Reuters Pictures – Hosam Maher Husein Smadi is pictured in this undated family handout photo released October 1, 2009. The Jordanian national was arrested in the United States on September 24, 2009 and charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Smadi, who had been under intense surveillance by the FBI, was arrested near a 60-storey glass office tower in downtown Dallas after he placed an inactive car bomb at the location, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
A troubled teen with a troubled past comes to the US. So they befriended him, helped talk him in to it, then gave him the bomb, the car to put it in, the target, drove him to it, gave him the cell phone to detonate it, and then arrested him for being a terrorist.
I’m sure there are many legal complexities that I am unaware of, and I’m sure the Patriot Act has its own stipulations to further muddy those waters, but in my books that’s just plain entrapment.
But every agenda needs its straw man.
Maher Smadi, father of Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, and his daughter 13-year-old Rama look at a photo album at their home in Ajloun city.