The FBI has announced, via Twitter no less, the arrest of 21 year old Bangladeshi terrorist Quazi Mohammed Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis for attempting to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Wednesday morning with a 1000 lb. car bomb. This article in Forbes gives us the beginning of the spin on this case and points out that the guys carrying on the traditions of J. Edgar Hoover have been able to foil 15 such plots since September 11. Further, more detailed aspects of the plot are given in this ABC News report.
During the time since the multiple hijackings and destruction of the World Trade Center there has apparently been no successful significant terrorist strike in the US. However, all the attempts that we hear about, such as this one, involve federal agents making contact with the would-be bombers, supplying them bogus explosives and other supplies and then pulling the plug on their operation after they've attempted to detonate the phony bomb. How many of these attempts do you suppose would have gotten anywhere near completion without the active assistance of the feds? In fact, aren't the feds actually encouraging dopey, idealistic, warped jihadists by providing this assistance? Apparently, federal agents are trolling the internet looking for these nut-cases so they can enable their dreams and make headline-grabbing arrests that legitimize further encroachments on the rights of Americans.