Fabricating Terror

Why does the FBI orchestrate fake
terror plots?

The latest one snared Osman Mohamud,
a Somali-American teenager in Portland, Oregon. The
Associated Press report by William Mall and Nedra
Pickler (11-27-10) is headlined in Yahoo News:
teen plotted car-bombing in Oregon

This is a misleading headline as
the report makes it clear that it was a plot
orchestrated by federal agents. Two sentences into the
news report we have this:
"The bomb was an
elaborate fake supplied by the [FBI] agents and the
public was never in danger, authorities said."

The teenager was supplied with a
fake bomb and a fake detonator.

Three sentences later the reporters
contradict the quoted authorities with a quote from
Arthur Balizan, special agent in charge of the FBI in
Oregon: "The
threat was very real."

The reporters then contradict
Balizan: "White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said Saturday that president Barack
Obama was aware of the FBI operation before Friday`s
arrest. Shapiro said Obama was assured that the FBI was
in full control of the operation and that the public was
not in danger."

Then Shapiro contradicts himself by
declaring: "The
events of the past 24 hours underscore the necessity of
remaining vigilant against terrorism here and abroad."

The story arrives at its Kafka
highpoint when President Obama thanks the FBI for its
diligence in saving us from the fake plot the FBI had

After vacillating between whether
they are reporting a real plot or a orchestrated one,
the reporters finally 
come down on the side of orchestration. Documents
released by US Attorney Dwight Holton
"show the sting operation began in June." Obviously, the targeted
Portland teenager was not hot to trot. The FBI had to
work on him for six months. The reporters compare
"the Portland
to the recent arrest in Virginia of Faroque
Ahmed who was ensnared in a
"bombing plot
that was a ruse conducted over the past six months by
federal officials."

Think about this. 
The FBI did a year`s work in order to convince
two people to participate in fake plots.

If you are not too bright and some
tough looking guys accost you and tell you that they are
Al Qaeda and expect your help in a terrorist operation,
you might be afraid to say no, or you might be thrilled
to be part of a blowback against an American population
that is indifferent to their government`s slaughter of
people of your ethnicity in your country of origin.
Whichever way it falls, it is unlikely the ensnared
person would ever have done anything beyond talk had the
FBI not organized them into action. In other cases the

entices people with money to
participate in its fake plots.

Since 9/11, the only domestic
"terrorist plot" that I recall that was not obviously organized by
the FBI is the
"Times Square plot"
to which Faisal Shahzad pleaded
guilty to trying to set off a car bomb in Manhattan.
This plot, too, is suspicious. 
One would think that a real terrorist would have
a real bomb, not a smoke bomb.

In the May 19, 2009, online site,
sott.net (reprinted Nov. 27, 2010), Joe Quinn collects
some of the fake plots, some of which were validated by
torture confessions and others by ignorant and fearful


 The US government
comes up with a plot, an accused, and tortures him until
he confesses, or the government fabricates a case and
takes it to jurors who know that they cannot face their
neighbors if they let off a media-declared

Perhaps the most obvious of these
cases is "the
Miami seven,"
a hapless group of
Christian-Zionist-Muslims that called themselves the
"Sea of David"
and were quietly living in a Florida warehouse awaiting
biblical end times. Along came the FBI posing as Al
Qaeda and offered them $50,000 and an Al Qaeda swearing
in ceremony.

The FBI told them that they needed
to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and various
government buildings. An

honest reporter at Knight Ridder
"The Justice
(sic) Department unveiled the arrests with an
orchestrated series of news conferences in two cities,
but the severity of the charges compared with the
seemingly amateurish nature of the group raised concerns
among civil libertarians,"
who noted that the group
had "no weapons, no explosives."

The Justice (sic) Department and
tamed media made a big show out of the
worn by the hapless
but the FBI had bought the boots for them.

The biggest piece of evidence
against the hapless group was that they had taken photos
of "targets"
in Florida, but the US government had equipped them with

The US government even rented cars
for its dupes to drive to take the pictures.

It turns out that the group only
wanted the $50,000, but an American jury convicted them

When the US government has to go to
such lengths to create
out of hapless people, an undeclared agenda is being
served. What could this agenda be?

The answer is many agendas. One
agenda is to justify wars of aggression that are war
crimes under the Nuremberg standard created by the US
government itself. One way to avoid war crimes charges
is to create acts of terrorism that justify the naked
aggressions against
"terrorist countries."

Another agenda is to create a
police state. A police state can control people who
object to their impoverishment for the benefit of the
superrich much more easily than can a democracy endowed
with constitutional civil liberties.

Another agenda is to get rich.
Terror plots, whether real or orchestrated, have created
a market for security. Dual Israeli citizen Michael
Chertoff, former head of US Homeland Security, is the
lobbyist who represents Rapiscan, the company that
manufactures the full body porno-scanners that,
following the
"underwear bomber"
event, are now filling up US
airports. Homeland Security has announced that they are
going to purchase the porno-scanners for trains, buses,
subways, court houses, and sports events. How can
shopping malls and roads escape? Recently on Interstate
20 west of Atlanta, trucks had to drive through a
similar device. Everyone has forgotten that the
underwear bomber lacked required documents and was
escorted aboard the airliner by an official.

"war on terror"
provides an opportunity for a few well-connected people
to become very rich. If they leave Americans with a
third world police state, they will be living it up in

This despite the fact that everyone
on the planet knows that it is not lactating mothers,
children, elderly people in walkers and wheelchairs,
members of Congress, members of the military, nuns, and
so on, who are members of Al Qaeda plotting to bring
aboard a bomb in their underwear, their shoes, their
shampoo and face creams.

Indeed, bombs aboard air liners are
a rare event.

What is it really all about? Could
it be that the US government needs terrorist events in
order to completely destroy the US Constitution? 
On November 24, National Public Radio broadcast

a report
by Dina Temple-Raston:
officials are looking at the possibility of codifying
detention without trial and are awaiting legislation
that is supposed to come out of Congress early next
Of course, the legislation will not come out
of Congress. It will be written by Homeland Security and
the Justice (sic) Department. The impotent Congress will
merely rubber-stamp it.

The obliteration of habeas corpus,
the most necessary and important protection of liberty
ever institutionalized in law and governing
constitution, has become necessary for the US
government, because a jury might acquit an alleged or
mock "terrorist"
or framed person whom the US government has declared
prior to the trial will be held forever in indefinite
detention even if acquitted in a US court of law. The
attorney general of the United States has declared that
any "terrorist"
that he puts on trial who is acquitted by a jury will
remain in detention regardless of the verdict. Such an
event would reveal the total lawlessness of American

The United States of America,
"the city upon the hill," "the light unto the world," has become Nazi Germany. It was the
practice of the Gestapo to ignore court verdicts and to
execute or hold indefinitely the cleared defendant in
the camps. The Obama regime is in the process of
completing Dick Cheney`s dream by legislating the
legality of indefinite detention. American law has
collapsed to the dungeons of the Dark Ages.

This Nazi Gestapo policy is now the

declared policy
of the US Department of Justice

Anyone who thinks the United States
is a free society where people have liberty,
"freedom and
is uninformed.

Paul Craig Roberts

was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during
President Reagan`s first term.  He was Associate
Editor of the
Wall Street Journal.  He has
held numerous academic appointments, including the
William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and
International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French
President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of

Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
and the Soviet Economy


Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click


for Peter Brimelow`s
Forbes Magazine
interview with Roberts about the epidemic of
prosecutorial misconduct.