“An Anomalous Event”

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September 11, 2015 10:46 am
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This post got a lot of people up in arms last year. But it’s truly a must read and I want to re-up it on this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As TPM Reader JB put it a year ago today …

To me the most notable thing looking back on 9/11 13 years later is how crystal clear it is now that it was an anomalous event and not, contrary to all the rhetoric of the time, the dawn of a new era of domestic terrorism. The fact that basically nothing analogous – meaning a domestic terror attack planned and executed by foreigners or local cells funded by Al Queda or like groups — has happened in the 13 years since is pretty incredible and unexpected. Perhaps more surprising still is that the only viable explanation for the dearth of attacks is that terrorists motivated to carry out attacks inside the United States do not exist.

Read the rest here.

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