What’s Left of FBI’s Legacy Destroyed by its Phony Terror Plots

By Pat Shannan

As stories continue to surface of its agents lying under oath, enjoying legalized cover-ups and even creating false terrorism, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is rapidly losing its 104-year-old luster of “fidelity, bravery and integrity.”

In the midst of two of the most recent agent-fueled false terror plots, an FBI memo appeared showing that, among other things, the federal law enforcement agency has the ability and leeway to “bend or suspend the law and impinge upon the freedom of others,” as well as “create ethical dilemmas for others when we ask that they provide information on someone” that they normally would not be willing to do.

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Earlier this year, the FBI had one of its agents pretend to be a member of al Qaeda and furnish Amine El Khalifi, 29, a mentally-addled former drug addict, with a phony suicide vest. He then instructed the would-be bomber to attack Capitol Hill. After receiving the FBI-created  non-explosive vest, the Moroccan was dropped off by his FBI informant on Constitution Avenue and was arrested shortly thereafter allegedly only blocks from the Capitol building. He apparently was the only one not on the FBI’s payroll in the sordid scheme.


The FBI boasted at the time that congressmen were never in danger and assured them that it was “all very controlled.”

AMERICAN FREE PRESS has reported many times on the FBI’s standard operating procedure when it comes to domestic terror cases. Agents approach someone, often after an offhand comment made on the Internet, supply fake explosives to carry out some mythical mission and then arrest the “terrorists” after alerting the cooperative news media to be on the scene.

With such contrived operations of tricking individuals to commit terrorism, the FBI has so far been able to mislead the public into believing that it has developed certain methods to prevent future terrorist attacks.

Such was the case in Cleveland in early May when agents arrested five young men just before they could blow up a bridge. This backfired, though, when it turned out that the men were all duped into the scheme by yet another well-paid FBI informant. Note, many FBI informants are criminals.

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Then there were the plots to shoot missiles at military aircraft developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y. and the wild scheme in Massachusetts to fly explosives via model airplanes into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building. These turned out to be concocted and supplied by undercover agents preying on naïve victims rather than terrorists.

Informants have been reported to receive $200K from the FBI for setting up terror cases. In other instances, they have had their own criminal records cleared and avoided deportation in exchange for participation in these shams.

This behavior is nothing new. Two decades ago, the late Hoppy Heidelberg saw it from inside the grand jury room in Oklahoma City.

It was at that time that famed criminal defense lawyer Gerry Spence wrote: “I found the minions of the law—the special agents of the FBI—to be men who proved themselves not only fully capable, but also utterly willing to manufacture evidence, to conceal crucial evidence and even to change the rules that governed life and death if, in the prosecution of the accused, it seemed expedient to do so.”

Pat Shannan is a contributing editor of American Free Press. He is also the author of several videos and books including One in a Million: An IRS Travesty, I Rode With Tupper and Everything They* Ever Told Me Was a Lie. All are available from FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS. Call 1-888-699-6397 toll free to charge.