"The smell of the 'terrorism
industry' reeks from accounts published about Nigerian Omar Farouk Abdul Muttalab … This is how a system that benefits from the fear
mongering surrounding terror succeeds in restoring itself to the center of U.S.
The smell of the “terrorism industry”
reeks from accounts published about Nigerian Omar Farouk Abdul Muttalab's Christmas Day attempt to bomb a Detroit-bound
airliner. A study of the story's details makes one unsure that the event happened
as described and suggests that the scenario is a fabrication.
I'm no criminal investigator
and am not privy to any inside information, but I suspect that the account was
made up - and without much expertise or “professionalism.” I was reluctant
about revealing such feelings until I read a posting on what purports to be an Internet
site belonging to al-Qaeda
in the Arabian Peninsula - where the group takes credit for the operation.
According to the site, al-Qaeda, which vows to slaughter Americans as a response
to their "aggression" in Yemen, calls the incident one of its
That statement alone is
enough for policymakers to blame it on al-Qaeda, terrorism, and of course,
Islam. This is how a system that benefits from the fear mongering surrounding
terror succeeds in restoring itself to the center of policy making in the United
States and among its allies. Following a reduction of operations they call
"terrorist," this will bring the situation back to square one - where
it stood after the September 11 attacks. Thus the U.S. will pass whatever
policies it likes under the curtain, benefitting from the atmosphere of fear
and intimidation that results. The terrorism industry is complex and has
tentacles in many organizations. It invests huge sums in the private sector,
which gives it the capacity to justify any policy it likes and intimidate and
terrorize decision makers in Washington who carry the slogan of "change."
They want to tell them: "The time for change hasn't come; terrorism is
still at the height of its power."
No one can turn a blind eye
to such a threat and it's impossible to prove that it's being manufactured, especially
after al-Qaeda claimed responsibility - and without being able to certify the
veracity of either the statement of the organization or whether the Web site
belongs to al-Qaeda. So many weaknesses mar the story of the Nigerian - who was
so quick to confess he was part of al-Qaeda - and after his family, suddenly, was
very cooperative in proving the accusation against their young 23-year-old. For
example, who can prove that the “explosives” he carried were more than silly “firecrackers”
used during Christmas or those used by boys for fun?
most of the published
information about the incident, and the more I read the more I'm
convinced that there are hidden forces at play, toying with the destinies of
peoples, blackmailing their emotions, making obscene profits and gaining influence
over decision makers. They stop in its tracks any change or breakthrough in
human relations by investing in terror-phobia and emphasizing a link between this
malady and Islam, so that everywhere on earth, Muslims remain fugitive and under
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