“” Johnson explained in Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

which became best sellers in the period after the 9-11 attacks. “”The concept ‘blowback’ does not just mean retaliation for things our government has done to and in foreign countries. It refers to retaliation for the numerous illegal operations we have carried out abroad that were kept totally secret from the American public. This means that when the retaliation comes—as it did so spectacularly on September 11