Or so they would have us believe.
But if you sit back from a calm, rational place, can you believe that there really was a terror plot, using... liquids? Can you believe that it makes us safer in any way to prevent any of us from carrying hairspray, hand lotion or lipstick onto an airplane?
Regarding the "plot", well, I'm not buying it. Every other terror plot that has been exposed since and including 911 has had "false flag" written all over it, and with Bush in big trouble for encouraging Israel to continue murdering innocent civilians in Lebanon and Palestinian, this smells like the old "bait and switch" trick again.
Bush and Blair are best buddies. Cheney has disappeared again. Mid-term elections are coming up. Lieberman lost this week.
It's no surprise that this plot was uncovered now. It's all about timing.
How better to drum up support for illegal and immoral activities than by again invoking the fear of attacks to scare the sheeple into submission?
So what are you going to do? Wring your hands in fear as you stand in lines four hours long?
Why should you throw away a bottle of baby's milk? You shouldn't. Don't. Don't fall for their terror tactics and DON'T FLY!
Call your travel agents or the airlines, and demand your money back for flights you've booked, and even if you haven't made reservations, call them and tell them you're not going to as long as this nonsense is in place. Put these co-conspirators in the war against freedom on notice that we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it any more and we're not going to fly as long as these ludicrous "security measures" are in place.
When the airplanes are flying at 20 per cent capacity or less, and they have to cut back on the number of flights and therefore the amount of fuel being consumed, the airlines and oil companies will make such a fuss that this nonsense about dumping your liquids will be stopped. And while you're at it, tell them you're NOT going to take your shoes off anymore. And you're not going to bare your baby's bottom because there might be something hidden in his diaper.
All of those precautions are not about making you safer. They're all about power and making people feel vulnerable and helpless. Don't let them take away your power.
While you've got them on the line, tell the airline representatives about 9/11. Tell them you know that the flights that supposedly hit the trade towers were likely remote controlled, and that NORAD stood down. Tell them that no plane hit the Pentagon, and ask them if they saw any plane parts on the news footage. Make them listen to you. Keep calling. Mess up their reservations systems.
We only have our voices. Use them. Call in to talk shows. Especially the Right Wing numbnuts. Put your brave suits on and armor up, because you will get blasted by those who don't want to hear the truth. But you can defeat the propaganda of fear with your own quiet insistence on getting the facts out there.
Get your facts in before they cut you off. Tell them how the criminal elements in control of major western governments have carried out terror attacks and deliberately manufactured fake alerts for political purposes. Tell them that in 2002, then White House press secretary Ari Fleischer told the Washington Times that terror alerts were issued "as a result of all the controversy that took place last week," referring to political heat bestowed on President Bush when 9/11 prior knowledge evidence first surfaced.
This is no different. Any time the government's in trouble, there is some kind of fake terror alert. Tell the right wing listeners about it! Call in to liberal talk show hosts that still believe Osama bin Laden was behind 911. Clue them into the false flag operations.