The FBI created another non-existent terror threat by encouraging a psychopath to blow up a Jewish center in southern Florida with a dummy bomb the agency provided.
The corporate media reports the attack was “thwarted” by the FBI while at the same time stating James Gonzalo Medina was given a fake bomb.
Rabbi Jonathan Berkun of the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center in Miami was told by law enforcement “the synagogue and school were never at risk at any time during the investigation and arrest, and that there are no credible threats directed against us at the present time.”
Medina, an unemployed glazier without a permanent address, had supposedly converted to Islam four years ago. He has a history of making violent threats, including sending threatening text messages to a Coral Springs family in 2012. A felony aggravated stalking charge in the case was dismissed by prosecutors.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 2, 2016
The FBI is notorious for ferreting out potentially violent, disturbed and mentally ill people, encouraging them to participate in terrorist behavior, and providing them with money, weapons, and fake bombs.
In a similar case, the FBI in 2010 provided four men in New York with “inert bombs and Stinger missile tubes” and encouraged them to attack synagogues in the Bronx and fire missiles at military planes.
The men were guided by FBI informant Shahed Hussain, described in court as a “liar and manipulator” who “coaxed impoverished men toward a violence they were not predisposed to was the key requirement for an entrapment defense, though in all of the 9/11 terrorism cases that’s never worked. Once suckered in, the suckers don’t get out.”
In 2015, the FBI gave a dud bomb to Harlem Suarez of Key West after the man posted comments about ISIS on Facebook. Suarez, who looked more like a wanna-be gang member than a devout Muslim, was manipulated by a “source cooperating with the FBI.” Suarez said he wanted to plant a bomb on a Florida beach during the Fourth of July. The man admitted he had no idea how to build a bomb and paid the informants $100 to build it for him. He was arrested after the FBI delivered a fake bomb.
The FBI exploits cooked up from scratch terror cases to promote the largely fantastic claim the Islamic State is active in America and planning attacks. The government also cites the cases to push for a more pervasive police state.
In January 2015, then Republican House Speaker John Boehner said the arrest of Christopher Cornell in Ohio would not have been possible without the 1978 FISA surveillance law.
“The first thing that strikes me, we would have never known about this had it not been for the FISA program and our ability to collect information on people who pose an imminent threat,” Boehner said during a press conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Cornell appeared on the FBI’s entrapment radar after he attended a 9/11 memorial ceremony with a sign that read, “9/11 was an inside job.” Acting under FBI supervision, an unidentified informant arranged meetings with Cornell and discussed an attack on the U.S. capitol. The seasonally employed and reclusive Cornell was arrested after buying firearms and ammunition.
Boehner insisted Cornell represented a threat. “Our government does not spy on Americans unless there are Americans who are doing things that tip off our law enforcement officials to an imminent threat. It was our law enforcement officials and those programs that helped us stop this person before he committed a heinous crime in our Capitol,” he said.