For Terrorist Fearmongers, Its Always the Scariest Time Ever
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Intercept
Posted: June 15th, 2015
For the fearmongers in the West and their allies, its always the scariest time ever. In February, former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell, arguing for renewal of the Patriot Act, warned that the lone wolf terrorist threat to the United States has never been greater. In January, an anonymous senior aide to U.K. Prime Minister ... argued for a new snooper bill by saying that the terrorist threat has never been greater. In mid-2014, U.K. Prime Minister Cameron himself raised the threat level to severe and announced: Britain faces the greatest and deepest terror threat in the countrys history. Throughout the Bush years ... officials raised their color-coded terror alerts and issued similar warnings so many times that it became a running joke. Years later, the face of that joke, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, admitted he was pressured to issue warnings for political gain. Here we are 14 years after 9/11, and its still always the worst threat ever in all of history. If we always face the greatest threat ever, then one of two things is true: 1) fearmongers serially exaggerate the threat for self-interested reasons, or 2) the threat is always getting more severe, year after year which might mean we should evaluate the wisdom of terrorism policies that constantly make the problem worse. Whatever else is true, the people who should have the least credibility on the planet are [those] who have spent the last 15 years exploiting the terror threat in order to terrorize the American population into doing what they want.
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