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Full FBI Statement On Arrest Of Fed-a-Bomber Suspect Quazi Nafis, Who Worked "On Behalf Of al Qaeda"

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From The FBI:

Joint Terrorism Task Force Arrests Man in Lower Manhattan After He Attempted to Bomb New York Federal Reserve Bank
Defendant Attempted to Strike New York’s Financial District on Behalf of al Qaeda

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 17, 2012    

Eastern District of New York (718) 254-7000

BROOKLYN, NY—Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis (Nafis), 21, was arrested this morning in downtown Manhattan after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Liberty Street in lower Manhattan’s financial district. The defendant faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.

The arrest of Nafis was the culmination of an undercover operation during which he was closely monitored by the FBI New York Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). The explosives that he allegedly sought and attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public.

The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Mary E. Galligan, Acting Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD).

According to the criminal complaint filed today in the Eastern District of New York, defendant Nafis, a Bangladeshi national, traveled to the United States in January 2012 for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Nafis, who reported having overseas connections to al Qaeda, attempted to recruit individuals to form a terrorist cell inside the United States. Nafis also actively sought out al Qaeda contacts within the United States to assist him in carrying out an attack. Unbeknownst to Nafis, one of the individuals he attempted to recruit was actually a source for the FBI. Through the investigation, FBI agents and NYPD detectives working with the JTTF were able to closely monitor Nafis as he attempted to implement his plan.

The complaint alleges that Nafis proposed several targets for his attack, including a high-ranking U.S. official and the New York Stock Exchange. Ultimately, Nafis decided to conduct a bombing operation against the New York Federal Reserve Bank. In a written statement intended to claim responsibility for the terrorist bombing of the Federal Reserve Bank on behalf of al Qaeda, Nafis wrote that he wanted to “destroy America” and that he believed the most efficient way to accomplish this goal was to target America’s economy. In this statement, Nafis also included quotations from “our beloved Sheikh Osama bin Laden” to justify the fact that Nafis expected that the attack would involve the killing of women and children.

During the investigation, Nafis came into contact with an FBI undercover agent who posed as an al Qaeda facilitator. At Nafis’ request, the undercover agent supplied Nafis with 20 50-pound bags of purported explosives. Nafis then allegedly worked to store the material and assemble the explosive device for his attack. Nafis purchased components for the bomb’s detonator and conducted surveillance for his attack on multiple occasions in New York City’s financial district in lower Manhattan. Throughout his interactions with the undercover agent, Nafis repeatedly asserted that the plan was his own and was the reason he had come to the United States.

Earlier this morning, Nafis met the undercover agent and traveled in a van to a warehouse located in the Eastern District of New York. While en route, Nafis explained to the undercover agent that he had a “Plan B” that involved conducting a suicide bombing operation in the event that the attack was about to be thwarted by the police. Upon arriving at the warehouse, Nafis assembled what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb inside the van. Nafis and the undercover agent then drove to the New York Federal Reserve Bank. During this drive, Nafis armed the purported bomb by assembling the detonator and attaching it to the explosives. Nafis and the undercover agent parked the van next to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, exited the van, and walked to a nearby hotel. There, Nafis recorded a video statement to the American public that he intended to release in connection with the attack. During this video statement, Nafis stated, “We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom.” Nafis then repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, attempted to detonate the bomb, which had been assembled using the inert explosives provided by the undercover agent. JTTF agents arrested Nafis immediately after he attempted to detonate the bomb. Throughout the morning, federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, working with the JTTF, closely monitored the movements of Nafis as he attempted to implement the attack, including assuring that the van was not stopped by NYPD counterterrorism units active in lower Manhattan.

“As alleged in the complaint, the defendant came to this country intent on conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil and worked with single-minded determination to carry out his plan. The defendant thought he was striking a blow to the American economy. He thought he was directing confederates and fellow believers. At every turn, he was wrong, and his extensive efforts to strike at the heart of the nation’s financial system were foiled by effective law enforcement. We will use all of the tools at our disposal to stop any such attack before it can occur. We are committed to protecting the safety of all Americans, including the hundreds of thousands who work in New York’s financial district,” stated United States Attorney Lynch. “I would like to thank our partners at the FBI, NYPD, the other agencies who participate in the JTTF, and the Department of Justice’s National Security Division for their hard work on this important investigation. I would also like to thank the security teams at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and the New York Stock Exchange for their assistance.”

“As alleged in the criminal complaint, Rezwanul Nafis devised this attack plan himself and came to the United States for the purpose of carrying out such an attack. I thank all those responsible for ensuring that his alleged plans never came to fruition,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security Monaco.

FBI Acting Assistant Director in Charge Galligan stated, “Attempting to destroy a landmark building and kill or maim untold numbers of innocent bystanders is about as serious as the imagination can conjure. The defendant faces appropriately severe consequences. It is important to emphasize that the public was never at risk in this case, because two of the defendant’s ‘accomplices’ were actually an FBI source and an FBI undercover agent. The FBI continues to place the highest priority on preventing acts of terrorism.”

NYPD Commissioner Kelly stated, “Al Qaeda operatives and those they have inspired have tried time and again to make New York City their killing field. We are up to 15 plots and counting since 9/11, with the Federal Reserve now added to a list of iconic targets that previously included the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York Stock Exchange, and Citicorp Center. After 11 years without a successful attack, it’s understandable if the public becomes complacent. But that’s a luxury law enforcement can’t afford. Vigilance is our watchword now and into the foreseeable future. That’s why we have over 1,000 NYPD officers assigned to counterterrorism duties every day and why we built the domain awareness system. I want to commend the NYPD detectives and FBI agents of the Joint Terrorism Task Force for the work they did in the case and U.S. Attorney Lynch and her dedicated team in prosecuting it.”

The defendant has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2332a; and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339B. His initial appearance is scheduled this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James P. Loonam and Richard M. Tucker, with assistance from Trial Attorney Bridget Behling of the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section.

The charges contained in the complaint are mere allegations. As in any criminal case, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Defendant:

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis
Age: 21
Jamaica, New York

 


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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:20 | Link to Comment Ineverslice
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This is moving so quickly.

Wag-it boyz....see if it sticks.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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Maybe Obama didn't win the debate after all.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment john39
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no win situation for the american people...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Surprise !!!! Yet one more episode of Bait Car brought to you by the FBI

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:42 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Whisper rumor that Bernanke & Geithner both took personal offense at this alleged plotter's alleged plans, and asked to be included on the team making the arrest.

Apparently, they didn't appreciate the fact that this guy was encroaching on their territory and impersonating both a Treasury Department and Federal Reserve official in actively plotting to attack the dollar.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Kitler
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News update:

Quazi is pleading insanity.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment falak pema
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then he must think he be a true FED operative, one of the hallowed crowd.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:11 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Breaking: Hillary Takes Full Responsibility.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:28 | Link to Comment flacon
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It's obvious that he didn't build that..... and guess who did? 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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He should plead not guilty, just invoking the Bush doctrine preemptive strike on financial terrorism due to rampant dollar devaluation. No different than a drone strike anywhere in the world. Anyone within the bomb blast would obviously be a terrorist.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:26 | Link to Comment Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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So what's the over/under on this guy's IQ? Mind you, he couldn't put together any materials himself, always had undercover guy to "help". Sounds like that other case a year or two ago--5 guys, illiterate, "materially assisting" what was 90% effort from the FBI guys...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:33 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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Have ANY of these 'terrorist plots' NOT been dependent on undercover FBI or other law enforcement agents providing the weaponss. 'bombs' or other material?   Without the 'help' of law enforcement would any of these guys be anything mopre than hotheads mouthing off?

Gotta love the 'inert explosives' - what was it ?  Playdoh?  A serious 'terrorist' would test the stuff and be sure it worked.   I doubt ANY of these guys have any real 'skills' - most of these plots are laughable.... using a torch to cut cables on the Brooklyn Bridge, Pizza delivery guys attacking an Army base....  setting off a car bomb with fireworks (and leaving the keys in the car).....   this is 'keystone kop terrorism'

Seriously - seems like law enforcement is spending all its time encouraging low IQ malcontents to 'do something' so they can justify the ongoing and never ending 'War on Terror".   Remember - BinLaden's stated goal was to get the US to send troops to Afghanistan - where it was easier for them to be killed.  They're doing a pretty good job over there - do you really think they're making a serious effort HERE?   One FBI agent I knwo complained that they were taken off serious financial fraud investigations after 9/11 and put on 'wild goose chases' - investigating every call from busy-body old ladies in NY.  All that law enforcement firepower would do a LOT more good if put back on investigation of financial crimes... far more damage was done there than by any of the post 9/11 'terrorists'.

GIven the sheer incompetnece of post 9/11 'plots' you've gotta start wondering about just who was really responsible for 9/11....   

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:25 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Al Qaeda = Bad!

Al Qaeda try to destroy Federal Reserve Bank! 

Therefore: Federal Reserve Bank = Good!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:37 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Given the fact that a lot of these folks trying to contact Al Quaeda end up contacting the FBI, one could come to the conclusion that Al Quaeda == FBI!

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:01 | Link to Comment Seer
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I think that it's second-hand stuff, handed down from the CIA (al Qaeda was foreign-born).

And, it's possible that just as this guy was given inert material, the FBI might also have been handed duds from/by the CIA.  The FBI and the CIA are two competing little empires... they're not exactly friendly to one another.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment ShortTheUS
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I was holding my breath when they named the suspect hoping it wasn't Tyler Durden and the Demoloitions Committee of Project Mayhem...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment blu
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I think that would rock. We need more of life imitating art.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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The first rule of Operation Mayhem is:  YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT OPERATION MAYHEM!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:59 | Link to Comment pods
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The second rule of Project Mayhem is you do not accept help from those with government plates!

pods

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:36 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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The third rule of project mayhem is to pretest the "explosives" you've been given, as the FBI always gives out fake explosives. (Except for the first WTC bombing, the FBI learned their lesson.....)

-Tijuana Hillary Clinton Show

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment Abiotic Oil
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I get it...

If you don't like the Fed, you work for Al-CIA-Duh.

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:34 | Link to Comment CH1
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You're either a sheep or a terrorist.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Rainman
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I feel dirty greenin both of youse

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Andrew G
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Official reaction from England: "If I met this Al Qaeda, I'd be like - Oi! Al! You and me - outside!"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Al CIA-duh - (Noun)

A division of an intelligence agency or entity who’s primary purpose is to create the illusion of, or appearance of, a real threat for the purpose of consumption by the general population, while conducting clandestine operations which are often in opposition to the benefit, needs, or desires of the general population.

The rest is all PsyOp and False Narratives created by the aforementioned.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:15 | Link to Comment Seer
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H.L. Mencken said all that was needed to say on this when he said that the primary purpose of government is to keep us chasing after hobgoblins.

Your post kind of pre-empted one I was gong to post, which was based on this:

"The explosives that he allegedly sought and attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public."

Given the impact/value of PsyOps one could hardly say that it's of no threat to the general population* (just like those who say that violence doesn't achieve anything- if that were the case then govts wouldn't be using it so much).  The long-term impacts are a threat to the very foundation of liberty/freedom.

* I suppose that TPTB feel they have the sheep contained [trained to funnel money/support to them] and that the ones they are really targeting are folks such as us.

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds”  - Bob Marley

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 06:18 | Link to Comment WalterWhite
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MK ULTRA

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Squid Vicious
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These sting operations are really getting old and transparent, except for the absolute dimmest of 'merkans

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:41 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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"Unbeknownst to Nafis, two of the individuals he attempted to recruit were actually working for the FBI."

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Read my mind, HH.

Those aren't the real GLG-20's. 

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:53 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Why don't you gentleman have a Pepsi

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:00 | Link to Comment espirit
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Fake fertilizer instead of play-doh.  Good thing the Pre-Crime Unit was on to this from the inception.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment RacerX
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All I want to know is: Was he pissed off about the movie too?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment ejmoosa
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I wonder what movie he had watched?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:01 | Link to Comment jaap
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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Capitalism: A Love Story

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 00:43 | Link to Comment the tower
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He should have watched Arlington Road...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Neethgie
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It was ron paul trying to end the fed....

Seriously why is the go to response alqueda?

the guys barely been arrested and im pretty sure he wouldn't just say "yo guys im alqueda ect"

The interesting line is "WMD" what constitutes a WMD? 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:24 | Link to Comment RacerX
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yeah strange how everything seemed all tee-ed up for this.

Paperwork done.. Check.

Stakeout.. Check.

Arrest.. Check.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Neethgie
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"The explosives that he allegedly sought and attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public."

This is another case where they persuade some moron to be a terrorist and give them the explosives and then shout "WE GOT THIS GUY!!"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:50 | Link to Comment hoos bin pharteen
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You don't "persuade" someone to want to blow something up.  He came here looking for trouble, and apparently found it. While I'm not a fan of certain LE tactics, the guy deserved to get pinched.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment blu
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He did indeed.

However there is also evidence that the FBI steered him into the particular course he took. Which ended up aimed at the Federal Reserve, ranked among the most obscure institutions in the entire United States inside or outside government. It is unlikely that a 21 yo from outside the US would have initially held any idea that we even have a Federal Reserve, least of all that it has any direct connection to the US economy.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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I posted this on the earlier thread,

FBI: alleged Christmas tree bomber thought 9/11 'was awesome'

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who is accused of plotting to bomb a Portland, Ore., Christmas tree lighting ceremony, was not entrapped by FBI agents, says US Attorney General Eric Holder.

 

The one-count indictment charges Mr. Mohamud with knowingly attempting to use a “weapon of mass destruction” against targets within the US. The charge carries a potential life sentence.

The indictment stems from a 15-month undercover investigation in which federal agents posed as Islamic militants willing to conduct indiscriminate terror attacks within the US.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2010/1129/FBI-alleged-Christmas-tre...

they make their jobs up - the suspects, the motives, the "bombs" - everything.  all created from scratch.

 

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Kali
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No shit!  Used the same MO.  Like the guy in times square too.  FBI/CIA/(Name your "National Security" agency) operate like pedophiles grooming victims.  Are people really so stupid they can't see through these transparent schemes?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:46 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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In contrast to people like 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Metesky

33 bombs in NY over 16 years - and the guy was declared insane and committed.   

That tells you that these 'plots' are all bogus.  If a nutjob like Metesky can keep going for 16 YEARS before getting caught......  and they weren't going around claiming the Russkies were trying to bring down America.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:21 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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My gut feeling is that he was a loyal FBI agent and he sacrificed him self for the sake of our liberties.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:51 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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More likely a dumb ass who got a free airline ticket from 'unknown benfactors.'

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Detailed Press Release..Check

Court Date...Check

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment jaap
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uncheck that court date with NDAA

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment salvadordaly
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reminds me of the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike back, the van scene with Brent,

Yo this mother fucker ain't one of us, he said he would fuck a sheep!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBYUfsZVMHs

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Abiotic Oil
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WMD?  He had a truckload of Ben's fiat?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Couldn't get it to ignite.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:49 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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It's more dangerous in its original form ......    The Nazis counterfeiuted millions of Britsh Pounds during WWII - causing serious harm to the British economy - even using the counterfeit notes to buy strategic materials on world markets.  The Fed has doen the same - on a far more extreme level - vastly increasing the US money supply by TRILLIONS.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:23 | Link to Comment Seer
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Once upon a time only nukes were classed as WMDs.

The move toward preemptive thought control is well along... "your freedom to choose was there -coke or pepsi- but you were [thinking you were] going to hate your freedoms and choose something else; that is a crime against our [the empire's] freedoms!"

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:38 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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+1, I made a similar comment on the classification of WMDs a few minutes ago, here 2900248

Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMD) is a term that denotes Nuclear, Chemical and Biological weapons capable of delivering indiscriminate death in a large scale.

in the Wikipedia article I read that indictments for the use of WMDs have been raised for the use of shoe bombs - according 18 USC 2332a. Sloppy use of language in those "FBI terrorism statutes", I'd say.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 06:18 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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very interesting wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weapon_of_mass_destruction - see unter the header 

 

Media coverage of WMD

In 2004, the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) released a report examining the media’s coverage of WMD issues during three separate periods: nuclear weapons tests by India and Pakistan in May 1998; the US announcement of evidence of a North Korean nuclear weapons program in October 2002; and revelations about Iran's nuclear program in May 2003. The CISSM report notes that poor coverage resulted less from political bias among the media than from tired journalistic conventions. The report’s major findings were that:

  1. Most media outlets represented WMD as a monolithic menace, failing to adequately distinguish between weapons programs and actual weapons or to address the real differences among chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons.
  2. Most journalists accepted the Bush administration’s formulation of the “War on Terror” as a campaign against WMD, in contrast to coverage during the Clinton era, when many journalists made careful distinctions between acts of terrorism and the acquisition and use of WMD.
  3. Many stories stenographically reported the incumbent administration’s perspective on WMD, giving too little critical examination of the way officials framed the events, issues, threats, and policy options.
  4. Too few stories proffered alternative perspectives to official line, a problem exacerbated by the journalistic prioritizing of breaking-news stories and the “inverted pyramid” style of storytelling.

In a separate study published in 2005, a group of researchers assessed the effects reports and retractions in the media had on people’s memory regarding the search for WMD in Iraq during the 2003 Iraq War. The study focused on populations in two coalition countries (Australia and USA) and one opposed to the war (Germany). Results showed that US citizens generally did not correct initial misconceptions regarding WMD, even following disconfirmation; Australian and German citizens were more responsive to retractions. Dependence on the initial source of information led to a substantial minority of Americans exhibiting false memory that WMD were indeed discovered, while they were not. This led to three conclusions:

  1. The repetition of tentative news stories, even if they are subsequently disconfirmed, can assist in the creation of false memories in a substantial proportion of people.
  2. Once information is published, its subsequent correction does not alter people's beliefs unless they are suspicious about the motives underlying the events the news stories are about.
  3. When people ignore corrections, they do so irrespective of how certain they are that the corrections occurred.

A poll conducted between June and September 2003 asked people whether they thought evidence of WMD had been discovered in Iraq since the war ended. They were also asked which media sources they relied upon. Those who obtained their news primarily from Fox News were three times as likely to believe that evidence of WMD had been discovered in Iraq than those who relied on PBS and NPR for their news, and one third more likely than those who primarily watched CBS.

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So it is still possible to alter the definition of a word like "WMD" and it's link to a word like "terror". Thanks, Murdoch, for this newest "successful" sociological experiment.

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment larz
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WHAT is this jackass's problem we have appologized for being American!!! and Shirley McLain and the rest of Hollywood floated a big bubble of love over

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment moonman
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src="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p42/skudzia/dreammachine.jpg" border="0" alt="Nyquil Slurpee Machine"></a>

A PHOTO OF THE SUPPOSED BOMB

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment AldoHux_IV
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Like the attack on Libya, hard to believe who's the real villain here or if this is another false flag to justify another unholy institution under the guise of national security.  Just like that greed becomes national security.

Is this why you didn't close Guantanamo Obama? Need people to do your bidding in yours and Bushes made up war against terrorism?  We really should examine who the real terrorists really are.

The problem with a government that has chosen to side with protecting corporations' welfare more so then the welfare of the individual because it has become so corrupt is that it is hard to believe anything it does now-- keeping the stigma of conspiracy theorists against the sheeple who choose to believe whatever the media/government machine throws at them.

Healthy skepticism and pause for what's really worth pursuing be damned in this fucked up god forsaken centrally planned world.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:26 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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This has absolutely nothing to do wtih so-called "Natioal Secutity" and all to do with creating PsyOp, False Narratives, and Fear by the Global Intelligence Agencies/Community be consumed by the General Public/Sheeple.  All to do wtih "Security Theater."

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:26 | Link to Comment Seer
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Security for TPTB.

Power corrupts.  Just look at where the most power is and that is where the most "evil" is...  TPTB get away with it because people are so easily programmed for hate.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment NeedleDickTheBu...
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They hate us for our fiat.

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:32 | Link to Comment blu
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Eventually that won't even be a joke, and nobody will laugh, because it will be true.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:31 | Link to Comment Seer
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Sadly, I figure that people won't get it that they fell for the distractions all along the way: "fight the Commies;" "hippies are bad"...

BUT!  "God" endorsed the US, His name is even authorized for use on the fiat itself!  Look!  There goes a hippie!  A, er,,, a terrorist!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment drink or die
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There is one of these phony busts every 8 months or so.  Does anyone ever actually take these seriously besides the cable news networks?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment sitenine
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OT, but please - this story is shit.
Where's the real news today Tyler?
There are claims all over the internet that a 15% increase in housing STARTS (as in, not sold, and likely will NEVER sell) is equal to an all out recovery of the US economy. How about a rebuttal of some sort on this? Thanks, S9.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment john39
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how much of this was multifamily (appartment) units....

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:32 | Link to Comment optimator
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Those "Housing starts" include squatters sheds?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:50 | Link to Comment GolfHatesMe
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Parents basements nearly 100% of the starts

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment drink or die
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Do you idiots ever use the search feature before bitching?

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-17/housing-starts-surge-15-higher-...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:40 | Link to Comment sitenine
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Ah, very good. Thank you. This story is still shit though. Why the authorities let him take their setup/sting so far in the first place is the real story here. Anyway, I just signed in to bitch , and apparently I have no basis to bitch on. How disappointing. Carry on folks

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment drink or die
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I'm not as big of a conspiritard as some on here, so I think it's just to make it more sensationalist and help justify their budgets.  The Christmas-time bust a year or 3 back in my home city of Portland (Muhamed Muhamed was the dudes name) they let the guy get everything in place including fake blocks of C4 that he thought he was detonating.  After they busted him it let all the authorities partake in one massive circle jerk of self congratulation.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 00:41 | Link to Comment Kali
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Partially.  Portland was one of the few cities to refuse to partake in "FBI anti-terrorism task forces".  This was coming up for reconsideration.  They needed to scare the sheep of Portland so there would be popular support for joining the task force.  Portland originally refused to participate for concern of the loss of privacy and civil rights.  Definitely a psyops operation.

BTW, the FBI actually took the Portland kid out to the country to blow off some real bombs before they gave him the van with the fakes.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment ejmoosa
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Frankly, the FED is destroying the US faster than Al Qaeda could. 

So why would he bomb someone doing their heavy lifting?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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Hopefully he was wearing his "I wanted Sic Semper Tyrannis, but all I got was this lousy shirt" t-shirt.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment earnyermoney
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Assistant Attorney General for "National Security"? First I've heard of that position. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment blu
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They were going to call it Schutzstaffel -- or SS for short -- but then decided against it at the last minute.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment optimator
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They made one mistake, when the uniforms and badges came from the supplier they werre all embroidered with "Schultz staffel".  

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:38 | Link to Comment Seer
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And their belt buckles read "Gott mit uns."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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So this was the giant false flag we've been expecting ?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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Not yet, they will convenitly find a picture of him and Amadinnerjacket and then we attack Iran.  

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:54 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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The false flag will involve all the REAL explosives that they didn't use in all the previous fake bombings.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment blu
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Finding parking in parts of NY is all but impossible. If they don't tow you, they arrest you in a sting operation.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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Actually a valid point - There isn't ANY legal parking adjacent to the Fed.   All blocked off.   So WHERE did he park?  Did rhe FBI get him a special parking permit and clear a spot for him?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment kito
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annnnnnnnnnnnd cue obamas once-again rising popularity...........

 

http://www.intrade.com/v4/home/

 

man, dont these events happen at the most convenient of times....................for the president????????????.........

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Ineverslice
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...vote Obama in President!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:33 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Everbudy roun heh got ObowmaPhawn.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment blu
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Watch out next for a gunman at some random stop on the campaign trail. Will be a loner nobody heard from much living with his mom in a mobile home. The FBI will have pulled him from a random Internet chat room, gave him directions to the event, bought him a bus ticket, bought him a gun and ammunition (blanks), and made sure the local police were on the other side of the stadium when he arrived.

But yeah, it was a close one for our cherished democracy!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Captain Benny
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The FBI should be so proud of themselves.  They were able to encourage a gullible and weak mind into doing exactly what they wanted with their fake bomb rig.  Just another false flag to attract media attention and do a little scare mongering about how terrorists are "active" in America.  They do this knowing full well the average American idiot will believe the headline that this guy was a "terrorist" when in fact he was setup and encouraged by the FBI to do the very attack they are prosecuting him for.  *sigh*

 

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment I Am Not a Copp...
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It's amusing and frustrating when the office picks up on the CNNBCBS headline and the sheep begin to BAAAAAAAAHHHHH.  I want to react and say, "But...", but I stopped participating in those discussions long ago.  The Matrix Has Them.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:00 | Link to Comment BGO
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The current story very much reminds me of a "terrorist scare" that was perpetrated on the NYC subway system several years ago.

It was around xmas time, all of a sudden the mayor takes to the airways and claims the city is aware of a terrorist that is supposedly hell bent on bombing the subway system. Terror level goes to red, guys with machine guns suddenly (re)appear all over the place, all the subway platform trash cans disappear. The alert was kept in place for maybe a week or so, then the "everything is cool" alarm was sounded and the red alert was discarded. Shortly after the terror level was dropped back down to orange, someone, I dont remember exactly who, maybe someone with the FBI or maybe someone with the NYPD, claimed they discovered the terrorist's identity. Turns out the supposed terrorist was.....an Iraqi! To further insult those who were still capable of thinking for themselves, the mayor announced the person responsible for the terrorist threat was tracked down and arrested on the street...IN BAGDAD. Of course the terrorist's identity was never revealed, there were never any pictures of the guy, whatever happened to the mysterious terrorist is anyone's guess. The media certainly never followed up on the story. Seems like at the time there was a budget crisis of some sort. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment blu
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That's called training. They want the American people to get used to the sight of machinegun-wielding thugs hanging around on street corners and train platforms. You can just imagine how useful those guys are going to become in a few short years or months.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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I wonder FBI did not use  "one" from the Pakistani "lot" they have.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:11 | Link to Comment samsara
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"They do this knowing full well the average American idiot will believe the headlin..."

 

The LARGE print Givith and the Small print taketh away....

 

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 05:39 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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"The LARGE print Giveth and the Small print taketh away."

Excellent, incisive observation there samsara...
ori

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:40 | Link to Comment Seer
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Just think of it as fundraising and marketing operation (thank you Edward Bernays) and it then makes sense.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:34 | Link to Comment FuzzyDunlop21
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How could it be on behalf of Al Qaeda when the only people he was working with was the undercover FBI. Do people believe  this horseshit. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:20 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Maybe he signed the confession his translated name, Al Kayder

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:44 | Link to Comment Seer
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Depnds on what the meaning of "is" is...

Given that al Qaeda was coined by the CIA for a database collection then this guy (anyone) need only show up in a database to be one of "al Qaeda."

http://rense.com/general68/alq.htm

ALL governments (and their controlled media) lie!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:40 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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What a steaming crock of false flag shit! Another scary Muslim set up by the FBI. I hope people can see through this garbage.
What do they call this operation...Faster and Furiouser?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment kito
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funny thing, just like fast and furious, our federal government is ARMING AND ASSISTING AL QAEEEEEEDA in libya....sooooo does this mean we are once again at war with al qaeeeeeda?????.....cant keep up with the propaganda!!!!! happening too fast!!!!

 

http://rt.com/news/arms-syria-rebels-jihadists-535/

 

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/07/25/al-qaeda-infiltrating-syrian-opposition-with-us-support/

 

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I don't know ... Sometimes I think we've always been in league with them. We arm them and they help us take down regimes. Then when we need a scary bad guy we arm them again and they play a menacing roll.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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Ask Tim Osman.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Quazi Mohammad ...
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Are you sending that sandwich over?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:42 | Link to Comment Rapada
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lololololololololololol

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:39 | Link to Comment kito
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I sent it.....it was rejected....something about the turkey not being halal meat......

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Logical next step:  If you criticize the Fed you are giving comfort to the Al Qaeda.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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More importantly, was he on Facebook?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:47 | Link to Comment Seer
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Facebook IS al Qaeda.  Remember: al Qaeda was a name the CIA gave to a database (and Facebook is really just one big database).

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:54 | Link to Comment blu
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Stop it. You're giving them ideas.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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They don't need me for that.  I'm just calling the game.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:38 | Link to Comment jcamargo
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If they want to destroy the US economy or at least push it closer to the edge they should leave the FED alone, they are doing a great job at that.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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Expect Otool in the(White House) rose garden, for a for dinner time "football spike"!  "This terrorist wanted to blow up an 'Out House' , be we convinced him to go after the Fed. Reserve of N.Y.."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment earnyermoney
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Fourth paragraph from the bottom is the real reason for this story. Need to justify their current budget before the fiscal cliff.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:41 | Link to Comment css1971
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Did you see what they just did?

They equated the end of the Fed with the destruction of America and those who want the end of the Fed with terrorism.

American libertarians had better start being very careful.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment blu
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Funny how that worked out. Thousands of more likely targets and the 21 yo from out of the country picks the Fed Reserve building --  an institution which most Americans could not tell you what it does or where it is or why it matters -- to strike a blow against the US economy. Not the US Treasury. Not the headquarters of a major industrial giant. Not the UN. Not anything anyone would recognize at all. But the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building!

This is some way fucked up.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:35 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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He was briefed by FBI undercover agents that FED is the future WTC.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:50 | Link to Comment Seer
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BUT! God's own name is on their currency!  Bush said God told him is was OK to go kill.  Our bankers are doing God's work...

God's flock... FUCKING RUN!  IT'S A SET-UP FOR A SLAUGHTER!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:43 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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PATSIE....... Still waiting for that "October Surprise!"

Barry and Eric checking-off their Playbook line by line. Can't wait to see what's next!!!!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment larz
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they hate us for our executive ordered drone enforced freedoms 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment blu
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I imagine half the readers of ZH hate our freedoms for the very same reason.

I guess I'm a terrorist now. Oh well that's the breaks.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment Yardfarmer
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the obvious inference from this phony COINTELPRO operation is that ANYONE who opposes the the criminal Federal Reserve and its Zionist private bank cartel is now a suspected terrorist and Al Qaeda fellow traveller. more demonization of the informed opposition. get ready for more provocation in the run up to the selection. good work Bobby three sticks. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment Whiner
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Hey! We here at The Federal Bureau of Investigation have reporting requirements also. If we cannot stop a real terrorist taking 747 landing lessons in Florida and reported to us in 2001, then by damn, we are sure gonna invent one. This was NOT an entrapment operation. Never mind that the subject was a weak minded psychotic who woulda bombed the Eiffel Tower if we'd ask him to and paid his expense. Oh yeah, we gave his starving mother $1200 as part of the sting. So what! There will be electioneering promotions here.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:53 | Link to Comment Seer
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The FBI doesn't quite get it that they're puppets of the CIA... they feel the strings but they just don't know they're being totally played.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment falak pema
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with a name like that he couldn't work for the CIA; unless he had a double name and a triple passport.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:55 | Link to Comment Seer
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Shh!  Don't be asking for any passport unless you're willing to see another movie of "airliner meets skyscraper."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:01 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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So you have to ask yourself what other real crime was committed while these jack-wagons were playing patty-cake b0mb-boy?

Full. Retard.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:50 | Link to Comment DoubleTap
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Depends.

 

Real crimes with real victims...few dozen...maybe. That's why they have to conjure crimes up. Job security is a must as the the Federal gov. tightens it's fiscal belt because of the economic crisis.

 

Victimless crimes against the "state".... infinity. Everyone is a criminal in UPSA. (United Police States of America)

As Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin's head of the dreaded secret police said proudly, "Show me the man and I'll find you the crime."

http://www.lewrockwell.com/anderson/anderson255.html


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 00:02 | Link to Comment Iwanttoknow
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Doubletap,The beria quote is priceless.10,000 uparrows.Beria loved little schoolgirls.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:58 | Link to Comment Seer
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Ask the CIA (and NSA); but, I imagine they're not going to be open to addressing citizens' grievances...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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Oh my fucking god this is so preposterous I think my head is going to explode.

 

Let me guess...He was part of Al Qaeda of Greenwich Village?

 

They don't even bother to carefully craft the lies they feed us anymore. They've lost so much respect for the people of this country that they just figure "toss those fools any fuckin gibberish, they don't know any better"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:24 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ alien-IQ

"Let me guess...He was part of Al Qaeda of Greenwich Village?"

Is that the gay Anal cell arm of Al CIA duh?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:47 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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sometimes a comment reveals so much more than it originally intended to....

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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I wonder how many FBI agents surveil ZH on any given day?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Lots,using our dime as well.

I' m considering moving to Iran because of their freedoms.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:18 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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That's exactly what I was thinking Churchill.   

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:50 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
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Next time you see Hitman_56 post anything, call him an agent provocateur and watch the comments disappear.

They're usually very easy to spot

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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If I was on the al queda team. The last place I would attack is The Fed. They do more harm to the American people than I could ever dream up.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 04:01 | Link to Comment Seer
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al Qaeda is a project/team of the CIA!

This is all PsyOps to force people to bow to the Fed (while funneling money to both them and their protectors [CIA, NSA et al]).

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:11 | Link to Comment BGO
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Fun with anagrams:

Quazi Nafis = An "As If" Quiz

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:20 | Link to Comment Squid Vicious
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whoever made up this guys name must have watched Team America a few too many times: "dirka, dirka, mohammed jihad, mohammed, dirka, dirka"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:51 | Link to Comment Whoa Dammit
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Whoever made up the name watched Looney Tunes cartoons too much. "Crazy Nazis" pronounced in an Elmer Fudd voice is "Quazi Nafis".

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 04:04 | Link to Comment Seer
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I'm thankful that I wasn't taking a drink of anything when I read that! :-)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment blu
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Interesting because in Latin the same terms are close to "As if it were a ship"

Okay maybe it's not interesting at all.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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American Air Force drops 500lb ordnance on civilian targets all the time.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:18 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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They couldn't find another bin Laden impersonator to kill again on such short notice after last night's debate so they went with Plan B.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment hooligan2009
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It is impossible to put aside the conspiracy theory/entrapment/false flaggedness of this operation without wondering how much it all cost if the conspiracy theory is true. How many hours were spent by how large a team of people to take this pond scum down, if indeed he has not simply been granted a hall pass from a nuthouse, to which he will promptly be returned. Maybe the whole of Jamaica village is staffed by Federal employees supervising nutcases who they can set up every time the homeland security teams need to bolster a budget increase and grow the deficit by another trillion or three (including veteran benefits which must by now be payable to homeland security staff).

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:36 | Link to Comment blu
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We're all down the rabbit hole now.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!