Michael German on How the FBI Manufactures Terrorists

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Imagine a country in which the government pays convicted con artists and criminals to scour minority religious communities for disgruntled, financially desperate, or mentally ill patsies who can be talked into joining fake terrorist plots, even if only for money. Imagine that the country's government then busts its patsies with great fanfare to justify ever-increasing authority and ever-increasing funding. As Michael German explains, this isn't the premise for a Kafka novel; it's reality in the post-9/11 United States.

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