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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:24 PM
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166. You have it backwards.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:37 PM by K-W
The government wants people to believe that what we are facing is a powerful organized group. That is the entire basis of the war on terrorism, that every person in the world who we consider hostile to us is part of some giant America hating organization and thus we have to give the government power to do whatever it wants anywhere in the world to stop them.

When a terrorist group invokes the name of Al Queda, they are not claiming to be part of some hidden organization, they are just utilizing a symbol. They magnify the terror of their acts by associating them with other attacks.

We are allowing both the government and the terrorists to use us if we get sucked into the myth of a unified jihadist army.
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