Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley said:
What you saw in this period was, across the board […] this was the same period when they were ramping up the torture issue and they were ramping up enemy combatants. It was a full-court press on the Constitution. They were trying to create an atmosphere of fear in which the American people would give them more power.
What’s he talking about?
Well, as I wrote in 2007:
The Bush Administration issued numerous terror alerts based on scant intelligence in order to rally people around the flag when the administration was suffering in the polls.
Well, how about:
- FBI agents and CIA intelligence officials
- Time Magazine
- Keith Olbermann (and here)
- The Washington Post
- Rolling Stone
Of course, the administration also cried wolf about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, Iran’s nuclear capabilities, Al-Qaeda’s composition, strength and numbers, and a host of other things.
And recall that former U.S. National Security Adviser (and top foreign policy advisor) Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Senate that the war on terror is a “a mythical historical narrative“.
And because false flag actions are the ultimate way to create an atmosphere of fear in which people give the government more power – as documented by examples throughout thousands of years of history – shouldn’t we at least ask whether the Bush administration might have also used this ancient and well-known political trick?