is from the Post. The Times story is a hoot. Never once is the forbidden "M" word mentioned and the last three paragraphs pretty much accuse the Feds of entrapment:
The plot is the latest to fit a model in which, in the process of flushing out people they believe present a risk of committing terrorist acts, federal law enforcement officials have played the role of terrorist enabler -- providing targets with encouragement, guidance, money and even, the subjects of sting operations are led to believe, the materials needed to carry out an attack. Though these operations have almost always held up in court, they have come under increasing criticism from those who believe that many of the targets, even some of those who openly espoused violence, would have been unable to execute such plots without substantial assistance from the government.
Both F.B.I. leaders and federal prosecutors have defended the approach as valuable in finding and stopping people predisposed to commit terrorism.
In another prominent case from 2009, several minor criminals, under the urging of an unusually persistent government informer who played a role in other setup operations, planted what they believed were homemade bombs in front of synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. All four men were convicted, but the judge who oversaw the trial gave them the minimum sentences of 25 years in prison even though she said they were "prepared to do a terrible thing," extending her criticism to the law enforcement agents who helped push the plots forward: "The government made them terrorists."
Posted by tu3031 2012-10-17 18:48||
#3 It's sad that I actually have a twinge of sympathy for Nafis - hard to think of a better target, though I cannot actually condone somebody trying to blow it up.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-10-17 18:51||
#4 Both F.B.I. leaders and federal prosecutors have defended the approach as valuable in finding and stopping people predisposed to commit terrorism.
....and the inert explosives became available just a few weeks prior to the presidential election.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-17 19:15||
#5 FOX NEWS AM sezzes he also intended to target POTUS Bammer as well as the NY Stock Exchange = Wall Street.
I suspect more such attempts to come.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-17 19:17||