Only Global Banks Will Benefit From A Cyber-Attack On The U.S.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
When it comes to national crises and man-made disasters, America as a society has a tendency towards selective blindness. If we were to truly think critically instead of reactively with hyperemotional conclusions, we might ask ourselves a few important questions. In the wake of 9/11, we did not investigate the actual crime for ourselves. Instead, the investigation was done for us, and within hours of the attacks a convenient group of villains was presented to us on a silver platter complete with trimmings as well as a few target countries we did not particularly like ready to bomb into oblivion. After 9/11, we did not think; we set out to slay monsters. Whether they were real or imagined made little difference…
If we had any sense back then, the populace would have asked themselves WHO truly benefited from the event? Who really gained, and who really lost? Did a bunch of cave dwelling Muslim fanatics “gain” from 9/11? What did they gain? Where was the incentive?
In any guerilla resistance or insurgency, the primary objective is to win the support of a particular populace. To win hearts and minds. Post 9/11, the world was ready to embrace the U.S. in a way that had not been seen in decades. The “terrorist” plan to undermine the collective American character had apparently backfired. The supposed goal of Al-Qaeda to rally the world behind its cause against U.S. imperialism had turned to poison. The attacks then opened the political doorway for even more U.S. military dominion in the Middle East, and policies of preemption continue more than a decade later as politician after politician rides the tired pony of “national security” to complete exhaustion, playing the terrorism card as an excuse for every violent action and every disruption of civil liberties, while the establishment rams through every piece of unconstitutional legislation they have had on the backburner for years.
Again, the question remains: who really benefited from the event?