Terror for the holidays: Methodology of the State of Terror
By Andrew W. Griffin
FreeMindReport.com, contributing writer
Posted: December 22, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY – As we enter the Christmas holiday season, like clockwork, the alerts regarding threats of terrorism are becoming increasingly common.
Along with the tinsel, fruitcake and mistletoe, crotch bombs ignited by half-witted dupes seem ready to blow at the very sound of “White Christmas” or “Jingle Bell Rock.” What gives?
Well, we here at FreeMindReport.com suspect there is more to these incidents than the simple radicalization of semi-literate young men. No, there are government agents seemingly involved at every step of these manufactured terror actions.
Just as it was in late 2009, with the alleged “Underwear bomber,” Umar Abdul Mutallab, who tried to light his crotch on fire aboard a Delta flight from Amsterdam that was preparing for landing in Detroit.
Conveniently, the press at the time, at least beyond the state of Michigan, opted not to report on the eyewitness accounts of Kurt and Lori Haskell who saw Mutallab with a “sharp-dressed man” at the gate helping Mutallab get on the flight without a passport.
As reported at MLive.com, “While Mutallab was poorly dressed, his friend was dressed in an expensive suit, Haskell said. He says the suited man asked ticket agents whether Mutallab could board without a passport. ‘The guy said ‘He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time.’”
There was no more about the “sharp-dressed man.” Who was this guy? Why didn’t the press ask more questions? But for holiday travelers, including your humble reporter, were harassed and groped by airport security before returning home in the days after the attempted Underwear bombing by Mutallab.
Immediately afterward, dozens of naked body scanners began appearing in airports in the U.S. and Europe. It was as if they were anticipating the Underwear bomber’s actions. As we have seen, travelers have seen themselves groped, grabbed, poked and, in the case of this reporter, given a “free body massage” by TSA employees.
And those scanners? It comes out that Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff, serving during the second term of the Bush administration, has a company that is profiting from the sale of these invasive naked body scanners.
And the irony is that reports are coming out this week that these scanners fail to detect all sorts of dangerous items, including a man who had a gun on his person. As Infowars reporter Steve Watson noted in a new report, “(W)hile grandma is being molested by TSA this Christmas, it is a distinct possibility that there will be someone floating past and onto your plane armed to the teeth.”
And now, a year later, the public is being warned that more terror is possible, if not inevitable.
Case in point. An Oregon teen of Somali descent, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, was arrested for attempted to bomb a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland. The real issue, that has come out, is that the FBI recruited Mohamud into attempted “jihad.” Many Constitutionally-educated commentators argue that the FBI used entrapment techniques to nab Mohamud as he tried to set off the fake explosives.
An article on The Intel Hub website, headlined “Christmas time terror rhetoric right on schedule,” the author notes that recent Department of Homeland Security alerts that “Al Qaeda threatens new attacks during the Christmas holidays” seem a little more than suspicious.
Reports The Intel Hub: “Iraqi officials have claimed that captured insurgents have told them of a plan to commit suicide attacks in the United States and Europe. This has prompted government officials to contact state and local authorities about the threat and to remain vigilant and look for any suspicious activity.”
This, notes The Intel Hub, “these terror threats are unfortunately keeping Americans on edge … so they can continue their illegal TSA measures and police-state tactics used in the name of fighting terror.”
And yet we know that this government is not above manufacturing terror threats. Look at the lies they floated in order to invade Iraq nearly eight years ago. Using terrorism to advance a political agenda? You bet!
And just in time for the holidays, we see the Washington Examiner reporting that random bag searches – more “security theater,” to quote a D.C. blogger – will be conducted on Washington’s Metro train system.
As a Metro official said in the Examiner report, the bag searches, considered an “added layer of protection” is simply “another tool in our toolbox.”
We wonders what other “tools” do they plan to pull out of the proverbial toolbox in the near future.
And knowing that, we see corporate retailer Walmart admitting in recent weeks, that all shoppers are potential terrorists and that they are working in tandem with Homeland Security on a program called “If You See Something, Say Something.”
As reported recently at Oklahoma Watchdog, Amy Kudwa, spokeswoman for the DHS office in Washington, told that Oklahoma news website that Walmart is now a corporate partner with the government and that clues indicating possible terrorism activities could include “(s)omeone seeking access to certain areas that are off limits or someone purchasing items that could be used to make an improvised explosive device.”
Kudwa also told Oklahoma Watchdog that DHS is “training local law enforcement” in many area and that “If You See Something, Say Something” is on the same level as anti-crime programs involving “McGruff the Crime Dog,” Neighborhood Watch or Amber Alerts.
Walmart was contacted by Oklahoma Watchdog but they declined to talk about the anti-terror, spy-and-snitch program they are currently implementing across America.
And right here in the Sooner State, we continue to mourn the 168 innocent people murdered in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building here in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
As independent investigators have discovered in the intervening 15 years, evidence shows that the Oklahoma City Bombing was the result of a joint FBI-BATF sting operation, which was conducted with the assistance of the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center and “hijacked by Others Unknown,” as noted by researchers with We Are Change Oklahoma and here at FreeMindReport.com.
There were FBI informants all over the place and as Oklahoma State Rep. Charles Key (R-Oklahoma City) was told by a U.S. Senate staffer that some congressmen briefed on the bombing were told that it was a result of a “sting gone bad” and that “the Feds were going to stop the bombing at the last minute in order to reap the publicity and the budget assurances that would follow.”
It didn’t quite turn out that way, with 19 children among the dead on that dark day. And the FBI continues to claim that the “public doesn’t have to know” the truth behind the bombing.
We do know, via the work of explosives experts and even a test as Eglin Air Force Base in Florida that the damage to the Murrah building was not the result of a truck bomb but of pre-placed explosives in the building.
Sounds an awful lot like what took down the Twin Towers and Building 7 on 9/11. And yet the public continues to be frightened into accepting un-constitutional legislation like the Anti-Terrorism Act in the wake of the OKC bombing and the Patriot Act right after 9/11.
Fast-forward to present day and we see increasing examples of the government working to scare the populace into having more of their rights taken away, be it at the airport or the train station or the government building or at your local Walmart.
And yet when you study each case there seems to be undercover government involvement in these actions, from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to the recent rash of attempted Christmas-related bombings.
And in the days leading to Christmas 2010, headlines, such as the ABC headline linked at the influential Drudge Report, has Attorney General Eric Holder warning of “radical” citizens willing to commit terror. Does this include you?
Andrew W. Griffin is a freelance writer and founder of RedDirtReport.com and operator of OklahomaWatchdog.org. He is based in Oklahoma City and is a regular contributor to FreeMindReport.com.
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