Update 2: Efrafran Days has more on the oh-so-sensitive Ben White.
Have a read:
A fully controlled threat to our freedoms
May 21st, 2009
A federal law enforcement official described the plot as “aspirational” — meaning that the suspects wanted to do something but had no weapons or explosives — and described the operation as a sting with a cooperator within the group.
“It was fully controlled at all times,” a law enforcement official said.
Ben White thus seemingly admits that those arrested were planning an attack on a synagogue, yet bizarelly titles his post ‘A fully controlled threat to our freedoms.’ So what are ‘our freedoms’ here then? Is this about our freedom to worship in synagogues without fear of terrorist attack, or about our freedom to plot attacks on synagogues so long as we aren’t successful in carrying them out, or don’t actually have explosives? Must the police wait until the crime has been committed before any action is taken?
Surely law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear by the police arresting those demonstrably planning attacks on synagogues. Which makes Ben White’s blog post pretty creepy, does it not?
Perhaps Ben could explain what he meant?