Ex-undercover cop reveals the murky world of informants

This article is typical of deep state murkiness. While not directly related to 9/11, this information could be informative in understanding 9/11. - simuvac

Ex-undercover cop reveals the murky world of informants

WEST Midlands Police spent £20,000 on a single tip from an informant – and would regularly turn a blind eye to serious crime to protect their sources.

These are just some of the shocking revelations from a former undercover cop who has spilled the beans on the murky world of the snitch.

Ronnie Howard spent 23 years as an undercover detective working for West Midlands Police and the National Crime Squad.

A tough, no-nonsense, old school copper like Gene Hunt from TV’s Life On Mars, he took on pushers, pimps and fraudsters and, at the peak of his career in Birmingham, would run between 15 and 20 informants at a time.

For the first time the Sunday Mercury can reveal how the police worked with the criminal underworld in order to get the job done.

Should American Muslims Work as Government Informants?

There is an interesting post concerning the use of Muslim informants, at Muslims for a Safe America. I'm not so much interested in the question posed but in the facts provided about Muslim informants who have allegedly prevented a terror plot from evolving. In particular, look at the sums of money being offered by the governments, American and Canadian, to have these informants produce an arrest.

"Since 9/11, Muslim informants have gathered evidence for the government about a number of alleged plots by Muslims to attack American targets. These informants have won the confidence of the alleged Muslim plotters, and then pretended to participate in the alleged plots while making tape and video recordings for the government.

Casting a suspicious eye on some 'big' terror plots

While this reporter accepts the official version of 9/11, he at least expresses skepticism over the recent "terror plot" arrests and provides good reasons not to trust informants.

Casting a suspicious eye on some 'big' terror plots

Thursday, June 07, 2007

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.

CBS: The Modern Face of Terrorism (Is A Bunch of Dupes)

Kevin Drum of CBS News marveled at the recent arrests of alleged terror suspects who were said to be planning an attack on an army base:

"Let me get this striaght: these guys dropped off jihadi videos at a local store, talked to Philly cops about getting a map of Ft. Dix, were still trying to procure weapons after 17 months of planning, and practiced for the attack by playing paintball.

This reminds me of that guy who planned to bring down the Brooklyn Bridge with a blowtorch. Or those dudes who wanted to destroy the Sears Tower but couldn't even afford to buy boots and rental cars, let alone explosives. Or Jose Padilla, who, it turns out, was a deluded schmoe who didn't really have serious plans to do much of anything.

Is al-Qaeda recruiting these doofuses just to lull us into a false sense of security? Or maybe they're Jon Stewart fans and want to provide him with fresh material? WTF?"