The FBI’s reputation for manufacturing “terrorism” cases just took on a new, more sadistic, tone, as the agency reportedly provided a rifle to a U.S. citizen who lived much of his life in Jordan and attempted to convince him to carry out a mass shooting.
As reported by Activist Post, Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 25, of Milwaukee, Wis., returned to the U.S. when he was 19 and lived a normal life for years until he was approached one day by people who sought to radicalize him and provide him with weapons.
One caveat: The group was under the control of the FBI.
The report noted that the group told Hamzeh it had planned to attack the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center as it held an event; in February 2016, though, the FBI announced it had foiled that terrorist plot involving a man who said he wanted to kill at least 30 people to “defend Islam.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted further:
While the news of Hamzeh’s arrest in early 2016 carried overtones of terrorism — federal prosecutors said he was planning to kill at least 30 people to “defend Islam” — the resulting charges were two counts of possessing a machine gun and one count of possessing a silencer, all of which he bought for $570 from undercover FBI agents. Each count carries up to 10 years in prison.
Hamzeh’s attorneys, federal public defenders Craig Albee and Joseph Bugni, note that the criminal complaint against their client fails to mention that despite the hours of recorded Arabic conversations with the informants, he ultimately “rejected their overtures and lectured his informant friends about why such a plan would be wrong.”
In other words, he was not only enticed into buying illegal arms by the FBI, but he is on record telling the alleged ‘terrorist conspirators’ they were wrong to be plotting any attack.
His government-provided lawyers have filed a petition seeking his release, stating in their motion that informants “frequently lobbied Hamzeh to get a machine gun despite his repeated protests that all he wanted was a legal handgun to protect himself.”
It has become increasingly obvious through the years since the 9/11 attacks that the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency, the FBI, was essentially manufacturing “terrorist” incidents, no doubt to justify bigger budgets and to enhance its prestige as the “go-to” agency for anti-terrorism investigations.
In April 2015, for example, Natural News reported that FBI agents had arrested an Ohio man who had allegedly attempted to establish an ISIS cell in the U.S., with plans to attack the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Two years earlier the site reported that, according to Trevor Aaronson, author of the 2013 book, “The Terrorist Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terror,” an astounding 99 percent of the bureau’s terrorism arrests are the result of manufactured scenarios by agents.
Why does agency do it?
That question has been answered by none other than former FBI assistant director Thomas Fuentes who, in a documentary film The Newburgh Sting, defended the bureau’s tactics of bribing poor people to get them to commit crimes and ‘acts of terrorism.”
“If you’re submitting budget proposals for a law enforcement agency, for an intelligence agency, you’re not going to submit the proposal that ‘We won the war on terror and everything’s great,’ cause the first thing that’s gonna happen is your budget’s gonna be cut in half,” says Fuentes. “You know, it’s my opposite of Jesse Jackson’s ‘Keep Hope Alive’—it’s ‘Keep Fear Alive.’ Keep it alive.”
Because without fear, well, we won’t have as much need or use for federal anti-terrorism forces. Or the money it takes to pay, train and equip them. (RELATED: Obama blames internet websites for rise in ‘domestic terrorism’ even though FBI runs most terror plots)
What’s really spooky, though, is this: What would have happened to FBI operatives attempting to get Hamzeh to attack innocent people if he had actually carried out his attack?
Most likely — nothing.
And the wheel still goes ‘round and ‘round.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.