June 2, 2007

Plot Thwarted? Or Plot Invented?

This from CNN:
4 charged with terror plot at JFK airport, official says
POSTED: 1804 GMT June 2, 2007

"Anytime you hit Kennedy, it is the most hurtful thing to the United States. To hit John F. Kennedy, wow...they love JFK -- he's like the man. If you hit that, this whole country will be in mourning. It's like you can kill the man twice," one of the suspects said during a recorded phone conversation, officials said.
Click here for the complete text.
Correct me if I’m wrong but, doesn’t this sound suspiciously like a teen- aged boy bragging about what he’s 'gonna do someday?'

CNN’s article itself said the plan was never feasible and never came close to being operational.
The article goes on to say: '"There is no credible intelligence to suggest an imminent threat to the homeland at this time, and there are no adjustments to our security posture being made as a result of this plot," a Homeland Security official said.'
Here, I refer the reader to a thoroughly enjoyable, humorous novel by Donald E. Westlake entitled ‘Why Me?
In it, a very-full-of-himself FBI agent uses long words he doesn’t understand [and makes some up] and imagines international plots that don’t exist in regards to the theft of a priceless ruby. The ruby is actually in possession of a petty thief who doesn’t know he’s got it.
Read ‘Why Me?’ and see if Officer Zachary doesn’t remind you of whoever made the second quote above.
Meanwhile, I’m just biting my nails waiting for Bush to declare this as exactly the excuse he needs to assume the dicatorial powers he granted himself last week in order to ‘assure order to the continuation' of his destruction of the Constitution he swore on the Bible to uphold.


TomCat said...

Hmmm.... Interesting timing... right after the guy with TB got right into the country, even though he was on the stop list. Every time Homeland Security screws up, a new "plot" is foiled. Sadly the only threat the Bush regime will fail to stop is the real one.

two crows said...

hey, TC--
of course they'll fail to stop the real threat-- because they're it.

and, hmmmmmmm-- I hadn't noticed the timing. that IS interesting.

PoliShifter said...

Yep, very interesting timing coming on the heels of one the deadly months for U.S. Troops and Iraqis.

I was reading a news article today about how the informant was a drug dealer who posed as a terrorist:

"NEW YORK — A convicted drug dealer who agreed to pose as a wannabe terrorist among a shadowy group now accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport secretly fed information to federal investigators in exchange for a lighter sentence.

His surveillance trips to the airport with the suspects, travels abroad to meet with supporters and assurances he wanted to die as a martyr in an attack on an underground jet fuel pipeline gave counterterrorism agents insight and evidence that experts say was otherwise unattainable."


Sounds to me like this "informant" did all the leg work; set the whole thing up. Sounds like borderline entrapment to me.

How many white supremists can be set up in this manner? "Let's bomb the government like McVie and bring about the Turner Diaries!"

How many abortion bombers can be set up by FBI informants? "Let's stop those murdering doctors!"

TomCat said...

TC, I trust you'll want to steal the Olbermann vid I posted this morning. :-)