Catching Terrorists

Sometimes undercover police help plan and fund terrorist acts. In one embarrassing case, the attack on the Twin Towers prior to 9/11, the cops planned to replace the explosives with dummies, but failed. Undercover interaction can make the crimes worse than they would otherwise have been. It would be best if cops just spied on terrorists and did not egg them on. This is particularly true when the suspects have never committed any crime before. Further, this egging can be used a part of the terrorists’ defence.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)