George W. Bush, the man who brought us torture, indefinite detention, assassination, and mass surveillance, rebukes those who’ve turned their backs on the “America I know.” https://t.co/nLbgQON4nU— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) September 11, 2021
Liberals swooned emotionally all day yesterday for George W. Bush because they crave his War on Terror, but just want it unleashed domestically at their political opponents.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 12, 2021
Hearing Bush link 9/11 with 1/6, and compare his War on Terror with their new one, was ecstasy for them. pic.twitter.com/mvxSORVIjS
The New York Times https://t.co/Ja8mwxxdE8— Jon Schwarz (@schwarz) September 12, 2021
“With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relative, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the Army.” ~ Robert E. Lee pic.twitter.com/gBH1Got1dn— Little Sorrel (@denfoilhon) September 12, 2021
The 9/11 era is over in Washington.
We’re now in the “era of great power competition” with Russia and China. The War on Terror is also being rebranded by the political establishment into the War on Domestic Terror. White men have replaced “Muslims” as the domestic boogeyman. Nationalists are now the “evil doers.”
As some of you likely remember, the Pentagon and “intelligence community” and various Washington think tanks came up with the wars in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. They relentlessly meddled in the region for decades to destabilize various countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and so forth. They’ve unsuccessfully tried to overthrow the Iranian government. The role of the “journalists” in those conflicts was to manufacture consent and uncritically spread war propaganda like the lie that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD or that Assad was gassing his own people in Syria. Those who opposed the Evil Empire and exposed its lies like Julian Assange were severely punished.
They’re running with the same script all over again. Lets bring on this FBI agent or CIA spook or retired Pentagon general who sits on the board of a defense contractor to explain the “threat.”
Note: Clint Watts compares Sen. Josh Hawley to Anwar al-Awlaki in the video below.