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Re: <nettime> What Causes Terrorism?
John on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 23:35:09 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> What Causes Terrorism?


"What Causes Terrorism?"

My answer is ICBMs and cruise missiles.  We are in what the U.S.M.C.
calls the fourth epoch of warfare.  An epoc of asymetrical power --
meaning it is not possible for a group/state to challenge with force
an established nuclear power.  So what is left for a group that wants
to resist via direct action?  Unconventional warfare  aka Terrorism.

All this talk about clash of civilzations is just window dressing for
a struggle between disproportionately powerful groups.  As Sun Tzu
said, 'attack where the enemy cannot defend'.  For the USA this was
New York City.  In the context of an environment with an unchecked
superpower, terrorism is a legitimate stratagem to fight the
superpower.  As the US pushes in on different groups to establish a
world economy of Western design, those who are disparate to resist
will use the means at hand.   Al Quida was created by Mossad's
ruthless waging of an invisible war on the Palestinian resistance
groups.  The decentralized model became the only viable way to
organize and operate.  The US even trained the Mujahideen in terror
tactics so they could better fight the Soviets.  It was the only
strategy for their survival in their struggle against the Red Army.

What causes terrorism?  American power did.


PS - sorry for another political post

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*I am not a blackhat*

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