Upsetting
Tuesday, January 07, 2003
 
Right around Christmastime, the FBI posted that bulletin that said they were looking for five Middle Eastern-looking men who purportedly used bogus passports to enter the United States from Canada. Some reports even said the men were part of another Group of 19 suspected terrorists, and they may have been plotting some serious shit for right around New Year’s.

Today, we find out it’s bullshit.

I understand, I guess, the government’s need to cover its ass in terms of warning the public about possible threats, but does crying wolf do any good?

Maybe.

It creates hysteria and distrust – and a body of people increasingly in need of governing.
 
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