In a chilling sign of what is sure to become more widespread, three of the Newburgh 4 — a group of Muslim ex-convicts and American citizens — were sentenced to 25 years in prison even after it was exposed that the government manufactured the threat, and entrapped the men into their participation in a false terror plot.
Welcome to counterterrorism operations inside the United States.
The case against the Newburgh 4 actually began to fall apart back in the middle of 2010 after White Plains, NY federal judge Colleen McMahon excoriated prosecutors for covering up evidence that the plot to bomb a Bronx synagogue and a Jewish community center, as well as to shoot down military planes at Stewart International airport was a “plot” by an FBI agent to entrap the four men. She asked a rhetorical question:
Did the government locate some disaffected individuals, manufacture a phony terrorist plot that the individuals would (and could) never have dreamed up or carried out on their own, and then wrongfully induce them to participate in it? (Source)
No matter, in a supreme act of cowardice, she gave the most “lenient” sentence available to her without having the case overturned. The ruling is a clear indication that the failure of any one of these patsy-driven cases threatens to bring down the new system of using entrapment to further counterterrorism efforts in the United States.
The very same agent involved in the Newburgh 4 incident, Robert Fuller, was also present in that of the Fort Dix 5 case, which was an egregious example of using paid informants, a de facto citizen spy, and the Patriot Act to issue trumped-up charges and finally gain a life + 30 years conviction for the five men.
Other high-profile cases of the FBI thwarting its own bombs include the Portland Patsy, Mohamed Osman Mahmoud, who was arrested in 2005 after trying to detonate an inert bomb supplied to him by the FBI, on the corner of Southwest Yamhill Street and Sixth Avenue in front of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland — engineered for full effect to show the divide between peaceful Christians and war-like Muslims, no doubt.
Then there was the drugged-out patsy without a passport, Farouk Abdulmutallab, who was led onto a plane by a U.S. government agent for the Christmas 2009 underwear bomb attempt. It has since been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that this was a staged event which, again, just happened to include the Christmas subplot for maximum terror and conditioning. Now we have TSA tyranny and body scanners.
However, the whitewash here is that this is some type of war on Muslims. This is merely the window dressing that has been presented to America in order to set a “reasonable” precedent amid the global war on terror currently centered on the Middle East and Africa.
When Obama advisor, John Brennan, recently announced that the shadowy world of overseas black ops, psych warfare, and renewed domestic COINTELPRO tactics would be landing on America’s doorstep, he was basically announcing a no-holds-barred policy that is permitted to work outside of the rule of law. The real mission is to use the threat of terror as a strategy to empower the police state apparatus.
There are countless examples of government-manufactured terror having been used to sway the public into believing that real terror exists, so that even more freedom-smashing measures will be permitted . . . all to protect freedom. For every justified case of entrapment, we find ourselves similarly entrapped into signing on to a war with only one end: the means by which the strongest document ever written to protect a nation from tyrants can be burned beyond recognition.