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Gov’t chatter suggests another terror attack is planned

[ The “logic” of using terrorism to intimate the public (i.e., the fallacy of the Big Stick, or argumentum in terrorem) is a two-edged sword.  When the talking heads of the gov’t step up the rhetoric, you can bet that something is being cooked up…   How else can the monstrous industrial-military complex to continue selling the American public the idea of war without end?  ]

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Terror Threat ‘Most Heightened’ Since 9/11, Napolitano Says

Homeland Security Officials Call Homegrown Radicalism a Game Changer

The threat of terrorism is at “its most heightened state” since the 9/11 attacks nearly a decade ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today.

“The terrorist threat facing our country has evolved significantly in the last ten years — and continues to evolve — so that, in some ways, the threat facing us is at its most heightened state since those attacks,” she said before the House Homeland Security Committee.

Her comments were a sobering reminder that the potential of another attack is real and growing, most notably from individuals radicalized inside the United States, despite elaborate security measures implemented by the government since 2001.

“One of the most striking elements of today’s threat picture is that plots to attack America increasingly involve American residents and citizens,” Napolitano said, referring to so-called homegrown terrorists fueled by the Internet and connections with operatives overseas.

More than two dozen Americans have been arrested on terrorism charges in the past two years, according to government statistics.

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