Just letting you all know that I updated my “Counter-Terrorism by Creating Terrorists” post yet a third time. In this case, undercover FBI agents infiltrated a non-violent Michigan anti-war group and tried to get members to say inflammatory statements in order to justify further investigation.
“I remember a woman who was really eager,” Tom told me. “She kept bringing up how eager she was about revolution. And you know, on the one hand, people think it’s good because we really need to change society, so it’s a fine thing to talk about. On the other hand, she was trying to find people she could manipulate into [committing] a crime.”