March 20, 2010
From NBC New York:
Defense attorneys say an alleged plot to bomb New York synagogues was hatched and directed by a federal informant.
Lawyers for four men from Newburgh have filed a motion to dismiss the terror indictment against them.
They said the informant badgered the defendants until they got involved in the plot.
They said the informant chose the targets, supplied fake bombs for the synagogues and a fake missile to shoot down planes. The motion said he also offered to pay the defendants, who attorneys alleged weren’t inclined toward any crime until the informant began recruiting them.
“The government well knew that their case had been a government-inspired creation from day one and that the defendants had not been independently seeking weapons or targets,” the motion said.
Do you see a pattern here?
In a preponderant number of federal terror cases, the FBI ferrets out patsies and mental deficients and attempts to frame them for terror in order to hype up the manufactured war on terror and convince the American people they must surrender their constitutional rights, rat on their neighbors, endure surveillance, and unquestioningly support foreign wars responsible for killing millions of people.
Defendants in the New Jersey Fort Dix Army terror case painted a similar picture to the one in New York.
“The only terrorist conspiracy was one planted and nurtured by the informant,” declared defense attorney Rocco Cip during the trial. The FBI’s role in the case was admitted by a provocateur. “The FBI informant paid to infiltrate a band of suspected terrorists in South Jersey said yesterday that he offered to organize their attack on U.S. soldiers, but only because he wanted to build trust and find out more about the group,” the Star-Ledger reported on November 11, 2008.
In Miami, the FBI case against the so-called Miami Seven came apart at the seams when it was discovered a government provocateur provided money, video cameras for conducting surveillance, cellphones, and suggested that the patsies target the Miami FBI office.
During the trial in 2006, it came out that Narseal Batiste, the supposed ringleader, had not met with an actual terrorist, or did he receive emails or wire transfers from the Middle East, did not possess any al-Qaeda literature or even have a picture of Osama bin Laden, according to the Washington Post.
“This whole operation was a foolish waste of time and money,” Terence Kindlon, a defense lawyer who represented a client in the New York synagogue case, told the Times Online. “It is almost as if the FBI cooked up the plot and found four idiots to install as defendants.”
It was revealed in 2009 that the FBI informant-provocateur in the case was a man named Shahed Hussain, a former New York state motel owner who became an FBI informant in 2002 to avoid deportation to Pakistan after being arrested on fraud charges.
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Hussain and the FBI were so desperate to fabricate a case they promised a liver transplant for the terminally ill brother of David Williams, one of the men standing trial, according to the New York Daily News.
The FBI has a long history of employing dirty tricks to entrap and discredit Americans. Under COINTELPRO, the agency not only engaged in disinformation campaigns and harassment of protest organizations, including those of the civil rights and antiwar movements, but also routinely used agents provocateurs.
“At the time, anti-war activists didn’t realize the extent to which the authorities were destroying their movement from within by using agents provocateurs and informants, and from the outside by using trumped-up charges, anonymous denunciations and snitch jackets, and stories planted in the media,” writes Daniel Brandt.
COINTELPRO did not end after the FBI’s misdeeds (and those of the CIA, the Pentagon, and numerous local law enforcement agencies around the country) were uncovered in the 1970s.
“Considering the current political climate [in the wake of September 11, 2001], the legalization of COINTELPRO, the rehabilitation of the FBI and police, and the expanded role of the CIA and military, the recent revelations leave us only one safe assumption: that extensive government covert operations are already underway to neutralize today’s opposition movements before they can reach the massive level of the 60s,” writes Brian Glick.
COINTELPRO and government subversion of political dissent is alive and well, as the case of Hal Turner reveals. During the trial of Turner, it was revealed that he worked as a ‘National Security Intelligence’ asset. His code name was “Valhalla” and “he received thousands of dollars from the FBI to report on such groups as the Aryan Nations and the white supremacist National Alliance,” according to news accounts.
The Department of Homeland Security, working closely with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, has attempted to conflate white supremacy and the growing patriot movement in the United States.
Recent revelations in the New York synagogue bombing case demonstrate that the government will go to extreme lengths to create phony terror threats and frame patsies. Since September 11, 2001, the American public has endured incessant propaganda about al-Qaeda and the largely imagined threat of Muslim extremism.
Since the rise of the Tea Party movement and visibility of patriot groups around the country demanding a return to the Constitution, the government and the corporate media have engaged in a campaign to portray patriot groups as potential terrorists. Supporters of Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, the Oath Keepers, radio talk show host Alex Jones and others have been consistently demonized.
The corporate media, under the direction of the Pentagon and the CIA, have yet to demonize disparate patriot groups around the country to the extent they have demonized Muslims. They are one false flag event away from doing so.