Disaster Capitalism Summary

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I’m currently reading a book by Naomi Klein called Disaster Capitalism that has led me back to the worst terrorist attack in United States history, 9/11. I remember how CNN and Fox were being flooded with the news daily. The story told was, Al-Qaeda members crashed commercial airplanes into the world trade center and the pentagon killing thousands of people. This event is the center of a popular conspiracy theory, because of what unfolded after. The United States invaded Afghanistan and Iraq on the presumption they had nuclear weapons, and introduced the patriot act. Conspiracy theorist believe that the execution of the September 11th, 2011 attacks were by someone else other than Al-Qaeda. One of the prevalent theories I’ve read online was…show more content…
What stood out to me was that Osama wouldn’t claim responsibility for the worst terrorist attack on United States soil. He would point the finger back at the United States, but why wouldn’t the most infamous terrorist claim responsibility for the attack? As I explored the validity of the conspiracy I was presented with more questions than answers. If it wasn’t Al-Qaeda than who can it possible be? Naomi Klein in her book brought up an interesting term, shock therapy. A strategy exploit the fears of citizens to employ new laws and regulations. During 9/11 citizens were afraid. Their immediate security was compromised, and they were willing to give up her freedom in exchange to feel safe. A month later, the US welcomed the patriot act that’s responsible for the surveillance by the NSA. To be honest, I believe the United States committed the attack on its own soil. They went to war and spent trillions of dollars on the presumption that Iraq had nuclear weapons, and they were wrong. It isn’t surprising when a government acts in its own self-interest, because at the end of the day it’s about
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