“You need to ask why ISIS or the new trend of terrorism, who the terrorists are?”
Indeed, and thank you.
If you think back a bit, terrorism hasn’t always been the driving force of everything. Looking carefully at the events of 9/11 provides some hints.
About a month after 9/11 we were told:
“We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty.” (George W. Bush: UN General Assembly, November 10, 2001).
Note how, delivered by the President, and so presumably the supreme representative of truth and trust, innuendo neatly transforms the essential activity of conspiracy theories - posing questions –into malicious lies, while simultaneously directing attention to the terrorists, who, by unstated appeal to the doctrine of American exceptionalism, must be ‘others’. At the time of that statement, less than a month after the tragedy, it was, of course, already 'widely known' that those ‘others’ were a ruthless band who lived in caves in a far off lawless land characterized by mystery and intrigue, because we were told that's who they were within hours of the attacks, but it had to be hammered home. The faithful nonstop repetition of that story by the mainstream media for weeks thereafter certified and secured its ‘truth’. That whole exercise is a masterpiece of propaganda, and its crowning jewel is Bush’s statement. Conspiracy theorists have become liars.
Thus, the strange notion of War on Terror had been spawned, but its direction needed some guidance, so the government conveniently framed debate about the War on Terror as one that centers on an existential threat and pointed at Saddam.
“The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.” [Condoleezza Rice (September 8, 2002) – Secretary of State during the G.W. Bush administration].
Of course, in accordance with the principle that selective silence is one of the most powerful instruments of propaganda, what wasn’t mentioned was that plans for war against Iraq were in place well before 9/11.
A vast amount of independent research into the destruction of the three steel framed high rise buildings at the World Trade Center has exposed the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) investigation of that event as a sham.
Most people in the US have swallowed the Kool-Aid, as the saying goes, and so dutifully accept, for example, that temporary suspension of the laws of physics accounts for the collapse of Building 7 on 9/11. Throughout the past 16 years all government policy innovations of significance, both domestic and foreign, ultimately appeal to 9/11 for justification. Our ‘representative government’ has been completely compromised.
If you have been unaware of any of what I have just written here, please do some research.
This is all very worrying.