Kurt Nimmo

Before everything changed (according to the government) after September 11, if a person made idle, fantastic, and improbable threats in a chatroom or on an internet fourm, he was usually dismissed as a crank or somebody seeking attention.

Now he is considered a threat to national security and is reported in short order to the FBI, especially if his idle threats concern the train system in the district of criminals.

“Awais Younis, also identified as Sundullah Ghilzai, told an FBI complainant through Facebook how how to build a pipe bomb ‘and what type of shrapnel would cause the greatest amount of damage,’ according to an affidavit from an FBI special agent. The threatened targets included the Washington Metro transit system,” reports CNN.

CNN characterizes his absurd chest-beating idiocy as a terrorist plot. Consider the following video:

It didn’t help that the suspect, Awais Younis, was photographed in Afghanistan holding an AK47. His uncle was also pictured in the photo standing before a tent CNN insists contained explosives.

“A law enforcement source says a handgun was found at his residence but no other weapons or explosives. The threat is judged to be ‘minimal,’ according to the source,” CNN reports.

In other words, Younis did not plan to blow up trains in Washington.

“The public should be reassured that [Younis'] activities prior to his arrest were carefully monitored and that there is no threat against Metrorail or the general public in the Washington, D.C., area,” said Peter Carr, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The arrest of Awais Younis follows the arrest of Farooque Ahmed in October. A naturalized citizen and a native of Pakistan, Ahmed is charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization after he allegedly assisted in planning an attack on Metro stations in the vicinity of the Pentagon.

Ahmed’s case follows a familiar pattern – he appears to be the victim of yet another FBI sting. “Rest assured, Ahmed’s fate is sealed with or without proof,” writes Stephen Lendman. “His indictment, as in similar cases, provides… only circumstantial claims couched in inflammatory rhetoric to be highlighted at trial and already in major media reports. In addition, no mention of a sting is explained — the fact that paid FBI informants arranged everything, entrapping Ahmed in an alleged plot, one he might never have planned on his own. Moreover, he perhaps didn’t realize the potential implications of whatever meetings and discussions he had. No matter. It’s too late, another testimony to US injustice.”

In fact, as the above CNN report demonstrates, the corporate media thrives on such stories. The case of Awais Younis is tenuous at best, but that does not stop them from inferring a link to terrorism in an ongoing effort to scare little children and naïve adults who believe America is under attack by nefarious cave dwelling terrorists.