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Friday, November 7, 2014

Terrorism, Trillions, and Fear-Mongering

William Binney is a "former Technical Director for Intelligence at the U.S. National Security Agency" with 36 years of experience there. He resigned in 2001 because he profoundly disagreed with the bureaucracy's omnivorous and unconstitutional spying. Here in one succinct paragraph, he tells us how and why the spooks do what they do:

"[The national security bureaucrats] try to get everybody afraid so they will do whatever they want, that’s the kind of leverage that they are trying to use not just against the public, but also against Congress. It’s just all based on fear-mongering. The whole point is to get more money and build a bigger empire which they have done. Over here, we’ve spend for all the 16 agencies close to a trillion dollars since 9/11. That’s really been a money-making proposition for them, this fear-mongering. Now they are doing it with cyber security. It’s how you control your population, how you manipulate them and how you let them pay for things you want done."

Indeed. Recall, too, that though the NSA frequently claims its espionage against us protects the country from bad guys -- at least those not in elected or appointed office--, more rational sources insist it "has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism." 


  1. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -- Mencken

  2. Scare the population, then hold a vote where the most scared people vote more power to the people who scared them. Ah, what a system.

  3. The real acts of terror come from the same agencies that claim they are protecting us from "terror".
    The FBI creates terror plots and comes in the "nick of time" to stop the plots they create. The U.S. State is well known for it's false flags. The war for Southern Independence, The Spanish war, Vietnam, Iraq... the health of the State if the slow death of the people. Great article Becky, thank you.