“It is interesting to remember that terrorism is not bad for everybody. For the Pentagon, Nine-Eleven was a windfall, providing wars and new drones; for NSA, a massive expansion in its powers; for Israel and AIPAC, the destruction of Israel’s arch-enemy, Iraq; for the arms manufacturers, hundreds of billions; for the federal government in general, near-dictatorship and, for jihadists, the involvement of the US in crippling and endless wars. Which is what they wanted. Everybody profited except the American public.” — Fred Reed
Those with political power cause the sentiment that justifies terrorism to those willing to use it. Those with political power are not the ones victimized by terrorism. Those with political power profit politically and economically from terrorist attacks.
Never trust those with political power. War is the health of the state.