I don’t believe much in the way of assertions from the Department of Justice, but somehow this part of the LA Times coverage of the Ft. Dix “terrorist plot” rings true to me:
“A paid FBI informant was able to infiltrate the group, and began taping many conversations with the men â€“ some by phone, others by wearing a wire.”
And this too,
“One FBI official in Washington, however, noted that there still was much not known about the men and their intentions. They allegedly had discussed trying to kill hundreds of people on the base with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
“This is some guys who wanted to get a bunch of guns and shoot up some people. When â€“ or if â€“ they were going to shoot, we don’t know,” said the FBI official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.”