Lawyer: U.S. Intel Agencies Perpetuating Fake War On Terror
Sen. Feinstein used FBI concocted terror case to argue for FISA expansion.
November 27, 2013
A teenager from Chicago ensnared in a phony bomb plot concocted by the FBI is a pawn in a “fake war on terror,” according to his lawyer, Thomas Durkin. On Tuesday, Durkin filed court papers portraying U.S. intelligence agencies as rogue entities exploiting a manufactured war on terror to circumvent the Constitution.
“This country, or at least civil liberties in this country as we have traditionally come to expect, is at another fear-laden crossroads,” Durkin writes in a document filed with the U.S. District Court in Illinois. “Not unlike the infamous and never ending ‘War on Drugs,’ the eternal ‘War on Terror’ as presented by the government intelligence agencies leaves us with another supposed Hobson’s choice between ‘national security’ and civil liberties.”