by Tony Cartalucci
May 9, 2012 – The term “terronoia” was used by James Evan Pilato of Media Monarchy to describe what exactly the FBI was attempting to generate amongst the public with their entrapment of the 2010 Portland “Christmas Tree Bomber.” The FBI had conducted “sting operations” like that in Portland Oregon in the past, and certainly many times since then. These include the September 11, 2001 attacks themselves, where each and every “suspect” was either trained or being followed by the US military, US intelligence agencies, or the FBI prior to the attacks – and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing which turned out to be an FBI “sting operation” gone bad.
Most recently we have the “new and improved” underwear bombing narrative, now admitted to be the work of a CIA operative and constitutes a now tiresome storyline where sensational headlines create “terronoia” in the minds of millions of Americans before it is revealed that the entire plot was a production of the US government itself. In the small gap between “terronoia” and reality, exists a period where the corporate-media attempts to resell the merits of the TSA, their invasive checkpoints, and the scandalous irradiating “body scanners,” which we were told have been “vindicated” by this recent bombing plot being “foiled,” now exposed as government manufactured.
Meanwhile, real terrorists around the globe, guilty of blood-chilling atrocities on nation-wide scales are receiving arms, funding, training, air support, and diplomatic recognition from the US government – including in Libya, and more recently in Syria. In fact, many of the US funded, armed, and backed terrorists from Libya are turning up in increasing numbers in Syria’s so-called indigenous “rebellion.” Additionally, the US State Department has announced that it is close to making an announcement on the de-listing of the terrorist organization Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK), guilty of killing both US troops and civilians, as well as carrying out to this day a terrorist campaign against not only Iranian military targets, but political and civilian targets as well.
Image: A screenshot from the US State Department’s website showing MEK listed as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” and listed as “29. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK).” Paradoxically the US State Department is currently aiding and abetting the organization, with its efforts, along with the UN, British and Israeli government’s, being the sole factor keeping the organization in existence. (click on image to enlarge)
US policy makers admit in the Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” report that “undeniably, the group [MEK] has conducted terrorist attacks,” yet still promotes the use of these proxy terrorists to achieve US foreign policy in Iran. Brookings noted the necessity of “de-listing” MEK back in 2009, before closer, and more overt collaboration could begin. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) follows a similar pattern – verified by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center as having killed US troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the militant group, listed by the US State Department as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization,” led the NATO-backed overthrow of Libya’s government in 2011 with US funding, weapons, training, air support, and diplomatic recognition.
The same story is playing out in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, where terrorists are being funded, armed, and trained by the US to fight both the Pakistani government as well as Iranians across the border – admittedly as a ploy to destabilize Pakistan and disrupt Chinese investments in the region.
Image: A visual representation of some of the Brookings Institution’s corporate sponsors. Brookings is by no means an exception, but well represents the incestuous relationship between US foreign and domestic policy making and the Fortune 500 found in every major “think-tank.” Elected US representatives charged with legislative duties, merely rubber stamp the papers and policies drawn up in these think-tanks. Brookings Institution, in their report “Which Path to Persia?” openly advocates the arming, funding, and backing of the MEK terrorist organization – despite admitting it has killed Americans and “undeniably” carries out terrorism.
From underwear bombers to Libya’s globetrotting death squads, it turns out that the US government itself is driving this omnipresent global threat and constitutes the premier state-sponsor of terrorism. From the very creation of Al Qaeda in the mountains of Afghanistan, to Al Qaeda death squads bombing targets across Syria today, the US is machinating behind the scenes to perpetuate its foreign policy through a false strategy of tension where the villains and “heroes” are of their own creation. It is only through apathy and ignorance that they succeed in foisting this narrative upon the public, as well as our daily patronage of the corporate-financier interests devising and driving this agenda.