Monday, September 12, 2011

Fueling jihadist sentiment

The Terrorism Issue That Wasn’t Discussed
by Gareth Porter, CommonDreams.org

In the commentary on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the news and infotainment media have predictably framed the discussion by the question of how successful the CIA and the military have been in destroying al Qaeda. Absent from the torrent of opinion and analysis was any mention of how the U.S. military occupation of Muslim lands and wars that continue to kill Muslim civilians fuel jihadist sentiment that will keep the threat of terrorism high for many years to come.

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  1. Whew, that is one powerful piece penned by this historian. Especially these last two paragraphs, repeated here below.

    "There is only one way to understand this conundrum: there are winners and losers in the “war on terrorism”. Ordinary Americans are clearly the losers, and the institutions and leaders of the military, the Pentagon and the CIA and their political and corporate allies are the winners. They have accumulated enormous resources and power in a collapsing economy and society.

    They are not going to do anything about the increased risk to Americans from the hatred their wars have provoked until they are forced to do so by a combination of resistance from people within those countries and an unprecedented rebellion by millions of Americans. It’s long past time to start organizing that rebellion."

    If you exchange the military rampage for the financial/resource rampage, this applies in spades to British Columbia. The Campbell clones/drones have accumulated enormous resources and power in a collapsing economy and society.

    This should be BC's actual motto, not "best place on earth".

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