Tuesday on “Democracy Now!,” leftist political activist Noam Chomsky said it is possible President Donald Trump might stage an “alleged terrorist attack” to “maintain control.”
Chomsky said, “Sooner or later this con game is not going to work. People will understand he’s not bringing back jobs, he’s not going to recreate the partly illusory, partly real picture of what life was like in the past with manufacturing jobs, and a functioning society where you can get ahead and so on and so forth. He’s not going to create that.”
He continued, “So what happens at that point, something has to be done to maintain control. The obvious technique is scapegoating. Blame it on the Muslims, on immigrants, on somebody. But that can only go so far. The next step would be, as I said, an ‘alleged terrorist attack,’ which is quite easy, in fact almost normal. Like Condoleeza Rice’s ‘Mushroom Cloud.’ It is easy to construct alleged attacks.”
“The other possibility is a staged attack of a minor kind, and how hard would that be? Take the FBI technique, which they are using constantly, of creating situations of entrapment. Suppose one goes a little too far and you don’t stop it right in time. That wouldn’t be hard to work out. I don’t particularly anticipate it, but it is a possibility. And this is a very frightened country. For years, this has probably been the most terrified country in the world it is also the safest country in the world. It is very easy to terrify people,” he added.
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