Glenn Greenwald has this post on the FBI’s entrapment of yet another FBI-made terrorist.
None of these cases entail the FBI’s learning of an actual plot and then infiltrating it to stop it. They all involve the FBI’s purposely seeking out Muslims (typically young and impressionable ones) whom they think harbor animosity toward the U.S. and who therefore can be induced to launch an attack despite having never taken even a single step toward doing so before the FBI targeted them. Each time the FBI announces it has disrupted its own plot, press coverage is predictably hysterical (new Homegrown Terrorist caught!), fear levels predictably rise, and new security measures are often implemented in response (the FBI’s Terror plot aimed at the D.C. Metro, for instance, led to the Metro Police announcing a new policy of random searches of passengers’ bags).
This newest FBI entrapment case is just another example of how government central planning monopolies encourage waste, corruption and disruption of and intrusions into the lives of innocent individuals. This particular bureau exists to fabricate situations as a means of justifying ever-growing centralized control over the lives of the people.
As with the other socialist, central planning bureaucracies, the FBI practices the Keynesian “broken window fallacy,” which is more of the “broken window excuse for the bureaucracy’s self-preservation.” Let’s break windows and create tax-funded jobs to replace the windows, or nevertheless give ourselves who already have non-productive government jobs something to do to justify our non-productive government-monopolized jobs. Let’s encourage a young impressionable guy to commit jihad against Americans, a guy who has no criminal record (except for one vandalism incident in high school) and had no previous indications of wanting to commit “jihad” against Americans. Let’s set him up and provide for him the materials needed for his jihad, being his accessories, aiders and abettors, and then when he sets out to commit “jihad,” we’ll arrest him.
You see, what the FBI goofballs are doing is taking someone who would otherwise not have been involved in terrorism, and manipulating him to learn about the “American Empire” and the aggressions it has committed overseas (which is true), and get angry enough to want to commit violence against others.
Previous fiascos of FBI infiltration of mosques and entrapment cases have shown that it is the FBI who have been most guilty of promoting Islamic extremism and terrorism, as the means for our socialist “national security”central planners and bureaucrats to justify their “War on Terror” and false flags.
Now, socialism is more or less the public ownership of the means of production (but using a centralized State to carry out such an impossible way of life). In this case, the public’s State monopoly of a particular part of the investigative industry (the investigative wing of “national security“), with its centralized, compulsory government bureaucracy in which the entire public is compelled by law to use its “services,” locks out others in that particular industry who would otherwise want to compete in that field.
The “workers” in this government monopoly of these investigation “services” do not have to be concerned with any competitors in the field. That encourages waste, mismanagement and non-productivity. Also, when you give government agents the permission to be above the law, in which they would be arrested for crimes (such as concocting, aiding and abetting terrorist plots) if they were doing the same things as private civilians, you encourage further law-breaking and corruption.
For me, that’s the bottom line. In a truly civilized society, no one should be allowed to be above the law and allowed to commit crimes against others’ persons and property. All individuals must be equal under the law. And also, no one should have a government-protected monopoly in any field of endeavor whatsoever. Monopolists are not accountable.