is max gonna go hardcore libertarian or what? (i don’t think aaron will)

Mob mentality: Capitol riot exploited to expand the national security state that failed to stop it
Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, Jan 21 2021

The US national security state failed to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol. Yet instead of accountability, US intelligence officials are being emboldened via increased militarization, censorship, and surveillance. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté discuss the dangerous fallout. Rather than prioritize accountability for US intelligence officials’ failure to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol, the incident is instead being used to expand the national security state’s powers. Max Blumenthal, who witnessed the Capitol mob and reported on a key participant, discusses his coverage of the attack and the dangers of a militarized, myopic response.

2 Comments

  1. Paul
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    “Capitol riot exploited to expand the national security state that failed to stop it”

    “failed”? They were too busy giving them the rope to hang themselves with. Why would they stop them? The mob was a tragedy for some, but clearly an opportunity for others.

  2. niqnaq
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Yeah. I think Max gets that, but he doesn’t want to contradict Aaron directly. Aaron is the straight man. It’s like Glenn Greenwald at the Intercept, not wanting to quit until they forced him to it.

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