In the past decade, Washington has killed, maimed,
dislocated, and made widows and orphans of millions of Muslims in six countries,
all in the name of the "war on terror." Washington's attacks on the countries
constitute naked aggression and impact primarily civilian populations and
infrastructure and, thereby, constitute war crimes under law. Nazis were
executed precisely for what Washington is doing today.
Moreover the wars and military attacks have cost
American taxpayers in out-of-pocket and already-incurred future costs at least
$4,000 billion dollars -- one third of the accumulated public debt -- resulting in a
US deficit crisis that threatens the social safety net, the value of the US
dollar and its reserve currency role, while enriching beyond all previous
history the military/security complex and its apologists.
Perhaps the highest cost of Washington's "war on
terror" has been paid by the US Constitution and civil liberties. Any US
citizen that Washington accuses is deprived of all legal and constitutional
rights. The Bush-Cheney-Obama regimes have overturned humanity's greatest
achievement -- the accountability of government to law.
If we look around for the terror that the police state and a decade of war has allegedly protected us from, the terror is hard to find. Except for 9/11 itself, assuming we accept the government's improbable conspiracy theory explanation, there have been no terror attacks on the US.
Indeed, as RT pointed out
on August 23, 2011, an investigative program at the University of California discovered that the domestic "terror plots" hyped in the media were plotted by FBI agents.
FBI undercover agents now number 15,000, ten times
their number during the protests against the Vietnam war when protesters were
suspected of communist sympathies. As there apparently are no real terror plots
for this huge workforce to uncover, the FBI justifies its budget, terror alerts,
and invasive searches of American citizens by thinking up "terror plots" and
finding some deranged individuals to ensnare. For example, the Washington DC
Metro bombing plot, the New York City subway plot, and the plot to blow up the Sears
Tower in Chicago were all FBI brainchilds organized and managed by FBI agents.
RT reports that only three plots might have been
independent of the FBI, but as none of the three worked they obviously were not
the work of such a professional terror organization as Al Qaeda is purported to
be. The Times Square car bomb didn't blow up, and apparently could not
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The latest FBI sting ensnared a Boston man, Rezwan Ferdaus, who is accused of planning to attack
the Pentagon and US Capitol with model airplanes packed with C-4 explosives. US Attorney Carmen Ortiz assured
Americans that they were never in danger, because the FBI's undercover agents were in control of the plot.
Ferdaus' FBI-organized plot to blow up the Pentagon
and US Capitol with model airplanes has produced charges that he provided
"material support to a terrorist organization" and plotted to destroy federal
buildings -- the most serious charge which carries 20 imprisoned years for each
What is the terrorist organization that Ferdaus is
serving? Surely not al Qaeda, which allegedly outwitted all 16 US intelligence
services, all intelligence services of America's NATO and Israeli allies, NORAD,
the National Security Council, Air Traffic Control, Dick Cheney, and US airport
security four times in one hour on the same morning. Such a highly capable
terror organization would not be involved in such nonsense as a plot to blow up
the Pentagon with a model airplane.
As an American who was in public service for a
number of years and who has always stood up for the Constitution, a patriot's
duty, I must hope that the question has already popped into readers' minds why
we are expected to believe that a tiny model airplane is capable of blowing up
the Pentagon when a 757 airliner loaded with jet fuel was incapable of doing the
job, merely making a hole not big enough for an airliner.
When I observe the gullibility of my fellow citizens
at the absurd "terror plots" that the US government manufactures, it causes me
to realize that fear is the most powerful weapon any government has for
advancing an undeclared agenda. If Ferdaus is brought to trial, no doubt a jury
will convict him of a plot to blow up the Pentagon and US Capitol with model
airplanes. Most likely he will be tortured or coerced into a plea
Apparently, Americans, or most of them, are so ruled
by fear that they suffer no remorse from "their" government's murder and
dislocation of millions of innocent people. In the American mind, one billion
"towel-heads" have been reduced to terrorists who deserve to be exterminated. The US is on its way to a holocaust that makes the terrors Jews faced from
National Socialism into a mere precursor.
Think about this: Are not you amazed that after a
decade (2.5 times the length of WW II) of killing Muslims and destroying
families and their prospects in six countries, there are no real terrorist events
in the US?
Think for a minute how easy terrorism would be in
the US if there were any terrorists. Would an Al Qaeda terrorist from the
organization that allegedly pulled off 9/11 -- the most humiliating defeat ever
suffered by a Western power, much less "the world's only superpower" -- still in
the face of all the screening be trying to hijack an airliner or to blow one
Surely not when there are so many totally soft
targets. If America were really infected with a "terrorist threat," a terrorist
would merely get in the massive lines waiting to clear airport "security" and
set off his bomb. It would kill far more people than could be achieved by
blowing up an airliner, and it would make it completely clear that "airport
security" meant no one was safe.
It would be child's play for terrorists to blow up
electric sub-stations as no one is there, nothing but a chain link fence. It
would be easy for terrorists to blow up shopping centers. It would be easy for
terrorists to dump boxes of roofing nails on congested streets and freeways
during rush hours, tying up main transportation arteries for days.
Before, dear reader, you accuse me of giving
terrorists ideas, do you really think that these ideas would not already have
occurred to terrorists capable of pulling off 9/11?
But nothing happens. So the FBI arrests a guy for
planning to blow up America with a model airplane. It is really depressing how
many Americans will believe this.
Consider also that American neoconservatives, who
have orchestrated the "war on terror," have no protection whatsoever, and that
the Secret Service protection of Bush and Cheney is minimal. If America really
faced a terrorist threat, especially one so professional to have brought off
9/11, every neoconservative along with Bush and Cheney could be assassinated
within one hour on one morning or one evening.
The fact that neoconservatives such as Paul
Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, John
Bolton, William Kristol, Libby, Addington, et. al., live unprotected and free of
fear is proof that America faces no terrorist threat.
Think now about the airliner shoe-bomb plot, the
shampoo-bottled water plot, and the underwear-bomb plot. Experts, other than the
whores hired by the US government, say that these plots are nonsensical. The
"shoe bomb" and "underwear bomb" were colored fireworks powders incapable of
blowing up a tin can. The liquid bomb, allegedly mixed up in an airliner toilet
room, has been dismissed by experts as fantasy.
What is the purpose of these fake plots? And
remember, all reports confirm that the "underwear bomber" was walked onto the
airliner by an official, despite the fact that the "underwear bomber" had no
passport. No investigation was ever conducted by the FBI, CIA, or anyone into
why a passenger without a passport was allowed on an international
The purpose of these make-believe plots is to raise
the fear level and to create the opportunity for former Homeland Security czar
Michael Chertoff to make a fortune selling porno-scanners to the
The result of these hyped "terrorist plots" is that
every American citizen, even those with high government positions and security
clearances, cannot board a commercial airline flight without taking off his
shoes, his jacket, his belt, submitting to a porno-scanner, or being sexually
groped. Nothing could make it plainer that "airport security" cannot tell a
Muslim terrorist from a gung-ho American patriot, a US Senator, a US Marine
general, or a CIA operative.
If a passenger requires for health or other reasons
quantities of liquids and cremes beyond the limits imposed on toothpaste,
shampoo, food, or medications, the passenger must obtain prior approval from
TSA, which seldom works. One of America's finest moments is the case, documented
on YouTube, of a dying woman in a wheelchair, who requires special food, having
her food thrown away by the gestapo TSA despite the written approval from the
Transportation Safety Administration; her daughter arrested for protesting, and
the dying woman in the wheelchair left alone in the airport.
This is Amerika today. These assaults on innocent
citizens are justified by the mindless right-wing as "protecting us against
terrorism," a "threat" that all evidence shows is nonexistent.
No American is secure today. I am a former staff
associate of the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee. I required high
security clearances as I had access to information pertaining to all US weapons
programs. As chief economist of the House Budget Committee, I had information
pertaining to the US military and security budgets. As Assistant Secretary of
the US Treasury, I was provided every morning with the CIA's briefing of the
President as well as with endless security information.
When I left the Treasury, President Reagan appointed
me to a super-secret committee to investigate the CIA's assessment of Soviet
capability. Afterwards I was a consultant to the Pentagon. I had every kind of
Despite my record of highest security clearances and
US government confidence in me, including confirmation by the US Senate in a
presidential appointment, the airline police cannot tell me from a terrorist.
If I were into model airplanes or attending anti-war
demonstrations, little doubt I, too, would be arrested.
After my public service in the last quarter of the
20th century, I experienced during the first decade of the 21st century all of
America's achievements, despite their blemishes, being erased. In their place
was erected a monstrous desire for hegemony and highly concentrated wealth. Most
of my friends and my fellow citizens in general are incapable of recognizing
America's transformation into a warmonger police state that has the worst income
distribution of any developed country.
It is extraordinary that so many Americans, citizens
of the world's only superpower, actually believe that they are threatened by
Muslim peoples who have no unity, no navy, no air force, no nuclear weapons, no
missiles capable of reaching across the oceans.
Indeed, large percentages of these "threat
populations," especially among the young, are enamored of the sexual freedom
that exists in America. Even the Iranian dupes of the CIA-orchestrated "Green
Revolution" have forgotten Washington's overthrow of their elected government in
the 1950s. Despite America's decade-long abusive military actions against Muslim
peoples, many Muslims still look to America for their salvation.
Their "leaders" are simply bought off with large
sums of money.
With the "terrorist threat" and Al Qaeda deflated
with President Obama's alleged assassination of its leader, Osama bin Laden, who
was left unprotected and unarmed by his "world-wide terrorist organization,"
Washington has come up with a new bogyman -- the Haqqanis.
According to John Glaser and anonymous CIA
officials, US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen "exaggerated" the case
against the Haqqani insurgent group when he claimed, setting up a US invasion of
Pakistan, that the Hagganis were an operating arm of the Pakistan government's
secret service, the ISI. Adm. Mullen is now running from his "exaggeration," an
euphemism for a lie. His aid Captain John Kirby said that Mullen's "accusations
were designed to influence the Pakistanis to crack down on the Haqqani Network."
In other words, the Pakistanis should kill more of their own people to save the
Americans the trouble.
If you don't know what the Haqqani Network is, don't
be surprised. You never heard of Al Qaeda prior to 9/11. The US government
creates whatever new bogymen and incidents are necessary to further the
neoconservative agenda of world hegemony and higher profits for the armaments
For 10 years, the "superpower" American population
has sat there, being terrified by the government's lies. While Americans sit in
fear of non-existent "terrorists" sucking their thumbs, millions of people in
six countries have had their lives destroyed. As far as any evidence exists, the vast majority of Americans
are unperturbed by the wanton murder of others in countries that they are
incapable of locating on maps.
Truly, Amerika is a light unto the world, an example