. . . if this is huge news or typical government over-hype. Developing. Edit: I can't tell you how much this is EXACTLY like an episode reported on NPR's This American Life. In today's news, you have a nutcase that hates America but with no support group and no real means to do any damage. So the FBI meets with him, invests a ton of time and effort, gets him to talk about how much he wants to blow stuff up, and then supplies him with a fake car bomb that the guy could never put together himself. In the This American Life episode, it was the same thing but with a fake hand held missile that the government provided instead of a fake car bomb. It's all part of the government's new role of being pro-active in stopping terrorism. But things are not always as they seem. Instead of catching those which might do us harm, they spend time chasing those who, although they have evil intentions, are so inept and isolated that they could never pull anything off (in addition to being ignorantly oblivious to the fact they are in the middle of a sting operation.) I know none of you will listen to the hour long episode of This American Life. I understand. But it was so eye opening for me, I've listened to it twice.
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