ozmuscle2 said.keeping its citizens safe and secure is the first duty of a government
Lol. Actually, the first rule is keeping the subject population terrorized and under control, preferably by convincing them that the government is there to serve them and is responsive to their needs. One of the best ways to do that, as the Nazis well knew, is to convince them they're under attack from external forces and need the government to protect them. You know, one of the many 'funny' things about 9/11/01 is that NOT ONE PERSON in a position of authority that day was held to account for letting the attacks happen? Not one. In fact, most of them, such as general Ralph Eberhart who was in charge of NORAD that day, was later promoted to become the commander of (post 9/11 reformulated) USNORTHCOM. Go figure, right? Oh, and everyone else made a shit load of $$ when all those tax dollars started pouring into the Pentagon as it ramped up for the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. Yeah, we're all a LOT safer now.