An ISIS cell. An undercover FBI agent. A community torn apart.
To bring serious charges against the youth, the government had to show that the youth were “predisposed” to do something. The FBI set up a sting operation to ensnare them. To assist with it, they engaged [a] 20-year-old [informant].
Matt Pearce: I was just another reporter sent to cover radicalization in Minneapolis. Then 2 local Somalis took me on a tour
These weren’t foreigners, strangers, outsiders. These were hometown kids who went to local schools, now young men in their early 20s.
Hedges: All the major candidates for president, including Bernie Sanders, along with a media that is a shameless echo chamber for the elites, embrace endless war. Lost are the art of diplomacy, the ability to read the cultural, political, linguistic and religious landscape of those we dominate by force,
VIDEO | Glen Greenwald: “Submissive” Media’s Drumbeat for War and Anti-Muslim Scapegoating, Parts I, 2
Discussion of media fearmongering, anti-Muslim scapegoating, ISIL’s roots, and war profiteering with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept. "Every time there’s a terrorist attack, Western leaders exploit that attack to do more wars," Greenwald says.
"Today's Zaman": The purpose was to create the perception that, according to Şeker, “Assad killed his people with sarin and that requires a US military intervention in Syria.”
I’m not saying the world is a happy, safe place and we should just stay home and contentedly drive our Priuses, but it seems establishing a one-size-fits-all legal justification(s) is not the way to do this. By Mark Fiore MarkFiore.com February 23, 2015 https://youtu.be/sW1gb-4WATs While most people are focused on ISIS (or ISIL, More
Of all the justifications the Obama administration has employed to sanctify yet another war on Iraq, none have been more disingenuous than the portrayal of the latest US bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, aka ISIL) as a feminist rescue mission. By Rania Khalek www.truth-out.org PopularResistance.org November 8th, 2014 More
[youtube=http://youtu.be/R88eOq0Rpvk] Published on Nov 5, 2014 Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who lived in Minnesota for many years before returning to Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion. Sami works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemakers Team (MPT), a group dedicated to the principles of nonviolence. Coleen Rowley is a retired FBI Agent and former Minneapolis More