Manufacturing TerroristsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:06
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