Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves

I wasn’t Charlie Hebdo, back when it seemed awfully trendy to assume that persona – and I have to tell you I don’t have a French flag on my Facebook profile. Well, in fact, I don’t have a Facebook account. But if I did . . .

It’s not that I support the killing of innocent people to make a political point; and I have the deepest sympathy for the families of those people killed in Paris last weekend.

What I object to is the self-righteous hypocrisy of Western leaders who refuse to acknowledge that their own actions have created this particular monster. I further object to the outrageous racist ethnic prejudice that explodes in paroxysms of hate and revenge over the deaths of 133 white European Christians (or whatever their religion is), while turning a blind eye to the tens of thousands of innocent civilians massacred in Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere in the Middle East, directly or indirectly, by the United States government, its allies and its stooges.

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French Premier Hollande, sending envoys off to bring peace to the Middle East

Asymetrical warfare has become a ubiquitous fact of post-modern life – and I can’t see it going away, as long as wealthy Western nations use their economic and military power to punish sovereign states for failing to bow down and grovel. The reaction of the French Government to the Paris attacks has been, once again, to launch more bombing raids on targets in Syria. Does it work, guys? Just ask yourselves, please.

Well, I want to share with you an article I found on the Salon website.

“We must mourn all victims. But until we look honestly at the violence we export, nothing will ever change.

“Any time there is an attack on civilians in the post-9/11 West, demagogues immediately blame it on Muslims. They frequently lack evidence, but depend on the blunt force of anti-Muslim bigotry to bolster their accusations.

“Actual evidence, on the other hand, shows that less than two percent of terrorist attacks from 2009 to 2013 in the E.U. were religiously motivated. In 2013, just one percent of the 152 terrorist attacks were religious in nature; in 2012, less than three percent of the 219 terrorist attacks were inspired by religion.

“The vast majority of terrorist attacks in these years were motivated by ethno-nationalism or separatism. In 2013, 55 percent of terrorist attacks were ethno-nationalist or separatist in nature; in 2012, more than three-quarters (76 percent) of terrorist attacks were inspired by ethno-nationalism or separatism.

“These facts, nonetheless, have never stopped the prejudiced pundits from insisting otherwise.

“On Friday the 13th of November, militants massacred at least 127 people in Paris in a series of heinous attacks.

“There are many layers of hypocrisy in the public reaction to the tragedy that must be sorted through in order to understand the larger context in which these horrific attacks are situated — and, ultimately, to prevent such attacks from happening in the future.”

Read the article

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8 thoughts on “Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves

  1. What I find most troubling is the growing evidence that this event (the French 9-11) was a false flag event just like 9-11. There are a whole lot of unanswered questions (many of the same questions arose over 9-11), for example, why was there a total blackout of police communications 24 hours before the attack, how come the French police knew all the perps but weren’t monitoring, isn’t it convenient that terrorists carry their passports around with them (I sure don’t), etc. Meanwhile France, the UK and the US are using the attack to clamp down on civil liberties and to step up their attacks on Syria (in the face of major public opposition).

    Here are some of the best articles I’ve found:

    https://counterinformation.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/french-security-left-blind-during-november-13-paris-terror-attacks/

    https://counterinformation.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/paris-who-profits/

    http://rielpolitik.com/2015/11/15/25770/ (Passport found next to suicide bomber definitely a forgery)

    https://counterinformation.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/confirmed-french-government-knew-extremists-before-attack/

    http://memoryholeblog.com/2015/11/14/9-reasons-to-question-the-paris-terror-attacks/

    • I really appreciate the work you are doing – and Ron (below). There is so much information available these days, it can be overwhelming. Thanks for your great work in sifting though and passing on the essence to the rest of us. Even with all the past evidence of false flag operations, we are reluctant to believe that governments in the ‘free world’ can actually be so evil!

  2. A False Flag operation is the most likely explanation, and the evidence is stacking up to support that probability. The lack of investigative journalism from the Salon website is a true disservice to all readers.

    When war and the escalation of war is an objective then what appears to be stupidity is actually deception and cunning strategy on the geopolitical worldwide stage.

    Remember:
    *Nazi’s Reichstag fire
    *Japanese “Mukden Incident”
    * Israel’s terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, incl. U.S. diplomatic facilities, and falsely blaming the Arabs
    *Vietnam war, “Gulf of Tonkin” the U.S. admits to the deception
    *Operation Gladio
    *U.S. 9-11 2001 continues today as the “War on Terror” policy accepted by many governments…

    And countless more False Flags from the past, sadly the state sponsored practice continues today as it is very effective for launching military campaigns.

    • Thanks Ron. Please read my reply to Dr Bramhall above, because my appreciation is for you too. In spite of all the evidence, it is surprisingly difficult for some of us to accept that our governments can be so evil as to actually connive in the murder of their own innocent citizens.

  3. Yes Alan, it is a challenge to have a fact based discussion about freedom vs institutional governance in an AGE of Deception.
    Some individual citizens may never be able to, because of cognitive dissonance and mocking labels of “conspiracy theorists”, “anarchists”, and “radical” fringe groups…

    Have a laugh 🙂

  4. Yes. I guess I’ve always been a bit of a sceptic. I stood as a candidate for parliament in NZ a couple of times under the monetary reform banner. But coming to Turkey provoked a quantum shift in my thinking on a range of other issues. Unfortunately too many people of influence have a vested interest in preserving the status quo, even when they kmow it’s wrong.

  5. I would like your observations on the recent reports of Turkey destroying the Russian military Su-24 fighter jet…

    I hope you are fine and have a joyful day, as the year’s end, Winter Holiday season is upon us.

    • Yes, it’s very hard to know. The situation here (meaning Turkey, Syria and the rest of the Middle East) is so complicated, with so many outside players getting involved, it’s pretty well impossible to know what’s going on. However, you’re asking for my comments, so:
      1. I can’t see the Turkish government deliberately setting out to provoke Russia. Both sides have a lot to lose in terms of bilateral trade, without even thinking about the disaster a war would bring.
      2. Turkey’s military is insistent they warned the two Russian planes at least ten times, in English, to move out of Turkey’s airspace. One Russian plane is said to have heeded the warning, and left. the other ignored it and was shot down.
      3. I’m a little surprised that Turkey’s military hardware was good enough to down a Russian plane.
      4. Turkey’s PM Davutoğlu is making conciliatory but firm statements: ‘We don’t want to fall out with Russia. They’re our friends – but we have to, and will, defend our airspace.’
      5. If we take a step or two back, what the hell is America doing in Syria? Or the Middle East at all, for that matter, with their military interventions? What threat are any of those countries posing to homeland USA? And because the US is there, Putin got involved too. And now the whole region is a even more unholy mess than it was before. And It’s all happening right on Turkey’s back doorstep!

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