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Did informant’s actions aid Fort Dix plotters?

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05/14/2007 08:19 AM
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Did informant’s actions aid Fort Dix plotters?
Google the name "Emad Salem" to see what sort of role government sntiches/agents provacatuer play in terror attacks in Amerika.

Did informant’s actions aid Fort Dix plotters?

Entrapment defense may be presented in court for alleged plot against U.S.

Updated: 10:17 p.m. ET May 10, 2007
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CHERRY HILL, N.J. - He railed against the United States, helped scout out military installations for attack, offered to introduce his comrades to an arms dealer and gave them a list of weapons he could procure, including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

These were not the actions of a terrorist but of a paid FBI informant who helped bring down an alleged plot by six Muslim men to massacre U.S. soldiers at New Jersey’s Fort Dix.

And those actions have raised questions of whether the government crossed the line and pushed the six men down a path they would not have otherwise followed.

It is an argument — entrapment — that has been made in other terrorism cases, and one that has failed miserably in this post-Sept. 11 era.

One defense attorney on the case, Troy Archie, said no decision has been made on whether to argue entrapment, but based on the FBI’s own account, “the guys sort of led them on.”

Rocco Cipparone, a lawyer for another one of the defendants, said he will take a hard look at “the role of paid informants and how aggressive they were in potentially prodding or moving things along.”

The Fort Dix Six were arrested earlier this week after a 15-month FBI investigation that relied heavily on two paid informants who secretly recorded meetings and telephone conversations in which the suspects talked of killing “in the name of Allah.”

U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie defended the government’s handling of the case. He and the FBI portrayed the defendants as Muslim fanatics who were nearly ready to strike. They were arrested Monday night during what the FBI said was an attempt to buy AK-47 machine guns, M-16s and other weapons.

'Really, really solid' evidence
Former FBI agent Kevin Barrows said prosecutors appeared to have done things right.

“They corroborated with surveillance, and they had a gun buy set up,” Barrows said. “That further solidified the case, as opposed to it just being a tape of somebody saying, ‘Yeah, I want to buy guns.’ They worked this for a long time, and the evidence seems really, really solid.”

Prosecutors portrayed the six men — Serdar Tatar, 23; Agron Abdullahu, 24; Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, 22; Dritan “Anthony” or “Tony” Duka, 28; Shain Duka, 26; and Eljvir “Elvis” Duka, 23 — as driven by hatred of America, a description disputed by relatives and acquaintances.
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05/14/2007 08:51 AM
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Just think...taking the lead from some of the provocateurs on this and other lists throughout the internet and ranting about how bad the government is may not win you a trip to Gitmo with these guys, but to a local FEMA camp near you!! (Even if this was a "black-op"!) Land of the greed, home of the slaves!!!
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05/14/2007 10:14 AM
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Re: Did informant’s actions aid Fort Dix plotters?
Cippolone, one of the defense attorneys, raised exactly this point. The issue of entrapment will be one of the defense arguments.