Was The Al-Qaeda Terror Threat Used To “Divert Attention” From NSA Uproar?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
By Paul Martin

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

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