The long shadow of terror: How fear reshaped democratic values

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Dominique Soguel

“John Kiriakou remembers 9/11 like it was yesterday. It made no sense to the CIA counterterrorism officer that a plane would accidentally crash into the World Trade Center on such a sunny day. When the second plane hit, it was clear to everyone at the CIA that the U.S. was under attack. There were roughly 600 people working at the CIA Counterterrorism Center that day. On 9/12 there were around 1,600, he says. Shock quickly gave way to revenge.” (09/07/21)