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[Glorious War] Lead Up To War With Iran – NSA Scandal

Posted by Lex Fear on April 23, 2006

An excellent post over at NSA Scandal by Glenn Greenwald. It is well worth reading the whole post but here is an excerpt:

“What is starkly apparent from this reptition is that their awareness of history and knowledge of the world is sadly confined to one singular event, which is all they know and which, rather bizarrely, they have a need to live over and over and over again.

To pro-Bush war supporters, the world is forever stuck in the 1930s. Every leader we don’t like is Adolph Hitler, a crazed and irrational lunatic who wants to dominate the world. Every country opposed to our interests is Nazi Germany. From this it follows that every warmonger is the glorious reincarnation of the brave and resolute Winston Churchill. And one who opposes or even questions any proposed war becomes the lowly and cowardly appeaser, Neville Chamberlain. For any and every conflict that arises, the U.S. is in the identical position of France and England in 1937  faced with an aggressive and militaristic Nazi Germany, will we shrink from our grand fighting duties in appeasement and fear, or will we stand tall and strong and wage glorious war?”

Anyone who likes what they read should check out his whole blog or the other blog that he writes: Unclaimed Territory.

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[Think Patriotic Thoughts] The UK Witch Hunt Has Begun

Posted by Lex Fear on April 20, 2006

“… They told me if I would not confess I should be put down into the dungeon and would be hanged, but if I would confess I should save my life.” Margeret Jacobs – The Salem Witch Trials 1692

There seems to be a mean streak of paranoid puritanism in American blood. Passed down through generations, reaching a climax every few generations which results in horrific atrocities and a dim view of the sanctity of human life. From the Salem Witch Trials to The House of Un-American Activities Committee, to our present day War on Terror.

It seems that every now and then, whether due to tragic circumstances, lack of integrity or basic morals and ethics, America gets the creepy feeling that ‘they are among us, and they want to eat our children’. This results in launching a rounding up of all suspicious looking people, bringing charges against them for being witches, communists or terrorists and then basically subjecting them to a sort of punch and judy style trial:

“You are a witch/communist/terrorist! Admit it!”
“No, I’m innocent, I never saw those children/weapons of mass destruction.”
“Admit you are a witch/communist/terrorist and your punishment will be lenient, if you don’t admit your crimes, we will punish you severely.”
“I told you I’m innocent, I am not a witch/communist/terrorist.”
“Oh yes you are!”
“Oh no I’m not!”…

Maybe this accounts for the proliferation and success of all the aliens hype of the 90s “They are among us/they are plotting against us”. Who knows? What I do know is that this kind of dogmatic cultural response to perceived threats is invading our laws and our politics. Consider the cases below:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1841452,00.html
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article356033.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/09/29/nlab29.xml
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article331782.ece
http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1583684,00.html
http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/discrimta.htm
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article354569.ece
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/commons/story/0,9061,1559299,00.html

But before I’m accused of bashing Americans, a wise American did say this:

“He who gives up freedom for security, will end up with neither.” Benjamin Franklin

It’s worth noting that another ‘democratic’ country has decided to follow world role-models, America and the UK, in introducing anti-terror laws.

After posting this, I imagine my blog will soon be closed down by the police, citing anti-terrorism measures. It was fun while it lasted.

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[Bypassing Parliament] The UK Enabling Act 2006

Posted by Lex Fear on April 10, 2006

Here is a copy of an email I circulated recently. What I didn’t mention, as others have pointed out, it’s not so much this present touchy government that is to be feared, but the possibility of a future government abusing these powers. I also added a link to the Salem Witch Trials at the bottom, to give more perspective on how our authorities are operating.

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[Doublethink] Democracy Versus Terrorism

Posted by Lex Fear on April 2, 2006

(Raw text, sorry but no links could be restored)

Conservative MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, describes Israel as a “bulwark of democracy”. From a War on Terror debate on 4th July:

“Fundamentalist Islamists do not hate the west because of Israel; they hate Israel because the state of Israel is a bulwark of democracy, Judeo-Christian ethics of tolerance, western progress and freedom in the middle east.” – Michael Fabricant, MP.

Just so you know this is what a ‘bulwark of democracy, judeo-Christian ethics of tolerance, western progress and freedom’ looks like:

  • Amnesty slams Israel ‘war crimes’
  • Israel: Offensive stops when Hezbollah stops
  • Six civilians die is Israeli rocket attack
  • FACTBOX-Israel’s offensive to free captured soldier
  • UN Says Gaza facing health disaster
  • UN Blames Israel for humanitarian crisis, harm to children in Gaza
  • Gerald Kaufman, MP: Quotes from Israeli newspaper on Gaza Offensive
  • Gerald Kaufman, MP: On Israeli Democracy and pre-independence terrorism

And this is what terrorism looks like:

  • Hamas terrorism, violence bring chaos to Gaza strip
  • Hamas works to fire rockets deeper into Israel
  • Israeli army confirms soldier’s death by Palestinian militant’s gunfire
  • Gaza militants say fired chemical-tipped warhead
  • Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel

But if you still can’t spot the difference between democracy and terrorism using those articles, Dr Chris Scanlon puts it more bluntly in a letter written to the Independent, 8th July 2006:

A brief Guide to Foreign Policy
Sir: Just so everyone is clear: it is “bad” for North Korea to fire missiles into the open sea, even though it is “really-not-that-bad” for Israel to fire missiles into power stations, bridges, and apartment blocks.
Meanwhile: Iran, which had opposed Saddam (who was once “relatively good” but is now “very bad”), is still just “bad”. Saudi Arabia, a feudal totalitarian state with legalised sexual apartheid (“bad”?) is nonetheless “good”, but don’t ask any awkward questions.
The United Sates may now kidnap and torture innocent civilians (this was previously “bad”, but is now “okay, if outsourced”). Similarly, some of our allies may, from time to time, need to boil people alive (literally, in the case of President Karimov), and whilst not “good” it would be a crass liberal simplification to call this “bad”. DR CHRIS SCANLAN OXFORD

So I hope you can now tell the difference between democracy and terrorism.

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