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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Should Democrats speak the truth about terrorism?

I just found a great post over at the Left Shue, on the way Democrats and progressives should be talking about terrorism. And Crooks and Liars tells us why we probably shouldn't get too hysterical about this latest airline outrage.

I had to comment, because this whole issue is really making me crazy. As someone who has tried to really delve into the subject of terrorism and understand exactly what makes people turn to terrorism, I've discovered two things: one, terrorism is simply warfare by another name, and two, the worst terrorists on the planet are those who claim that they are fighting a global "War on Terror".

You see, what Bush and his gang of thieves have done is taken the idea of fighting terrorists out of the hands of international police forces and intelligence agencies, and put it directly in the lap of Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Death for the entire globe. Donald Rumsfeld, who needed a new threat to justify the massive expenditure of Pentagon resources, couldn't use the threat of Communism to whip up public hysteria anymore. It worked pretty damn well when he worked under President Ford alongside Dick Cheney in the 70s, but upon his installment as Secretary under the younger, more gullible Bush, the time for a new threat had arrived. Enter Terrorism, the ultimate threat for a world superpower with no great natural enemy.

President Clinton wasn't perfect, but he used the threat of terror the way it should have been used, as an excuse to make peace around the world. Though many have argued that his administration was double-dealing in these efforts, and not really committed to improving the lives of Palestinians or other oppressed peoples, he certainly made a good show of it.

Rumsfeld and Cheney, on the other hand, had no interest in making peace. Their focus was war. And unlike their work under the elder Bush, they weren't interested in playing nice. They didn't want to have to mess with allies, or to make any friends in the UN. All they wanted was eternal warfare with a massive pricetag, that would continue to generate massive profits for themselves and their friends in the military-industrial complex.

Folks, this "War on Terror" is nothing more than an elaborate ruse, designed to scare the ever-living bejeezus out of everyone who buys into it.

And guess what? It has worked. Almost every Democratic Congressman and Senator has supported the unnecessary and ultraviolent military operations of this President, precisely because he convinced them that war was necessary to get these terrorists, and to restore order to a wartorn land.

What progressives need to know is that 9/11 was a massive fraud against the American people, and the "enemy" that Cheney and Rumsfeld are always talking about is us, the awakened minority that believe the truth that 9/11 was an inside job. We are the enemy that have the power to take down their entire illegitimate regime, and if enough of us get up, get active, and demand representation from our elected officials, then God willing, we can take back this country and make it safe for democracy once again.

Check out the 9/11 Truth category for more information, and don't be afraid to have your eyes opened wide. Your people, and your democracy, need you.

Categories: Politics - National, War & Peace, National Security State, 9/11 Truth

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At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The root of what most refer to as terrorism is actually a pushback relating to land annexed by Israel in earlier wars. Until this is addressed (ie the land is returned), I don't think there will be any peace.



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