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FBI undercover stings foil terrorist plots — but often plots of the agency’s own making

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Announcements of foiled terrorist plots make for lurid reading.

Schemes to carry out a Presidents Day jihadist attack on a train station in Kansas City. Bomb a Sept. 11 memorial event. Blow up a 1,000-pound bomb at Fort Riley. Detonate a weapon of mass destruction at a Wichita airport — the failed plans all show imagination.

But how much of it was real?

Often not much, according to a review of several recent terrorism cases investigated by the FBI in Kansas and Missouri. The most sensational plots invoking the name of the Islamic State or al-Qaida here were largely the invention of FBI agents carrying out elaborate sting operations on individuals identified through social media as being potentially dangerous. – READ MORE

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  • Charles Kinbote

    There is always a good deal of hatred in psychosis, and by so directing hatred to others, the psychotic individual can take the spotlight off his or her personal responsibility.

    Where there is delusion there can no longer be any genuine self. To speak of a ‘delusional self’ would be a contradiction.

    In time, the psychotic loses all sense of distinction between inside and outside, between what he or she is as a self-identity in existence and what the world is as another aspect of that existence.

    When this occurs, the psychotic individual has slipped completely into a thrown state. Neurotic anxiety is compounded by existential anxiety, and the future is bleak indeed.