Monday, December 06, 2010

Amateur Hour

A helpful hint for the FBI:

If you're going to recruit convicted felons to infiltrate religious groups and allegedly attempt to entrap members into planning violent crimes against other Americans, you might want to caution them about doing too enthusiastic of a job:

"In the Irvine case, [Craig] Monteilh's mission as an informant backfired. Muslims were so alarmed by his talk of violent jihad that they obtained a restraining order against him."

Mr. Monteilh received $177,000 of peasant-supplied money (tax-free, to boot) to play Super Spy for 15 months and the only person arrested (besides Monteilh himself, on yet more theft charges unrelated to his stellar informant work) in the operation had the charges against him completely dropped by prosecutors once the case went south, despite the Feds previously claiming that the defendant was an imminently grave threat to national security.

We theorize that the formidable comic talents of actor Jim Carrey will be necessary to properly portray the role of Mr. Monteilh in the inevitable big-screen adaption of this debacle.

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