Out of that came LBJ’s Presidency, the escalation of foreign intervention in Vietnam , the further entrenchment of the military-industrial complex, and LBJ’s Great Society income redistribution empire. Once again, a great investment for what it cost them.
I remember being home that day and telling my wife "That looks like a controlled demolition". Later on it came out that not only were explosions reported by cops, firefighters, eyewitnesses, news crews, etc, but they found unexploded thermite residue in the rubble.
So what came out of that? Well, to my reckoning , just about every insane power grab by the government has been tied back to the fall of the towers. No longer were we a people concerned with liberty, now we were a people concerned with safety. Our military was trotted off to half a dozen or so foreign lands (and counting), and blood was spilled and money spent, all with talking heads like Sean Hannity saying empty slogans such as '9/11 changed everything'. The President, doesn't need Congress to go to war, you silly ninny; 9/11 changed everything. Naked body scanners at airports ( and bus stations, and football games and proms) can't possibly be opposed because after all, 9/11 changed everything. The NSA are the good guys when they read your mail because 9/11 changed everything. The Presidential oath to uphold the Constitution was replaced with a mandate to 'keep the American people safe' because 9/11 changed everything. Every cop, firefighter, mailman, and dog catcher was a 'hero' because 9/11 changed everything. Changed it to what?
So after the two brothers who may or may not have been CIA assets steal a car, or not and kill a policeman, or not, the one brother runs over the other brother and then manges to evade the entire world looking for him within the city limits of Boston for several days. Whole blocks of the city were cordoned off, but apparently he wasn't there. Then the entire city was put under
martial law shelter in place as armed men in military uniforms went door to door without a warrant. the people of Boston who couldn't leave their homes, even though Dunkin Donuts stayed open, welcomed the armed men into their homes while cheering them as heroes in a city marked for its refusal to bow to the whims of the British crown.
When the police finally lifted the
martial law shelter in place ( sorry) the remaining brother who may or may not have been wounded and may or may not have been armed had a gun battle, or not, with police , but not before scrawling out a confession in his own blood on the inside of the boat. This confession wasn't found till later, but hey, who's keeping score, right?
The bullet-perforated suspect was then taken into custody and questioned for several hours without a lawyer present and under the influence of pain medications, where he confessed to everything short of the torpedoing of the Lusitania.
Do you see what I mean? Do you see how these events always lead to an increase in the power of the state to trample the Constitution? The way things are right now, any one of us could be put in a cage for the rest of our lives for anything or nothing. But hey, I'm sure that it will all turn out OK. What do I know, I'm just your friendly neighborhood conspiracy guy.