Cut From the Same Cloth: FBI "Terrorists" & US 2020 New World Order Fantasy

NYT state-apologist ‘explanation’ omits FBI terror history:

Amateur vs. ISIS: A Car Salesman Investigates and Ends Up in Prison
APRIL 23, 2016
Toby Lopez at his mother’s home in Wyoming, Del.(photo NYT) ... a former car salesman, spent nearly 14 months in prison after he contacted the F.B.I. about his online exchanges with people he believed to be terrorists....Then a high school friend was killed in Afghanistan, and the Islamic State began beheading American journalists. Horrified, Mr. Lopez heard on CNN one day in the fall of 2014 that the Islamic State was active on Twitter, and he went online to see what he could find. “I was intrigued,” said Mr. Lopez, 42. “What could they possibly be saying on Twitter?”... Before long, he was talking on Skype with a man who claimed — falsely, as it would turn out — to be a top ISIS military commander, trying to negotiate the release of hostages. Lopez contacted the F.B.I. counterterrorism agents who came to believe he might pose a danger. In the end, he landed in federal prison... held nearly 14 months without trial.
The story of one man’s deepening obsession with a terrorist group is a reminder of how the Internet provides easy portals to distant, sometimes dangerous worlds. It shows the complications for law enforcement agents who confront an overeager amateur encroaching on their turf. But it also underscores how lost a person can feel inside the criminal justice system. Deprived of his freedom, his sanity in question, Lopez found himself without a legal advocate he trusted, or access to evidence he believed could free him.. Feb. 11, 2015, a dozen police and F.B.I. cars surrounded the house with the cherry tree, arrested Lopez and charged him with transmitting a threat. He was shuttled among federal facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Oklahoma and North Carolina. Without access to his records, prison psychologists assumed his tales of talking to Islamic State members were fiction, symptoms of a mental illness that made him incompetent to stand trial. Prosecutors sought a hearing to decide whether he should be forcibly medicated. The defense finally obtained a third mental health evaluation — the first by a psychologist who had reviewed Lopez’s voluminous files. It found him competent, and he was released on bail late last month.
“Without the documents,” Kirk Heilbrun, a Drexel University psychologist, wrote in his March 2 evaluation, “I would have concluded his account of this entire series of events sounded both grandiose and delusional. Having reviewed these documents, however, I do not describe his account as delusional.” On Friday, the United States attorney’s office in Delaware said it had taken the “exceedingly rare” step of dropping the charges....

Teacher in Pornography Case Replaces Bin Laden on FBI Most Wanted List
Shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed in May, the FBI sent a request to its field offices: Nominate candidates who could fill bin Laden's place on the bureau's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Tuesday, the FBI filled bin Laden's place on the list, adding Eric J. Toth to its 10 Most Wanted list of fugitives, filling vacancy left by Osama bin Laden

Brzezinski: How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen

Secretary of state Hillary Clinton admits US trained and supported Osama Bin Laden

“we created the mujahadeen...”
Zbigniew Brzezinski interview, Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Jan 15-21, 1998

Justice Dept and FBI forensic evidence wrong in almost all criminal trials since before 2000
4/18/15 by Spencer S. Hsu

FBI Excited About Machine to Scan Your DNA in 90 Minutes
Nov. 20, 2014

“full-pipe surveillance”
FBI turns to broad new wiretap method
1/30/07 By Declan McCullagh, CNET
The FBI appears to have adopted an invasive Internet surveillance technique that collects far more data than previously disclosed. Instead of recording a particular suspect agents appear to be assembling activities of thousands of Internet users at a time into massive databases that can subsequently be queried... according to current and former officials.... It raises concerns similar to those stirred by widespread Internet monitoring the National Security Agency is said to have done..."What they're doing is even worse than Carnivore," said Kevin Bankston,staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who attended the Stanford event. "What they're doing is intercepting everyone then choosing their targets."

NYTimes BREAKING NEWS March 25, 2015 10:10 AM EDT
F.B.I. Lags in Countering Terrorism Threat, Report Finds
Report by the 911 Review Commission Credits F.B.I. With Progress Since 9/11, Says More is Needed Urgently

Pseudoscience in the witness box
This problem doesn’t stop with FBI labs and federal prosecutions. The review focuses on the first few hundred cases, involving FBI examiners, but the same mistakes and false testimony were likely presented in any state prosecutions that relied on FBI trained local or state examiners... Much of the evidence is now lost. Systemic change is left to the discretion of the system itself.

“...DNA is the forensic equivalent of divine intervention...”
J. Herbie DiFonzo* Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law

FBI 'SLOPPY FORENSIC FLAWS': lineup picture of 7 Black men
Justice Department knew for years flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of innocent people, but in many cases prosecutors failed to notify defendants or their attorneys ...

FBI Department of Precrime
...From COINTELPRO to illegal targeting of antiwar activists and Muslim-Americans, the FBI is America’s premier political police agency...from the folks who brought us Wi-Fi hacking, viral computer spyware and and al-Qaeda... comes FBI Department of Precrime. by the Electronic Frontier Foundation reveals the breadth and scope …

Israeli Scientists: DNA easily fabricated
TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucleix, Ltd., an emerging life science company specializing in forensic DNA analysis, announced company researchers have proven DNA evidence found at crime scenes can easily be falsified using basic equipment, know-how and access to DNA or a DNA database.. Nucleix's research demonstrated that current forensic procedures cannot distinguish between real and fake DNA evidence. Moreover, Nucleix showed that in vitro-synthesized DNA samples that were profiled by a leading independent forensic laboratory were indistinguishable from in vivo-generated or real DNA.

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show

FBI Admission of Crime Lab “Errors” In Hair Cases Vindicates Whistleblower
These systemic problems at the FBI Lab were first raised by FBI whistleblower * Dr. Frederic Whitehurst’s whistleblower disclosures over 20 years ago... recent Washington Post reports are a direct result of Dr. Whitehurst’s initial 7disclosures between 1995-1999....though he was highly criticized and was subjected to severe retaliation by the FBI for raising them..after Dr. Whitehurst left the FBI in 1998, he continued to investigate FBI misconduct in cases that used hair analysis by filing numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. As head of the National Whistleblower Center’s Forensic Justice Project, Dr. Whitehurst also compiled data from cases in which the FBI had given flawed testimony on hair analysis and compared that to the information that was released by the FBI and DOJ under FOIA. Dr. Whitehurst’s FOIAs also reveal the Justice Department did not keep its 1996 promise to review these cases impacted by the FBI Lab scandal and DOJ also failed to notify defendants whose cases were adversely affected after DOJ became aware of forensic evidence problems. These subsequent reviews of the FBI Lab scandal were kept secret for years until Dr. Whitehurst obtained the DOJ’s review under the FOIA.

FBI seizes alleged Islamic State sympathizer, charges plot to attack U.S. Capitol
An FBI informant alerted authorities last fall that Cornell posted statements, videos and other content expressing support for Islamic State and violent jihad, including attacks in North America, the FBI affidavit said....the bureau’s source had begun cooperating in return for favorable treatment in an unrelated criminal exposure...The FBI quoted Cornell as stating on August 29, 2014: “I believe we should meet up and make our own group in alliance with the Islamic State here and plan operations ourselves.”.. In October, the FBI affidavit said, Cornell met with the tipster, presumably wearing a hiddemicrophone...allegedly said he needed weapons, setting a goal for an undisclosed attack for December 2014. At a second meeting with the informant in mid November, Cornell indicated he planned to attack the U.S. Capitol, because he considered members of Congress enemies, that he and the FBI source would travel to Washington to conduct a reconnaissance on government security around the Capitol...The FBI said this week Cornell and the FBI source met and made final plans...the FBI affadavit Wednesday said Cornell bought two semi-automatic, M-15 refiles and about 600 rounds of ammunition....He was then arrested by an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force... from the FBI, local police, the Ohio Highway Patrol, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Secret Service....

FBI Expands Hacking Powers
Justice Dept. to alter Rule 41 increases FBI search warrant powers to remotely hack into better track and investigate technology that conceals identity and location... Intelligence analysts can now legally infiltrate only with a warrant computer networks and covertly install malicious software, or malware that gives them the ability to control the targeted device and download its contents

Teacher in Pornography Case Replaces Bin Laden on FBI Most Wanted List
Shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed in May, the FBI sent a request to its field offices: Nominate candidates who could fill bin Laden's place on the bureau's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Tuesday, the FBI filled bin Laden's place on the list, adding Eric J. Toth to its 10 Most Wanted list of fugitives, filling vacancy left by Osama bin Laden

Documents provide rare insight into FBI’s terrorism stings
There have been 138 terrorism or national security cases involving informants since 2001, 51 in the past three years, according to the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School ..said the U.S. secured convictions in 91% of them. Law enforcement officials say stings are a vital tactic for heading off terrorism.

Chronological summary of FBI terrorist incidents, 1980-2004
Sunday, May 7th, 2006: Page updated 12:00 AM
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* Report: ‘Irreversible harm’ when FBI didn’t reveal flawed lab work in death-row cases
7/16/07 By Spencer S. Hsu local/ crime/ report-irreversible-harm-when-fbi-didnt-reveal-flawed-lab-work-in-dea th-row-cases/ 2014/ 07/ 16/
...FBI took over five years to identify more than 60 death-row defendants whose cases had been handled by 13 lab examiners whose work had been criticized in a 1997 inspector-general investigation. As a result, state authorities could not consider whether to stay sentences, and three men were put to death.

Even as the existing order is threatened, the United States will have many opportunities to fashion a new one.
The National Intelligence Council 2020 Project Report: NIC 2004-13
Based on consultations with NGO experts around the world
December 2004

...Policy Implications [conclusion]

digest: US 2004 strategic communications fantasy for 2020 not looking good in 2016
The United States will have to battle world public opinion, which has dramatically shifted since the end of the Cold War. Although some of the current anti-Americanism is likely to lessen as globalization takes on more of a non- Western face, the younger generation of leaders—unlike in the post-World War II period—has no recollection of the United States as its “liberator.” Thus, younger leaders are more likely than their predecessors to diverge with Washington’s thinking on a range of issues.

Finally, as the Pax Americana scenario suggests, the United States may be increasingly confronted with the challenge of managing—at an acceptable cost to itself—relations with Europe, Asia, the Middle East and others, absent a single overarching threat on which to build consensus. For all the challenges ahead, the United States will nevertheless retain enormous advantages, playing a pivotal role across the broad range of issues— economic, technological, political, and military—that no other state can or will match by 2020. Even as the existing order is threatened, the United States will have many opportunities to fashion a new one.

The Pew Research survey of attitudes around the world revealed sharply rising anti-Americanism, especially in the Muslim world, but it also found people in Muslim countries place a high value on democratic values such as freedom of expression, freedom of the press, multiparty political systems, and equal treatment under the law. Large majorities in almost every Muslim country favor free market economic systems and believe Western-style democracy can work in their own country.