How does the US Terror Industrial Complex (TIC ®) keep doubling it's budget, even as Austerity decimates all social programs? By keeping the Sheeple scared shitless, that's how.
See this HBO documentary if you can. It's awesome. It exposes the roadmap used by the US Government to keep us all scared and willing to let them rob us of constitutional freedoms (what's left of them anyway). And to make us willing to be robbed of massive taxpayer $$$, to , you know, Keep us Safe.
FBI cooks up a terrorist plot that will play to our lizard brains. It has two branches: 1) a plot to bomb a Jewish Synagogue in close proximity to ground zero of the 911 attack; 2) Shoulder fired heat seeking missiles to hit military planes.
FBI sends a confidential informant into a Mosque in Newburgh NY in search of terrorists. He doesn't find any terrorists but finds a small time crook who he talks into carrying out the plot for $250,000 -- a life changing payday for a broke, down on his luck crook. The crook finds 3 more accomplices who will also participate for $250K each. This allows the FBI to call it a conspiracy (multiple persons involved). None of these guys are Jihadists, just more small time crooks that can be plied with tons of cash.
The Big Day
The FBI gives the crooks the C4 dynamite, detonators and the rocket launcher (all non-working of course). They make them pick it up the weapons in Connecticut to make sure it can be prosecuted as a federal crime (crossing state lines). FBI provided cars to transport them to the plot locations. Then the FBI arrests them all.
The Media Circus and Triggering Your Lizard Brain
The FBI, NYPD, Congressmen (Sen. Chuck Schumer , naturally) all get on the Teevee and tell us they uncovered and stopped a TERRAIST PLOT. Keepin' ya safe (aka scared shitless). See we told you the threat was growing. Oh look, it was associated with a Mosque (Muslims out ta get ya, watch out!!).
Keep those tax dollars coming to support the TIC otherwise you're all gonna die. Money is no Object. Hey, you weren't planning on needing social security and medicare anyway , right? We'll rob those to keep money flowing to the TIC.
See This Film -- it's very well done and leaves no doubt this government is playing the citizens like chumps. It will replay on HBO for a while.
Footnote: To be clear, I am not condoning the acts of the crooks that were lured into this honey pot. But there is no way in freakin hell that they would have been involved in terrorism if not entraped by the FBI.