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.

Says who?

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?


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