The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Trying to Scare Us with Phony “Terrorist” Plots

Oct 24, 2005

With great media attention, the Baltimore Harbor tunnels were shut down, disrupting traffic for hours last week. Supposedly the FBI had a tip about a plot to blow them up. Yet, by the next day, the four immigrants being held at the city jail had been set free. Apparently the “tip” meant nothing.

This game is a replay of what the FBI did in New York City recently. They gave a “tip” about a terrorist threat to the subway system. Then, after city officials ran around trying to act on the tip, the FBI announced the tip was not credible.

The Bush administration wants the population to support its “war on terrorism.” Could these scare tactics have anything to do with the fall in the president’s poll numbers?