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3 American youth get jail terms after FBI framed them for bombing

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/21/273679/3-us-youth-fr...

Three American youth have been sentenced to prison for an alleged plot to blow up a highway bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, in yet another case of FBI agents deliberately inciting troubled youth to commit terror actions.

In an apparent forced plea bargain, in which government prosecutors intimidated suspects to plead guilty to avoid a harsher sentence, the three Americans were sentenced to prison on Tuesday by a federal judge.

Brandon Baxter, 20, Connor Stevens, 20, and Douglas Wright, 27, all pleaded guilty on September 5 to “conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction,” along with other related charges, Reuters reported.

A fourth suspect, Anthony Hayne, 35, pleaded guilty in July and agreed to testify against the others in a deal with US prosecutors to receive a lighter sentence. Hayne, according to the report, is expected to get a 15-year jail term when he is sentenced on Wednesday.

The fifth suspect, Joshua Stafford, has been undergoing competency testing.

Slamming the growing use of the FBI tactic of using undercover agents to frame American and foreign-born youth in terrorist plots, Andy Baxter, father of Brandon Baxter, told the court his son was MANIPULATED by an FBI informant.

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Sounds like they deserve jail time.

Because no amount of government "trickery" should make you want to blow stuff up.

I would agree

except I was once an impressionable 18yo and I bought into a lot of things to. Government agents taught me that it was ok to go to foreign countries and kill people, hell, they would think better of you if you did. They taught me hard skills on how to fight and they brainwashed me into believing that one day, if only i was lucky enough, I too would be able to earn high esteem by "defending" this country and freedom and righteousness etc. etc.

Of course, they don't send you to jail for going to Parris Island. But in the end, it takes a lot of critical thinking, but it isn't really much different. If they told me to blow up a building, bridge - whatever back then - your damn right I would have.

Fortunately I never "got" to go overseas -something that bothered me greatly in the past - not so now. Why? Fortunately I found Ron Paul, this website and whole lot of people on here that think differently and I woke up. Too bad these kids weren't so lucky.

Thanks for the great post

You really hit on some long truth in very short posting. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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