I am sure by now everyone has heard of the terrorist attack in Stockholm. Firstly, I am happy to hear that it didn’t go off as planned, not only because I have lots of friends of Stockholm but also because any such attack, whether or not it takes place in Baghdad or here is bad news.
It is only a question of time before self righteous, wankers that call themselves civil servants will raise their ugly head and call out militant islam for this and cry for more security at home.
Now, each to their own, but this is how I see it:
Our governments, and I say our government, because I sure as hell have never voted for a party that either here in Germany or in England, that would have gone to war- something I am fully against – is directly responsible for pretty much all terrorism in the world. It is “our” foreign policies, which as we now know are directly pre-ordained by economic interests of said civil servants ( Dick Cheney anyone ) and some corporations, that now only cause terrorism but in most cases even trained them-
On a side note, just as the Westboro Bapist Church is no representation of Christianity, neither is Al-Qaida a representation of Islam. Deal with it.
Robin Cook, the former Foreign Minister of the UK wrote a great piece on all the above in the Guardian shortly before his death, which you should read.
“Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden’s organisation would turn its attention to the west.”
Duh. Anyone with half a brain should know that, but I assume it is still not general knowledge.
My point being, it is our fucked up world, run by corporate proto-governments that are 100% responsible for all terrorist attacks in our world. We are “over there” bombing the shit out of their lives and world under the pretense of “liberating” them- who ever gave our civil servants this right?- whilst even the dumbest sheep herding AK-47 carrying Afghan warlord knows, that Enron and Co, want their damn oil. So not only are “our” actions directly responsible for the terror acts, but it’s also my tax money that paid for their fucking training.
Which leads to an other side note, who profits from the extra layers of security and paranoia at home? The same damn corpo-governments we install at home. With excess paranoia we are all kept dumb and afraid, which is what every politician wants. Additionally, war is money. Not only are “they” speculating on gaining natural resources by invading half the fucking globe, but also, making a killing at home. The same corps that push into unwanted wars are the same corps that profit from private security keeping us “safe” from the same terrorists we create and train with our tax money.
Just something worth thinking about next time you vote.