By Any Measure, the U.S. Is the Largest Sponsor of Terror
by George Washington
As a patriotic American – I was born here, lived here all
of my life, and love this country – I want the best for the
actions are tearing my country apart. I want my country to regain
its vision, strength and moral compass. Thomas Jefferson said
that “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”. I
criticize my country because I know we are better than this …
and that if enough people know how far we have fallen, we can start
to pull ourselves back and reclaim our greatness.
Sponsor Terror … But America Is the Worst
of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt.
General William Odom said:
By any measure
the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying
to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version
they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.
States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according
to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks.
The head and
special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office said
that most terror attacks are committed by our CIA and FBI.
Herman observed that terror was concentrated in the U.S. sphere
of influence in the Third World, and documented terror carried
out by U.S. client states in Latin America. They observed that
of ten Latin American countries that had death squads, all
were U.S. client states.
that the global rise in state terror was a result of U.S.
a book edited by Alexander L. George [the Graham H. Stuart Professor
of Political Science Emeritus at Stanford University] also argued
that other Western powers sponsored terror in Third World countries.
It concluded that the U.S. and its allies were the main
supporters of terrorism throughout the world.
U.S. has created
death squads in Latin America, Iraq and Syria:
Some in the
American military have intentionally tried to “out-terrorize
Ethan McCord and Josh Stieber] say they saw their mission as a
plan to “out-terrorize the terrorists,” in order to make the general
populace more afraid of the Americans than they were of insurgent
In the interview
with [Scott] Horton, Horton pressed Stieber:
“… a fellow
veteran of yours from the same battalion has said that you guys
had a standard operating procedure, SOP, that said – and I guess
this is a reaction to some EFP attacks on y’all’s Humvees and
stuff that killed some guys – that from now on if a roadside
bomb goes off, IED goes off, everyone who survives the attack
get out and fire in all directions at anybody who happens to
be nearby … that this was actually an order from above. Is that
correct? Can you, you know, verify that?
it was an order that came from Kauzlarich himself, and it had
the philosophy that, you know, as Finkel does describe in the
book, that we were under pretty constant threat, and what he
leaves out is the response to that threat. But the philosophy
was that if each time one of these roadside bombs went off where
you don’t know who set it … the way we were told to respond
was to open fire on anyone in the area, with the philosophy
that that would intimidate them, to be proactive in stopping
people from making these bombs …”
The use of
violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political
So McCord and
Stieber are correct: this constitutes terrorism by American forces
The U.S. has
been supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorists in Afghanistan,
Bosnia, Libya, Syria and Iran. Indeed, the American government
has directly been supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups
for many decades … even after 9/11. See this,
(The U.S. has
also directly inserted itself into a sectarian war between the two
main Islamic sects, backing the Sunnis and attacking the Shiites.
Because Saudi Arabia is the seat of the most radical sect of Islam
– Wahhabism- the U.S. unquestioning support of the Saudis
is indirectly supporting terrorism.)
which the U.S. has liberally
used during the last 10 years – has long been recognized
as a form
74% of countries that used torture on an administrative basis
were U.S. client states, receiving military and other support
to retain power.
some would say that the American policy of assassination –
especially using drone strikes on people whose
identity isn’t even known – is a form of terrorism.
And see this
when the U.S. is killing
children, and using the justifiably-vilified Al Qaeda tactic
people attending funerals of those killed – and targeting
people attempting to rescue people who have been injured by –
our previous strikes.
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