The release of Taliban leaders like Abdul Latif Nasser from Guantanamo has the corporate press speculating whether the Biden administration is taking steps to close the offshore prison camp for terrorist suspects. Robert Spencer wrote a piece for PJ Media on July 21 that contemplates a more disturbing future for the famous prison camp.
Spencer notes the ever-increasing reporting since January 6 related to casting the shadow of “domestic terrorism” over American citizens. CNN somehow received information this week of an ongoing prosecution of a Pennsylvania resident arrested following the January 6 protests, as well as two Californians. They wrote incomplete information to each other about being perceived as domestic terrorists.
Leaks from the prosecutor were reported that the government found that “all of the political and social conditions that motivated them to plan what they described as a terrorist attack remain.”
The corporate press has begun laying the groundwork by describing the threat as “Trumpist terrorism.” Raw Story gushed this week: “We’ve rarely if ever experienced domestic terrorism organized not only in the service of an ideology, white supremacy but in the name of one person, a cult figure for whom people will kill and die, devoted to his cause and taking perceived orders from him. But that is what is happening now.”
Salon added this week, “Ultimately, there is no natural endpoint to the normalization of social and political deviance. It is a bottomless pit, one into which America as a whole has fallen. Only collective action and commitment to a moral crusade can save American democracy now. The normalization of social and political deviance is a process meant to make that impossible.”
Spencer also cites former CIA officer Robert Grenier, who said in February, “You know, even at the seeming height of the crisis immediately after 9/11, there really weren’t that many members of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. And the thrust of our campaign there was, yes, to hunt down al-Qaida, but primarily to remove the supportive environment in which they were able to live and to flourish.”
The implication is that ordinary American culture amounts to a “supportive environment” that the progressive Left now finds to be motivating “Trumpist terrorism.”
Spencer expresses concern that a notion that would have seemed absurd before January 6 may now be receiving real consideration. If “Trumpist terrorists” are as grave a threat as the media and the sources who leak carefully curated information make them out to be, it would not be beyond what is being discussed in 2021.