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Terror Alert: Beware of Cold War Thinking

Timing is everything. For the embattled national security state, the fortuitous timing of “pre-9/11-like” chatter portending a large-scale, “potential” terror threat was downright impeccable. Warnings were given and embassies closed. Terrifying terror thwarted. The media dutifully regurgitated and the conversation changed. Justifications made. Mission accomplished? Frankly, when it comes to justifying the national security state,…