Glenn Greenwald appeared on Jesse Watters’ Fox News show on July 24 and delivered a stern warning for ordinary Americans about the Biden administration’s intentions regarding “domestic terrorism.”
During the interview, the alleged 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was discussed. Watters asked, “BuzzFeed is reporting there are twice as many FBI agents involved in this plot than there were plotters. Does this raise any suspicion with you?”
Greenwald responded in part:
“I regard what the Biden administration is currently doing as the Second War on Terror. This one is focused domestically on American citizens instead of foreign organizations. But the tactics being used are very similar to the ones being used in the first War on Terror.”
And every time you look, it turns out that the people who designed the plot, who came up with the idea of where to attack and funded the operation, were FBI informants. They were embedded all the time in the plots. Not just in a way that they learned about them and infiltrated them, but they actually manufactured and orchestrated them.
If it is really such a great threat, this threat of domestic Muslim terrorism, why does the FBI have to create its own plots? Why aren’t they finding ones that they themselves aren’t orchestrating? That’s the same question I have here.”
Greenwald also discussed the Whitmer plot and the federal government’s involvement in many of the terror plots that are disrupted on his Substack account:
“Yet from the start, there were ample and potent reasons to distrust the FBI’s version of events. To begin with, FBI press releases are typically filled with lies. Yet, media outlets, due to some combination of excessive gullibility, an inability to learn lessons, or a desire to be deceived, continue to treat them as Gospel. For another, the majority of “terror plots” the FBI claimed to detect and break up during the first War on Terror were, in fact, plots manufactured, funded, and driven by the FBI itself.
Indeed, the FBI has previously acknowledged that its own powers and budget depend on keeping Americans in fear of such attacks.”
Greenwald cautions us to remember that during what he calls the first War on Terror, many of the FBI’s terror plots claimed to have been disrupted were created and driven by the FBI. Many would not have existed without law enforcement’s planning and funding.
He warns that sensationalizing or even creating domestic terror plots can be used to escalate fears and to justify even greater domestic surveillance against ordinary American citizens.