Given that the Manchester terrorist was a in Libya and Syria, it’s time to have an about what it will take to stop terrorism.
10 Ways to Reduce Terrorism
There are 10 basic principles that serious, mature people need to discuss if we want to stop terrorism …
I. Stop Overthrowing the Moderates and Arming Crazies
Specifically, we’re , as part of a geopolitical strategy to overthrow leaders we don’t like (more details below). And see , , , and .
We’re folks who are committing summary execution, torture, kidnapping, and imposing Sharia law at the point of the gun.
II. Stop Supporting the Dictators Who Fund Terrorists
Saudi Arabia is the of radical Islamic terrorists. The Saudis have and many other brutal terrorist groups. And the most pro-ISIS tweets allegedly .
According to sworn declarations from a 9/11 Commissioner and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11, the Saudi government (see section VII for details). And declassified documents only . And the new Saudi king has to Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and Islamic terrorism.
And yet the U.S. has been supporting the Saudis militarily, with and in every other way possible for 70 years. And selling them (Trump just agreed to sell them worth of arms.) And t of restricted countries for immigration.
In addition, top American terrorism experts say that U.S. support for brutal and tyrannical countries in the Middle east – like Saudi Arabia – is .
III. Stop Bombing and Invading When a Negotiated Settlement Is Offered
Security experts – including both conservatives and liberals – agree that waging war in the Middle East , , , , , , and . national security and increases terrorism. See
For example, James K. Feldman – former professor of decision analysis and economics at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies – and other experts say that foreign occupation is the . of terrorism. University of Chicago professor Robert A. Pape – who specializes in international security affairs –
Indeed, the leaders of America and the UK that the Iraq war would increase terrorism … before they pulled the trigger.
Negotiating peaceful deals whenever possible will drain the swamp of terrorists created by war and invasion.
IV. Prioritize Stopping Terrorists Over Stopping the “Shia Crescent”
As the actions towards Syria by America and its , our politicians are focused on curbing Russian and Iranian geopolitical influence much more than actually stopping ISIS and other terrorists.
The U.S. has inserted itself of a religious war … choosing to counter the influence of Iran and the of Iran.
A senior officer on the Joint Staff told State Department counter-terrorism director Sheehan he had heard .
If we want to stop terrorism, we have to make it a priority.
V. Stop Imperial Conquests for Arab Oil
The U.S. has undertaken regime change against Arab leaders we don’t like for six decades. We overthrew the leader of … and other oil-rich countries.
Top American politicians admit that (documents from Britain ). Much of the war on terror is really a (Or perhaps to force the last few hold-outs . For example, to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.)
If we want to stop terrorism, we have to stop overthrowing Arab leaders and invading Arab countries to grab their oil.
VI. Stop Drone Assassinations of Innocent Civilians
If we want to stop creating new terrorists, we have to stop the drone strikes.
VII. Stop Torture
Indeed, the leaders of ISIS were . For example, Charlie Hebdo-murdering French terrorist Cherif Kouchi a court in 2005 that he wasn’t radical until he learned about at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
And the any many other top military and intelligence experts say that torture doesn’t do anything to keep us safer.
If we want to stop creating new terrorists, we have to stop torturing … permanently.
VIII. Stop Mass Surveillance
In virtually every recent terror attack – in , , , , etc. – the suspect was already on a terror watch list, known to authorities, previously interviewed by the FBI, or the like. They were to authorities.
Mass surveillance simply . Indeed, instead of focusing on known bad guys and their associates, the government is flooded with surveillance data from spying on . So they can’t do their job to stop terrorists.
IX. Stop Covering Up 9/11
Because 9/11 was the largest terror attack on the U.S. in history – and all of our national security strategies are based on 9/11 – we can’t stop terror until we get to the bottom of what really happened, and which state was behind it.
X. Stop Doing It
. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.
Chomsky and Herman observed that terror was concentrated in the U.S. sphere of influence in the Third World, and documented terror carried out by U.S. client states in Latin America. They observed that of ten Latin American countries that had death squads, were U.S. client states.
They concluded that .
In 1991, a book edited by Alexander L. George [the Graham H. Stuart Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Stanford University] also argued that other Western powers sponsored terror in Third World countries. It concluded that .
Both [specialists Ethan McCord and Josh Stieber] say they saw their mission as a plan to “out-terrorize the terrorists,” in order to make the general populace more afraid of the Americans than they were of insurgent groups. In the interview with [Scott] Horton, Horton pressed Stieber:
“… a fellow veteran of yours from the same battalion has said that you guys had a standard operating procedure, SOP, that said – and I guess this is a reaction to some EFP attacks on y’all’s Humvees and stuff that killed some guys – that from now on if a roadside bomb goes off, IED goes off, everyone who survives the attack get out and fire in all directions at anybody who happens to be nearby … that this was actually an order from above. Is that correct? Can you, you know, verify that?
“Yeah, it was an order that came from Kauzlarich himself, and it had the philosophy that, you know, as Finkel does describe in the book, that we were under pretty constant threat, and what he leaves out is the response to that threat. But the philosophy was that if each time one of these roadside bombs went off where you don’t know who set it … the way we were told to respond was to open fire on anyone in the area, with the philosophy that that would intimidate them, to be proactive in stopping people from making these bombs …”
The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
So McCord and Stieber are correct: this constitutes terrorism by American forces in Iraq. And American that the U.S. has engaged in numerous false flag attacks.
Indeed, many top experts – including government officials – say that America is the … largely through the work of the CIA. And .
Stop Throwing Bodies In the River
Defenders of current government policy say: “we have to do to stop terrorists!”
Yes, we do …
But the powers-that-be don’t want to change course … they gain tremendous power and influence through our current war on terror strategies.
For example, the military-complex grows rich through war … so endless war is a – of our foreign policy.
Supporting the most radical Muslim leaders is about … “a small price to pay” to try to dominate the world.
A leading advisor to the U.S. military – the Rand Corporation – released a study in 2008 called ““. The report confirms what experts have been saying for years: the war on terror is actually national security (see , and ).
“Terrorists should be perceived and described as criminals, not holy warriors, and our analysis suggests that there is .”
We, the People, have to stand up and demand that our power-hungry leaders stop doing the things which give more power … but are guaranteed to terrorism against us, the civilian population.