The Robert Mueller, head of the FBI and conspiracy theorist
I charge Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations of being a wackjob conspiracy theorist. Mueller addressed the Council on Foreign Relations and speculated that cities like Seattle, San Diego, Miami or New York could possibly see the kinds of terror attacks that Mumbai experienced in late November of 2008.
“The universe of crime and terrorism stretches out infinitely before us, and we too are working to find what we believe to be out there but cannot always see.”
Just like all the other recent statements that US leaders issue regarding terrorism, Mueller’s statement is pure speculation. By definition, Mueller is a conspiracy theorist, literally.
Let’s take a look at the definition of the term conspiracy theorist.
The word “theory” is in this usage is informal as in “speculation” or “hypothesis” rather than scientific. Also, the term conspiracy is typically used to indicate powerful figures, often of the establishment, who are believed to be deceiving the population at large.
Mueller suggests that these people, whom the FBI can’t seem to find, could possibly buy low tech weapons to commit acts of terror as opposed to committing high tech, extremely complex, military-like attacks like the attacks of September 11, 2001.
To me, it seems odd for Mueller to admit that there are employees from the FBI who probably spend a good amount of time and resources looking for things that really there. Perhaps the US would not be in the state it is in currently if the FBI stopped running around and looking for people who aren’t there and focused on people who are there, like criminal investment bankers on Wall Street. But as you know, there is really no point in trying to argue logic with a conspiracy theorist.