Saturday, February 6, 2010

The greatest con of all: Al Qaeda and the war on terror

As U.S. Intelligence officials claim that Al-Qaeda will attack the U.S. within the next few months ~ please review BBC's 2004 video The Power Of Nightmares which reveals how the Al-Qaeda illusion was originally created by the Neo Cons and how the War on Terror is an ongoing campaign of fear mongering to politically justify the gargantuan Military-Industrial complex

Allen L Roland -

I chuckled and smiled knowingly when I heard that top U.S. Intelligence officials recently predicted that an attempted Al Qaeda attack in the United States in the next three to six months was all but "certain".

Of course, it should be obvious. The Patriot Act is now up for renewal in Congress as certain provisions are set to expire this February. And as is typical, Congress is once again being fear-mongered into voting for it, along with what the ACLU says is even more freedom-curtailing provisions than before.

I immediately thought of BBC's incredible documentary The Power Of Nightmares which was broadcast on November 3, 2004 and is still more than relevant today.

Mike Conley's transcript says it all ~ "Increasingly, politicians are seen simply as managers of public life. But now, they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares. They say that they will rescue us from dreadful dangers that we cannot see and do not understand. And the greatest danger of all is international terrorism. A powerful and sinister network, with sleeper cells in countries across the world. A threat that needs to be fought by a war on terror. But much of this threat is a fantasy, which has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It's a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services, and the international media."

Watch part three ~ it's about 59 minutes but well worth the time as you again watch the Neo-cons hard at work. That includes the Prince of darkness Richard Pearle, the sleazy Paul Wolfowitz, the arrogant Donald Rumsfeld, Darth Vader Cheney and their deceitful mouthpiece George W Bush ~ as they spin Al-Qaeda and the War on Terror into a world wide threat while the main stream media, politicians and America willingly swallow this illusion.

And believe me, it's still going on! John Mueller of Ohio State demonstrated years ago in a book entitled Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats and Why We Believe Them ~ The extent to which "our reaction against terrorism has caused more harm than the threat warrants ~ not just to civil liberties, not just to the economy, but even to human lives."

The Power of Nightmares definitively explains how the illusion was created and who really benefits from it. (Part Three)