Wall Street Editorial Page: If the Government Claims You Are a Terrorist, Then You ARE a Terrorist

Lew Rockwell | May 17, 2012

By Bill Anderson

The “War on Terror” has become a sickness. Abroad, the U.S. Armed Forces either commit acts of war in small, defenseless countries or they are engaged in dirty wars of occupation, as we have seen in Iraq and Afghanistan. Drone strikes kill innocents and now the government has decided that Americans are so evil that they, too, need to feel the full force of the drone.

Cheering on every lie and abuse has been the neocon (emphasis on “con”) Wall Street Journal editorial page and today we see the Journal’s viewpoint in all its evil: the government should not have to face any restrictions at all when it comes to pursuing what it calls “terrorists.” On top of that, the Journal goes on to lambast those few “Tea Party” Republicans who have the audacity to question the abuses of the FBI, the CIA, and the Armed Forces. The editorial states:

A week ago the world learned of another foiled airplane bombing attack by the Yemeni offshoot of al Qaeda. Osama bin Laden’s successors are desperate to strike the U.S. again, which isn’t news to most Americans but seems to elude some Members of Congress.

As early as Thursday, the House is due to vote on a measure that effectively declares the war on terror over in the U.S. and dismantles the legal architecture that has protected the homeland since 9/11. Any wonder Americans have so little respect for Congress? Or the Constitution has Presidents run the nation’s wars?

The newest “foiled” attempt was yet another CIA “false flag” operation, but the WSJ wants us to believe that the brave U.S. Government agents, using their vast intelligence network that was gained through waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” methods that in reality have produced nothing but hot air and lies at home, not to mention hatred of the USA by people abroad.

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