Now admittedly, I don't know if Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the "Christmas Tree Bomber," is a bad guy or not, but neither do you. After all, it's an ancient truth that the government lies. All. The. Time. Which brings me to the first hole in the story ... All of the information about this "plot" comes from a single FBI affidavit filed along with a Criminal Complaint against Mohamud. That's it. That's all there is. We don't know anything more.
Second, undercover agents are supposed to stress to the suspect that he/she has multiple choices, that way they can choose to commit the crime via their own will. In this case, the FBI allegedly gave Mohamud 5 ways he could serve the cause, one of which was to be "operational" by detonating a bomb. Here's the problem though ... According to the affidavit (paragraph 37), this crucial conversation was not recorded "due to technical problems." Hmmmm .... entrapment?
Third, the FBI blocked Mohamud's attempt for gainful employment in Alaska (paragraph 25) by putting him on the "no fly" list. Guaranteeing his unemployment (and pissing him off), the FBI then gave him money, including about $3,000 in cash to rent an apartment. The FBI then planned, funded and provided materials for his "plot." From what I can tell, he had no prior record of violence until he met the FBI.
Fourth, considering that a panicked crowd can be very dangerous, why in the blank would the FBI allow a "would-be-terrorist" to approach a large crowd thinking he had a bomb? Even a fake bomb can create panic.
Strange too, that after the TSA backlash, there's suddenly a "terrorist plot" in Portland, OR, a city that refused to be a part of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force ... but Commissioner Dan Saltzman has now called for the city to rejoin the task force Monday morning. Hmmmm ...
Based on everything we know so far, the FBI story is highly suspect.
In the following video, former Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses Mohamud, the FBI affidavit, the rule of law, and "pin head" Bill O'Reilly's "assumptions."
I agree with Judge Napolitano, we either follow the rule of law, or we become East Germany. Once we give up our liberties, what's the point?
For more info:
- Portland's Bomb Plot: Who Is Mohamed Mohamud?
- Oregon: FBI Thwarts Own Car Bomb
- Always tweaking its script, FBI sting nets another
- Mohamud Arraignment Report
- Portlanders condemn bomb plot, criticize FBI probe
- The FBI successfully thwarts its own Terrorist plot
- Defense, friends say Ore. bomb plot suspect set up
- Prefabricated Fascists: The FBI's Assembly-Line Provocateurs
- FBI entrapment tactics fuel home-grown terror illusion
- When the Devil Creates a Devil