Informers have by now become our first line of defense in our battles with the evildoers, the go-to guys in the never-ending domestic war on terror. They regularly do the dirty work -- suggesting and encouraging the plots, laboring as bag men to move the money, fashioning the bombs, and eliciting the flamboyant dialogue, even while following the scripts of their handlers to the letter. They have attended to all the little details that make for the successful and now familiar arrests, criminal complaints, trials, and (for the most part) convictions in the ever-distracting war against... what? Al-Qaeda? Terror? Muslims? The inept? The poor?
Also see: Feds: Somali Teen Tried to Bomb Oregon Tree Lighting(Nov. 27) -- Police in Oregon have arrested a Somali teenager for allegedly trying to detonate a car bomb in a crowd of revelers at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland.
Agents swooped in to nab 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen, just after he dialed a mobile phone Friday evening that he believed would detonate a van packed with explosives. But the bomb was a fake, planted by undercover agents in a sophisticated sting operation that began back in June.
Riddle me this batman, why does it seem all these informants always end up doing the radicalization, recruitment, training, arming, planning? Has there been a plot without THE USE of informants? Uh, that would be a big fat, NO. Theater.
Finally, related? You tell me...
US Government Censors 70 Websites
A war is brewing. If you think body scanners, sexual assault patdowns, censorship laws, and the seizure of property without even a notice[*] are the end, you're sadly mistaken.
It's only the beginning.
You know, for your safety...
[*] The Author left out kill American citizens with out trial...