The overriding message on Tuesday night during the corporate media produced “debate” in Las Vegas was that we face imminent and mortal danger from the Twitter terrorists.

Irrational fear of both homegrown and foreign terrorists dominated the discussion.

CNN wrangler Wolf Blitzer set the pace: “The key issue, the most important issue facing the country right now, as far as terrorism is concerned, is the aftermath of what happened in Paris, San Bernardino. These individuals, they want the President of the United States, the commander in chief, and we want… to make sure Americans know where they stand.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cited the Los Angeles school hoax and said if elected “America will be safe.” He did not provide details, although he said repeatedly he was once upon a time a federal prosecutor.

“Think about the mothers who will take those children tomorrow morning to the bus stop wondering whether their children will arrive back on that bus safe and sound. Think about the fathers of Los Angeles, who tomorrow will head off to work and wonder about the safety of their wives and their children,” Christie said.

Millions of Americans are running scared from the twitter terrorists. “We have people across this country who are scared to death. Because I could tell you this, as a former federal prosecutor, if a center for the developmentally disabled in San Bernardino, California, is now a target for terrorists, that means everywhere in America is a target for these terrorists.”

Sen. Ted Cruz suggested a magical airstrike formula that would not harm civilians. “You would carpet bomb where ISIS is, not a city, but the location of the troops,” he said, apparently unaware that the Islamic State is in Raqqa, Mosul and Ramadi. Cruz’s comment was reminiscent of a similar remark made by George W. Bush who said Saddam’s troops were lined up out in the desert waiting to be bombed.

“We will stop the terrorist attacks before they occur because we will not be prisoners to political correctness. Rather, we will speak the truth,” Cruz added.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush placed the blame for the Islamic State on Obama and said if elected president he will pump even more money into the Pentagon. “Serious times require strong leadership, that’s what at stake right now. Regarding national security, we need to restore the defense cuts of Barack Obama to rebuild our military, to destroy ISIS before it destroys us,” Bush said, not clarifying how ISIS might destroy the United States.

Bush’s plan calls for deploying more troops and making sure the global war on terror gets a new lease on life. “We need to embed our forces — our troops inside the Iraqi military. We need to arm directly the Kurds. And all of that has to be done in concert with the Arab nations,” a task he said would be difficult if the nation follows Donald Trump’s “one-liner” on banning Muslims from entering the country.

Ben Carson, after asking “for a moment of silence and remembrance of the San Bernardino victims,” said he would ask for a declaration of war from Congress. Carson seems to think a war will restore the economy instead of further depleting it.

“I am asking the Congress, which represents the people, to declare a war on ISIS so that we can begin the process of excising that cancer and begin the healing process, and bring peace, prosperity, and safety back to America,” he said.

Sen. Rubio said the United States needs to deal “frontally” with all radical Islamists. “Here’s the world we live in,” he said. “This is a radical jihadist group that is increasingly sophisticated in its ability, for example, to radicalize American citizens.” Rubio did not offer a solution to this, not that there is one short of locking down the internet and turning it into a full-blown surveillance swamp.

Rubio said the government needs to surveil more, not less. “We are now at a time when we need more tools, not less tools. And that took we lost, the metadata program, was a valuable tool that we no longer have at our disposal,” he said.

Ohio Governor John Kasich also supported expanding the surveillance grid. “Now, you destroy ISIS in a coalition. You get joint intelligence with our European friends. And then here at home, there are things called the Joint Terrorism Task Force, headed by the FBI, and made up of local law enforcement, including state police,” Kasich said without mentioning the fact the FBI is so short of real terrorists it has to go around duping patsies.

Kasich also supported chipping away at privacy. The FBI and law enforcement “need the tools. And the tools involve encryption where we cannot hear what they’re even planning. And when we see red flags, a father, a mother, a neighbor who says we have got a problem here, then we have to give law enforcement the ability to listen so they can disrupt these terrorist attacks before they occur.”

The terror narrative—instead of the imploding economy, the real menace to average Americans—was front and center on Tuesday because it dominates the globalist script.

Global terrorism—manufactured by intelligence agencies and the Pentagon for the sake of continued justification and profit for the military industrial and snoop complex under the aegis of the national security state—is the predominant issue.

Republican presidential candidates did their part on Tuesday for the overriding agenda and its geostrategic objectives.

Hillary Clinton, the only candidate acceptable to the elite on the Democrat side of the fuzzy demarcate, is reading from a similar script tailored for her constituency, many whom once fancied themselves anti-war types opposed to the Bush wars.

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