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Like numerous other cases, there was no plot or crime, just "conspiracy" to commit one, the charge used when clear evidence is lacking. In fact, conspiring or attempting to blow up Kennedy Airport is impossible. Other implausible cases charged plots to attack the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, Wall Street, and Chicago's Sears Tower.
Also alleged others against US soldiers at Fort Dix, NJ, US marines at Quantico, VA, National Guard jets with stinger missiles, Pakistan's ambassador with a surface-to-air missile, and others just as preposterous.
They include a fake shoe bomber, fake underwear bomber, an earlier Times Square bomber, fake shampoo bombers, fake Al Qaeda woman planning fake attacks, fake Oregon bomber, fake armed forces recruiting station bomber, fake 9/11 bombers, and others to stoke fear and enlist public support for the fake war on terror.
All cases entrapped Muslims. Accusations against them were spurious, yet they were arrested, charged, convicted and sentenced to long imprisonments - for their faith at the wrong time, not conspiracy to commit crimes.
Entrapment is commonly used, occurring when law enforcement officials or agents induce, influence, or provoke crimes that otherwise wouldn't be committed. However, it doesn't apply in cases of willingness to act lawlessly, government merely aiding, abetting, or facilitating a good chance to do so.
-- government officials or agents initiating the idea; then
-- persuading individuals to discuss, plan or commit actions they otherwise never intended.
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