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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

New Terrorist Attack?

Many in the conspiracy-sphere have been predicting a new major terror attack in the near future. This is hardly limited to die-hard "conpsiracy buffs", however, since many US officials and as well as Ayman al-Zawahiri, the number two Al Qaeda dude, have been predicting the same thing for some time.

I too have thought for some time that there would be another major attack, a devastating attack that might bring martial law and result in a military draft for troops to attack Iran. However, the one thing that has tempered my thinking was the realization that a terror attack would be a huge blow to the US economy, which actually is doing okay these days. Moreover, there are reasons to think that the US doesn't really want to attack Iran in the near future but rather the threats are all part of a power struggle to maintain extremists in power in Iran.

In any case, if the US really wants to maintain its super-power status, it is unlikely to self-inflict a major terror attack-- as long as the economy is doing well.

Remember, 9/11 occurred right at the onset of a national economic recession and conveniently hid a lot of financial shenanigans. So 9/11 was timed rather perfectly to distract from economic woes rather than to add to them.

One reason for a new terror attack would be to help prop up Bush's sagging poll numbers, right now they are clearly in the danger zone-- in the low 40's.

Another reason for a new terror attack would be to cover-up a major downturn in the US economy.

Uh oh.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Rob said...

i personally do not believe the economy is doing all that great. remember, if you read Crossing The Rubicon (among other sources), you know how cooked the books really are. it's all a smoke & mirrors game.

this below is from Michael Rivero over at whatreallyhappened.com today.

pretty much my sentiments exactly ;-) ...


Watching the Economy Crumble

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts08092005.html

The media gives a bare bones jobs report that is misleading. The public heard that 207,000 jobs were created in July. If not a reassuring figure, at least it is not a disturbing one. On the surface things look to be pretty much OK. It is when you look into the composition of these jobs that the concern arises.

Of the new jobs, 26,000 (about 13%) are tax-supported government jobs. That leaves 181,000 private sector jobs. Of these private sector jobs, 177,000, or 98%, are in the domestic service sector.

...

Not a single one of these jobs produces a tradable good or service that can be exported or serve as an import substitute to help reduce the massive and growing US trade deficit. The US economy is employing people to sell things, to move people around, and to serve them fast food and alcoholic beverages. The items may have an American brand name, but they are mainly made off shore.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Spooked said...

GDP wise, on the macro side, the economy is doing reasonably well. On the personal side, for the workers, it is not so great.

The powers that be care much more about the overall state of the economy and not so much about what kind of jobs there are.

A different question is: do we have a healthy economy?

I'm no economist, but I would say no. I'm not optimistic about long-term growth the way things are going.

10:22 PM  

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