There is an ever growing list of actions, reactions, and policies that just simply don’t make any sense
From Anthrax to Zawahiri, searching for answers
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Does anything about the events of the last few months strike you as odd? How about the last few years, or the last few decades? If you’ve been paying attention to Western politics and world events, and if you’ve been closely following politics inside the United States and have become thoroughly confused by the policies, actions and responses of the United States, then you will undoubtedly reply “yes” to that question.
There is an ever growing list of actions, reactions, and policies that just simply don’t make any sense -at least not until they are viewed through the prism of an “alternate reality,” or an agenda of an elite few who are not acting in the best interests of the United States. Such a list would include matters of national security, health and welfare, immigration, and economics. That list would also involve our leaders from both Republican and Democratic sides of the political aisle.
The issues at the center of confusion and controversy that transcend political parties are numerous. Possibilities that were once discussed only among the seemingly reality challenged have now emerged as legitimate possibilities and even explanations of policies and actions that otherwise lack any obvious sense. In many instances, things that were considered as reasonable possibilities only to the conspiracy-minded have become more readily accepted in the mainstream. In some cases, they have become the only explanation.
When the Northeast Intelligence Network was established in 2002 in response to the attack against the United States homeland by Islamic terrorists, it was done in the spirit of assisting our government in the identification of and the fight against Islamic terror threats. Seven years after the worst attack on American soil, we find ourselves in a more tenuous position than ever before. How can this be?
We have now become enemies of the state, along with each and every citizen concerned with constitutional issues, second amendment rights, oppressive taxation
Additionally and equally disturbing is that by recent standards of the United States Department of Homeland Security, it is us who have now become enemies of the state, along with each and every citizen concerned with constitutional issues, second amendment rights, oppressive taxation, and so on. The investigative spotlight has been moved from those responsible for the planning and executing the most deadly attacks against this country to those most concerned for its welfare. How is this possible?
In the seven years since the attacks on this great country, we have witnessed the greatest influx of Islamists (Islamic terrorists or their sympathizers) into nearly every branch of American government, elected office, and appointment positions. We have witnessed the explosive and unchecked growth of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization with a much checkered history, and observed their very un-American influence over our law enforcement agencies and agencies charged with our national security. How did we, as rational people allow this to happen? Why have we permitted this to happen?
Who among us, on September 12, 2001, could have honestly imagined (and honesty is the absolute key here) that the President of the United States in 2009 would be named of Barack Hussein Obama, a man not of African American ethnicity but of Arab lineage? A man with direct ties to known terrorists? A man who still, to this day, has refused to voluntarily provide proof of his eligibility to hold the highest office in the land, and spent an estimated million dollars fighting over forty lawsuits that would compel him to do so? A self-proclaimed citizen of the world, rather than gatekeeper of our country.
How can one legitimately explain any one of the numerous oddities pertaining directly to the security of our nation that have occurred over the last three decades? Most assuredly, there has always been a measure of incompetence and even some blissful ignorance within government, but such excuses can explain only a small portion of the events we are witnessing today.
The ignorance and incompetence excuses can only explain so much before they become an insult to people with even the slimmest of sensibilities. Thirty years and six US presidential administrations after the Iranian revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power, serving as host to numerous Islamic terror groups responsible for killing Americans worldwide. Now, we are about to embark on a policy of dialogue with the apocalyptic leader of Iran who was involved in holding 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. We are going to talk with a madman with a messianic complex who has denied the existence of the holocaust and continually threatens the annihilation of Israel, our friend and ally in the Middle East. How is this possible?
The domestic Islamic terrorist threat does not simply cease to exist because we choose to rename the fight to an “Overseas Contingency Operation.” If anything, it becomes more malignant by design. Therefore, if we are truly concerned with the security of our homeland, we must ask ourselves what is going on. As unpleasant and uncomfortable as it might be, we must look beyond the obvious in order to identify all of the threats to our country, and every agenda at play.
Doing so is not acquiescing to the conspiracy fringe - it is conducting an honest and thorough investigation, following evidence wherever it might lead. Be forewarned, however, that this investigation is not a sprint but a marathon. Answers will not always come fast or easy, and we might not be right 100 percent of the time. But for the sake of the future of our country, we have to do our best, with unquestionable integrity absent of any political agenda. Our future just might depend on it.
From the anthrax attacks of 2001 to Zawahiri’s messages of 2009, from the flu to the politics of fear, we have a lot of questions…