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A terrorist plot or an FBI propaganda stunt?

Didn’t take long for the conspiracy theorists to turn the FBI‘s latest bust of an allleged would-be terrorist in Oregon into a purported government-sponsored hoax designed to drive fear into the hearts of Americans as they head into the holiday season. Depending on who you talk to, Mohamed Osman Mohamud is either a Somali-born university student who planned to blow up Portland’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies — killing hundreds of attendees — or he is just another dupe of of a government that manufactures such plots and then finds idiots like himself to be an unsuspecting part of an
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