Paul Craig Roberts: The Proof Is In–Terror Plots are a Hoax

On January 17, 2015, Paul Craig Roberts points our attention to an exposé by Glenn Greenwald’s  The Intercept (authored by Glenn and his colleague Andrew Fishman), laying out a long list of abuses by the FBI in connection with supposed homeland terror plots. The role of the agency is questioned as a promoter of such acts in a clear case of deliberate entrapment. That such a policy should exist, virtually unchallenged by media and judiciary, is proof that all branches of government are indeed compromised by the imperial establishment. Meanwhile, the silence of the liberals in this regard is, as usual, notorious and deafening. An excerpt follows:

LATEST FBI CLAIM OF DISRUPTED TERROR PLOT DESERVES MUCH SCRUTINY AND SKEPTICISM

by GLENN GREENWALD, ANDREW FISHMAN | THE INTERCEPT | JANUARY 17, 2015


The Justice Department on Wednesday issued a press release trumpeting its latest success in disrupting a domestic terrorism plot, announcing that “the Joint Terrorism Task Force has arrested a Cincinnati-area man for a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials.” The alleged would-be terrorist is 20-year-old Christopher Cornell (above), who is unemployed, lives at home, spends most of his time playing video games in his bedroom, still addresses his mother as “Mommy” and regards his cat as his best friend; he was described as “a typical student” and “quiet but not overly reserved” by the principal of the local high school he graduated in 2012.

The affidavit filed by an FBI investigative agent alleges Cornell had “posted comments and information supportive of [ISIS] through Twitter accounts.” The FBI learned about Cornell from an unnamed informant who, as the FBI put it, “began cooperating with the FBI in order to obtain favorable treatment with respect to his criminal exposure on an unrelated case.” Acting under the FBI’s direction, the informant arranged two in-person meetings with Cornell where they allegedly discussed an attack on the Capitol, and the FBI says it arrested Cornell to prevent him from carrying out the attack.

Family members say Cornell converted to Islam just six months ago and claimed he began attending a small local mosque. Yet The Cincinnati Enquirer could not find a single person at that mosque who had ever seen him before, and noted that a young, white, recent convert would have been quite conspicuous at a mosque largely populated by “immigrants from West Africa,” many of whom “speak little or no English.”


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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/16/latest-fbi-boast-disrupting-terror-u-s-plot-deserves-scrutiny-skepticism/ 


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