Apr 19, 2008

No Convictions, Lack of Evidence on Alleged "Terrorism Plots"

Just a few news stories that are sure to be under-reported and that you will never hear of on local talk radio when talking about "Islamo fascists" and "terrorists that want to kill us", i.e. the propaganda that justifies wars and tyrannical "security" measures to increase surveillance, domestic spying, and things like REAL ID and the PATRIOT ACT. But you did hear about them when stories were splashed liberally that "terrorist plots" were thwarted in the U.S. and Canada from the MSM propaganda machine, that parrots neocon "terrorism experts" or Homeland Security sources.

These stories (collected by CLG's newsfeed) go to show that, like the words "there is no doubt that Saddam has WMD", that allegation and accusation by the government, and the MSM, does not equal truth. The claims of "terrorist threats" are Overblown, irrationally based, paranoid-producing, and propaganda lies (planted FBI agents have been provocateurs in many cases), that cannot hold up under the basic laws of evidence and jurisprudence. The only convictions ever obtained have been through torture and "redacted" testimony. (See our article on the "convicted mastermind of 9/11" here).

Soon you will hear about "terrorist threats" for the summer, or sensational drills or the "inevitable attack on D.C." scenarios (that increase advertising ratings too), especially before elections, so this should be recalled, and their credibility immediately questioned:

'Participants spent much of their time in a local doughnut shop.' The incredible shrinking terror case 16 Apr 2008 Once labelled Canada's first homegrown Islamist terror plot, the case of the so-called Toronto 18 is quietly melting away. With yesterday's decision to stay charges against four more of those that it had once labelled dangerous terrorists, the federal government is now admitting that it never had a serious case against almost half of the men and youths charged two years ago... The alleged terror training camp turned out to be a hapless adventure in the rain, one where participants spent much of their time in a local doughnut shop and where the ammunition for target practice was apparently provided by one of two paid RCMP informers.

Straight out of Kafka: Federal prosecutors to seek third trial in Sears Tower terror case 23 Apr 2008 Federal prosecutors said at a hearing Wednesday that they would press for a third terrorism prosecution of six men charged with conspiring to bomb the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI headquarters in Miami after two previous prosecutions ended in mistrials.

So-called terror zealot vindicated
--Just 11 accused remain in 'Toronto 18' case

16 Apr 2008 Nearly two years ago, when police busted an alleged homegrown terror cell, Qayyum Abdul Jamal was portrayed as the firebrand ringleader seeking recruits for jihad. Today, he says, he hopes to piece together a reputation left in tatters after being accused of belonging to the so-called Toronto 18, a group of men and teens who allegedly plotted to bomb sites around Toronto. And he hopes to repair a life changed forever when he spent 17 months in jail, 13 of them in solitary confinement [edit: to coerce a "confession"].

Mistrial declared again in U.S. terrorism case

16 Apr 2008 A U.S. judge declared a mistrial on Wednesday for six men accused of joining forces with al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago as part of an Islamic jihad against the United States. It was the second mistrial declared by U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lenard in the case involving the men from Miami's impoverished Liberty City neighborhood.

No signs of Qaeda at U.S.-Mexican border: official

11 Apr 2008 Authorities have seen no signs [ed. evidence] of al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] trying to insert operatives into the United States from Mexico, but the militant group has considered doing so, a U.S. intelligence official said on Friday.