Blowback, Provocation, and Perpetual War
William N. Grigg
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures, Dr. Johnson informs us. In a somewhat similar vein, the Regime’s post-9/11 “counter-terrorism” stings have avoided the official fiction that Muslim terrorism is inspired by a hatred for our “freedom.” The preferred bait to lure marginalized Muslims — many of whom have little commitment to the faith, no detectable terrorism-related skills, and abundant personal problems — is outrage over the Regime’s imperial foreign policy.
As Scott Horton of the invaluable Antiwar Radio has pointed out, the scripted patter of federal provocateurs doesn’t focus on America’s refusal to submit to Sharia, or our decadent popular culture. In seeking to attract potential recruits, the Regime’s agents invoke the plight of besieged Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, the West Bank, and elsewhere — people whose sufferings are either inflicted or underwritten by Washington.