The Global War on Terror Is A 21st Century Witch Hunt
December 14, 2011
“terrorism itself is only a gigantic special effect.” – Jean Baudrillard, as quoted in ‘Waging terror: The geopolitics of the real’ by Stephen H. Jones and David B. Clarke. (1).
“This terrorist violence is not “real”. It is worse in a way: it is symbolic. Violence in itself can be perfectly banal and innocuous. Only symbolic violence generates singularity. And in this singular event, in this disaster movie of Manhattan, the two elements that fascinate 20th century masses are joined: the white magic of movies and the black magic of terrorism.” – Baudrillard, ‘The Spirit of Terrorism.’ (2).
On September 30, 2011, Paul Craig Roberts, the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and former editor for the Wall Street Journal, raised the question “Is The War On Terror A Hoax?” Roberts wrote:
“In the past decade, Washington has killed, maimed, dislocated, and made widows and orphans millions of Muslims in six countries, all in the name of the “war on terror.” Washington’s attacks on the countries constitute naked aggression and impact primarily civilian populations and infrastructure and, thereby, constitute war crimes under law. Nazis were executed precisely for what Washington is doing today.”
According to the CIA and U.S. military leaders, there are less than 100 al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan. They should know because they created the terrorist organization and gave it a name.