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Forum Post: The War On Terror Is Over. America Lost.

Posted 7 years ago on April 28, 2013, 3:54 a.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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By James Corbett corbettreport.com April 24, 2013

It has often been observed that the war on terror is unwinnable. After all, how could a war on an abstract noun ever have its “Mission Accomplished” moment? It is, according to this wisdom, meant to drag on forever.

Just because a war can’t be won, however, doesn’t mean it can’t be lost. The truth is that the war on terror is over. And America has lost.

Just look at the images of the Watertown lockdown. A city under a supposedly “voluntary” lockdown that was in fact enforced by bands of roving SWAT team members going door to door, forcibly removing people from their own homes at gunpoint. Whatever the use of the word “voluntary” might mean in this case, I defy anyone to differentiate these images from a martial law scenario.

And yet, amazingly, the media does not show us images of enraged Bostonians. It does not interview those who were treated this way by the SWAT teams. It does not ask those people directly affected what they think, or report on dissent. Instead, we are shown images of mindless celebrations orchestrated to the score of that age-old chant of the mob that has lost all capacity to reason critically: “USA! USA! USA!” Surely it is a mob far under the hypnotic spell of the mainstream fear programming that can cheer the destruction of their own rights. It is even more perverse that this destruction is being done in the name of two bumbling college-age boys who, it must be stressed, have yet to be proven guilty of anything.

The irony seems to be lost on much of the American population that scenes like these are precisely what the all-pervasive “terrorist” boogeymen supposedly want: a people so enslaved to the fear of their own shadow that the actions of two hapless misfits can cause such chaos and the disruption of so many people’s lives. This irony is certainly NOT lost on a government that has tried its utmost to make people afraid of the so-called terrorist threat over the past decade.

Yes, the terrorists hate you for your freedom. So who are the terrorists? And who is trying to take away your freedoms?

If terrorism is the use of violence to further political ends, then the real terrorists by definition are the ones who are ramping up the fear after each and every incident in order to shape the public’s perception. Has some shadowy group of scary bearded men with turbans really caused the American population to cower in fear at the first sign of a homemade explosive anywhere in the country? Or has the government and their cronies in the media primed the population to be afraid of something that, statistically, is less likely to kill someone on American soil than a bee sting?

In the end, the questions answer themselves. All that is needed is reflection over what we have witnessed play out over the past week: an Orwellian two minutes of hate directed not at these boys– about whom almost nothing is known except for their previous contact with the FBI–but at the ghost that has been haunting America’s nightmares ever since the Bush Administration conjured them into existence.

These ghosts will continue to haunt the American population until they, and their like-minded allies around the world, choose to wake up from the nightmare. After all, you can’t win a fight against a ghost. You can lose one, however. The events of the past week have proven that much. This article first appeared in The International Forecaster newsletter.



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[-] 1 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 7 years ago

Well, to begin, he is incorrect in his definition of terrorism; terrorism is a long standing psychological weapon of war that enables the weaker to confront those mightier; it may be an act of defense or it may be an act of aggression.

But Boston occurred for one reason and it was not incompetence, it was inability - an inability born of a pervasive "correctness" that has made appropriate action politically prohibitive; it has hijacked our security and prosperity.

And this governing body must be held accountable.


[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 7 years ago

what action?

[-] 0 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 7 years ago

Three people killed, a couple hundred maimed or injured, all due to the political correctness that pervades governance; if it is not PC then government is complicit and this is an act of aggression - US Federal government against the people of Boston.

[-] -1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 7 years ago

3 people died and a few hundred were hurt today guaranteed big deal. shit happens and not all of it good.

[-] 1 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 7 years ago

While blood still poured from the wounds, Obama spoke of "recovery" - isn't that in essence precisely what he said, "Shit happens, get over it?"

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 7 years ago

i don't care about obama. shit happens in a free society get over it or move to china.

[-] -1 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 7 years ago

You know what - perhaps you should try running that one in the Occupy Boston forum, ehh?

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 7 years ago

you think i give a fuck? can't handle the truth then fuck ya.

[-] 0 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 7 years ago

Not really surprising; there's a another link here where someone actually claimed to have fathered this motherless child. You know what though, there will be another Boston and another and another; this is but a prelude. When the War on Terror is finally concluded we will, at last, begin to address this problem of Anti-Americanism.