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Manufacturing Terrorists

Manufacturing Terrorists

Inside the FBI's terror sting operations

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, by Trevor Aaronson | Ig Publishing, 256 pages, $24.95.

Michael German | January 15, 2013

Imagine a country in which the government pays convicted con artists and criminals to scour minority religious communities for disgruntled, financially desperate, or mentally ill patsies who can be talked into joining fake terror plots, even if only for money. Imagine that the country's government then busts its patsies with great fanfare to justify ever-increasing authority and ever-increasing funding. According to journalist Trevor Aaronson's The Terror Factory, this isn't the premise for a Kafka novel; it's reality in the post-9/11 United States

Read more: http://reason.com/archives/2013/01/15/manufacturing-terrorists

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Once again

The Government is good at one thing: It knows how to break you legs, hand you a crutch, and say "See if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk."
- Harry Browne.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW