What do Ybor City, Irish stout, and Albania have in common?
On Saturday, January 7, the FBI arrested Sami Osmakac for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Sami allegedly had plans to terrorize sheriff’s departments, nightclubs (including an Irish pub), a Starbucks coffee shop, and the Army. Like other recently “foiled” and unfoiled plots (1,2,34), the arrest was the result of under-cover FBI operations.
Preventing catastrophe is sensible enough, but in the strange light of NDAA, and other extreme abuses of power under the guise of national security, it would be foolish to not wonder where it stops. In a country of over 300 million people, the practice of nurturing evil will definitely produce results; the plenitude of stress, crazed ideologies, and stupidity make this a fertile field. But what additional effects might guided negative influence have? If we were to do this for every prospective crime, or ill ambition, our potential for foul things may be endless. Just imagine what the FBI could accomplish if given unfettered access to mental-institutions for purposes of extrapolating sinister plots!