President invokes “9/11 style unity” in desperate attempt to rescue his plummeting approval ratings by re-creating intellectually castrated, zombie-like worship of government
Paul Joseph Watson
Mirroring how George W. Bush stood on the rubble of the twin towers to perform a staged public relations stunt in the aftermath of 9/11 as he enjoyed a huge surge in popular approval, Barack Obama is attempting to pull off the same trick, invoking “9/11-style unity” and busily heading to ground zero tomorrow to shamefully exploit the Bin Laden fairytale his administration has crafted.
Obama addressed a bipartisan group of legislators before a dinner at the White House last night, invoking, “the same sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11,” before Republicans and Democrats alike slavishly applauded him.
Of course, just like in the aftermath of 9/11, which we were told was committed by terrorists who “hate our freedom,” the announcement of Bin Laden’s death has immediately led to the screws being tightened on our freedoms that bit further. Naked body scanners in airports are now set to increase, ridiculous rules about not being allowed to carry liquids on board an aircraft that were set to expire are to be extended, and commuters are already being subjected to increased warrantless searches and harassment.
Obama’s effort to recreate the intellectually castrated, zombie-like collective worship of government and the police state that ruled after 9/11 is a desperate and forlorn act given that nearly two thirds of the country aren’t even fully convinced that he’s a U.S. citizen.
Indeed, according to Alastair Newton, a political analyst at Nomura in London, the announcement of Bin Laden’s death will do nothing to resurrect Obama’s flagging re-election hopes.
“The immediate reaction in the US notwithstanding, ‘normal business’ will soon be resumed in US politics.
There will be no change on the fiscal/debt polarization and contrary to some commentators’ reaction, definitely no election boost for Obama,” said Newton in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday.
Obama will undoubtedly get a temporary boost from the whole spectacle, but you cannot flog a dead horse.
The only way Obama is getting a second term in the Oval Office is if the military-industrial complex stages a terror attack which he can then exploit and pose as the savior – and that’s precisely what numerous political strategists have openly yearned for.
Political strategist Robert Shapiro, a former senior advisor to Bill Clinton, mused last year that only “a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing” could restore Obama’s position as a credible leader.
As we pointed out at the time, Shapiro was just the latest in a long line of prominent people to highlight the usefulness of terror in achieving otherwise impossible political goals, while creating a chilling atmosphere that denounces any criticism of the President as being unpatriotic and extremist.
A few months later, Clintonite and Democrat operative Mark Penn told Chris Matthews’ Hardball that Obama needed an OKC bombing to regain his popularity and re-connect with the American people.
Given the reaction of many in places like Washington DC and New York, who hurried to the White House lawn and ground zero respectively to moronically chant “USA, USA” while waving plastic flags made in China, even as the U.S. economy crumbles under a mountain of debt as China itself prepares to overtake American as the leading economic superpower, the danger of the Obama administration exploiting a terror attack to elicit a more sustained injection of phony patriotism is clear.
In the hours after the Bin Laden announcement, Americans were bombarded with the assertion that retaliation attacks were all but certain, information gleaned from ever-reliable Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a man who has been under constant torture for the past 5 years and has admitted to virtually everything under the sun, including being Jack the Ripper, the gunman on the grassy knoll and the Grinch who stole Christmas.
The fact that the Obama administration has feverishly moved to exploit the alleged assassination of Bin Laden in a transparent ploy to secure a second White House term only lends credence to the overwhelming indication that Bin Laden died many years ago and that Sunday’s dramatic raid was nothing more than a Jessica Lynch-style fabrication.