(Murtaza Hussain) THE REVELATION THAT an undercover FBI agent encouraged a would-be terrorist to “Tear up Texas” shortly before he opened fire on a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, last year raises new concerns about FBI counterterrorism efforts that were already under fire for manufacturing terrorism cases rather than halting them.
According to an affidavit filed in a related case last week, Elton Simpson — one of two men who donned body armor and fired assault weapons before being shot dead by a Garland police officer — had been corresponding with an undercover FBI agent. And in a text message roughly a week before the attack, as they discussed the cartoon contest, the agent had exhorted Simpson to “Tear up Texas.”
Rayn: The whole story defies logic. This alleged perpetrator of an attempted mass murder has an IQ of 83, and his so-called home-made explosives fizzled out on location, as opposed to failing completely, burning up in his basement, or going off during his jostling 44-mile bus-ride to the target site. This fantasy has all the same hallmarks as the last two attempted Muslim extremist terrorists – Shoe Bomber Richard Reid, and Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. And, as usual, this highly suspect character was “known” to western homeland security forces, yet nothing was done. He’s a patsy, for sure – likely being used to promote the failing “War on Terror,” and to focus the war apparatus on “homegrown” illusions. I couldn’t help but notice that, embedded within most of the mainstream media “reports” about this case is the claim that the would-be terrorist was trained using the internet and Pakistan. I get the feeling that we are all being conditioned to accept the next two DIRECT targets in the “War on Terror” (since they each are already being attacked by stealth (i.e. drone attacks on Pakistan, and laws being formulated in the US to shut down the net in a “National Emergency”).