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Fearmonger Escalation!




Ready for the latest round of fearmongering from American officials?  Good … because it’s ready for you.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is preparing to destroy a major American city – or so says U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (“R”- Oklahoma).  In fact according to Inhofe – a member of the Senate’s armed services committee – the terrorist organization is “rapidly developing” the technology needed to pull off such an attack.

“ISIS, they are really bad terrorists, they’re so bad even al-Qaeda is afraid of them,” Inhofe told KOKH-TV 25 (Fox – Oklahoma City). “They’re crazy out there and they’re rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening.”

Inhofe is the latest in a long ling of U.S. officials urging an escalation of American military involvement in the Middle East.  These officials believe that unless America steps up military operations against ISIS, the war is headed to U.S. soil.

Specifically, they want America to engage militarily in Syria – where the United States has previously been engaged on ISIS’ side.

Efforts to launch American military action in Syria were unsuccessful last fall – despite the best efforts of warmongers like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Now Graham and others are ratcheting up the fear again in the hopes of provoking a confrontation.

“Analysts estimate that ISIS has amassed a cash hoard of between $400 million and $2 billion,” former U.S. Senate staffer Brett Budowsky wrote recently in The Hill .  “It is highly probable that ISIS will attempt to use some of this money to obtain nuclear, chemical, biological or other weapons of mass death on the international black market or from corrupt officials in nations such as Russia, China, Pakistan or North Korea to use in attacks against New York, Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Brussels or other nations it considers infidel enemies.”

Hmmmm …

Here’s the problem with expanded American intervention in the Middle East, though: It doesn’t work.  Seriously … $4-6 trillion (and nearly 7,000 lives) later, America’s “War on Terror” clearly has not made our country safer.