Posted by Jan on June 07, 2011 at 16:44:57:
In Reply to: Re: Books on war on terror posted by Kl2 on June 07, 2011 at 16:38:16:
: I think Geo Bush's "war on terror" is one of the cleverest tricks ever played on the American public, a sneaky way to invoke war powers permanently and therefore justify things like torture and the steady removal of citizen rights. It's a very clever new adaption of the old fear trick that has been used by governments for two thousand years: scare the people into allowing steady movement toward a police state.
True. The "war on terror" allows us to use our unbelievably huge military (by far the biggest and most expensive in the history of the world) to overthrow governments we don't like. It also allows assignation of "suspects" by drone and the killing of innocent civilians in other countries just because they happen to live in a country our leaders don't like. But why am I bothering to point this out? Nobody cares. Go back to watching your meaningless TV programs.
: : Anybody read any books that summarize what America is getting into with their so-called "War on Terror"?
: : How about "The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism by Rahul Mahajan? I heard it had a good perspective on it all.
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