The things Greenwald speaks of below are just so misleading and all I see is that the people of America are being set up for major destruction and a downfall that they will never see coming. All the better to break their spirit even further and speed up their enslavement if things go on track as they seem to be.
The fact that the media pundits know about these things to a certain degree and do not expose the lies puts their crimes beyond the pale.
U.S. officials stressed that al-Qaeda’s influence extends far beyond its operational reach, meaning that the terrorist group will remain a major security threat for years.
“U.S. counterterrorism officials now assess al-Qaeda’s offshoot in Yemen as a significantly greater threat.”
“The arrest this week of an alleged al-Qaeda sympathizer in New York underscored the group’s ability to inspire ‘lone wolf’ attacks.”
Even the FBI ~ which specializes in converting hapless Muslim youth into Terrorists and then providing the planning, funding and training for the attacks, so they can jump in at the last minute and heroically disrupt the plots they themselves created ~ refused to get involved in this case out of “concern that the informer might have played too active a role in helping Mr. Pimentel.”
They’re worried because many of Pimental’s recorded statements were made as he smoked marijuana with the NYPD’s informer as he guided Pimental to attack and instructed him how to do it.
In other words, what little Terrorism does exist is caused directly by our own actions ~ the very actions justified in the name of stopping Terrorism.
Enemies are never defeated; even when they are “operationally ineffective,” they “will remain a major security threat for years.” If their capacity to frighten fades, they just get seamlessly replaced by new Villains (“U.S. counterterrorism officials now assess al-Qaeda’s offshoot in Yemen as a significantly greater threat”).
(1) We’re on the verge of Victory; and(2) The threat is grave and we cannot let up.Without both of those premises, the citizenry will wonder why endless war is necessary or wise.
(1) We have made Al Qaeda “operationally ineffective” and(2) They “will remain a major security threat for years.”
Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, best known for his 1980s war on pornography, was dredged up to demand that the government be vested with more Patriot Act powers (because he’s a believer in individual liberty and small government);
as the supremely “objective” CBS‘ Bob Schieffer made clear in his snickering, scornful interview on Face the Nation this weekend, it is Ron Paul who is crazy and bizarre for suggesting that U.S. aggression played a role in motivating 9/11 and for being worried that bellicose actions against Iran are making things worse and may lead to war.
(1) This, from The Atlantic‘s Conor Friedersdorf, about progressives who praise President Obama “as if his civil liberties abuses and executive power excesses never happened”;(2) This, from Eric Lewis in The New York Times, on the various ways Obama has shielded torture crimes from all accountability and the consequences of his doing so;(3) this, from The Guardian, on the latest emerging Obama foreign policy “success” to be soon celebrated by Democrats: his efforts to overturn the global ban on cluster bombs (which I wrote about a couple weeks ago here); and