FBI plotted attack on Fort Dix
Published May 18, 2007 9:13 AM
He declared that he wanted to kill “Americans.” He came up with a
plan to attack Fort Dix, and found an arms dealer willing to sell the necessary
One attorney said, “Everyone in the community knew him, and he was bad
news.” (International Herald Tribune, May 11)
He pressured six others in their informal group to go along with his plot. He
was pressing so forcefully that one of the six, Serdar Tetar, “called a
Philadelphia police officer in November, saying he had been approached by
someone who was pressuring him to obtain a map of Fort Dix and that he feared
it was terrorist-related, according to court documents.” (AP, May 11)
And who is this plotter? His name is secret, but he works for the FBI. The six
others, who were all arrested and have already been convicted by the big
business-controlled news media, were victims of entrapment by the federal
police. At least, that’s the only inference to be gleaned from the
reports of what has been said in court so far.
The legal definition of entrapment is when law enforcement officials entice
others to commit a crime they otherwise would not have committed.
All the other fluff thrown up around this case in the media reports—about
who the six defendants may or may not be—are like smoke in the eyes. The
only one to plot an attack on Fort Dix and arrange to buy weapons for it,
according to published reports, is the FBI guy.
It is almost six years since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New
York City. This attack has been used as an excuse for a long-planned war on
Iraq and also for the invasion of Afghanistan. It has also been used to curtail
civil rights here and build up internal police forces.
There is growing anger and opposition over not just the wars abroad but the
repression at home. Homeland Security’s anti-immigrant raids against
workers at Smithfield and other workplaces across the country helped spark the
May Day demonstrations that drew out millions last year and this.
Local politicians have been forced to protest the vicious Homeland Security
raids for fear that the local population will dethrone them. Even one or two
local police forces have complained. The governor and state legislature in
Montana have gone on record that they will not go along with the requirement
for a national identity card—really a national passport on a piece of
While the Bush regime appears to have record-low popularity, it has not
surrendered. The Democrats too have given no serious opposition to the
curtailment of civil liberties and have in fact encouraged the expansion of the
federal police forces. But the rumbles of working class opposition to the
crackdown on civil liberties can be heard in Washington.
What better time than now for a new “terrorist plot” to
emerge—now, when Congress wants to vote for more money for Homeland
Security, which is second only to the Pentagon in federal funding. Maybe Bush
and the Democrats both hope this new plot scare will save them and their
expanding police force.
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