First they came for us because we were rich and free; now they are after us because we are poor slaves.
Wrapped within the propaganda of the major military-industrial complex mouthpiece and apologist Homeland Security Today is a tacit admission that the federal government’s out-of-control spending has made America more vulnerable.
“Under Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda’s goal had been to find a way to attack us in a way that would hurt us economically – and I mean really hurt us. So if Al Qaeda still wants to slam us economically, now is the time to do it,” said one of the US counterterrorism officials who, incidentally, seems a bit too enthusiastic and encouraging toward our supposed enemy.
More likely, this announcement is only the problem-reaction setup for their multi-pronged solution. The propaganda is two-fold: first, to sell the idea that if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, al Qaeda will be further encouraged that America is crippled and ready to brought down for good; secondly, that a crippled America had better roll-out the entire counter-terrorism apparatus on American soil before it is too late.
After all, al Qaeda might just want to take a trip to Disney for maximum effect.
The shameless fear-mongering is at its height when we are encouraged to ask the question, “Can you imagine what would happen if Disney’s amusement parks in Florida were attacked?” asked Laura Hains, a ranking Customs and Border Protection officer when she retired in 2008. “Florida’s economy would collapse.”
Not content with this general scenario, another expert speculated about the exact tactics that might be employed: “And what’s scary is that that it can be any kind of attack,” the official continued. “Certainly a catastrophic, mass casualty attack would have a dramatic impact on the economy, but so, too, would a coordinated small cell attack with automatic weapons at major amusement parks across the country.” …”
This statement is curiously timed as our own federal government has been caught staging the false flag terror of Mexican gang violence by supplying guns in Operation Fast and Furious, which they knew would be used to kill Americans. Let us remember that they had been propagandizing all along that this threat was legitimate, which has resulted in Obama’s first gun control initiative that requires border states’ gun dealers to report the “type of weapons that the drug cartels in Mexico are using to carry out some of the violence.” (Source)
Another potential al Qaeda strategy according to former officer Hains would be to attack one, or several, of our nation’s ports. Yet, contrary to this assertion from an officer trained to implement security strategies and intelligence, head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently visited the Netherlands and told reporters that the U.S. would back off of requirements set forth by the Secure Freight initiative of 2007 to pre-scan all cargo before entering the country:
‘We believe the so-called 100 percent requirement is probably not the best way to go.’ said Napolitano. (Source)
We are either being primed for a coming false flag operation, or we are being frightened into accepting the need for further expansion of federalized VIPR teams showing up to dominate, intimidate and control American life.
Do we really need armed goons giving invasive pat-downs to us and our children as we enter fun parks across America (if we can afford to enter, that is). Or, are we just being taken for another ride?