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    In this radical assessment of the "war on terror", the author uses an approach not typically found in today’s journalism, as reflected in the title.
    Readers, whether concurring or not, can draw fresh insight from this radical way of reassessing the conflict.



    The Global War on Terror (GWOT) is, like all historical events, unique. But both its supporters and opponents compare it to past U.S. military conflicts. The Bush administration and the neocons have drawn parallels between GWOT and World War II as well as GWOT and the Cold War. Joshua E. London, writing in the National Review, sees the War on Terror as a modern form of the struggle against the Barbary pirates. Vietnam and the Spanish-American War have been preferred analogies for other commentators. A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Anne Applebaum, says that the war in Iraq might be like that in Korea, because of "the ambivalence of their conclusions." For others, the War on Terror, with its loose rhetoric, brings to mind the "war on poverty" or the "war on drugs."

    I'd like to suggest another way of looking at the War on Terror: as a twenty-first century continuation of, or replication of, the American Indian wars, on a global scale. This is by no means something that has occurred to me alone, but it has received relatively little attention.
    Here are ten reasons why I'm making this suggestion:

    1. Key supporters of the War on Terror themselves see GWOT as an Indian war. Take, for example, the right-wing intellectuals Robert Kaplan and Max Boot who, although not members of the administration, also advocate a tough military stance against terrorists. In a Wall Street Journal article, "Indian Country," Kaplan notes that "an overlooked truth about the war on terrorism" is that "the American military is back to the days of fighting the Indians." Iraq, he notes, "is but a microcosm of the earth in this regard." Kaplan has now put his thoughts into a book, Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground, which President Bush read over the [Christmas/New Year’s] holidays. Kaplan points out that "'Welcome to Injun Country' was the refrain I heard from troops from Colombia to the Philippines, including Afghanistan and Iraq.... The War on Terrorism was really about taming the frontier."

    As for Max Boot, he writes, "‘small wars' -- fought by a small number of professional U.S. soldiers -- are much more typical of American history than are the handful of ‘total' wars that receive most of the public attention. Between 1800 and 1934, U.S. Marines staged 180 landings abroad. And that's not even counting the Indian wars the army was fighting every year until 1890." A key GWOT battlefield, Boot suggests, is Afghanistan, noting that "f the past is any indication of the future, we have a lot more savage wars ahead."

    2. The essential paradigm of the War on Terror -- us (the attacked) against them (the attackers) -- was no less essential to the mindset of white settlers regarding the Indians, starting at least from the 1622 Indian massacre of 347 people at Jamestown, Virginia. With rare exceptions, newly arrived Europeans and their descendants, as well as their leaders, saw Indians as mortal enemies who started the initial fight against them, savages with whom they could not co-exist. The Declaration of Independence condemned "the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions." When governor of Virginia (1780), Thomas Jefferson stated: "If we are to wage a campaign against these Indians the end proposed should be their extermination, or their removal beyond the lakes of the Illinois River. The same world would scarcely do for them and us."

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    The legality of their position does not exempt the Israelis from the responsibility of treating their Palestinian neighbors with absolute fairness and equality. But fairness and justice does not preclude them from defending their borders from invasion and their people from attacks by Palestinians and others injected into the conflict by hostile regional neighbors such as Iran and Syria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    The legality of their position does not exempt the Israelis from the responsibility of treating their Palestinian neighbors with absolute fairness and equality. But fairness and justice does not preclude them from defending their borders from invasion and their people from attacks by Palestinians and others injected into the conflict by hostile regional neighbors such as Iran and Syria.
    Concur!
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    US wars continuation of Indian genocide – Prof Kevin Barrett

    The differences between Christianity, Islam and Judaism are things few talk about or understand but ones which Professor Kevin Barrett was kind enough to partially explain in part 3 of an interview with the Voice of Russia. Dr. Barrett also said that neocon Zionists and the likes of Zbignew Brzezinski do not represent the American people. Dr. Barrett says the US is overthrowing democracies all over the world including in Egypt, Thailand, Venezuela and now in Ukraine. All of these places have/had constitutional democratically elected governments and fairer elections than the US with its programmed Diebold voting machines.

    Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_03_21/...-Barrett-7123/
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    Here is why the white race idea of prisons is wrong and doomed to fail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Here is why the white race idea of prisons is wrong and doomed to fail...
    And now the whole world is moving towards a prison planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    And now the whole world is moving towards a prison planet.
    Here, now...

    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Lasha Darkmoon
    Secret Surveillance






    Imagine a world in which you are being spied on 24/7 by an all-seeing Eye. And be aware that Big Brother is watching you, not only from the US and Britain but also from Israel.


    . . . by Lasha Darkmoon




    Mass surveillance is the new norm. Big Brother is watching you and listening to you always. With the help of microscopic cameras and wireless concealable microphones and precise location tracking devices, he is keeping his tabs on you twenty-four hours a day.

    He is randomly searching you on trains. He is groping you at airports. He is flagging you down in remote country locations and ordering you to open the trunk of your car so that he can inspect it for drugs, stolen children, and human heads in plastic bags.

    If you’re a woman, he can taser you and rape you and then put you in handcuffs for resisting arrest.Orwell never imagined it could be quite so bad. According to whistleblower Edward Snowden, we now have “the largest program of suspicionless surveillance in human history”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Here, now...
    It's a pan-optical prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    It's a pan-optical prison.
    There's no way out alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    There's no way out alive.
    "Alive" being the operative word.

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    However, death does not equal freedom. Certain ones will be transferred to another prison, a 100 times harsher than the one they came from. It's a life term. The bad news is, those who go there will never die. Others will be transferred to temporary facilities, nevertheless far more harsh, until their release. Still others will be deemed having served their time and released free as a bird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    However, death does not equal freedom. Certain ones will be transferred to another prison, a 100 times harsher than the one they came from. It's a life term. The bad news is, those who go there will never die. Others will be transferred to temporary facilities, nevertheless far more harsh, until their release. Still others will be deemed having served their time and released free as a bird.
    Is that necessarily the Catholic understanding? Maybe over-simplified?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Is that necessarily the Catholic understanding? Maybe over-simplified?
    I answered this once. Did you remove it? Anyway, this is essentially the Catholic understanding.

    You're getting more and more like the government every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    I answered this once. Did you remove it?
    Our lively and important discussion was going off-topic, so I moved it to here -
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Our lively and important discussion was going off-topic, so I moved it to here -
    Hail to the Chief!

    Aslan 11/1/90 - 6/15/10 Stormy 1/22/95 -8/23/10
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