"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security,
deserve neither liberty or security," Benjamin Franklin
"There is no such policy as a war on terror. Yes, you read
that correctly. The GWOT is a myth, an illusion, or to follow the thinking
of Slavoj Zizek, a fantasy....the Global War on Terror should be examined,
not as a policy, as it is most often mistakenly referred to, but as an
ideology, which is what it really is. Lewis S. Feuer writes that ideology
“projects wish-fulfillments where knowledge is unavailable; it denies those
realities whose existence it would repress, it enhances into ultimates what
it prizes.” In this way, it is able to distort what is actually happening
and replace it in the minds of men with what should be happening. Is there
any better way to describe US foreign policy today? A ‘criminal action’ can
be turned into a ‘war on terror’ or vice-versa." ...
If fear was removed from the perceptions
of the community, the reality of the war on terror would
be starkly exposed for what it really is.
The question remains of course, that if
these devices worked so well and the ideology of the war
on terror was so easy to believe in, how duplicitous
does that make the American public? Forget Iraq or Iran,
maybe it is the threat of complacency that we should be
most concerned about.
Debunking Clausewitz: Why There Is No Global War
Chronicle, CA - Feb 1, 2007
... “a prerequisite to surrender.”
And when your own government or its
proxies trample on human rights, especially then, your sense of
compassionate world citizenship easily trumps pious recitations of knee-jerk
nationalism. Because you don't suffer from moral amnesia you know thatwar is terrorism, with a bigger budget.
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"In the early 1960s, America's top
military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit
acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against
Cuba. Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the
possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on
the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even
orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities."
ABC News , 5/1/01