It is my opinion that the US government uses faith, media, hysteria to control the thought process's of the american people.
One of my favorite essayists Gore Vidal stated in his " Perpetual Peace for Perpetual War" that
(Much like the coverage of the anti-globalization protests of the past few years, the media has generally only seen fit to deal with the after effects of the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center attacks, while ignoring the underlying causes for why the attacks occurred in the first place.
Whereas Tim McVeigh (like Lee Harvey Oswald before him) has been portrayed as a lone maniac bent on evil, Al Queda is written off as the creation of an "axis of evil.")
This leads one to think that possibly the government is more involved with these incidences than we care to believe? After all with everyones attentions pointed towards actions following why have we not looked towards the causes of these acts of terrorism?