Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blowback, Provocation, and Perpetual War

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures, Dr. Johnson informs us. In a somewhat similar vein,  the Regime's post-9/11 "counter-terrorism" stings have avoided the official fiction that Muslim terrorism is inspired by a hatred for our "freedom." The preferred bait to lure marginalized Muslims -- many of whom have little commitment to the faith, no detectable terrorism-related skills, and abundant personal problems -- is outrage over the Regime's imperial foreign policy. 

As Scott Horton of the invaluable Antiwar Radio has pointed out, the scripted patter of federal provocateurs doesn't focus on America's refusal to submit to Sharia, or our decadent popular culture. In seeking to attract potential recruits, the Regime's agents invoke the plight of besieged Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, the West Bank, and elsewhere -- people whose sufferings are either inflicted or underwritten by Washington.

A key admission of this fact is found in the official press release announcing the arrest of the so-called "Newburgh 4," a group of ex-convicts from New York accused of plotting to bomb a synagogue in the Bronx and attack military aircraft at a nearby Air National Guard base. 

The four accused in the plot -- James Cromitie, Onta Williams, David Williams, and Laguerre Payen -- were approached by veteran federal agent provocateur Shahed Hussein, a career criminal with convictions in both the U.S. and his native Pakistan. Hussein was paid a huge sum by the federal government to act as a terrorism "facilitator" -- a term that was actually used by assistant U.S. Attorney in his opening statement at the ongoing trial of the "Newburgh 4." 

As attorney Steven Downs points out in a study of the "preemptive prosecution" of Muslims by the federal government, when Hussein (who called himself "Maqsood") materialized at the Newburgh mosque in June 2008, "His con was so obvious that the real Muslims there would have nothing to do with him, but he was able to attract Cromitie (and later the other three) with offers of money and friendship." 

Following the Federal script: "Terrorist" James Cromitie in custody.
Despite the fact that Cromitie wasn't particularly devout, Hussein was able to radicalize him by dwelling on the human cost of Washington's war on Afghanistan.  

 According to the Feds, Cromitie "explained to the informant that his parents had lived in Afghanistan and that he was upset about the war there and that many Muslim people were being killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by the United States Military forces. [He] expressed interest in returning to Afghanistan and spoke to [the provocateur] about how if he, Cromitie, were to die a martyr, he would go to `paradise.'"

It's reasonable to suspect that the devotion expressed by Cromitie and his friends had at least something to do with the material blandishments offered by Hussein, such as at least $25,000 apiece (and as much as $250,000 to one of them) if they cooperated in his plot to plant a bomb at a synagogue and fire Stinger missiles at military planes. 

Posing as a wealthy terrorist recruiter, Hussein cut an impressive figure: He drove a BMW and other federally provided luxury vehicles, and his targets were understandably eager to catch some of the money he was willing to throw around. They had no money, no jobs, no cars, and no training. One was a drug addict, another being treated for mental illness. Cromitie, who had been sent to prison for drug dealing, was working a series of low-paying odd jobs.

The devoted Muslims attending the mosque wisely shunned Hussein's company after he described himself as a representative of a Pakistani terrorist group called Jaish-e-Mohammed. The four guys he managed to snag as patsies appeared to know next to nothing about the Muslim religion. 

In fact, it was the petty crook the Regime hired to be a provocateur who had to teach Cromitie how to lead the members of his "jihadist cell" in prayer. 

"Should I do that real quick?" asked "cell leader" Cromitie in a recorded exchange with Hussein.

"Lead it loud, so everybody can understand," replied Hussein, who was actually directing a performance rather than gathering evidence of a criminal conspiracy. 

In similar fashion, Hussein "often seemed eager in the recordings to remind the men of their extremist sponsors while discouraging the idea that money should motivate them," observes a New York Times report of the trial.  During meetings in the house rented by the FBI to serve as a mise-en-scene for the federally scripted production, Hussein repeatedly invoked Jaish-e-Mohammed, an organization completely unknown to  the "conspirators" before the provocateur brought it up. 

"It's not about money," insisted the Pakistani crook to the people he had targeted. "It's about Jaish-e-Mohammed." Actually, for Cromitie and the others, it was "about the money. They had no interest in, or inclination toward, terrorism until they had been seduced by promises of easy money to be earned in "paying back" those they considered responsible for attacking Muslims abroad. 

As Hussein's FBI handler Robert Fuller noted, by way of reassuring security personnel at Stewart Air Force Base, Cromitie "would never try anything without the informant with him." Nonetheless, Hussein did everything he could to push a balking and puzzled Cromitie into an out-front role as the "leader" of the supposed plot.

"I'm not running the show, he's running the show," Hussein repeatedly told the others with respect to Cromitie's purported leadership.

"Ain't nobody running the show," an annoyed Cromitie exclaimed at one point in a recorded conversation. "Why do you keep saying that?"

Cromitie's sense of unease grew to such an extent that he actually wanted to bail out of the plot when he detected a federal "tail" while en route to pick up the (disabled) Stinger missiles. He was aware that he and his colleagues were being watched. However, for some reason Cromitie didn't connect that fact to the way he had been cast as the "leader" by the big-talking stranger who pushed him to the front of the supposed plot. 

Despite the efforts to "brand" this supposed plot as a Jaish-e-Mohammed operation, the Feds now admit that none of the people involved had ties to actual terrorists. As the trial began, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin conceded that the case is "not going to be about al-Qaeda, and it's not going to be about foreign terrorist organizations." 

What this means, of course, is that the Feds are, once again, prosecuting people for allegedly taking part in a "plot" created by the Feds -- a plot they were invited to join by a Federal asset who urged people to be angry over atrocities being committed overseas by the same Federal Government.

The "Ft. Dix Five."

The "Newburgh 4" plot is so obviously an FBI production that U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon, who is presiding over the trial, admits to referring to it as "the un-terrorist case." It is hardly unique: This little melodrama was created from the same template used to create the "Fort Dix 5," the "Miami 6," the "Liberty City Seven," the  so-called Michigan "Ummah" conspiracy, and other groups. 

In each of those cases, the Feds dipped into their vast pool of criminally compromised informant-provocateurs, rented a meeting place, supplied the funding and hardware, and gathered a handful of pathetic flunkies into a telegenic terrorist "threat." Most importantly, the Feds, by way of their hired provocateurs, selected a grievance they knew would radicalize their recruits -- a jihad to avenge the deaths of innocent Muslims abroad, not to punish infidels at home for their refusal to submit to Islamic rule. 

In ritualized remembrances of Black Tuesday, no mention is made of what happened on that date eleven years before "The Day the World Changed." On that date the first President George Bush, invoking the supposed authority of the UN Security Council, outlined his vision of a "new world order" in an address before a joint session of Congress.

The path to global hegemony, as described by Bush pere, would run through the Middle East, and following it would mean slaughtering tens or hundreds of thousands of Muslims -- through invasions, embargoes, and intermittent bombing campaigns. It also meant absorbing huge populations of Muslim refugees from Somalia, Iraq, and other countries blessed by Washington's peculiar armed humanitarianism. 

Interview with a Patsy: Brother Corey of the "Seas of David."
 One predictable result, as noted in a report on "homegrown terrorism" compiled for the Bipartisan Policy Center by veteran Establishment drones Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, is "the increasingly prominent role in planning and operations that U.S. citizens and residents have played" in jihad-related activities. 

This doesn't refer only to the FBI's prefabricated terrorist "plots," but also to involvement by American Muslims in foreign armed insurgencies against the U.S. military and Washington's proxies. 

"The conventional wisdom has long been that America was immune to the heady currents of radicalization affecting both immigrant and indigenous Muslim communities elsewhere in the West," observes the report. "That has now been shattered by the succession of cases that have recently come to light of terrorist radicalization and recruitment occurring in the United States.... As the ranks of U.S. recruits have grown, the new frontlines have become the streets of Bridgeport, Denver, Minneapolis, and other big and small communities across America."

Referring to the abortive Times Square car bombing, Hamilton and Kean insist that it "was not a `one-off' event perpetrated by a `lone wolf' but rather is part of an emerging pattern of terrorism that directly threatens the United States and presents new challenges to our national security." 

During a June 2010 court appearance in New York City, Faisal Shahzad, the accused would-be Times Square bomber, described himself as a "Muslim soldier" driven to violence as an "answer to the U.S. terrorizing Muslim nations and the Muslim people," continues the report. "He further promised that if Washington did not cease invading Muslim lands and did not withdraw from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Muslim countries, more attacks on the United States would follow. Americans, Shahzad explained, `don't see the drones killing children in Afghanistan.... [They] only care about their people, but they don't care about the people elsewhere in the world when they die.' In his view, this means that attacks on children and innocents are both justified and should be expected."

"While it is perhaps tempting to dismiss Shahzad's threats as the irrelevant ranting of an incompetent wannabe terrorist, he and his likely successors present the most serious challenge to the security of the U.S. and the safety of its citizens since the September 11, 2001 attacks," conclude Hamilton and Kean. 

We shouldn't be surprised that Hamilton and Kean studiously avoid the obvious: The people running the Regime's security organs agree with Shahzad's analysis completely. They know that it is Washington's foreign policy, not the Koran, that inspires contemporary Muslim terrorism. Those people understand how to create and exploit enemies.  

The all-but-unspeakable truth we should ponder on today's grim anniversary is that the Regime is willing to permit those enemies to slaughter Americans by the thousands in the service of its interests.

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fireplaceguy said...

We live in an age replete with government facilitators. We have:

Insolvency facilitators (congress)
Illiteracy facilitators (educrats)
Drug addiction facilitators (DEA)
Brutality facilitators (cops)
Fraud facilitators (SEC)

and so on...

But terrorism facilitators? That may be a bit over the top, even for our beloved feds.

R.S. Ladwig said...

Fireplaceguy- Just keep going with the logic you had there, add the FBI, CIA, and Military and what do you get? They trained the Mujahadeen, they did the MK Ultra programs, the atomic soldiers tests, the Tuskegee airmen experiments, faked the golf of Tonken etc, these are just some of the things that are admitted! Never mind the stuff they haven't admitted, I would throw JFK assasination, OCK bomb, and 9/11 in the mix of things wings of the "government" has inflicted on us.

After all, if they will detonate nuclear bombs next to our troops just to see what the radiation will do to them why wouldn't they blow up buildings as a giant psychological operation on the public to get them to go along with their otherwise publically unaaceptable plans?

fireplaceguy said...

Bob@9:28 - Well stated, and yeah, I'm with you there.

Somehow, my first comment sounded funnier and a lot less naive when I typed it! We actually have a lot of terrorism facilitators in gov't, with ATF and IRS making the list along with the ones you mentioned.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how similar these tactics are to those used against the 'militia movement' in the late '90s.

Lemuel Gulliver said...

It's our modern version of the Roman circus, in which Christians were used to stage "encounters" with wild animals, gladiators "fought" each other to the death, and entire naval battles were staged in the Colosseum, all to entertain the Plebes and keep them from thinking about their wretched lives of squalid misery, while the Senators, Consuls, Praetors, Emperors, and Sundry Nobles wallowed in obscene luxury.

(Meals of flamingo's tongues and leopard eyeballs eaten off silver platters until they had to leave the feast to go vomit to make room for more outrageously exotic and expensive food.)

What has changed? Today the victims get paraded in a court instead of being eaten by lions or trampled by elephants in the circus, for the entertainment of the crowds.

Speaking of entrapment, Mr. Grigg, Leviathan is the same everywhere, even in Muslim lands. Here is a story:

about a dumb Sudanese sucker who went to Saudi Arabia on Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca,) and was approached by a Saudi gubmint provocateur offering him $1,600 to write a spell "so the provocateur's stepfather would leave his mother." Hell, for $1,600 I would have written a spell myself. Now the poor Sudanese is facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia - having his head chopped off with a massive sword - for "sorcery." He is not alone - scores of gullible idiots were arrested and charged with "sorcery" in 2009 and 17 people have been executed by beheading SO FAR in 2010. Saudi justice. Keep the desert dummies deluded and docile.

In our American, mostly Christian society, "sorcery" does not make us as terrified as it once did in Salem, Massachussetts in 1640, so they inflict the bogeyman of "terrorism" upon us instead. (After staging 9-11 to get our attention and soften us up. Who can forget the people jumping from the 100th floor, and the 19,000 body fragments, some as small as a tooth, still waiting for DNA identification?) Every time the American sheeple start to relax and enjoy life, Leviathan whomps up another "terrorist" scare to keep us under control.

It is a joke. It would be funny, if so many people did not take it seriously, and if Leviathan did not murder its own subjects every now and then to keep us alert and compliant.

(Notice this: Leviathan never targets the REALLY big taxpayers. It's only the poor non-contributing schmucks who get entrapped.)

People, it is all a circus. Hear this: Julian Assange works for the CIA, and leaks only what he is told to leak, for whatever purposes of the gubmint which it does not share with us. Cryptome is a CIA site. John Young works for them. I said it here before, and I say it again: NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS. EVERYTHING IS A LIE.

So stop worrying. Ignore it. Hug your wife or husband, kiss your kids, and wish for these minions of Satan a suitable sojourn in the depths of hell.


liberranter said...

People, it is all a circus. Hear this: Julian Assange works for the CIA, and leaks only what he is told to leak, for whatever purposes of the gubmint which it does not share with us. Cryptome is a CIA site. John Young works for them. I said it here before, and I say it again: NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS. EVERYTHING IS A LIE.

That makes perfect sense, especially the part about Julian Assange being a CIA "asset." If Wikileaks was a truly "rogue" site, the full weight of the Regime's "law enforcement" arm would have swung into action and the site would have been shut down within sixty minutes of the first round of "leaked" documents making their appearance. That this did not happen and that Assange is still alive and breathing somewhere* seems to confirm your comment that "all is not what it seems."

(* The Regime's most elite military forces "couldn't find or capture" Osama bin Laden either, despite all their state-of-the-art surveillance equipment, massive firepower, and millions of dollars in bounty money. This means that either 1) they didn't really want him dead, as he was too useful a tool to lose, or 2) he was already dead even before 9/11's events occurred, but it served the Regime too well to let his memory die along with him. Ditto with Julian Assange, a "mere mundane" without the wealth, following, or resources of Bin Laden. If the CIA or DoD really wanted him dead, he could easily have been tracked down and would have been on a slab weeks or months ago. That this "public enemy number one", as I expect to eventually hear him branded by the Regime's propaganda mill, is still roaming some corner of the earth on two feet and with his insides intact testifies to the fact that he is another useful tool of the Regime who will be allowed to continue to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide until he is no longer useful or until he starts to assert independence, at which point he'll meet with "an unfortunate lethal accident.")

Anonymous said...

Liberranter, I'll go with #2. He was long dead and gone but his ghost even now still serves his master.

And if Assange is an asset then its another depressing episode from a long list of two-timing clowns.

Back to Wills article... What gets me more than anything is that what we see are the Feds playing the role of agent provocateurs each and every time they "nab" those bad guys!... Ooooooh! Its scary!

They spend tax money.. i.e. their "budget" to rile people up and then bellow that they somehow swooped down and saved us from certain doom had they NOT. If they hadn't been the catalyst could we not argue that such things might not happen at all? I believe that's what Will is saying. But the Feds, naturally, turn the argument around or simply ignore it.

zach said...

Great article. These cases are so pathetic, but the people are so indifferent and stupid the establishment can get away with anything.

It's even worse. A reasonable person looks at videos of building 7 falling (many reasonable people have forgotten that a third building fell) and realizes that it indeed underwent controlled demolition. What exactly happened on 9/11 may never be known, but proof of the conspiracy follows from the fact that wtc 7 blew up. It's understandable that intelligent people don't want to admit that it was an inside job, especially when there is no proof of what DID transpire. In proving certain properties of the integers, mathematicians accept mathematical induction as a valid proof method. Proofs by induction don't let us "see" how something is true, but only that it is true. The same goes in the Kennedy assassination, for example. Don't know what happened, but it wasn't just Oswald. 9/11 however, is a much more important event. That day IS BEING USED TO ENSLAVE THE PLANET. Oh, how long Lord will you let the charade of that day stand?

Louis said...

Another terrorist plot staged by the Feds was the Murrah Building bombing in OKC. Elohim City was crawling with ATF and other federal agents. In fact, there may have been more agents than regular members!

Lemuel Gulliver said...

Zach, I hope you get to read this.

I also was convinced, as you are, that WTC7 was a demolition job. The way it collapsed from the bottom falling inwards towards the middle was too perfect. Many demolition experts looked at the tapes and said, that was indeed a controlled demolition. Also, the fact that the BBC announced in London that the building had fallen 20 minutes BEFORE it actually fell was too much to swallow. Also, the fact that no steel-frame building ever fell before just from internal fires was too powerful a truth.

However, I changed my mind. Go read the article on Wikipedia.

(1) It had 47 floors. After it was built, the intended tenant went bankrupt, and it was rented to another trading firm, who had the building retrofitted to accomodate a trading floor by removing THREE ENTIRE FLOORS of the building on the lower floors (I think 5 through 7), leaving a hollow shell which had to be reinforced by hundreds of tons of steel. This weakened the original structure - it was no longer an intact matrix of steel girders, but had a great big hole in the middle of the matrix near the bottom.

(2) It also housed a Con Ed substation and an emergency management department, with huge transformers which weighed many tons, situated on various floors up to the ninth. There were several heavy emergency generators and large tanks of diesel fuel on different floors. The building was not built to support these extra loads.

(3) When the North Tower fell, a massive chunk of that building tore a huge hole in the south face of WTC7, from the tenth to the second floors (if I remember right,) extending about halfway into the depth of the building. This again took out most of the remaining support on the lower floors in the center of the building, which was the first to collapse - just like a controlled demolition.

(4) Finally, you had the fires, fueled by the diesel tanks and the contents of the building. The sprinkler system was defunct and the fire hoses did not work, since the collapse of WTC1 and WTC2 had severed all the water mains in lower Manhattan, and there was no water pressure. The firefighters you saw playing hoses on the wreckage for days to weeks afterwards were being supplied by the NYC fleet of fire boats, moored alongside the WTC in the Hudson River, and pumping water from the river to fight the fires in the WTC.

(5) A couple of hours before WTC actually fell, the walls started to bulge outwards, indicating the whole structure was sagging. The fire chief pulled out all his personnel from the building and they were just waiting for it to collapse. It was a foregone conclusion. It was inevitable, and everyone on the scene could see it. This was the reason why the BBC jumped the gun and said it had collapsed, 20 minutes early. They misheard what they were being told, that it was going to collapse any minute.

This has nothing to do with Mr. Grigg's essay, but this rumor or WTC7 controlled demolition has to be put to rest so we can focus on more important issues, which are: Who knew beforehand about the 9/11 plot, and said nothing? That is the real issue. I for one believe the President, Dick Cheney, and several others were fully aware of the entire plot.

I hope you will go and read the Wiki article on this subject.

Lemuel Gulliver.

Anonymous said...

Lemuel, take your own advise………………

Bob said...

I keep trying to remember where I am currently living in. Is it Oceania, Eurasia, or East Asia?

Sans Authoritas said...

Bob, Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia and Eastasia. Remember your doublethink.

Anonymous said...

Double-plus good, SA!