October 17, 2012 / by emptywheel

 

FBI Arrests Bangladeshi Goldfinger in the Stupidest FBI Sting Yet

As you’ve no doubt heard, the FBI has arrested another pathetically feeble alleged terrorist in another one of its FBI concocted stings. The FBI says their latest mark’s name is Rezwanul Nafis, but I’m going to call him Goldfinger.

You see, along with all the normal reasons this guy is obviously either mentally disturbed or stupid–falling for the same “my buddy is a top Al Qaeda guy” line the FBI Narc uses every time–Goldfinger is even stupider.

He was going to bomb the Fed with 1,000 pounds of explosives (that would never have been enough explosives, but never mind).

And yet he had no plan to access the Fed’s gold vault. Best as I can tell, his plan was to bomb the Fed, and return to dirt poor Bangladesh and … Osama bin Laden!

Not only that, the FBI claims Goldfinger was reasonably informed about the Fed. He apparently targeted the Fed because it is so powerful.

I decided to attack the Federal Reserve bank of New York which is by far the largest (by assets), most active (by volume) and most influential of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. New York Federal Reserve Bank implements monetary policy, supervises and regulates financial institutions and helps maintain the nation’s payment systems.

And yet this dude who knew–or repeated, for the FBI’s benefit–that the NY Fed was the most powerful of the Federal Reserve banks didn’t think to avail himself of the gold lying in a vault under the Fed.

Nevertheless, the FBI would like us to believe this was a credible plot.

Seriously, what kind of terrorist plots to attack the Fed, without making plans to take the gold?

Update: Oh wait, there’s more! Here’s what the FBI Acting Assistant Director in Charge Mary Galligan had to say about this latest, patently stupid FBI-made plot.

 Attempting to destroy a landmark building and kill or maim untold numbers of innocent bystanders is about as serious as the imagination can conjure.

No! No it’s not!! If they leave the gold, the FBI hasn’t even begun using its collective imagination. Get to work, guys, you can do better!

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