Saturday, May 12, 2007

Olbermann Calls the Fort Dix Six “Morons,” Their Defense Attorneys Claim Entrapment

Keith Olbermann, who insists on continuing to out-Rosie the media’s favorite “Truther,” Rosie O’Donnell, dismissed the Fort Dix Six as “morons,” while the defense has a somewhat different strategy – they’re considering claiming “Entrapment.

As the AP’s Jim Mulvihill writes, “He railed against the United States, helped scout out military installations for attack, offered to introduce his comrades to an arms dealer, and gave them a list of weapons he could procure, including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

“These were not the actions of a terrorist, but of a paid FBI informant who helped bring down an alleged plot by six Muslim men to massacre U.S. soldiers at New Jersey's Fort Dix.

“And those actions have raised questions of whether the government crossed the line and pushed the six men down a path they would not have otherwise followed.

“It is an argument—entrapment—that has been made in other terrorism cases, and one that has failed miserably in this post-Sept. 11 era.”

Still, Entrapment is defined as “powerful persuasion by a state actor, to commit a crime, which induces the plaintiff to engage in acts he otherwise wouldn't."

That is to say, that it's NOT the same thing as simply asking another person, "Uh, you wanna smoke a joint?" or "Hey! I’ve got an idea, why don’t we attack a U.S. Army installation?" For the entrapment defense to actually work, you usually have to convince a jury that the persuasion was so powerful that pretty much the ONLY reason the particular crime was committed was the persuasion itself.

The fact that the Duka brothers and their cohorts were already practicing their marksmanship at local firing ranges, trying to find gun dealers, making jihadist videos, not to mention, actively planning attacks on Americans, it’s doubtfult the entrapment defense has much of a chance.

This crew was already planning this attack, the FBI undercover guy merely got them to say it on tape.

It’s nice to see Keith Olbermann and other reliable “Truthers” grasping at any available straw to cast America in the worst possible liht.

Go Keith GO!

Yeah, really just GO...get the hell out of here, OK.

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