So-called terrorists defend their home country and attack an occupying power. And violence waged by the occupying power isn’t terrorism, it’s noble and just. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:
The western world is solemnly commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Iraq invasion by blindly following the US into more conflict and militarism while repeating all the same kinds of mass media malpractice.
If you think it’s a coincidence that the western world suddenly got super–duper interested in China’s human rights record right when China began threatening US planetary domination, then you’re a bootlicking moron who deserves to be shamed in public.
A leaked 2017 State Department memo explicitly acknowledged that it’s US government policy to ignore the human rights violations of US-aligned nations while attacking them in nations like China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. Stop buying into this performance.
China has been sorting out China’s internal affairs for thousands of years; they don’t suddenly need help from a bunch of white stuffed shirts in Washington, London and Canberra just because a few sociopathic think tankers say so. Leave China’s issues to the Chinese to address.
People who live in the Middle East have every right to attack the occupying forces there whose presence they oppose, and those occupying forces do not have any legitimate right to retaliate.
i remember a conversation between Peter Arnett, then with CNN, and Osama Bin Laden, shown on the air, which took place supposedly in a cave in Afghanistan.
OBL said, roughly: the u. s. is a nation that goes into another nation, tells them how to live and steals the resources of that nation. anyone objecting to this is labeled a terrorist and are killed. i accept the title of terrorist (as defined here is what he meant).
seems nothing has changed.