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Geraldo: Baltimore Bomber Is Just a ‘Gullible Youngster’ (Jerry Rivers, part of enemy within)
Pajamas Media ^ | December 9, 2010 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 12/09/2010 12:28:00 PM PST by jazusamo

Geraldo Rivera appeared on The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night to argue that Mohammed Hussein, the man who attempted to bomb a military recruitment center in Catonsville, Maryland, was entrapped by the FBI.  For a reporter who claims to strongly support the military (when he isn’t giving military positions away on the air in a war zone), this position comes as something of a shock.

Video 1:27 minutes

(via Blogmocracy)

It’s tempting to see Rivera’s position through a racial lens. In the clip he attributes not only the Baltimore plot, but also the Sears Tower plot and  a couple of others to “entrapment,” but to my knowledge it’s only after this plot emerged that Geraldo adopted the “entrapment” line.  And here’s the thing: Hussein’s name prior to his conversion to Islam was Antonio Martinez. Rivera is famously and aggressively pro-illegal immigration, which he routinely casts as a racial struggle.  He even wrote a book about it, ingeniously called HisPanic. See what he did there?  Feel free to supply your own cheesy rim shot.  Martinez is a U.S. citizen, but the racial logic seems to apply here as well.

Here’s why I say that: There’ s no reasonable way at this point to see Hussein as “entrapped” regarding the military recruitment center plot.  The evidence that’s available so far says Hussein is a garden variety terrorist wannabe, leaving us to search for another explanation for Rivera’s peculiar stance.

Point number 1: Hussein went on Facebook and mouthed off against the U.S. military. Robert Spencer has the details:

The source told CBS that he had been “mouthing off” to friends and “wanted to retaliate against the military for the wars,” and when others heard about it, “they wanted nothing to do with it.”

Mouthing off of course is not a crime, but making threats against the military will bring attention your way. And think about that last line. That’s other Muslims who read his rants against the U.S. military and wanted nothing to do with it. So is Hussein/Martinez really just “gullible,” or is he an aggressor?

Point 2: Hussein is also a jihadist.

A 21-year-old construction worker who had recently converted to Islam and told an FBI informant he thought about nothing but jihad was arrested Wednesday when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center, authorities said. …

According to court documents, he has been on the FBI’s radar screen since October, when he told a confidential FBI source he wanted to attack and kill military personnel.

Does that sound “gullible”?  It doesn’t to me.

Point 3: Hussein hates non-Muslims and those who “oppress” Muslims.

“An affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint alleges that on September 29, 2010, Martinez publicly posted on his Facebook account a statement calling for violence to stop the oppression of Muslims, and that on Oct. 1, 2010, he publicly posted a message stating that he hates any person who opposes Allah and his prophet,” a Justice Department statement said.

What the FBI seems to have done in this case is pick up on the possibility of a Muslim convert on the verge of “Sudden Jihad Syndrome,” and they worked to determine the extent of the threat, and then they found a way to neutralize it, saving lives and bagging a terrorist.

Isn’t this what we want the post 9-11 FBI to do?

To accuse them of “entrapping” a “gullible” youth based on the available evidence is huge stretch. Not only does it damage what’s left of Rivera’s own credibility, it injects race into what ought to be a purely national security story. Geraldo seems to be in a tizzy to defend a fellow Hispanic, when no one cares about that at all. No one is saying that Hussein did this because he’s Hispanic, nor even that it’s because a Muslim.  It’s because he’s a jihadist.  His own violent, jihadist comments earned him the FBI’s glare, and his own violent ambitions led him to try to detonate that inert bomb.  You can’t entrap someone to do that.  People care about the fact the he wanted to kill U.S. military personnel and recruits on American soil, and he was thwarted, both by the vigilant FBI and by his own fellow Muslims. That’s all to the good.

Geraldo is beclowning himself.  Again.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: geraldorivera; islam; jihadist; martinez; terrorist
Geraldo trying to boost his ratings again by outlandish statements. Why Fox hired the turkey is a mystery.
1 posted on 12/09/2010 12:28:04 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Perfect example of a lib, the kind of person who couldn’t organize a beer bash.


2 posted on 12/09/2010 12:33:27 PM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: jazusamo

The lib’s just light my fire. It’s always the same refrain, “We have to understand WHY evil people do evil deeds.”

Next thing is they will claim entrapment, like Muhammed the Oregon bomber.


3 posted on 12/09/2010 12:33:35 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: jazusamo

“Why Fox hired the turkey is a mystery”

It’s really not. FNC is mainly just a vehicle for commercials. It also makes half of America feel like everything is OK with the media, which is is not.

This is a fully set up gag between him & O’really. They do it all the time, and no doubt yuk it up afterward.


4 posted on 12/09/2010 12:34:36 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: jazusamo
I dare say half the convicts in prison were once gullible youths too. It doesn't make them any less wrong. The difference is whether they acted poorly or like the rest of us use restraint. What is wrong IS just wrong!
5 posted on 12/09/2010 12:37:05 PM PST by lula ( If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: jazusamo

How many on 9/11 were “gullible youngsters”?


6 posted on 12/09/2010 12:37:32 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: jazusamo
It’s tempting to see Rivera’s position through a racial lens. In the clip he attributes not only the Baltimore plot, but also the Sears Tower plot and a couple of others to “entrapment,” but to my knowledge it’s only after this plot emerged that Geraldo adopted the “entrapment” line.

He made the same assinine remark regarding the Sears Tower plot years ago. I saw him on Fox News at the time and I haven't had a tv for 3 years now.

7 posted on 12/09/2010 12:40:27 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: BunnySlippers

And the sting operations to catch sexual predators target gullible oldsters. < /sarcasm >


8 posted on 12/09/2010 12:41:55 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: junta
Exactly, and Geraldo is that bleeding heart lib.

Martinez is a 21 year old wannabe terrorist who tried to murder some of our military and Geraldo calls him a 'gullible youngster,' says the FBI entrapped him.

If you're reading this Geraldo Rivera, you suck!!!

9 posted on 12/09/2010 12:45:12 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: lula
What is wrong IS just wrong!

Well said!

10 posted on 12/09/2010 12:46:32 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

...all comes down to race.


11 posted on 12/09/2010 12:46:35 PM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: jazusamo

Just like those two bored, gullible, wayward boys at Columbine, right Geraldo?


12 posted on 12/09/2010 12:48:12 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: jazusamo
He doesn't want a would be mass murderer punished but will spit on Michelle Malkin if given the opportunity.

Doesn't he look like former pornstar, Harry Reems?

13 posted on 12/09/2010 12:57:04 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: BunnySlippers

None, because they weren’t Hispanic. To Geraldo, this is about Illegal Immigration.


14 posted on 12/09/2010 1:01:55 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jazusamo

Why could it not have been jerry rivers instead of Danny Pearl?

LLS


15 posted on 12/09/2010 1:02:54 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Even they have standards.


16 posted on 12/09/2010 1:05:23 PM PST by sport
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To: LibLieSlayer

I hear you.


17 posted on 12/09/2010 1:07:04 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“This is a fully set up gag between him & O’really. They do it all the time, and no doubt yuk it up afterward.”

Ha. You are so right on...lol


18 posted on 12/09/2010 1:10:22 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: jazusamo
Mr. Rivers has always supported any criminal trespasser who ended up committing another crime while here illegally.

His first knee jerk reaction is “his immigration status is irrelevant.

19 posted on 12/09/2010 1:10:37 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

deport Geraldo


20 posted on 12/09/2010 1:18:44 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Wurlitzer

BUMP!


21 posted on 12/09/2010 1:21:15 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
This is just Geraldo being Geraldo. He is Fox's resident left wing buffoon who is such a easy target for ridicule that he highlights the absurdity of the Left’s mentality
22 posted on 12/09/2010 1:39:43 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: sport

Even though it is an evil subject... that there is funny!

LLS


23 posted on 12/09/2010 1:40:57 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: jazusamo

It does make one wonder.

LLS


24 posted on 12/09/2010 1:41:34 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: jazusamo

If a ‘Gullible Youngster’ kills you, you aren’t really dead.


25 posted on 12/09/2010 1:55:56 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Geraldo Rivera appeared on The O'Reilly Factor Wednesday night to argue that Mohammed Hussein, the man who attempted to bomb a military recruitment center in Catonsville, Maryland, was entrapped by the FBI.
Thanks jazusamo.


26 posted on 12/09/2010 2:59:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: jazusamo

I think he’s parroting Judge Napolitano (Fox Business channel), who said a similar thing about another jihadist who was caught before he could blow anyone up. Fox has its share of idiots, that’s for sure.


27 posted on 12/09/2010 3:07:18 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: jazusamo

Every time i think of Jerry Rivers, I’m reminded of the scene between Mac (Bill Duke) and Dillon (Carl Weathers) in the movie “Predator”...Dillon had unintentionally slipped in a patch of leaves in the jungle, and when he gained his footing, there was Mac immediately in his face, to quietly confront him:

“You ghostin’ us, mother(figure out the rest)! I don’t care who you are in the world. You give away our position one more time...I’ll bleed you...real quiet....leave you here...got that?”


28 posted on 12/09/2010 3:08:47 PM PST by Christian4Bush (One countdown ends, the next begins. Less than 718 days until we vote out the jackass.)
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To: jazusamo

Martinez is a moron and dangerous, but I’m much more concerned about the morons who are motivated enough to build their own truck bombs or carry out independent actions.

Too bad the FBI couldn’t have given him some stuff that made the Geiger counter click. That would have made a really great headline.


29 posted on 12/09/2010 3:12:46 PM PST by PLMerite (Fix the FR clock. It's time.)
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To: MizSterious

He may be. I didn’t hear the judge on that but we get the Portland, OR local channels here in So WA and the libs over there are having fits about the Christmas muslim jihadist supposedly being entrapped by the FBI with the bomb he tried to detonate. It’s BS, IMHO.


30 posted on 12/09/2010 3:20:18 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The judge was quite forceful about it. Can’t recall which show he was on, but it was shocking. If the judge is right, then virtually any sting—any crime—would be “entrapment.” Clearly, the courts don’t usually see it that way. Enemies of our country, on the other hand, are anxious to justify our destruction.


31 posted on 12/09/2010 3:24:22 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: jazusamo
Geraldo trying to boost his ratings again by outlandish statements. Why Fox hired the turkey is a mystery.

Last week when Geraldo was making his mandatory weekly promo visit to Fox and Friends, he was talking about an issue having to do with Obama and said, "I love the guy." The show hosts went silent. (probably due to shock at his idiocy)

He has an ego that practically struts around on its own. I wonder if he's even aware that he's actually just a little weenie with an over-sized mustache.

32 posted on 12/09/2010 3:43:48 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

That sounds like something the little Rat would say and you’re right on about the ego, can’t stand to watch the guy and don’t.


33 posted on 12/09/2010 3:52:49 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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