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This is breaking news... As reported by the Chicago Tribune (and other news outlets), the U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide terror alert to travelers.

The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday, warning U.S. citizens about the "continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa."

In a statement, the State Department said current information suggests al Qaeda and its affiliates continue to plan terrorist attacks in the Middle East and beyond, and may concentrate those efforts in August.

The ability of the for-profit corporate-owned national security apparatus to issues these alerts any time it wishes remains one of the most potent propaganda tactics of the oligarchy.

Let me clarify something... I'm not discounting the fact that by the minute, the Junta that's ultimately running things in this country is helping generate incredible levels of hate against our government, worldwide.

They are killing innocent people in several countries (drone strikes, etc.); they are supporting brutal regimes and financing death squads and corporate-sponsored terrorism; our multinational corporations are partnering up with goons and thugs who enslave, terrorize, and oppress workers worldwide (Bangladesh, China, and many other countries).

But that's kind of old news... That's been happening for many years now.  A more recent phenomena is that this cabal of psychopathic tyrants that have taken over our country are now engaged in the wholesale destruction of our democracy (or whatever is left of it), and in doing so they are helping bring about the conditions for a perfect storm of violence.  But it ain't going to affect them because they are insulated from the consequences of their actions.

So we the people are likely to pay the price, while these parasites watch the spectacle from their enclaves, from the satellite TVs installed in their yachts, from the comfort of their mansions and million-dollar condos.

What these truly evil psychopaths are doing is so outrageous, so damaging, and so criminal, that they very hope and pray that the population never figures them out.  I don't think they have to worry about that, at least for now.

So far there is no indication that el pueblo is anywhere near figuring out what's happening; at least in a big-enough number to make a difference.

So, let's get back to the regularly scheduled "programming" of our minds, through fear, misinformation, propaganda, and manipulation...

Originally posted to Ray Pensador on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 10:15 AM PDT.

Also republished by The Rebel Alliance.

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