Re: Government Bomb Plots

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Michael: If a private person undertook such a “plot,” but called it off without carrying it out and then announced “I meant it only as a joke,” wouldn’t he face criminal prosecution nonetheless? Shouldn’t the FBI agents involved in this make-believe “plot” also be charged with a conspiracy to blow up a federal building? They were not only participants in the scheme, but its very instigators! This reminds me of the line teenage boys directed to one another in my youth: “Did you hear that Charlie saved a girl from sexual assault the other night?” “No, how did he do that?” “He quit chasing her!” Of course, if logic and factual integrity were regarded as important values today,¬† government officials who plotted and conducted wars would join other serial killers on the gallows; nitwits would cease plastering their cars with bumper stickers that read “support the war troops; and the lobotomized media might stop trying to find some meaningful distinction between Attila the Hun Obama and Genghis Khan Romney in their meaningless¬†debacles “debates.”

8:29 am on October 18, 2012