As the military industrial complex addresses the recent Paris attacks, the topic of most conversations in that community is that 'we need more security.' From the current CIA director blaming the 4th Amendment for the attacks to the former CIA director blaming Edward Snowden, these 'security experts' are missing the point entirely.
For decades, the US and its Western allies have been violently and frequently meddling in the Middle East. Beginning with the clandestine overthrow of democratically elected leaders, moving on to financing violent extremist groups, and morphing into full blown invasions of entire countries, the Middle East has been the target of destruction since at least 1953.
Ignoring all of the treachery, corruption, and death exported from the US in the last 70 years, the troglodytes in D.C. continue to assert that 'the terrorists hate our freedom.' Sadly, the propaganda being shoved down the throats of Americans by these ill-informed political puppets, preserves this idiotic assertion.
Millions have died in the West's relentless pursuit of nation building and controlling oil, all of it is written off as "collateral damage," and the clueless politicians march on.
The West is constantly perpetuating the dangerous lie that a massive 'terrorist threat' will always and has always existed, and poses a constant threat to you because they disagree with your lifestyle -- Completely ignoring the last 70 years of death and destruction doled out by their predecessors.
The West approaches terrorism in the same manner that the pharmaceutical industry merely addresses the symptoms of an illness instead of the cause.
Below is one of the most powerful short videos ever made which blows US foreign policy wide open.
If the US government would bring to a halt all of its nation building, drone strike programs, militarized occupations, and 700+ bases around the world, you could rest assured that the "massive terror threat" would diminish to almost nothing.
Unfortunately, the US, in their relentless pursuit of empire, show no signs of stopping. Whatsmore, their decades of meddling and funding strategic terrorist organizations who supported their temporary interests have manifested into an actual threat.
Do you think that the children of those slain by a decade bombing and constant threats of drone strikes will simply forget about the atrocities inflicted upon them? Do you think that the parents who watched their babies blown apart by predator drones, or the hospital workers who watched as US bombs rained down from the sky -- will just turn the other cheek?
The reality is that since 9-11, the US and their NATO allies have fostered a breeding ground for extremist and fundamentalist groups. As Americans sat back on their couches and watched the "Shock and Awe" on CNN, the US was sowing the seeds for perpetual war.
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They were planting a garden in which a million Bin Ladens would later bloom.
This policy played right into the hands of the, then, tiny and insignificant fundamentalist groups. Every time a US bomb dropped into a village, this was a recruiting haven for the fundamentalists. Now, a group who was never heard of 3 years ago is recruiting people on a global scale and growing their ranks daily.
As the Free Thought Project's Jay Syrmopolous points out, if there is one thing that Islamic fundamentalists and neocon war hawks agree on, it's that there should be no "grayzone"; only black and white.
The grayzone is the zone of peaceful coexistence. Eliminating the grayzone - and rendering a world as black & white the flag of the Islamic state is the ultimate goal of fundamentalists on all sides.
In fact, a recent ISIS publication, titled Extinction of the Grayzone made clear that the strategy has been at play for the past 14 years.
"The grayzone is critically endangered, rather on the brink of extinction. It’s endangerment began with the blessed operation of September 11th, as these operations manifested two camps before the world for mankind to choose between, a camp of Islam… and a camp of kufr – the crusader coalition."
These are the same sentiments expressed by George W. Bush when he infamously said,
"Either you are with us or with the terrorists."
Now, the terrorists and the warmongers in the West are getting closer to their goal of divide and conquer than ever before.
We are witnessing attacks on women and children, who are American citizens, by other American citizens, simply because they are Muslim. In the days since the Paris attacks, Mosques have been set on fire and defaced with human feces. Americans are at each other's throats about whether or not to allow Syrian refugees into the country. Hate-filled, xenophobic rhetoric dominates the internet as closed-mindedness and fear spread like cancer -- and the only ones winning in this turmoil are the terrorists and the military industrial complex.
ISIS needs you to hate Muslims.
“This is precisely what ISIS was aiming for — to provoke communities to commit actions against Muslims,” Arie Kruglanski, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland who studies how people become terrorists, told the Washington Post. “Then ISIS will be able to say, ‘I told you so. These are your enemies, and the enemies of Islam.’”
ISIS is trying to create a world war, and the West is helping to foster it. A group of murderous sociopaths have their finger on the hair trigger that is a nuclear holocaust. It is sheer insanity!
We must not give in to the warmongering propaganda that is shoved down our throats by ALL major media outlets. We must regain our humanity and empathy for other humans. We must be courageous in the face of popular ignorance, and seek to lessen this ignorance by becoming informed and active.
We must cease this paradigm of self-destructive behavior. The power to change the world is in all of our hands, those in power are nothing without your consent and funding. Will we finance our own demise or wake up to the fact that criminally insane psychopaths are leading the proverbial lemming nation off of a cliff? The choice is yours.