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Fri Oct 16, 2015, 03:51 PM

Are We Really at War Against Islamic Extremism?

Are We Really at War Against Islamic Extremism?

by Thomas S. Harrington
October 16, 2015
Are We Really at War Against Islamic Extremism?

by Thomas S. Harrington

Either that, or she has bigger plans on her mind than actually curing you, like say, pumping up the profits at a cardiology practice where she is a silent partner.

I am reminded of this fictional doctor when I consider the actions undertaken in the Middle East by the US and its allies over the last 14 years.

We are told again and again, in both explicit and implicit ways, that we are locked in an existential struggle with Islamic extremists in that region and the rest of the world.

And who, in the Arab world have the US and its allies attacked during the same period? The answer here is Iraq (2003), Lebanon (2006), Libya (2011) and Syria (2011-present).

That’s right, we have systematically attacked those societies where women can walk around uncovered in public and drive cars, where you can have a beer or a glass of wine when you want, and where Christians and other non-Muslims have lived fairly freely for centuries, while at the same time giving virtually unlimited and unqualified diplomatic and military support to the country where almost none of these things are possible.

Imagine going to your doctor and being told that, based on an initial examination, you may very well have a serious and fast-moving form of cancer, and then being a handed a referral to see a heart specialist first thing the next morning.

I think you’d agree that a doctor acting in this way is either deeply incompetent or flat out crazy.


Complete article:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/16/are-we-really-at-war-against-islamic-extremism/
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Fri Oct 16, 2015, 03:54 PM

1. That was always the cover story, from day one n/t

 

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Fri Oct 16, 2015, 04:07 PM

2. The world is upside down and back to front.

What we are told we are fighting, we are in fact supporting and spreading.

What we are told we are supporting, we are in fact destroying.

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