State-Sponsored Counter-Terror Tactics?

Riverdale Jewish CenterAs we count down to the impending “credible terror threat” it is important to take a real look at the nature of many of the planned terror attacks in the USA. Gordon Corera takes an eye opening look at an interesting source of terror in the homeland for the BBC:

In May 2009 David Williams was keeping watch at the corner of 246th Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx, New York — the look out for a terror group aiming to blow up a building nearby. The target was the Riverdale Jewish Center where the terror cell’s leader, James Cromitie, was planting what he believed to be two devices containing C-4 plastic explosive.

Having completed their task, the four man team planned to then head back to their hometown of Newburgh, a run-down town 60 miles (97km) north of New York City, where they intended to use a surface-to-air missile to take down a military plane at the Stewart Air National Guard Base.

The weapons had been provided by a Pakistani man. A few weeks earlier he had met the four men to discuss the attacks. He had accompanied them as they selected a site from which to fire the missile and he was also with them when they bought mobile phones for the plot, and travelled to a Connecticut warehouse to obtain the missile and explosives.

Before the team could return to Newburgh and attack their second target a Swat team moved in and arrested the cell — all except the Pakistani. He was in fact an undercover informant working for the FBI, and the weapons he provided were an inactive missile and inert explosives. The four others were subsequently found guilty of terrorism offences and each sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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24 Comments on "State-Sponsored Counter-Terror Tactics?"

  1. Yep, if we can’t find enough real ones to keep you scared, we’ll manufacture a few ourselves.

    It’s still Hoover’s FBI…

  2. Yep, if we can’t find enough real ones to keep you scared, we’ll manufacture a few ourselves.

    It’s still Hoover’s FBI…

    •  Even after all these years…in spirit…they are led by a fat gay man who likes to dress as a woman regularly.

      • I don’t see anything wrong with that.

        • Nothings wrong with it really, except the guy was a hypocrite about it.

          But it just needles the hell out of the FBI when the dirty laundry about J. Edgar Hoover gets aired.

          He really was a villain and a creep. 

  3. If 911 was an inside job, then state sponsored terrorism is the rule and not an exceptional situation. Any tactic is acceptable to a morally bankrupt dictatorship of the elite.

  4. BuzzCoastin | Sep 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm |

    If 911 was an inside job, then state sponsored terrorism is the rule and not an exceptional situation. Any tactic is acceptable to a morally bankrupt dictatorship of the elite.

    • makes zero sense 

      • BuzzCoastin | Sep 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm |

        Let me dumb-it down a little. Der Homeland is a terrorist state. It terrorizes both it’s own people and those of other nations. Therefore state sponsored terrorism is the rule and not an exceptional situation. Any tactic is acceptable to a morally bankrupt dictatorship of the elite.

  5.  Even after all these years…in spirit…they are led by a fat gay man who likes to dress as a woman regularly.

  6. makes zero sense 

  7. Hadrian999 | Sep 11, 2011 at 3:42 am |

    my problem with this tactic is once they have the operation in place to “preempt” these “terrorists” whats to stop the feds from making running them as the perfect totally deniable black op. military or intelligence funding bill coming up why not  give some angry young men a real bomb to make sure people are scared enough, have a congressman that is pushing for more oversight, have your sheepdip al qeida contact con some stooges into killing him for allah, once assets are in place people want to use them.

  8. Hadrian999 | Sep 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm |

    my problem with this tactic is once they have the operation in place to “preempt” these “terrorists” whats to stop the feds from making and running them as the perfect totally deniable black op. military or intelligence funding bill coming up why not  give some angry young men a real bomb to make sure people are scared enough, have a congressman that is pushing for more oversight, have your sheepdip al qeida contact con some stooges into killing him for allah, once assets are in place people want to use them.

  9. There is copious evidence that the first World Trade Center attack was exactly what you just described.

  10. Firemen lighting the fires

  11. Firemen lighting the fires

  12. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

  13. Nothings wrong with it really, except the guy was a hypocrite about it.

    But it just needles the hell out of the FBI when the dirty laundry about J. Edgar Hoover gets aired.

    He really was a villain and a creep. 

  14. Hadrian999 | Sep 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm |

    yeah, illegal surveillance of citizens and blackmail of congressisw much worse than tarting it up a bit

  15. Let me dumb-it down a little. Der Homeland is a terrorist state. It terrorizes both it’s own people and those of other nations. Therefore state sponsored terrorism is the rule and not an exceptional situation. Any tactic is acceptable to a morally bankrupt dictatorship of the elite.

  16. Priorities…

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