Blowback: The Hidden Catalyst of War
Despite the temptation and instinct to explode with anger and aggression, we must force ourselves to deal with these troubling instincts and emotions with logic.
From the attached video (at about the 6:30 mark) Michael Sheuer, former Chief of The CIA’s Bin Laden unit states that, “Dr. [Ron] Paul has hit on exactly the only indispensable ally that Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and their allies have; and that’s US foreign policy…this war has to do with our foreign policy and its impact in the Islamic world…[this is] what motivates our enemy…[US foreign policy] is a glue of cohesion–a glue of unity–across the Islamic world.”
So, is Scheuer a credible source? Yes, absolutely.
Does he have an insight into the Islamic world? Yes, absolutely.
Did this world-class former CIA CHEIF preach theories about radical Islam, Sha’ria law or other propaganda? No, he did not.
Even the neo-con stalwart Paul Wolfowitz joins the fray, “It’s [US troop presence] been a huge recruiting device for al Qaeda.” Vanity Fair, May 2003.
Yes, I agree terrorism poses a threat to America’s peace, prosperity and happiness. Yes, Islam is the common religion of many radicals. Yes, there are many “extreme Muslims” who are very happy to kill Americans in large numbers.
No, I do not submit to the popular and well-financed opinion that we are targeted due to Islam’s organic beliefs and that Muslims would seek to harm Americans for no additional reason.
During the 2008 Presidential election Dr. Ron Paul brought up this point and Rudy Giuliani mocked him and said that he’d never heard of such theories. That’s surprising considering he is “an expert on terrorism since he was in NYC during 9-11.”
Here are a few book titles that Dr. Paul recommended to Mr. Giuliani. If you’re open to the idea that there might be slightly more to the story of terrorism than “they hate our freedoms,” then have a look.
“Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror,” by Michael Scheuer.
“Dying To Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism,” by Professor Robert Pape.
“Blowback: The Costs and Consuquences of American Empire,” by Chalmers Johnson.
If we can recognize the evidence that shows that radical Muslims and other terrorists are far more likely to want attack us because of our foreign policy over seas than because of their innate, religious, “radical” desire to enact Sharia law upon the world at large, then we can live in reality, produce true solutions, and strike the root of the issue–not just pour gasoline on a fire in hopes of burning it out more quickly.
I pray that the following evidence from extremely credible sources shows that at least some of what we’re being told in the media is deceitful, divisive and deadly advertising designed to propagandize us.
- Tweets that mention Blowback: The Hidden Catalyst of War – Manifest Liberty — Topsy.com
- Anger and American Ammo in Egypt – Manifest Liberty
- Thursday Power Video Mix!!! – Manifest Liberty
- The dark(er) side of our drone war
- Another CIA counter-terrorism expert cites “blowback” driving terrorism
- Fact-checking Romney and Obama’s first-debate speeches
- Ready to have your paradigm “popped” by The Bubble?
- The Arabs are angry…
- Government admissions of false flag terrorism
- The Republicans “have destroyed their own army!” -Doug Wead
- Romney, GOP show true colors at RNC
- The dangerous topic of 9/11
- Dr. Paul and The RNC get cozy on the gold standard