Prepare yourself, people. Another terrorist attack is on the way. How do I know this? Examine the facts:
Fact 1: George W Bush's approval rating is falling to new lows. A poll in the Minnesota Star Tribune puts his rating at 42%, almost five points lower than it was on September 10, 2001. Now that Tom Ridge has admitted that the terror levels were raised not to alert the public, but to bolster Bush's rating, Bush will need a real attack to get them numbers up to post-9/11 numbers.
Fact 2: A number of businesses are planning lay-offs soon. In the weeks preceeding 9/11, the company where I was employed had been talking massive lay-offs in September. When they came, two weeks after 9/11, we were told that business was slow because of 9/11. Even though they had been planning the job cuts all summer long. Hard to get pissed off about losing your job when you're waving a flag.
Fact 3: Iran. The Neocons in the Bush administration are just drooling at the mouth to send your children to die in Iran.As you read this, our Army is planning a military exercise on the northern Iranian border, amassing large numbers of troops. Since the last attempt to sway the masses to get behind the (illegal) invasion of Iraq has been proven to be false, they really need a reason that the sheeple can get behind. Hey! We were planning the invasion of Iraq since Bush stole the office and were planning an invasion of Afghanistan six months before 9/11. Another terrorist attack will happen and will be linked to Iran through al-quieda.
Fact 4:Media distractions. In the months preceeding 9/11, the media was all Gary Condit/Chandra Levy all the time. No stories about the attorney general being taken off commercial airflights, no story of how the order to intercept hijackers was transferred from NORAD to Donald Rumsfeld in June 2001. Now examine the media's attempt to distract the public again. Terry Schiavo. "Runaway Bride". Pay no attention to the war mongers in the White House.
And there you have it. Rest assured, when it does happen, Iran will be blamed, and the flag wavers will all fall in line.