Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pawns of the Game

Following is what I could scrounge around for you. This is how the cases are developed and then used as the CROWN in their career by the Secret Agencies. Does it sound familiar? Daniel Boyd's case is developed through an informant and taped conversations. 90% of the population can easily be indicted this way. The funny thing is that Hollywood that acts like a sniffing dog has already made a movie on what is coming. Watch the movie and you will go crazy with the excitement! The name of the movie is "Minority Report" (2002), and the main actor is Tom Cruise. See if this site works for you:

This program was relayed on 08.07.2009 at 12.00 noon on NPR under the name :This American Life". It is more detailed and interesting when you hear it. See if you can find it in NPR's archives. I could not find it. If you do, put it on my site too. The website of the following article is:

It goes like this: 387: Arms Trader 2009

The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man named Hemant Lakhani, whom they suspected of being an illegal arms dealer. It's one of the first cases that went to trial in the War on Terror, and one the Justice Department pointed to as one of their big successes. In the end, they got Lakhani, red-handed, delivering a missile to a terrorist in New Jersey. The only problem was, nothing in the sting was what it appeared to be. Including the missile.


Host Ira Glass describes a recent terrorism case in Newburgh, N.Y., in which four men were arrested after planting bombs in front of a synagogue and Jewish community center. Ira discusses the case with Aziz Huq, assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and co-author of Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror. Huq says the Newburgh case isn’t what it seems, because without the help of a government informant, the four men probably wouldn’t have been able to organize an act of terrorism. The Newburgh case is part of a pattern of sting operations the government has undertaken since September 11th as part of its mandate to catch terrorists before they strike. The first big investigation to test this approach—the case of Hemant Lakhani—is the subject of today’s show. (4 minutes).

Act One.

Hemant Lakhani, an Indian-born British citizen, had been a salesman all his life. Clothing, rice, oil ... it didn't matter to him what, as long as he could spin a deal. Then one day, sitting in a hotel room with a gangster he happened to know, the phone rang. It wasa business friend of the gangster's, calling from America. The man on the phone was rich, Lakhani was told. Maybe he would invest in Lakhani's latest venture. So Lakhani started talking to the man over the phone. Pretty soon they set up a meeting at a hotel in New Jersey, to talk business. But when Lakhani got there, the man seemed to be only interested in buying weapons. Illegal weapons, for Somali terrorists. Lakhani, always eager to make a deal, said he can help him out. What he didn't know, is that the supposed rich business man was an FBI informant, and that he had just walked into an elaborate government sting. Petra Bartosiewicz reports. (30 minutes)

Act Two.

Our story about Hemant Lakhani’s case continues, through the sting and the trial. (21 minutes.)

Act Three.

Ira talks to Aziz Huq about whether cases like Lahkani’s will continue to be pursued under the Obama administration, and why that's problematic.

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