Since the idea of government-manufactured or false flag terrorism is still a foreign, if not completely outrageous, concept to most people, I am going to start the thread off with a few links from various sources to set the table and get the discussion moving in the right direction. From a recent New York Times op-ed: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/o...elped-along-by-the-fbi.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1 That was published on the 29th of April. Then, a day or two later, we learn about this ridiculous plot: http://www.naturalnews.com/035757_FBI_terror_plots_false_flag.html#ixzz1tvnc4AXs Does the FBI really do this, and if so, why? What could possibly be gained by the FBI infiltrating groups of angry or mentally unstable young men - Muslim or otherwise - and inducing them with money, weapons, training, and equipment to carry out terror attacks they probably wouldn't have attempted to carry out without the FBI's encouragement? Here's a very interesting video that attempts to answer this question. I highly recommend watching this one: http://youtu.be/VswdzWA6T-s How far does this government-manufactured terrorism go back? Is it only a recent tactic? Does anybody here remember the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993? Was that one manufactured as well? Again, from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/o...elped-along-by-the-fbi.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1 This makes me wonder, does the FBI stop some of these plots while strategically allowing some of them to result in full-fledged terrorist attacks? Is it possible the 9/11 attacks were set up in the same way, under the watchful, approving eye of the U.S. government so it could justify an aggressive, militaristic foreign policy that the American public would never support otherwise?