In the latest episode of Federally Fabricated Fantasy, US authorities have used an informant to setup four old guys in a plot to overthrow the government. The dudes, with too much time on their hands and heads full of right-wing hate radio, proved to be fertile ground for the sowing of this latest plot that the FBI could then shut down in a blaze of headlines.
Still, where there's smoke, when it comes to these FBI stings, there's all too often no fire. Not even a spark. Using promises of leniency in pending federal felony charges against the informant, the government was able to dupe simple-minded, self-righteous patriotic idiots into voicing support for a variety of illegal activities -- none of which, it is safe to say, would ever have come to fruition without the ample encouragement of the FBI:
4 militamen accused of planning ricin attacks: "Investigators said the four men took several concrete steps to carry out their plans. Thomas is accused of driving to Atlanta with a confidential informant to scope out federal buildings that house the IRS and other agencies.As usual when it's a plot involving white Christians, this is not be trumpeted as "terrorism," which according to the government's lexicon can only be carried out by Muslims, primarily of middle-eastern background.
During the trip, Thomas at one point said to the informant: "There's two schools of thought on this: go for the feds or go for the locals. And I'm inclined to consider both. We'd have to blow the whole building like Timothy McVeigh," according to court documents.
He and Adams also arranged to buy what they thought was an explosive device and a silencer from an undercover agent. The men were arrested days after a lab test confirmed they had trace amounts of ricin in their possession, authorities said.
"While many are focused on the threat posed by international violent extremists, this case demonstrates that we must also remain vigilant in protecting our country from citizens within our own borders who threaten our safety and security," said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates."
Still, the message to a fearful and nervous public is to be afraid -- be VERY afraid. No matter how homely, inept and inconsequential some individual may seem from the outside, within they may be a seething mass of violent extremist violence preparing to erupt! Your only hope to remain alive in these uncertain times is the fear everybody and report everything. Under no circumstances should one ever assume that destruction isn't lurking around the next corner, and our only hope for salvation is to allow the government and its enforcers to operate with a free hand, no oversight and without restraint.
If these sad sacks hadn't been so gullible and impressionable, who's to say they wouldn't be turning in their neighbors as well, and becoming FBI informants themselves? Indeed, in these uncertain financial times, it might be the smartest move you can make: FBI pays its informants hundreds of thousands of dollars for their help entrapping other weak-minded and impressionable fools.
Hey, you could be next!