It only took two years for the FBI to get their confidential human source ("CHS") to convince two Iraqi men in Bowling Green KY to transfer inert weapons and alleged money from an FBI storage facility to an FBI tractor trailer and bust them for it. Good work fellows. I bet that was tough.
I especially liked the part where the "CHS" told the Iraqi guys that "these weapons are not only being sent to al Qaida, they are going to all Mujahidin. So you're not only serving one part, you're serving, I mean, Islam in all," and that they work for the "Hajji"" who "receives money from Osama Bin Laden." That must have gotten the Iraqis so excited that they bragged of all kinds of attacks against U.S. troops they said they pulled off in their homeland between 2003 and 2006. These 'terrorist' guys even had the American slang down-pat with one saying they "fucked up Hummers with IEDs."
You can read the whole 'official story' in the links below. It's actually pretty funny if you're into that kind of humor.
-- Press Release from U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky .
-- Alwan and Hammadi Indictment.
-- Criminal Complaint (Alwan).
-- Criminal Complaint (Hammadi).
Now the FBI can work two years on 'capturing' a couple of dupes but when comes to getting some very dangerous domestic terrorists they seem to fall short. I don't remember any indictments for the liars who sent us into Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya. Killing a million or more Muslims, stealing resources and enabling the heroin trade must be OK. Destruction of evidence at the crime scene of 9/11 would seem to be an indictable offense but the FBI must not think so. Wall Street is full of Bernie Madoff types but they just keep on keeping on. AIPAC is a foreign spy nest and bribers and intimidators of government officials but that kind of mobster activity is off limits to an FBI roundup.
Even when the FBI does its job as it did in arresting and detaining dozens of Israelis on and right after 9/11, someone pulls the strings and no indictments are forthcoming.
It's lucky the FBI has a few dumb patsies they can chase around for years. Otherwise Congress could do some deficit cutting at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue and we would never notice the difference.