Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist
Americans were scared by their own government for decades about the Commie Russia threat which we found out after the USSR had collapsed, had barely existed.
There was never any bomber gap, nor any missile gap. Just an old, worn out Communist nation that was hardly able to take care of its own citizens, since the Communist leaders were too busy trying to catch up with the USA in terms of lethality.
Which is what we have now. There is no 'al Qaeda,' only lurid tales of Arab boogiemen that 'hate us for our freedoms."
The Arab world is starting to hate us because we've declared war on Islam and go around killing Muslims like a hunter shooting clay pigeons, just for the hell of it.
We're deliberately creating hatred in the Muslim world by deliberately killing innocent people to keep the 'War of Terror' hot so the Pentagon can keep getting more toys and generals can dream of trading in their barracks for the Oval Office.
This phony war also allows Israel to keep up their genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign against Palestine, but especially Gaza, under the guise of fighting terror.
It also allows the USA to creep ever so closer to those rich Caspian Basin oil and NG fields which we want to steal.... and to keep certain Wall Street banks raking in over 50 billion a year in illegal drug money from those Afghan poppy fields.