Of course the FBI was grooming this pasty for terror! This is a perfect example of how staged terror actually works. The only difference between this and other actual attacks is that the FBI choose to supply Mohamed Osman Mahmud with a fake bomb rather than an actual explosive such as the one given to a mentally ill extremist to bomb the World Trade Center in 1993.
By Hal Bernton
Seattle Times staff reporter
The FBI’s elaborate sting operation that led to the arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly trying to blow up a fake car bomb during a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland drew praise from many quarters. But Mohamud’s defense attorney and some Muslim leaders questioned whether the FBI tactics went too far, essentially “grooming” the 19-year-old Somali to commit a terrorist attack.
PORTLAND — FBI undercover operatives helped fund Mohamed Osman Mohamud’s would-be terrorism plot to detonate a car bomb during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Friday at a crowded public square in the heart of the city.