Was there a "war on terror" or a war on the American people?


  Paul Craig Roberts

As Matt Taibbi reminds us, "Congress quickly delivered with 'roving' wiretaps, warrantless searches, 'trap and trace' searches, law enforcement and intelligence access to grand jury information, use of FISA monitoring for non-foreign situations, reduction or elimination of predicate requirements for FBI investigations, and elimination of judicial review for most of these activities, among many other things in the USA PATRIOT Act. It all passed on October 26th." https://www.racket.news/p/a-day-that-never-ended?utm_campaign=email-post&r=dx5km&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

These measures had nothing whatsoever to do with fighting Muslim terror.  To the contrary, these measures gave the government the power to terrorize Americans.

Try to name Muslim terror attacks on America other than, if you believe the official narrative, 9/11.  You can't, because there aren't any.  Terror attacks on America were so non-existent that the FBI had to search for confused people and groups, convince them, enhanced with monetary bribes, to adopt a FBI prepared terror attack, and then arrest them before the attack could be attempted.  The FBI always explained that "the public was never in danger" as control of the operation was in FBI's hands.

But the public is very much in danger from the police state measures that Taibbi lists. “Muslim terror” was so conspicuous by its absence that Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano announced that Homeland Security was being refocused on domestic American “extremists,” which has come to mean Trump supporters against whom the US government is deploying the police state measures.

The first part of the “war on terror” was against Americans’ civil liberties. The second part of the war was on Israel’s opponents in the Middle East.  In the case of Iraq and Libya entire countries were destroyed, millions killed and maimed, and displaced to Europe and the US with the strange result of importing Muslims who were said to be terrorists into the Homeland.