Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
On Issues of Domestic Terrorism and Cyber Security we have seen a rash of blatant over the top Pentagon fed news pieces and headlines into the main stream media with in this last week.
For example on Monday Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano said that “She is afraid of Americans” announcing that Domestic Terrorism is the Homelands Chief threat to the security of the United States.
Every major news outlet and the local networks in the nation ran unthinkingly with the Headline:
“The government is just starting to confront this reality and does not have a good handle on how to prevent someone from becoming a violent extremist, she said.
In the last year, Napolitano said, she’s witnessed a movement from international extremism to domestic extremism – cases in which Americans radicalized and decided to plot attacks against the country.
“What really is it that draws a young person being raised in the United States to want to go and be at a camp in Yemen and then come back to the United States with the idea of committing harm within the United States?” Napolitano asked without citing specific cases. “Where in that person’s formulation is there an opportunity to break that cycle?”
The DHS head embarrassingly cites the accused “underwear bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who according to witnesses was lead onto the plan by a sharply dressed accomplice who turned out to be an intelligence operative part of a larger operation according to a Detroit Newspaper.
“Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab’s visa wasn’t taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would’ve foiled a larger investigation into Al-Qaeda threats against the United States.
“Revocation action would’ve disclosed what they were doing,” Kennedy said in testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Allowing Adbulmutallab to keep the visa increased chances federal investigators would be able to get closer to apprehending the terror network he is accused of working with, “rather than simply knocking out one solider in that effort.”
It has been reported that bloggers and media pieces have been purchased by the U.S. government to help shape our perspectives in regards to domestic terrorism. This time taking it one step further they simply bought out an entire network news broadcast from CNN to fear-monger the Nation with.
Amusingly enough it turns out it is ‘fear and hype’ that even the Pope seemingly has had a hard time buying into by criticizing the use of body scanners recently.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 4:32 am