Al-Qaeda hoped a single attack on U.S. soil, very minimal in scope compared to the level of deaths that the United States has been bringing to the world for decades–from Vietnam to illegal wars in Central America–would trigger bankruptcy-inducing policies. Ironically, the only thing that can truly strengthen America’s national security is a weakening of America.
So effectively Greenwald was blaming the United States for “9/11” and calling for a “weakening” of America to keep her safe.
In the same speech, Greenwald described senior Al-Qaeda leader Anwar Alwaki as “someone who the U.S. government hates because he speaks effectively to the Muslim world about the violence that the United States commits regionally and the responsibility of Muslims to stand up to that violence.”
Glenn Greenwald is clearly not an unbiased journalist. This man takes sides, the big question is – whose side?
In These Times was originally the creation of the far left Institute for Policy Studies, a well known collaborator with the former Soviet KGB and with Cuban intelligence.
In These Times founding sponsors include Democratic Socialists of America; Marxists Julian Bond, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Michael Harrington, Paul Schrade; “former” communists Hugh DeLacy (once a close friend of former Obama Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta) and Stephen Fritchman; Pentagon papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg and accused Soviet spy Harry Magdoff.
The In These Times Board of Editors around that time also included two very familiar faces, former Weather Underground terrorist leaders and well known friends of Barack Obama – Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Some have criticized me for trying to shoot the messenger on this issue. That regardless of Greenwald’s affiliations, the real issue is illegal information gathering or abuses by the NSA – things that have yet to be proven.
The highest art of psychological warfare is to disinform the public not by spreading lies but by spreading a very onesided and sophisticated selection of truths. Currently we are caused to believe that the US was a police state and nobody tells us that the real police states and the real threat to our freedom are Russia and China and their intelligence services. The Russian intelligence services are doing exactly the same surveillance and probably on a much bigger scale, but unfortunately there is no brave journalist disclosing KGB Leaks.
Glenn Greenwald, are your ears burning?