Bad Company: Yet Another "Terrorist Plot" Orchestrated by the CIA?

Bad Company: Yet Another "Terrorist Plot" Orchestrated by the CIA?

He's a Company man: Russell DeFreitas, a former employee of the CIA's Evergreen Airlines, appears in court.

When asked what he thought of Western Civilization, Ghandi reportedly replied that he thought it would be a good idea.*

One could very well speak in the same vein of the entity called the Central Intelligence Agency. It might be useful if the federal government (once thrown back into its constitutional cage, of course) had an agency devoted to collecting relevant intelligence, rather than what it has now – a body involved in propagating turmoil, terror, and subversion throughout most of the world.

He who sows the wind, we're told, reaps the whirlwind, and the CIA's directorate of operations is staffed with people who play a role best described as “Johnny Appleseeds of the global jihad,” sowing and nurturing the seeds of terrorism, nourishing them by fomenting unrest, and helping to bring in the murderous harvest of “blowback.” We can see a potent reminder of this fact in the alleged plot to blow up JFK Airport.

According to Newsday, Russell DeFreitas, commonly identified as a former “baggage handler” at JFK, actually worked as a baggage handler and/or a “trainee supervisor” in the employ of Evergreen International Airlines, a CIA front company based in McMinnville, Oregon. A TV news report out of Oregon revealed that DeFreitas “trained” at Evergreen's McMinnville facility between July 2000 and May 2001.

As this observant fellow points out, it's odd for a man in his mid-50s to spend the better part of a year “training” for a job he'd already done for a number of years.

Evergreen, in fact, is a direct descendant of the infamous Air America, the CIA proprietary outfit that has been implicated in drug smuggling, covert arms shipments (according to this former Evergreen pilot, the CIA was providing weapons to both sides in various Cold War brushfires), and – more recently -- “extraordinary rendition” flights. More than a few Evergreen flights have served as “torture taxis,” shuttling detainees to various destinations in the CIA-operated global torture archipelago.

DeFreitas left Evergreen's employ in May 2001. It's not clear whether he worked at JFK between May 2001 and his arrest last week. But it is clear he worked at the airport in the late 1990s.

According to former Customs Department Special Agent Diane Kleiman, DeFreitas's background means one thing: “He was working at JFK doing drug smuggling.”

“The CIA has always been involved in drug smuggling, and Evergreen or Air America has played a big role in it,” Kleiman told me in a recent phone interview. “When I was working Customs at JFK, we had this huge problem with airline personnel using their secure keys to give unauthorized access to `sterile corridors' that bypassed Customs inspection. Quite often this involved drug smuggling, and I've got ample reason to believe that Evergreen and other CIA assets were involved in it.”

It's worth remembering that the “confidential informant” who infiltrated the supposed plot to blow up JFK was a convicted drug smuggler. Significant as well is the fact that Jamaat al Muslimeen (JAM), the Trinidad & Tobago-based radical Sunni group implicated in the alleged JFK plot, has been implicated in drug smuggling.

Making matters that much more interesting is the reported fact that JAM leader Umar Abdullah reportedly fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan, a fact that raises the possibility that he, too, was on the CIA's payroll at one time.

I find myself irresistibly reminded of the fact that several members of the terrorist cell responsible for the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 had been funded, trained, or otherwise aided by the US federal government. The “spiritual leader” of that cell, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, was permitted to come to the US in 1990 despite the fact that he was on a State Department terrorism watch list, suspected of involvement in the plot to assassinate Anwar Sadat.

It was Abdel-Rahman's great good fortune that on the particular day he visited the US Consulate in Khartoum in search of a visa, the consular official was absent – and in his place was a CIA operative eager and willing to issue the requested visa.

Funny, isn't it, how things of this kind happen? And isn't it just as remarkable to see that in the alleged plot to bomb JFK, both the putative ringleader and the Confidential Informant had connections to the CIA-haunted narcotics underworld?

Yet another bogus terra plot

Yet another bogus terra plot cooked up by the CIA to frighten the sheeple. Every single one of these allleged plots has an informant orchestrating the whole affair from A to Z. Not an "infiltrator" who blows the whistle on an already existing plan of attack, but the actual ringleader. It never fails. The "recruits" are either agents themselves, psychotic or borderline retarted. In the Canadian episode they were teenagers. There are probably hundreds of "informants" in mosques across the country right now trying to talk people into committing terra attacks. Every once in a while the informant runs across a psychotic or someone with extremely low grade intelligence and BOOM -- terra plot! Al-Qaeda planned to blow up airport!

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

“Terrorism is in good part

“Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy”
-- Mark Poster

Real Trouble

These guys (Feds and CIA) must be at a lost. Guarenteed that there are real terrorist but most likely none organized and financed enough to orchestrate any legitimate attack. They're all probably run of the mill pipe bomb dudes. Yet even these type of authentic terrorist must be laying off all notions of carrying out an attack. The Feds are left to stir up a bunch off beat and often mentally challenged individuals, and still the Feds or the CIA have to take care of all the planning and resources. This spells trouble for them in the long term. War on Terror Inc. is in need of support otherwise it will just be another fat filled budget waste project like the War on Drugs and will be defunded.

So in both "Wars" . . .

one hand of the government is pretending to fight the other.

We're not surprised when drug dealers kill their fellow Americans. Criminals do that.

And that is why...

These guys (Feds and CIA) must be at a lost.

And that is why...

The eVil mutants who have assumed control of our government are pushing We The People toward the ultimate confrontation. The legal framework has been created. The mechanizations of implementation are almost in place. The opportunity to use "insurrection" or yet another national emergency as the excuse for these "creachstures" to impose martial law, suspend the Constitution, and begin gun confiscation in an attempt to install an openly totalitarian regime has yet to arrive. We are being repeatedly warned of the inevitability of more 9//11-like attacks. These warnings, and I prefer to call them threats, are coming from NWO minions in all corners connected to the globalist's machine. The parallels to Germany in the 1930s, as they have been for some time now, are astounding. Yet, in their ignorance of even recent history, the vast majority of American people continue to bleet contentedly whilst munching their fodder, unaware of purpose of the the noose called news, this week in the form of the Paris Hilton saga.

"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~~ Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Director Building and Fire Research Laboratory (NIST)

Casting a suspicious eye on some 'big' terror plots

Casting a suspicious eye on some 'big' terror plots
Thursday, June 07, 2007
-NJ Star Ledger

Some of the more spectacular anti-terrorism busts of the last few months have these elements in common:

Announcements laced with scary, end-of the-world warnings -- usually cast in the secretly taped words of the alleged plotters -- and crowds of law enforcement suits huddled close together so they all can get inside the TV camera lens as they warn of what might have been if they hadn't been so diligent.

A collection of unlikely suspects, ranging from Haitian stoners in Florida to a Central Jersey pizza deliveryman to a barely literate former airport employee.

Almost unbelievable targets and aspirations, especially given the obviously limited capabilities of the suspects -- blowing up the Sears Tower, attacking the Fort Dix Army base, and blowing up jet fuel flowing into JFK airport while taking major parts of Long Island and New Jersey with it.

Barely uttered and almost reluctant concessions to reporters that the plots either were nowhere near fruition or were, as in the case of the alleged JFK plot -- as one law enforcement officer put it -- "not technically possible."

Finally -- informants.

This might be the most troubling because informants -- long before 9/11 and ever since -- are notoriously unreliable.

Worse than that, even a casual reading of the stories of these plots suggests informants were doing more than informing. They were part of the plans. Indeed, they tended to be the brightest lights in the dim constellations of would-be attackers.

Raising at least the possibility that parts of the scripts for these Doomsday scenarios were written, not by nefarious evil-doers, but by unknown informants either on the federal payroll or seeking reductions in pending criminal sentences, or both.

"Always look at two things about informants," says an expert on the subject. "Motivation and the amount of control exercised by their handlers."

Clifford Zimmerman, who grew up in Cherry Hill and was graduated from Rutgers Law School, has written about the use of informants. He is a professor and dean at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. One of his essays was included in "Wrongly Convicted," published by the Rutgers University Press.

Zimmerman says informants looking for a lot of money or a sharp reduction in their sentences "often will tell prosecutors whatever those prosecutors want to hear." Many death row inmates ultimately found innocent ended up down the hall from the death chamber because of an informant eager to make nice to a prosecutor.

The use of informants, Zimmerman has written, dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. Slaves were freed if they turned in their masters to the authorities. Even then, they had incentives for making stuff up.

Modern, anti-terrorism informants are not simply spies. They play roles. Sell gear to alleged plotters. Help take pictures of targets. Become part of the plot itself. Brains behind the willing brawn of people who might want to hurt us but don't know how.

"You have to look at exactly what role they played," says Zimmerman, pointing out that one informant may actually have provided bomb-making equipment to plotters involved in the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.

Sure. I know. A small group of 19 hijackers pulled off 9/11. But read Terry McDermott's "Perfect Soldiers," a detailed account of the attackers' backgrounds. They were not clueless saps like the motley Miami crew who dreamed of their own kingdom while they hung around a headquarters provided by the FBI and puffed away on Tijuana gold.

That's one of the problems with these highly publicized terrorism busts. They create the false impression that truly dangerous plots have been thwarted, but we really don't have any way of evaluating the seriousness of the threats.

"I don't know why we should feel safer when we consider how informants were used," says Zimmerman. "Even when the issue is very important, as important as terrorism, we have to evaluate what happened critically, looking at the objective facts, discounting subjective claims."

We also know resources have been spent tracking these plots, resources that might be devoted to more imminent dangers. And, while diligence is always essential, unreasonable fear could lead us to live in a place we no longer recognize as America.

No one can blame the feds for wanting to look as alert as possible. They were blamed by the 9/11 Commission for a "failure of imagination" in not preventing the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.

But, perhaps, they might now be indulging our worst, our most fearful, imaginings, a little too much.

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"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~~ Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Director Building and Fire Research Laboratory (NIST)