There’s no such thing as “International Terrorism”
1/24/2006 3:00:00 PM GMT
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September 11 attacks were the result of a set-up- According to Ivashov
The American public and the world’s increasing anger over mounting casualties in Iraq and doubts about long-term consequences of the war seem on the rise, threatening PRESIDENT BUSH's once-formidable advantage over Sen. John F. Kerry concerning who is best able to deal with “TERRORISM” .
BUSH's "WAR ON TERROR" publicly began on Sept. 11, 2001, when America’s twin towers came under an attack of two planes. Bush declared his war against disparate enemies- In his estimation the WAR ON TERROR wasn’t only fought against terrorists in Afghanistan, but included battles of all kinds, against the “TERRORISM” of Iraq’s SADDAM HUSSEIN, and the "terrorist regime" of North Korea.
In his address to the nation in September 2003, BUSH offered two new arguments for declaring IRAQ "the central front" in the WAR ON TERROR. If you buy those arguments, he's right. But why now stop and think about how far afield they would take us from the war America declared two years before IRAQ; the U.S. INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN.
“The Middle East will either become a place of progress and peace, or it will be an exporter of violence and terror that takes more lives in America and in other free nations. The triumph of democracy and tolerance in Iraq, AFGHANISTANand beyond would be a grave setback for international TERRORISM. The terrorists thrive on the support of tyrants and the resentments of oppressed peoples. When tyrants fall and resentment gives way to hope, men and women in every culture reject the ideologies of terror and turn to the pursuits of peace.”
General Leonid Ivashov, who was the Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces when 9/11 attacks occurred, now gives an analysis of current events challenging previously ones given by his American colleagues, according to an article on rense.com.
Ivashov says that there’s no such thing as international TERRORISM and that the September 11 attacks were the result of a set-up. His analysis regarding recent events and attacks that ripped through various places in the world; violence in IRAQ, JULY ATTACKS IN LONDON, and other is that they’re the result of manipulation by the big powers; this TERRORISM would not exist without them.
Instead of faking a "world war on TERROR", the best way to fight such phenomenon and reduce the risk of facing similar attacks in the future is through respect for international law and peaceful cooperation among countries and their citizens, Ivashov says, stressing that the current unrest that has plagued the world proves that “terrorism emerges where contradiction aggravate, where there is a change of social relations or a change of regime, where there is political, economic or social instability, where there is moral decadence, where cynicism and nihilism triumph, where vice is legalized and where crime spreads,” the article says.
Ivashov, who is the vice-president of the Academy on geopolitical affairs, and a former chief of the department for General affairs in the Soviet Union's ministry of Defense, and secretary of the Council of defense ministers of the Community of independent states (CIS), chief of the Military cooperation department at the Russian federation's Ministry of defense and Joint chief of staff of the Russian armies, also believes that what helps creating the environment for the emergence of such phenomenon is globalization.
What analysts describe today as “International terrorism” is a phenomenon that combines the use of terror by state and non-state political structures so as to reach their political goals through “intimidation, psychological and social destabilization, the elimination of resistance from power organizations and the creation of appropriate conditions for the manipulation of the countries' policies and the behavior of people”, the article adds.
TERRORISM has become a new weapon in today’s type of war. And with the complicity of biased media, it becomes the manager of global processes.
From the first day the American President, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, declared his "WAR ON TERROR," using 9/11 events as a key justification, the American and British media reiterated his avowed connection among the 9/11 'terrorists', Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Iraq and other "axis of evil" countries. And the world’s leading media outlets disseminated every administration pronouncement, although the most devastating “terrorist” attacks to date didn’t involve WMD or fissile material, or even involved Iraqis.
So according to Ivashov’s analysis of September 11 attacks, “organizers were the political and business circles interested in destabilizing the world order and who had the means necessary to finance the operation. The only secret services and their current chiefs ¬ or those retired but still having influence inside the state organizations ¬ have the ability to plan, organize and conduct an operation of such magnitude. OSAMA BIN LADEN and 'AL QAEDA' cannot be the organizers nor the performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders. September 11 operation, which also favored the U.S. economic and political elite that also seeks world dominance, modified the course of events in the world in the direction chosen by transnational mafias and international oligarchs; that is, those who hope to control the planet's natural resources, the world information network and the financial flows.”
The so-called “International Terrorism” is just a term used to justify and hide the real motives behind deploying the massive forces stationed all over the world in the struggle for dominance and control. It is also used to turn people's demands to a struggle of undefined goals against an invisible enemy; and to destroy international norms and change concepts such as: aggression, state terror, dictatorship or movement of national liberation, and deprive peoples of their legitimate right to fight against aggressions.
For more than three years, PRESIDENT BUSH has framed occupying Iraq as part of the so-called "war on terrorism". And for more than three years, he has produced no evidence for that claim. No evidence of a link between Saddam’s regime and September 11. No evidence of an a link between the ousted Iraqi leader and AL QAEDA network, blamed for 2001 attacks on the U.S. And no evidence of a “terrorist” presence in Iraq in particular, as well as no evidence that Iraq provided “terrorists” with WMD.