The ability to easily succumb to fear has become a huge flaw in the American character since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The government and it’s media propaganda arms have successfully and consistently sold the public on the fear of terrorism in order to expand state power, rake in mammoth profits off of the war on terror and gut the U.S. Constitution. It has worked perfectly as Americans have meekly surrendered their civil liberties and through their tax dollars paid for their own enslavement. NSA surveillance and data-mining, the rise of the militarized police state and the never-ending foreign adventures that are bankrupting the country have all been a result of the constant fear-mongering. Now, as 2015 dawns our glorious “leaders” are once again playing the fear card and are dealing it from the bottom of the deck.
It is no coincidence that foiled “terrorist” plots have been spiking, especially with the new Republican Congress having made noises of withholding funding from the gargantuan Department of Homeland Security. The idea to partially defund DHS was always a non-starter when John Boehner and Mitch McConnell punted on seriously challenging Obama’s amnesty decree and put their seal of approval on the pork-stuffed “Cromnibus”. To anyone who has been paying attention for the last decade it was obvious that the specter of terrorism would be invoked to spare DHS cuts. Now that they have been accused of leaving the country exposed to danger Boehner has backed down only two weeks into the new year. The Hill reported that the Weasel Queen, Nancy Pelosi in defense of Obama’s amnesty launched the first fusillade in a statement:
"It is clear Republicans’ partisan recklessness knows no limits," Pelosi said in a statement. "House Republicans are threatening a partial government shutdown, choosing a time of rising terrorism to imperil the security of our entire country to satisfy the most radical anti-immigrant fringes of their party."
Shortly thereafter it was reported that an Ohio man had been arrested for allegedly plotting to poison Boehner while he was drinking at one of his favorite watering holes. Then another Ohio related “terror” plot was busted up by the feds arresting a man who was had purchased semi-automatic guns and ammo for an alleged attack on the Capitol. As reported by The Guardian in a story entitled “FBI arrests Ohio man who allegedly plotted attack on US Capitol”:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a 20-year-old Ohio man on charges that he plotted to mount a bomb and gun attack on the US Capitol, and claimed to sympathize with the Islamic State (Isis).
Agents apprehended Christopher Cornell of Green Township, Ohio, on Wednesday after he purchased two ArmaLite M-15 semi-automatic rifles and about 600 rounds of ammunition, according to a criminal complaint released by the bureau.
Cornell, also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, had confided his alleged plan to “kill employees and officers working in and around the US Capitol” to a confidential FBI informant, who told agents about Cornell in exchange for leniency for his “exposure” on an unspecified but unrelated offense.
Unlike several recent terror-related cases that have attracted the scrutiny of civil libertarians, undercover FBI agents neither suggested the plot to Cornell nor facilitated his acquisition of weapons, according to the complaint. In conversations throughout the fall of 2014 in Cincinnati, Cornell told the anonymous informant he “considered the members of Congress as enemies” and proposed the two perform reconnaissance around the Capitol in preparation for the subsequent attack.
How convenient that this happens right as Obama and his allies in government and private industry that stand to benefit are on the verge of introducing a new cybersecurity bill that will further put law-abiding Americans under the big red, white and blue jackboot of Uncle Scam. It is also notable that Cornell - the accused terrorist “considered the members of Congress as enemies” - a sentiment that is likely shared by many Americans, especially after they voted for change in November and were immediately shanked in the back by treacherous swine like Boehner. Hell, as far as I am concerned - and this is my personal opinion - the majority of lawmakers have long viewed the American public as their enemies. This is evident given the ongoing failure to exercise any legitimate oversight upon NSA domestic surveillance programs, the preferential treatment given to big moneyed donors, the failure to reign in the six years running backstopping of too big to fail Wall Street banks and a sneering contempt towards the little people.
The Boehner poisoning plot and now the foiled attack on the Capitol will be exploited to target government critics as potential "terrorists" or "extremists" in the coming evolution of the phony war on terror to bring it home and turn it against Americans. Obama will spend a good chunk of his State of the Union Address next week selling the new laws - which the people don't have a say in - and then move on to his "war on extremists" of which the definition is so vague that it could potentially include anyone critical of the government. It is ridiculous to believe that one man would be able to circumvent the security at the U.S. Capitol with a cache of weaponry and explosives and pull off such an attack but it will be hyped as such to a terrified and gullible public by the professional liars on television. Cornell might as well be Marinus van der Lubbe in this latest cynical effort to crush civil liberties.
Herman Goering perhaps put it best when he famously remarked:
”...the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
It certainly is working like a charm in Obamastan.