So, to repeat myself, your argument here boils down to the semantics of the term 'staged', and how you personally choose to read the word. You seem to feel the usage requires an actual explosion/injuries/deaths. Please view the dictionary definition provided above, and it should dissuade you of this notion.
The original claim was the FBI staged terrorist attacks. No attacks took place. Hence, the claim is false.
So, to repeat myself, your argument here boils down to the semantics of the term 'staged', and how you personally choose to read the word. You seem to feel the usage doesn't require an actual attack. Please view the dictionary definition provided below, and it should dissuade you of this notion
Shall we play again??
v. staged, stag·ing, stag·es
1. To exhibit or present on or as if on a stage: stage a boxing match.
2. To produce or direct (a theatrical performance).
3. To arrange and carry out: stage an invasion.
4. Medicine To determine the extent or progression of (a cancer, for example).
1. To be adaptable to or suitable for theatrical presentation.
2. To stop at a designated place in the course of a journey: "tourists from London who had staged through Warsaw" (Frederick Forsyth).
You are twisting. You want to impart political motives where it could very well they- the FBI- felt they were simply doing their job.
Someone willing to commit violence IS a real threat- whether they were duped by the FBI or not.
If you looked past the opinion piece into each individual incident you will see some real potential to commit acts of violence.