Fearmongering Begins: "Seeds Of 9/11 Being Planted All Over Iraq"

Tyler Durden's picture

The tangled web of just who is friend and who is foe throughout the Middle East continues but one thing is sure, US politicians won't miss the chance to drum up some fearmongery. Sen. Lindsey Graham said that U.S. officials have warned the next major attack on U.S. soil could emanate from the region, adding "the seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria." Media is picking up on the meme fast - "This is a cauldron of future terrorist threats to the west," said CBS analyst and Ret. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, who said that "all Americans should be concerned" by ISIS' quick rise and success in Iraq. It appears simple - the US population must believe that only the US government can prevent the "imminent" threat (that ironically it funded and created). This is a win for both neo-cons (defense spending hoo-rah) and neo-liberals (cover for more boots-on-the-ground broken promises to come). The fearmongery has begun.

Judging by CBS News, we are in major trouble...

Experts say the group's increasing power and reach is concerning, though it's not entirely clear when they might be able to threaten the U.S.


"You've got motivation mixed with opportunity, ideology and foreign fighters and all of that looks like a very extreme version of Afghanistan in the '90s, plus what was happening in Iraq after the Iraq war," said CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate. "This is a cauldron of future terrorist threats to the west."




"The seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria," Graham said. "They want an Islamic caliphate that runs through Syria and Iraq...and they plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home."




"These are not monkey bar terrorists out in the desert somewhere planning some very low-level attack. These are sophisticated, command and controlled, seasoned combat veterans who understand the value of terrorism operations external to the region, meaning Europe and the United States. That is about as dangerous a recipe as you can put together," he said.




There have been some indications this might be the group's intent. Army Col. Kenneth King, who was the commanding officer of a U.S. detention camp in Iraq, told the Daily Beast recently that when current ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was released in 2009, he said, "I'll see you guys in New York."




"That's one of the downsides of U.S. involvement," he told CBS News. "The more we visibly get involved in helping the [Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki] government fight these guys, the more we become a target."




As the groups grow in strength, "we in some ways then have to play defense, which is a lot harder to do if we're not playing offense at the same time," he said.

The neo-cons and neo-liberals appear to have a common enemy once again - the "keep the people scared enough that they'll agree to fund any and everything" Iraq insurgents. As ISIS spreads aross the middle east, it is clear that the US politik must make the US people realize just how critical this is - for spending on defense (Republicans happy) and boots-on-the-ground (Obama rescued from another missed promise thanks to popular support to save us all from ISIS).

Of course the irony is not lost on us that:

On one hand US arms the rebels, Al Qaeda extremists who have warned they will launch an attack


The US government keeps quiet until things go FUBAR


Then, when the same people US supported for so long turn on US national interest, it is time to whip out the 9/11 card

An almost perfect Keynesian hole dug and refilled - that appears to never get old.

h/t WilliamBanzai7

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Colonel Klink's picture

This is a cauldron of future terrorist threats to the west.

I though it was Saudi Arabia, as past history has clearly shown.

Deathrips's picture

Please im scared...put me in a cage, grab my balls, monitor my thought....Ill pay for it. /s/(do i need this)


Really? What the fuck is wrong with people?



Ima anal sphincter's picture

This whole thing is complete bullshit. I'm sure we're behind ALL of it. More dead people, more TERROR!!!

The wrong folks are dying. Until the right ones do.... this nightmare WILL continue.

(The media is 24/7 in your face with this shit....... It's easy enough to figure out why.)

max2205's picture

Move wall St to Detroit and no.one will care

ACP's picture

I see an opportunity to stay out of the ME forever...

Tell all welfare recipients that they must fight to stabilize Iraq if they want to continue receiving benefits.

Result = No more US involvement and $1 trillion gets cut out of the annual budget at the same time.


Viola! Two birds with one stone!

knukles's picture

Could either say "Fuck me, not again" and engage in a monolithic diatribe... OR

Watchu expect?

I'll take "Watchu expect?" for a $100, Alex.

Fuck me, Krugman's gonna have an aneurism of Joy!

Fish Gone Bad's picture

And this ladies and gentlemen is how the US gets into Syria.

Pinto Currency's picture


The question is who is planting the seeds.

Barrack, Hillary, Lindsay, John McC,...


Financing and supporting the enemy.

There ought to be a law against that.

Xibalba's picture

All the politicians are happy about this.  if it weren’t for ISIS, we'd be focusing on them instead. 

espirit's picture

I must be confused, I thought the terrorists came from Saudia Arabia and Israel.


Whocouldanode we're being terrorized by real terrorists terrorizing other terrorists?????? 

Quus Ant's picture

They're trying to keep gas in your tank and the dollar in your pocket worth a damn.

doin' god's work.  As lloyd would say. .  

I'd think you'd be grateful.



litemine's picture

You can't be serious?    With all the money thru tarp/and qe'S  $us. should have just been handed out to individuals.  It still would have escaped dumbasses but the few who were smart could have improved much more than what has happened. Now it's pretty much   FUBAR.

Thought Processor's picture



I think the US may need to pull off another 9/11 stunt to show the rest of the world it means business here. 

Kind of like kicking one of your own team mates in the nuts in front of your adversaries just to show them how tough you are.  







Never One Roach's picture

Sales of gas masks, duc tape, etc are going to skyrocket.


Idaho potato head's picture

As nazerbyev once told bush, um excuse me Putin sits right there.

wee-weed up's picture



I would bet Al Qaeda will be a big buyer of one-way plane and boat tickets to Mexico before too much longer.

Hey, just walk across the wide-open border. What could be easier. There's no enforcement. Then blend in and sit back and collect free shit from the Obozo Admin before the time comes when you have to carry out your suicide mission.

SafelyGraze's picture

""This is a cauldron of future terrorist threats to the west," said CBS analyst and Ret. Gen. Peter Chiarelli"

and that, citizen, is why we need more swat teams

they hate us for our tasers

McMolotov's picture

CBS "analyst" (sarcastic quotes) and Ret. Gen. Peter Chiarelli >>>>> Pentagon Military Analyst Program v2.0.


ACP's picture

I'll take Keynesian Economics for $500, Alex.

That's the triple leveraged daily double, Paul!

Big Corked Boots's picture

welfare = workfare = warfare

I like it.

Hard Assets's picture


Obama is pulling out of the Middle East.

Let's see what the next administartion does.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Yea, right, everywhere but Israel! Basically true. 


Idaho potato head's picture

If the wheels stay on until then.

SheepDog-One's picture

Yea that was pretty stunning how the 9-11 hijackers were Saudis, and none of that was ever mentioned again!

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Its OK.  All this mess going on in Iraq has apparently been missed by the NSA as well...

SheepDog-One's picture

Yea seems the only thing the NSA can really do is harass people's email and phone calls, bunch of hacks.

FeralSerf's picture

What about Cheney, Rummy and their Zio-pals?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Graham got the season wrong: The seeds were planted years ago.  This is just harvest time.  A bitter harvest.

As you sow...

doctor10's picture

the politicians are just reading from the script their bankers gave them

davinci7_gis's picture

Typical America...we go in, stir up the wasp next realy good, get the hell out, and then the hive reinforces itself.  NUKE IT ALL I SAY!

McMolotov's picture

"In the midnight hour, she cried, Woar! Woar! Woar!" —Evil Billy Idol

Maybe these Magic 9/11 Seeds will produce those green shoots they're always talking about on the teevee.

666's picture


I hope you mean Washington, DC.

buzzsaw99's picture

yeah, how dare they stir up lindsey graham! ( the wasp, get it?)

Silver_K-9's picture

Job/Budget Security...

Cangaroo.TNT's picture

And we are Johnny Appleseed.  What a bunch of fucking dipshits. 

ebworthen's picture

If they were serious about protecting the U.S. they would have closed the borders after 9/11.

But oh no, everyone and their Uncle can stream across the border from wherever.

And if we left the Middle East entirely they could focus on killing each other.

Common sense doesn't fit the M.I.C./Banker agenda though.

disabledvet's picture

"fear" is not a victory plan either. FREEDOM FROM FEAR IS! "ISIS is murdering people with our weapons and our money." Is this true or not? Don't tell i can't see what people are watching on television! We do have something at stake...by keeping Baghdad from exploding we are thus being responsible for preventing the deaths of perhaps millions...so why not argue this? There are Cities in the USA too. We prefer those "cauldrons" to stay at peace too do we not? So indeed we do have something worth fighting for here...his name is Al-Maliki and "the democratic process" and the people of Baghdad...but we have to level with the American people before we "seal the deal"...and in so doing we are leveling with the people of Baghdad too are we not? Mistakes have been made...one of them is "if not over there then over here." I think the American people are more informed than that now. They see "trillions" now. There was no draft after 9/11. There could have been...but somebody "had a doubt" and while the financing was unlimited...the war aims were not. Thus "we have the other 1%." Those are the folks who will fight for you...the Sovietski..."the Soldiers Party." As everyone knows "the only things soldiers do...is soldier on."

FeralSerf's picture

Why would they have closed the borders after 9/11? The perpetrators knew where the terrorists were and those terrorists wouldn't be stopped at the border. They were already in Washington and New York.

Closing the border would not have kept Bush, Cheney, Rummy and their dual-passport Zio-pals out.

SheepDog-One's picture

Remember that 'missing airliner' which no shred of evidence not even a seat cushion washed up anywhere? Watch for that to fly into something one of these mornings.

machineh's picture

If we sacrifice Hillary by hurling her into a volcano, the gods will be appeased and we will be safe.

SheepDog-One's picture

Great idea! And just think how pleased the gods would be if we threw in Pelosi and the Wookie Moochelle too! Yay!

semperfi's picture

but the volcano would hate it !  probably puke

Idaho potato head's picture

That action would probably trigger Yellowstone.

BigJim's picture

Wouldn't it be tragic is a supervolcano just appeared under Washington DC, and miraculously only killed politicians, MIC lobbyists, and bankers?

C'mon, God! You used to do this kind of shit from time to time to prove you existed - we need some more evidence now more than ever.

Winston Churchill's picture

Hitlary + burkha ,are like eggs and bacon.

Same for her spawness.