Re: Us government's trick to violate civil liberties
Why should we be alarmed? OP said he heard about this 15 years ago, yet this is the first time I'm hearing about it. If this theory hasn't propagated as quickly as the 9/11 conspiracies, then obviously even the less intelligent members of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA realize it's stupid.
I'd have also expected the Occupy movement to breathe new life into this theory if it was really as commonly as believed as you say, since it would give those whiny bitches yet another scapegoat to blame for their own failure.