PORTLAND, Ore. ‚Äď A Somali-born teenager plotted "a spectacular show" of terrorism for months, saying he didn't mind that children would die if he bombed a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, according to a law-enforcement official and court documents.
He never got the chance. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested Friday in downtown Portland after using a cell phone to try to detonate what he thought were explosives in a van, prosecutors said. It turned out to be a dummy bomb put together by FBI agents.
It is the latest in a string of alleged terrorist plots by U.S. citizens or residents, including a Times Square plot in which a Pakistan-born man pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying to set off a car bomb at a bustling street corner. Last month, another Pakistan-born Virginia resident was accused in a bomb plot to kill commuters....
So nice of the FBI to put together another attack on US soil in order to trap some angry young man with no capabilities.
I especially enjoyed the underwear bomber where officials put the attacker on the plane for us!
In fact, I find it difficult to think of any attack, where secret service has not been involved. Even Bin Laden was trained by CIA, and Saudi Arabia seems to always get great benefits from our activities over there. Love those kissy face pictures with Bush and the Saudi Prince.
Has there ever been a "terrorist plot" that the FBI was not directly involved in as provocateurs? No, not one.
But it's useful for propaganda purposes to justify Homeland Security (a fascist Security State) that is federalizing all controls over state and local governments and "changing our way of life"--i.e. something they say only terrorists want to do.
The disproportionate expense and virtual paranoia over terrorism is irrational compared to deaths and danger on public highways, yet everyone is bowing their gullible knees, empowering a new powerful centralized government that has all the marks of growing totalitarianism, where "freedom" is NOT being preserved, but taken away. WAKE UP!