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Unmasked: Meet The FBI's Bridge Bomb Plot Snitch
The Smoking Gun ^ | May 2, 2012

Posted on 05/03/2012 5:22:15 AM PDT by Ratman83

The paid informant who helped orchestrate the FBI sting that resulted in the arrest of five anarchists for allegedly plotting to blow up an Ohio bridge is a convicted felon who was arrested on bad check and theft charges in the midst of his cooperation with federal investigators, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Shaquille Azir, 39, was named in a pair of felony indictments filed in January in Cuyahoga County, according to court records. Azir, who TSG has identified as the informant in the federal bombing case, is accused in the indictments of passing bad checks on July 25, 2011 and December 22, 2011.

Azir, pictured in the mug shot at right, “has been working as a source for the FBI since July 20, 2011,” according to the U.S. District Court complaint filed yesterday against the alleged bomb plotters. Wearing a body recorder, Azir captured the five self-styled anarchists plotting to use C-4 explosive to take down a Cleveland-area bridge.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: anarchy; azir; bridge; domesticterrorism; fbi; fbiinformant; foiled; jihad; occupy; occupybridgeplot; ohiobridgeplot; ows; portland; shaquilleazir; somalia; waronterror
Why does the FBI always have to coerce these people to do things.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 5:22:17 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

Had the conspirators been right-wingers instead of OWS anarchists, the article would have praised the patriotic cooperation of Azir and downplayed his criminal record.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 5:29:54 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Ratman83

well, AZIZ won’t be undercover anymore now, will he?
dead man walking


3 posted on 05/03/2012 5:30:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Ratman83

As long as there are “sources” willing to work their own sentences down, there will never be a shortage of indictments of groups.

Plus you think that Azir had any qualms about giving up these crazy white boys?


4 posted on 05/03/2012 5:30:35 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Ohio Ping


5 posted on 05/03/2012 5:32:52 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Ratman83

Democrats (anarchists) only associate with other criminals, so you bate the hook with what it takes to catch them.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 5:36:22 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Ratman83

I don’t care, I’m still going to be dropping references to the “Occupy terrorists” every chance I get. I just like the sound of it.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 5:39:50 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: dirtboy
I could care less how the media plays this; I am more concerned with what the government continues to do to the citizens. This is like the Randy Weaver episode, but the conspirators do seem to be more willing than Weaver was.

Having the informant do a lot of the planning is close to entrapment. If these people are so bad why does this seem like the Hutaree case?

8 posted on 05/03/2012 5:47:15 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Kenton

0bama’s OWS terrorists.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 5:47:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: silverleaf

Well I think the Feds will keep him alive until the trial at least.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 5:49:12 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: reefdiver

So true, look at the White House and DOJ.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 5:50:36 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Molon Labbie

You know that giving up the white boys was a bonus!


12 posted on 05/03/2012 5:51:25 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Kenton

O yeah that does sound good. Wish we could hear it on the news all the time.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 5:52:27 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

C4 = silly putty [in this case]


14 posted on 05/03/2012 5:53:33 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: wolfcreek

True the feds did make it inert, so was it really an explosive.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 5:58:19 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

Coerce?

The morons dangled themselves out there like fed bait and willingly did things they believed would kill people at random.

Compare them to the Hutaree who just wanted to be left alone and never bought fake explosives or illegal weapons. The most the feds got out of them was a bull session in the woods which the judge ruled to be no crime.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 5:59:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ratman83

That is +3 silly putty. Used with a battle axe, look out.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 6:01:01 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Ratman83

The perps will be using that and because they feel like they were set up as a defense.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 6:12:51 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Ratman83

Why did they make his identity public? Seems really odd.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 6:22:45 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: cripplecreek
Not true, two of the Hutaree are still up on weapon charges. They also said that they wanted to do things, kill cops etc. With everything that was reported on the Hutaree originally it did not look good for them, but when it got to court then it was a different story. It could end up being the same here.

The Actions of our government lately are not what I would call responsible. My belief in the workings of the government at all levels is dropping due to these types of actions. Much of what is transpiring is looking more and more like a war against us citizens and not true protective actions by the government.

This is not something that has happened in only the last couple of years this goes back decades.

20 posted on 05/03/2012 6:23:51 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Theoria

Yes very dangerous stuff.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 6:26:39 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: SuzyQue

Government, by definition it does not make sense.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 6:28:04 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

If Obama had a son, that’s what he’d look like.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: wolfcreek
Most likely, most OWS types a scum or just confused not killers. The people like Zero’s buddies Dohrn and Ayers seem to get missed by the feds and the dumb one get coerced by the feds.

The truely bad do not seem to get caught. They attack police and slip away.

24 posted on 05/03/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
Not true, two of the Hutaree are still up on weapon charges.

Nope. At most, David Stone plead guilty to a lesser weapons charge and was the last to be released. He's free and clear. And now it looks like the weapons charge will be erased because the feds don't want to fight the lawsuit.

FBI returns military gear, wedding ring to acquitted Hutaree militia leader David Stone

I live here so I get a lot of extra info through post office chatter.
25 posted on 05/03/2012 6:37:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lee'sGhost

That will leave a mark.


26 posted on 05/03/2012 6:37:31 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

Shaquille Azir sounds Muslim to me. Nothing in the record says he is, but, think about it. You’re looking for explosives, you’re a wannabe anarchist, and a muslim sounding guy says he has access to C4.

The scary thing is that a real terrorist doesn’t need to pull his own event in the US. He just needs to frequent Occupy events, find the disgruntled and stupid, and supply them with materiel.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 6:46:00 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Obama Disses the Operators Who Took Out Bin Laden in Afghan!)
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To: cripplecreek

I had not heard that, it is good news. This just shows how far the feds go to make us all criminals. They continually ignore the Constitution to get us, it is truly frightening.


28 posted on 05/03/2012 6:46:57 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: xzins
Well he did change his name to Shaquille Azir, so.

Yeah and our government might only go after the dummies and not the mastermind.

29 posted on 05/03/2012 6:50:23 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: SuzyQue
Why did they make his identity public? Seems really odd.
"They" didn't make his identity public.
The public "made his identity" known from readily available information.
30 posted on 05/03/2012 7:41:26 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Ratman83
If this "FBI sting" went down like it's written here, any half sober lawyer can get them off. As it sure looks like a case of entrapment to me.

To be found guilty, you have to have the Means and Method to be able to carry out the crime you're accused of doing/plotting. And these anarchists didn't have either until this FBI Informant came along and gave them the money (FBI Money) to buy the explosives - aka: The Means - and then find a supplier (the FBI) of the C4 for them - aka: The Methods.

Ergo, until this guy came along (acting for the FBI), this little group were just a bunch of blow-hards spouting off the typical anarchist bull___.

Caveat: I'm not an attorney but I have played one in court.

31 posted on 05/03/2012 7:59:09 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51

Hey, hey, hey it is all in the name of safety and security, so it is all good right.


32 posted on 05/03/2012 8:05:50 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
*** Hey, hey, hey it is all in the name of safety and security, so it is all good right. ***

Suuuure. You Betcha.
What's more important? Our Liberty and that Bill of Rights thingy, or The Patriot Act and all the secret stuff in it. (/s)

33 posted on 05/03/2012 9:08:00 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51

I fully understand.


34 posted on 05/03/2012 10:17:00 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
Having the informant do a lot of the planning is close to entrapment. If these people are so bad why does this seem like the Hutaree case?

You can always tell who the FBI agent/informant is, in any "radical" group, because they'll be the ones urging everyone to blow things up.

35 posted on 05/03/2012 10:53:10 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

Well maybe, but I think some of them just want to shoot people.


36 posted on 05/03/2012 10:55:19 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
Not true, two of the Hutaree are still up on weapon charges. They also said that they wanted to do things, kill cops etc. With everything that was reported on the Hutaree originally it did not look good for them, but when it got to court then it was a different story. It could end up being the same here.

Most likely what was missing from the "reporting" was a little context of the discussions. If a discussion were to turn to what I would do if I saw cops coming door-to-door searching for weapons, you might very well find me discussing blowing their fool heads off as well.

37 posted on 05/03/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma
you might very well find me discussing blowing their fool heads off as well.

See that is where some people are different, I would never say anything like that. Actions are more important.

The government is out of control, all branches.

38 posted on 05/03/2012 11:15:30 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Ohio Ping!
To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail,
(the three of us), Flutters, Whenifhow, and LasVegasDave.


39 posted on 05/03/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states, or is it 58, must stand together and defeat O-bozo! VOTE the usurper out!!")
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To: Las Vegas Dave

That bridge is about 4 miles from The Pachysandra Palace. Cross it several times a week.


40 posted on 05/03/2012 2:51:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

About the same distance from mine.

It was the terrorists’ lawyer that made Azir’s identity known.


41 posted on 05/04/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT by E Rocc (November 2, 2010: The beginning of the end of the kleptocracy.)
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