Glenn Greenwald points out that U.S. government officials are twisting reality again, but this time in a very bizarre and blatant manner in his latest article, „Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers.” Greenwald writes:
„The New York Times‘ Scott Shane reported this morning on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism study I wrote about yesterday, detailing that the U.S. drone program, as the NYTput it, “repeatedly targeted rescuers who responded to the scene of a strike, as well as mourners at subsequent funerals.” Shane’s article contains this paragraph:
A senior American counterterrorism official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, questioned the report’s findings, saying “targeting decisions are the product of intensive intelligence collection and observation.” The official added: “One must wonder why an effort that has so carefully gone after terrorists who plot to kill civilians has been subjected to so much misinformation. Let’s be under no illusions — there are a number of elements who would like nothing more than to malign these efforts and help Al Qaeda succeed.”
Note that the “senior counterrorism official” did not deny the findings, at least not in the quotes provided, but there are two lessons to take from this paragraph. First, at least according to some “senior” Obama official, those who report critically on the civilian-killing, rescuer-and-funeral-targeting American drone attacks (i.e., those who “malign these efforts”) are either supporters of or useful idiots for Al Qaeda; it sure is a good thing the Bush era is over when those who questioned the President’s national security policies were accused of helping the Terrorists.Second, if you’re a cowardly senior government official who wants to smear critics as Al Qaeda enablers or supporters, TheNew York Times will grant you anonymity to do it, all while violating multiple provisions of its own policy on anonymityadopted after its historically shameful performance in the run-up to the Iraq War.”
Plainly put, the U.S. „counterterrorism official,” who is quoted in the New York Times article is a murderer and a liar. He is falsely accusing journalists and human rights activists who investigate U.S. drone killings of helping „Al Qaeda succeed,” which he damn well knows is a big lie. It is actually the job of the CIA, which invented Al Qaeda and its mythical face, Osama Bin Laden, to help Al Qaeda succeed.
And the CIA did an outstanding job of helping Al Qaeda succeed in Libya, where Al Qaeda terrorists were brought over from Afghanistanand other battlefields in the illegitimate global war on terror. Those same dirty terrorists were then shipped to Syria by the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies.
If Al-Qaeda is the plague, then the CIA, MI6, and Mossad are the evil doctors who sliced the genes, developed it in the laboratories, and then released it to the world.
If we want America and the world to succeed in the 21st century, then we must put the Al-Qaeda plague back in the CIA-MI6-Mossad laboratories, shut them down, and bring the spy wizards at these government-run terrorist laboratories to justice.
To achieve this great political and moral victory for mankind, the world must first drop the term „conspiracy theory” out of the public vocabulary. This is a stupid and meaningless term that is only used to smear truth-tellers and brainwash the global public. This act of „language defiance” will transform public thinking about the tragic 9/11 events and the war on terror, and help the Middle East gain peace and security.
Why are conspiracy theorists not listened to by the general public? Because conspiracy theorists are thought criminals. We are guilty of thinking for ourselves and speaking the truth about 9/11, which are inexcusable crimes according to the totalitarian terrorist states in Washington, London, and Tel Aviv.
But we are doing a lot more than just thinking for ourselves. We are defending the victims of state terrorism and reasserting the truth in public life by showing that the shadow CIA and the shadow Mossad were responsible for the tragic 9/11 events.
For a lot of people, speaking the truth about 9/11 means social, financial, and professional suicide. But it can also mean real death at the hands of the state. We are no longer just „thought criminals” who are trying to restore the foundations of government and civilization in the wilderness. We are now classified as „domestic terrorists,” by the planetary terrorists in Washington. Death hangs over us like a dry mist.
What has changed? Why are conspiracy theorists being rebranded as „domestic terrorists.” The answer is simple. The war criminals in Washington and Tel Aviv are beginning to fear 9/11 truth-tellers and the great democratic force that we embody.
They want to get rid of us. But our numbers have grown beyond anything they imagined. They’re scared of this new reality. Remember: all tyrants are cowards at heart. Government power is not the only force in society. The truth of history is a force to be reckoned with. It is a force that can send the state terrorists behind 9/11 to the prison yard and the graveyard. And they know it. That is why their knees are shaking and their bloody hands are twitching with terror.
On Friday, February 3, the website Public Intelligence reported that the FBI and the Department of Justice have secretly dispatched propaganda flyers to private businesses across America that say individuals who express opinions about 9/11 that are different from the official version are potential terrorists. Here is an excerpt from Public Intelligence’s article called, „Do You Believe in Conspiracy Theories? You May Be a Terrorist”:
A flyer from a series created by the FBI and Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting states that espousing conspiracy theories or anti-US rhetoric should be considered a potential indicator of terrorist activity. The document, part of a collection published yesterday by Public Intelligence, indicates that individuals who discuss “conspiracy theories about Westerners” or display “fury at the West for reasons ranging from personal problems to global policies of the U.S.” are to be considered as potentially engaging in terrorist activity. For an example of the kinds of conspiracy theories that are to be considered suspicious, the flyer specifically lists the belief that the “CIA arranged for 9/11 to legitimize the invasion of foreign lands.”
The FBI’s propaganda flyers are part of a larger program by Homeland Security that is designed to put fear in the hearts of citizens, business owners, and critical areas of civil society.
When the war against Iran enters the next gear, the cold war on democratic dissent in America by the FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security will turn hot. Indefinite secret prisons will be activated in the United States to deal with dissidents, mass protests, and popular uprisings.
Protesters and activists will be demonized as „domestic terrorists” by the state-run media and shot in the head with bullets by the police and military. All authoritarian governments operate against reformers and revolutionaries with deadly accuracy.
Expect the same violent treatment against reformers and revolutionaries from the savage planetary terrorists in Washington. Expect hell. Expect them to dish out pain and death with big smileshanging on their crooked lips.