In frankly chilling news, the FBI apparently couldn’t be bothered to go after al Qaeda sympathizer and would-be bomber Jose Pimentel, and it was the NYPD acting alone that foiled the plot.
New York Police Department investigators sought to get the FBI involved at least twice as their undercover investigation of Jose Pimentel unfolded, the officials said. Both times, the FBI concluded that he wasn’t a serious threat, they said.
The FBI concluded that the 27-year-old Pimentel “didn’t have the predisposition or the ability to do anything on his own,” one of the officials said.
It is an absolute abdication of responsibility to claim that they would not work the case because of the reasons they cited.
Since when do we give possible terrorists a bye based upon “predisposition” or alleged competence. Why doesn’t the FBI ask Theodore Gold, Diana Oughton, and Terry Robbins what damage incompetent bomb builders can do. Once they’re resurrected, of course.
What is the Justice Department doing these days, other than trying to obstruct congressional investigations?