mushrooms, darkness and manure...
As the old saying goes, we're being treated like mushrooms - kept in the dark and fed on bullshit. I'm referring, of course, to this circus of rhetoric called "the war on terror". It's an excuse. An excuse to wage outright war.
War traps and kills vast numbers of innocent civilians. Trapping and killing vast numbers of innocent civilians is called terrorism. Someone please tell me again how only the other side are the terrorists...
There are three times as many dead innocent Palestinians than dead innocent Israelis. The U.S. lost 2,700 civilians on 9/11 and in a fit of terrorism which it calls "war on terror", it goes out and kills 10,000 innocent Iraqis and thousands of innocent Afghanis.
And why? Because Israel would rather kill tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians than curb it's illegal, zealot-inspired, land-thieving rampage. Because the U.S. would rather kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians than revise its arrogant, oil-grabbing, geo-dominant foreign policy. Because Russia would rather kill tens of thousands of innocent Chechens than grant Chechnia its freedom (again, there is the unmistakable smell of oil). All done under the flim-flam of a bullshit argument that goes "we must not give in to terror".
The U.S. rants about it's responsibility to show leadership to the rest of the world. Well, let it show leadership with a benign, more pacifist foreign policy. Let it show leadership by using it's powerful influence to curb Russian and Israeli human rights abuses. Let it show leadership by empowering and supporting the UN instead of nobbling it and ignoring UN resolutions whenever it doesn't like them. Let it show leadership by supporting and obeying International Law instead of trashing it.
Oh, and if the U.S. wants rule the whole world and if it believes in democracy, why doesn't it allow the whole world to vote in U.S. elections?