Al-Qaeda: The Best Enemy Money Can Buy

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  1. poncho

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    The terrorist group is winning the “war on terror,” with U.S. support

    Recent reports that Al-Qaeda militants have taken over parts of Iraq serve as a stark reminder that the United States has for decades played a crucial role in both directly and indirectly aiding in the spread of terrorists around the Middle East and North Africa as a Machiavellian tool of neo-colonialism. There’s a very good reason why Al-Qaeda now controls more territory in the Arab world than ever before.

    Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Al-Qaeda militants under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) had captured parts of Ramadi and were already ensconced in the center of the city of Fallujah.

    The re-emergence of Al-Qaeda in Iraq emphasizes how the United States’ near nine year occupation of the country, during which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis along with thousands of U.S. troops were killed, was a colossal failure.

    However, the mere presence of Al-Qaeda insurgents in Iraq is once again being used as a justification by the Pentagon for sending American soldiers back into the meat-grinder, underscoring how the terror group has repeatedly served as a convenient casus belli for military expansion.

    In recent years, the symbiotic relationship between Al-Qaeda and the U.S. military industrial complex has become more transparent than ever.

    When Ted Cruz infamously warned against the U.S. acting as “Al-Qaeda’s air force,” he was referring to White House support for rebel jihadists in Syria, the most effective of whom represent groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra.

    While the Obama administration has claimed all along that it only seeks to aid “moderate” rebels, studies show that the civil war in Syria has allowed groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra to gain a new foothold, leading to a process of “revival and resuscitation” for Al-Qaeda, a group that had previously been on life support.

    When Jabhat al-Nusra was declared a terrorist organization by the State Department, after which it swore allegiance to Al-Qaeda, 29 so-called “moderate” rebel groups in turn professed allegiance to Jabhat al-Nusra, rendering the Obama administration’s claim that it was only backing “moderate” militants completely meaningless.

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    In virtually every single case, from Afghanistan, to Serbia, to Iraq, to Libya, to Syria, the United States has aided or in the very least exploited Al-Qaeda’s presence as a justification for war, regime change and occupation.

    Thanks to this policy, Al-Qaeda now controls more territory in the Arab world than ever before. If 9/11 really did mark the beginning of a “war on terror,” then the terrorists are clearly winning.

    This is why the so-called war on terror has been a monumental fraud from the very start. The U.S. military industrial complex needs terrorists in order to necessitate neo-colonial expansion abroad and domestic oppression at home, which is why the U.S. government does its best to create and sustain them in virtually every corner of the Middle East and North Africa.
     
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    I agree that "
    The re-emergence of Al-Qaeda in Iraq emphasizes how the United States’ near nine year occupation of the country, during which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis along with thousands of U.S. troops were killed, was a colossal failure." There were no "weapons of mass destruction" nor was Iraq involved in 9/11. We invaded Iraq because the Neo-Cons wanted to do so as well as occupy the country.
     
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    The democrats and republicans are both guilty of using "Al Qaeda" as proxy fighters to carry out the long term policy of "regime change" and as boogeymen to scare us into giving the govt more power and control over our lives.

    I know that after years of being conditioned to focus only on the sins of the opposition it's hard to think "our side" could be involved such great crimes, but they are.

    When there is a skunk spraying all over the kitchen does it really matter what kind of stripes it's wearing?
     
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    Why are we trying to force democracy on other countries when it's failing in America? Republicans complain about the "tyranny of the majority." What kind of government do they want. They talk about "returning to the constitution" but in reality want a theocracy of so-called christians.
     
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    I don't know if that's what republicans want or not but I do know that alot of them equate civil liberties with anarchy.

    The "two party system" we have today amounts to two wings of an authoritarian party. Under the guise of "fighting terrorism" and "keeping us safe" these two parties are working hard together to end any kind of dissent against their hold on power and turning this once free country into a totalitarian police state.

    It's not a matter of republican vs democrat anymore if it ever was. It's a matter of liberty vs tyranny.

    Taking sides with either party today is taking sides with tyranny. Now they'll tell us that we have to accept this "two party system" and take sides with one or the other because there is no other way. But that's only true if people keep believing it to be true.

    We need to abandon that old left vs right paradigm and adopt a new liberty vs tyranny paradigm or we're going to end up like Stasi East Germany.
     
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