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“Terrorists” Busted!

There is no way I could let this slide:  
That was pretty much the gist over the weekend, as seven men were arrested for an alleged plot to blow up the Sears Tower. This along with the “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that Santorum found last week, and you’d think we’d won the War on Terror. But very quickly it became clear that the group had no organization and posed no real threat, and it was all just a big mix-up. Oops.

Or was it?:

BuzzFlash is not saying that there wasn’t a plot against the Sears Tower, but it was awfully curious timing for a “raid,” wasn’t it? After all, the Dems had just finished making their first somewhat united effort to initiate a troop withdrawal from Iraq (just disagreeing over the timetable — with only a few renegades, like GOP Joe Lieberman). It reminds us of the old days when Tommy Thompson rolled out a color coded terror alert whenever the Bush Administration experienced a dip in the polls…Actually, it’s quite easy to explain. This is Rovian cynicism and mass media manipulation at its essence. Put a false claim out there through any means possible, then quietly debunk the assertion. The false claim gets picked up and conveyed with alarm by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, FOX News and even the rest of the mainstream press. Meanwhile, the disproof of the false assertion gets left behind in the crowd, like a milk carton that is trampled in a feverish rush of people who are running from the boogeyman.

The Poli Sci 101 definition of a terrorist is anyone who stirs up trouble and violence to scare people into supporting policies. Sound familiar?

Don’t be too discouraged though; Poli Sci 101 also teaches us that terrorism never wins in the long term.

reprinted from Blog for America 

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June 27, 2006 - Posted by | In The News, National Defence

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