Saturday, April 28, 2007

Golbal War on Terror: Can Someone Tell Me What Winning Looks Like?

Color me confused. We invade Iraq to clamp down on terrorists (never mind there were no Saddam connections to terrorists interested in destroying the USA, nor any connection between Saddam and the 9/11 hijackers), yet terrorism is way up.

A State Department report on terrorism due out next week will show a nearly 30 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2006 to more than 14,000, almost all of the boost due to growing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday.

Remember back when BushCo told us sweet lies that a free Iraq was going to be a shining city on a hill whereby democracies would sprout and flower throughout the Middle East? A veritable dominoes of freedom would topple the despots and sheikdoms. Now we are told by the same that leaving Iraq will cause a chain-reaction of wars and civil strife all over the Middle East.

Never mind that Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority are about as close to chaos as one could reasonably imagine...


Larry said...

There is no Global War on Terror it is a symbol used by the Bush elite to spread war and gain wealth for the ultra wealthy.

TomCat said...

A victory in the war on terror would look like this:

Consider a view of Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rice, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Gonzales and a few more all in the same cell.

KAC said...

I know what you're saying ... ergh.

You have a great blog!

Thanks for letting me know about the No. 1 spot ... that was a total surprise!

Realist said...

Here's the key to the "mystery" of the "war on terror": It's phony.

It is a thinly-veiled war for control over as much oil and natural gas resources as possible. All it takes to figure it out is a wall map and a search engine. You will quickly find that every theater in the "war on terror" is intimately connected to oil and/or natural gas exploration, extraction, and transport to market.

Afghanistan: In the summer of 2001 negotiations were ongoing between the Cheney regime and the Taliban government of Afghanistan, the subject being proposed oil and gas pipelines to be built across Afghan territory, coming from Turkmenistan and going to Pakistan. The Taliban wanted terms that the U.S. wasn't willing to agree to, namely heavy investment in Afghan infrastructure that had been demolished from years of civil war, and for some of the nat.gas to be diverted for local use. The U.S. was disinterested in repairing Afghan infrastructure and wanted the pipeline to be export use only. So they reached an impasse, and no threatening by the U.S. could make them budge. In August negotiations were broken off. The next month the Cheney regime conveniently has its false-flag "terrorist" attack, 9/11, providing it with casus belli to invade Afghanistan to make it safe for a pro-U.S. pro-pipeline puppet government.

Iraq: That one is self-explanatory, it's sitting on a lake of oil as the world's third-largest oil producer. Enough said.

Caucasus region: Azerbaijan is extremely oil-rich and gas-rich, and the U.S. wants to secure the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline route. So it sent hundreds of Green Berets to [former-Soviet] Georgia to "protect the pipeline from terrorists".

Philippines: The U.S. and Philippine Army are battling "Abu Sayyaf" and "Jemaah Islamiya" on the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. "Abu Sayyaf" has long been proven to be a creation of Philippine intel. and "Jemaah Islamiya" serves the same purpose for Indonesia's intel. service. By the way, where do you think the oil resources in the Philippines are located? That's right, on Jolo and Basilan...

The whole effing thing is a fake. They are betting on most Americans not making the effort to look into the details and familiarize themselves with events and situations outside their borders. So far they've been pretty much correct about that, as it's not really a nation of readers. Let's see what we can do to inform people. Before it's too late.