International Terrorism in the real world.
An act of terrorism enters the canon only if it is committed by
"their side," not ours.
That was the guiding doctrine of the public relations campaign
about "international terrorism" launched by the Reagan
Administration as it came to office.
In the real world, the story is quite different.
The major victims of international terrorism in the past several
decades have been Cubans, Central Americans, and inhabitants
of Lebanon, but none of this counts, by definition.
In both regions, the Reagan Administration carried out massive
terrorist atrocities, vastly exceeding anything they claimed to be
In the Middle East, by a large margin the worst atrocities
trace back to the U.S. and its local clients, who left a trail of
bloodshed and devastation, particularly in the shattered
societies of Lebanon and in the territories under Israeli
Central America suffered even worse disasters at the hands of
the terrorist commanders in Washington and their minions.
One of the Inrgets was a state, Nicaragua, which was therefore
able to appeal to international authorities.
The World Court ruled in favor of Nicaragua, determining
that the U.S. was guilty of "unlawful use of force" and violation
of treaties, ordering Washington to terminate its
international terrorist crimes.
The U.S. dismissed the Court ruling with contempt...
Jul 09, 2009, 01:49:02
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