The United States is as good as peddling fear, as it is in peddling fast food. We lead the way. How great this is for you and me. And wouldn’t it make sense to use the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 to do this. I mean, why wouldn’t the terrorists use the most obvious day to attack again? That makes so much sense. Well, that is what was sold to you and I again. And that is further proof that we can use the cliched term, “The terrorists have won.”
So why or how did they win? They won, when so many in this country decided it was O.K. to forsake their liberty and freedom (which is what the REAL American forefathers were about) for phony protection. Let me tell you right now folks, you aren’t any safer from anything than you were 10 years ago. Any nut can detonate a bomb in a shopping mall. We still have situations (last week as a matter of fact), when someone went into a business and opened fire on innocent people. It is all FALSE PROTECTION. And sadly, at least 5 of 10 Americans are happy to have it. It is mind blowing to know that so many have fallen for this bullsh*t.
You government was all over the news talking about “credible and specific reports” warning that terrorists were planning to blow up bridges or tunnels on the anniversary of 9/11. Nothing is ever explained more than the blanket, “we have info”. Who believes this? Why? I mean that is total hearsay. There is no backing for it, and certainly no details. They just give it to the media and say report that there are threats. Very generic. Very vanilla. And done totally to scare people. Assuming any of it was real, what are you going to do about it? What are you going to look for? Something seemed suspicious. Please explain what suspicious terrorist activity looks like. Because there were a whole lot of supposed hi-jackers on the real 9/11 and nobody caught any suspicious activity then!
So, the country overreacted to this nonsense. So following days of endless fear mongering that Al-Qaeda was planning to strike this weekend on the anniversary, we dealt with police brazenly violating the 4th amendment by conducting sweeping vehicle and bag searches, national guard troops with guns all over the streets of major cities, and random checkpoints, all serving as a reminder that once again, terrorists really did win.
We even got to deal with ludicrous overreaction to airplane bathrooms visits that ended in a farce when fighter jets were scrambled as a response. “Fighter planes were scrambled, bomb squads were called, FBI command centers went on alert and police teams raced to airports today, but in the end two separate airline incidents were caused by apparently innocent bathroom breaks and a little “making out,” federal officials said. (Wait a minute, are you kidding me? You scrambled jets because there were people making out in a bathroom.)
F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to follow a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Detroit after reports that three passengers, two men and a woman, were acting “suspiciously” and spending lengthy amounts of time in the bathroom. (BTW, when did that become so suspicious? How about something a little more credible.) After landing in Detroit, police stormed the plane with guns drawn and ordered everybody to put their heads down and their hands on the seat in front of them. “The policeman said everybody remain seated. Everyone remains seated. If you get out of your seats you will be taken care of quickly.”
Passengers were then ordered off the plane without their belongings and forced to undergo FBI questioning while bomb-sniffing dogs searched their luggage. No one was hurt and so far no one has been placed under arrest. All of the detained passengers, including the three who were first taken off the plane, have been released.
It turned out that the “suspicious behavior” was two people “making out” in the bathroom mid-flight. In another incident, two fighter jets were scrambled to escort an American Airlines jet into New York’s JFK airport. Again, the “suspicious behavior” that prompted the alert comprised of passengers visiting the restroom.
So the serious and sober terror alert that provoked thousands of headlines and a multimillion dollar security response, while of course presenting the perfect opportunity to reinforce the police state by invoking 9/11, culminated in nothing more than an almighty freak out in response to a few people eager to use the bathroom.
The whole farce underscores the fact that the terrorists have won. The goal of terror is to fundamentally change society so that the population alters their behavior and willingly relinquishes their freedom through fear. By exploiting the threat of terrorism to provoke fear, the federal government has achieved this objective.
The fact that Americans are more likely to die from intestinal illnesses, accident-causing deer, and allergic reactions to peanuts than they are in terrorist attacks is buried amidst all the panic and hand-wringing about deadly plots that never come to fruition, but do serve to justify the bloated Homeland Security state that has swallowed up America in the drive for profit and control.
Sadly, this can only be accomplished with the complicity of the mainstream media, who are certain to hype more dubious terror alerts, which former DHS head Tom Ridge admitted were faked and exaggerated for political purposes, in order to generate the kind of hysteria that leads to visits to the bathroom being characterized as suspicious and terror-related.