8/05/13: Terror: Running Up And Down The False Flag Pole


When I signed off the air last Friday, my staff and I could not stop talking about the State Department’s issuing of a worldwide travel alert because of some unspecified terror threat. We were discussing what we would do if the threat wound up being active and how we would be handling the reporting of the event.

After the Boston bombing mess and the literal tweaking of the story, shows like mine and others were left looking insensitive to the event because of the questions that were left unanswered and the attempts we made to bring to light the inconsistencies of the whole event.

I can recall all of the e-mails and threats of boycott and all of the other accusations being levied as the mainstream media declared war on conspiracy theorists. It seems that ever since the Sandy Hook tragedy there have been efforts to discredit citizen journalism and demonize internet information that has been provided by independent journalists or journalists that are fed up with the fourth estate’s constant pandering to the Pentagon.

All weekend I found myself seeing headline after headline about the embassy closures and quotes from Senators claiming that this is the most credible threat they have seen since the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

At first it was reported that the terror targets were actually in the Middle East and North Africa. As a result, an unprecedented 22 embassies and consulates in 17 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia were shut down. During the weekend, the embassies were told that they would have to be shut down for at least a week or more. Others speculated it could be a month before they open.

U.S. officials did not confirm the targeting of a specific embassy and other news outlets were reporting that operatives were believed to be in place ready and willing to attack at any moment.

After reading the doom porn assessment of several mainstream news sites, I decided to turn on my television to see how this whole so-called threat was being steered in the narrative.

It did not take long before I realized that this so-called terror threat was panacea for every national security hawk that supports the continued spying on the American people.

I could not believe what I was watching and hearing. It was implied – if not given as fact – that the NSA spying programs were a success and that the reason we all know about this unspecified threat ahead of time is because of the government’s continued efforts to spy on the American people.

I was secretly hoping that not one American believed this nonsense because I began to notice that the only officials claiming to have seen evidence that this threat was real were conveniently outspoken advocates of the surveillance state.

The usual suspects or in this case suck ups were making statements that were unbelievable and of course they went unchallenged by media hosts.

Lindsey Graham appeared in CNN’s State of the Union and argued that by shedding light on the weekend terror threat, that “the NSA program is proving its worth yet again.

Then of course came the smug stupidity that he is infamous for.

To the members of Congress who want to reform the NSA program, great,” he said. “If you want to gut it, you make us much less safe, and you’re putting our nation at risk. We need to have policies in place that can deal with the threats that exist, and they are real, and they are growing.

Graham alone convinced me that this whole terror threat was a psy-op to give an opportunity for the surveillance hawks to sell you on their unconstitutional spying plans.

Now would the so-called terror plot come complete with a real time false flag execution?

If it did would this ruin the hard sell of the NSA surveillance cloud to the American people?

On NBC’s Meet the press Senator Saxby Chambliss spoke about the terror threat and the need for surveillance as well. Chambliss said, “The programs are controversial but very important. If we did not have these programs, then we simply would not be able to listen in on the bad guys.

The trouble with that statement is that the surveillance programs are designed not only for the bad guys but the good guys as well.

Just before this so-called terror threat, a Long Island woman was visited by federal agents after she was searching on the Internet for rice cookers that could be used to make quinoa (KEEN-wah). During the searches she also found pressure cookers which triggered suspicion with her computer company. Later, three black SUVs pulled up to her house and six men in “casual clothes” with guns asked to enter her home.

High praise should be given to a surveillance state that is proficient in preventing quinoa cooking instead of terrorism. You see this is what I think the reality truly is. Regardless of what Graham and Chambliss want you to believe, these so-called terror threats are sales tools to benefit the true believers. Meanwhile, the real stories about the surveillance of innocent Americans don’t even get mentioned by the enabling mainstream media.

Senator Rand Paul indicated that there was absolutely no evidence that shows that the increased surveillance was responsible for exposing a planned terrorist attack. Adam Schiff also appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and stated for the record that “There’s no indication, unless I’m proved wrong later, that that program which collects vast amounts of domestic telephone data contributed to information about this particular plot.

The more we see this NSA surveillance in action, the more angry we become and that anger becomes the candy coating for a good portion of the caramel nougat of fear and anxiety that comes with it.

I mean if the NSA and our elected officials can pretend to have this terror threat for the sole purpose of selling you on the attributes of unlimited surveillance then we have an even deeper problem to deal with here in America.

This means that our representatives are sending a message that they are compliant with the NSA’s position of limitless, unchecked power.

I don’t think that the enabling media has pointed out that the alphabet agencies now have an excuse of “national security” to get a readout on everything you do.

It has already been pointed out that the NSA has abused its power with scores of compliance problems and yet we do not hear of any oversight or accountability.

All we get is reports of some nebulous threat and the surveillance hawks are having this “oz factor” and fantasy and others are seeing it as opportunistic.

I am now curious what the “I have nothing to hide” crowd has to say. Years ago when I reported the unlimited powers of the surveillance state there were plenty of people who were saying that we should accept whatever plan that is proposed to eliminate the threats of terrorism.

Well, we now have the plan and plenty of threats.

Who cares if the NSA violates the law, because the true believers think that it’s healthy for a nation to go through these rumors and close calls on a daily basis to remind us that the system is working and that there will be no bombs on buses, embassies or American hotels abroad.

We live in a country now that is used to lies and distortions but we don’t have too many people willing to call out the malfeasance.

We are now in a country where our leadership is taking on the old Communist attitude of any crisis becoming an opportunity for them to benefit.

I can promise you that not one of our representatives is panicked by the recent terror threats. They know exactly what to do when stuff like this happens. They know to run the crisis up and down the false flag pole.

They hope that we will salute and then fall to our knees and overlook their abuses of power.

I hope that many of us get off our knees and give them the salute they deserve.

The one that includes one hand and one finger.