Thursday 18 February 2021 - 21:28

Pelosi’s 9/11-Type Commission to Give More Powers to US Domestic Spying Apparatus

Story Code : 917068
Pelosi’s 9/11-Type Commission to Give More Powers to US Domestic Spying Apparatus
The original 9/11 Commission was established on 27 November 2002 by President George W. Bush and the United States Congress with the aim "to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks." The bipartisan body consisted of five Democrats and five Republicans and was chaired by former New Jersey Republican Governor Tom Kean.

"The 9/11 Commission was supposed to be a bipartisan effort to find out what went wrong on 9/11," says American author and political analyst William Stroock.

"Today the Dems will use this ‘9/11’ style commission to stoke fears of Q, white nationalism, Trump and his supporters in general. This commission will not be independent at all and will not be interested in ascertaining facts, only in assigning blame to Republicans, conservatives and Trump supporters."

Nearly 20 years on, it’s clear that 9/11 has proven disastrous for the US in many ways, according to Strook. However, first and foremost it led to the creation of a "vast domestic spying apparatus with secret courts and gave the Feds vast new spying powers," says the political analyst.

Stroock suggests the Democrats "will want to give even more power to the domestic spying apparatus and turn it upon the right."

Meanwhile, the Biden administration plans to expand grants from the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] for studying and preventing "domestic violent extremism", according to NBC News' Friday report.

Earlier, on 27 January, the DHS released its first-ever national terrorism bulletin warning about the looming threat of violent domestic extremism supposedly encouraged by the Capitol Hill protests.