Was The Al-Qaeda Terror Threat Used To “Divert Attention” From NSA Uproar?
by Tyler Durden
“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”
- Edmund Burke
Some analysts and Congressional officials suggested Friday that emphasizing a terrorist threat now was a good way to divert attention from the uproar over the N.S.A.’s data-collection programs, and that if it showed the intercepts had uncovered a possible plot, even better.
- NY Times article from August 2, 2013: Qaeda Messages Prompt U.S. Terror Warning