There's absolutely a new War on Terror being initiated -- it'd been lurking for awhile, but it's accelerating now for obvious reasons. This new one is aimed inward, domestically. It entails many of the same frameworks.

They're saying it explicitly:

wsj.com/articles/biden… Image
If the last few decades teach anything, it should be that making weighty decisions at times of high and intense emotions, closely following an event that unifies most everyone to the point that any deviations or questioning are treated like treason or heresy, is extremely unwise.
Amazing - yesterday I wrote: the same tactic used against critics of the first War on Terror would be used for the new one: demonizing those who question its excesses as "pro-terrorist."

Today, up pops neocon @davidfrum to reprise his role, this time as a liberal thought leader ImageImage
Liberals who are behind the Biden/Harris plan to initiate this new War on Terror, this time with a primary domestic focus, won't need to study what neocons did with the first War on Terror to learn those old tactics against critics. Neocons are their full allies in all of this.
A key ally for the Dems in this domestic War on Terror will be the same media outlets who have acted as their spokespeople since 2016. CNN employs a former conservative, @oliverdarcy, whose main function in life is to demand censorship on behalf of Dems:

Most of these pro-Dem media outlets employ people whose principal job is do demand censorship of Democrats' adversaries. When FB yesterday announced the Trump ban, Darcy immediately popped up to complain it wasn't broad enough, that we need mass banning on those on the Right: Image
I spent the first decade of my journalism career devoted to exposing and denouncing the excesses of the first War on Terror, and I see exactly the same tactics forming:

If you question or are concerned about these new powers, you'll be branded as sympathetic to the terrorists.
As I said, one could see this new domestic War on Terror forming long before the events at the Capitol. Someone just posted this clip where I discussed it with @joerogan before the election, in Oct. Lots of big institutions with an interest in doing this:

In case any of you doubt there is a new War on Terror underway: here's a former CIA operative and Pentagon official now a member of Congress (a Democrat, needless to say), explicitly saying (on MSNBC, of course) that the new War on Terror is domestic:

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21 Jan
I've done many programs over the last 2 weeks about the push for and dangers of a New War on Terror & how to stop it: talked to @briebriejoy, @virgiltexas, @owenjones, @RaniaKhalek, @megynkelly.

Here's my segment on it last night with @TuckerCarlson:

Two key points I want to flag about these interviews on the threatened Domestic War on Terror. But first: please watch this short clip of Obama's former CIA Director and drone-killer guru describing with great glee how he envisions this war and who is targeted (via @tomselliott):
The first key point: none of this requires speculation. Those who now wield power -- establishment Dems, neocons, security state ghouls and their media allies in you-know-which-outlets -- are explicitly saying they want the New War on Terror to copy the first one, but in the US:
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21 Jan
"The commentary from TV broadcasters across the board, all day long, was at times embarrassingly complimentary" -- The Washington Post's @Sulliview, with great understatement on yesterday's festivities and how the media covered them.

washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/medi…
Sullivan adds it's understandable, but media dangers with Biden are clear:

"We run the risk of being seduced by an administration that, in many cases, closely reflects our values: multiculturalism, a belief in the principles of liberal democracy, and a kind of wonky idealism. "
In extremely related news, a new poll today finds "Trust in traditional media has declined to an all-time low....For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media."

axios.com/media-trust-cr… Image
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19 Jan
The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming

greenwald.substack.com/p/the-new-dome…
No speculation is needed. Those who wield power are demanding it. The only question is how much opposition they will encounter.

The more honest proponents of this new domestic War on Terror are explicitly admitting that they want to model it on the first one.
Continuing to process Washington debates of this sort primarily through the prism of “Democrat v. Republican” or even “left v. right” is a sure ticket to the destruction of core rights.

This isn't a leftist or conservative tactic but a ruling class tactic: to quash all dissent.
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19 Jan
Censorship never was a left-wing tactic. Opposing censorship was never the hallmark of right-wing values. And censorship is never aimed at one ideology or the other, but at *dissent* from the ruling class wherever it comes from.

Listen to Noam Chomsky:

Read how Chomsky, in 1981, object to the attempts to have a tenured professor in France fired for Holocaust revisionism, because Chomsky knew that that framework, once implanted, would be used against people like him, Edward Said, Howard Zinn, etc.:

nytimes.com/1981/01/01/wor…
Here's the ACLU today explaining why it's so proud of its decision in 1977 to represent a neo-Nazi group's right to march through Skokie, Illinois, a town filled with Holocaust survivors.

aclu.org/other/aclu-his…
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18 Jan
Keep telling me "Liberals' 9/11 and War on Terror" is hyperbole and I'll keep posting tweets like this one, from the still-embittered Dem colonel who lost to Madison Cawthorn, explicitly comparing him to GITMO detainees, calling him a "terrorist," and urging a "war on sedition":
Do you think if establishment Dems join with people like Liz Cheney & Mitt Romney to launch a domestic War on Terror -- new anti-terrorism bills, new FBI surveillance & infiltration powers, more internet censorship -- that most of the left would support or oppose it? Don't know.
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18 Jan
"Hoover started amassing secret intelligence on 'enemies of the US' — a list that included terrorists, communists, spies — or anyone Hoover or the FBI had deemed subversive." It
"led to FBI's secret intelligence ops against anyone deemed 'subversive.'"

npr.org/2012/02/14/146…
"Anti-war protesters and civil rights leaders were added to Hoover's list...These people were enemies of the state, and in particular MLK was an enemy of the state. And Hoover aimed to watch over them."

As you root for and help the FBI, guess who its DC HQ is still named after?
In one of MLK's greatest speeches - on why the fight against racism can't be separated from anti-imperialism - he called the USG "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."

No domestic progress possible, he said, without ending US militarism:

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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