Don’t know if you guys have been following these series of recent cases, where, apparently the FBI is arresting “homegrown terrorists” employing questionable “sting operations”. If you go through some of the links below you can see a pattern emerging – Intelligence agents going into poor communities (most often Muslims), targetting vulnerable individuals with a petty-criminal history or perhaps a failing business, planting “informants” who are then inducing the targetted individual into becoming chief accomplice in a ” fictional terror plan” and often urging him on monetarily and supplying him with fake bombs and such devices. Once the “planted terror plot” is about to hatch, they are catching the “homegrown terrorist” red-handed. The argument given is that they have caught a potentially dangerous terrorist, who would have done it, given a chance!! I find this tactic pretty Orwellian, and very disturbing, to say the least.
Here is a review of the thirty-five minute report “Entrapped” by Democracy Now’s Anjali Kamat. The film is embedded in the post itself.
And here are some news links, reporting some of the recent “stories” behind the “catches”.