Al-Qaeda in Iraq, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and al-Qaeda in Kentucky. One of these things is not like the others.
Speculation about “dozens” of al-Qaeda fighters let into the United States as refugees from Iraq is flying again, centering on an FBI video which shows the putative terrorists handling “heavy weapons” in Kentucky.
Whenever the FBI is involved, the official story is only part of the story, however, and the men in the video were handling “weapons” that were actually inoperable, and were provided to them by the FBI for the express purpose of being used as an excuse to arrest them.
The two men involved were given 40 years in prison and a life sentence, respectively, on myriad counts of “terrorism” and plotting against US troops overseas. The men had apparently been in the US for quite some time before the FBI decided to set them up.
Having discovered what they believe were the fingerprints of one of the men on a several year old cell phone in Iraq, which was itself believed to be linked to terrorism, the FBI made multiple contacts with them. First they posed as a group giving them weapons, then they posed as another group that promised to pick the weapons up and “give them to al-Qaeda.” The weapons never worked to begin with, and the two were captured, yet another in a myriad of high profile FBI “terror arrests” that was manufactured out of wholecloth by the FBI itself.