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The War on Terror Explained in Plain English


By Carmen Yarrusso

Basic nature

To understand the war on terror, it helps to compare it to the war on drugs. Both “wars

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The other essential ingredient to this, is a disengaged apithetic public, that is willing to tolerate the lies and dis-information.

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. (August 1765) John Adams

Painful sufferer of all that is evil and rotten in this world...including within my own heart...fortunately, that number is shrinking, despite the claims to the contrary...the Bush administration is embattled on all sides...and I would not be surprised that before the next election...with the blessing of his corporate backers...that he simply and merely seized power and control of government to set up a dictatorship...if he is willing to rig elections to buy him time...then the next step is is obvious...the disreguard this administration has for any laws, treaties, or constitutions show the nature of this beast.

AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE MORE IS SAID THEN DONE!

George W. Bush has said plenty but when it comes right down to it, he has
done little. He talks of principals and “moral values

It's all working exactly as planned. to do anything other than what they are would run the risk of the "war"(struggle?) winding down, the middle east in relative peace, our troops coming home, etc.- we can't have that! It would be a crying shame to waste all the effort it took to get us in there to begin with. Halliburton's stock has gone up 433%, so they must be doing something right!

It's all working exactly as planned. to do anything other than what they are would run the risk of the "war"(struggle?) winding down, the middle east in relative peace, our troops coming home, etc.- we can't have that! It would be a crying shame to waste all the effort it took to get us in there to begin with. Halliburton's stock has gone up 433%, so they must be doing something right!

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (the Day of the Lord) will not come unless the falling away ( of truth speaking, saving faith) comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition.

who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God (mercy, grace,patience, kindness,goodness and truth) or that is worshipped (life), so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (thinking to himself that he knows what is best for mankind).( "if you eat of that tree you will not surely die")sound like someone you know?

Do you not remember that while I was still with you I told you these things?

And now you know what is restraining, (mercy, grace, patience, kindness, goodness and truth), that he (the lawless one) may be revealed in his time ( when these are no longer embraced).

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He (God, and all His character)now restrains (when that character is in us)will do so until He (God) is taken out of the way. (Loveand its characteristics are received or rejected voluntarily by an act of our own will).

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord (truth) will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.

and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish (who reject, or turn from the truth), because they did not receive the love of the truth (even though it was offered, instead choosing forms, rights and rituals), that they might be saved.

And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie,

that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrightousness (selfish, self-centerdness)

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification (setting apart) by the Spirit and belief in the truth. II Thessalonians 2:3-13

HI, If you base your pollitical views on your religiow beliefs, and not practical polotics, you are makeing decisions based on the same foundations as the muslim extreemist, only you are a christian extreemist. believing that the christian religion is the only faith is egocentric, which is not suported by any religion.

When Addressing anything...truth is what matters most...when truth was told thousands of years ago that has its bearing today...it must be embraced...not ignored...you must do all you can to prove this wrong before you will accept it as truth...but when you finally accept it...then truth will be all that matters...and politics cannot seperate itself from the truth...no matter how hard it tries.

Painful sufferer of all that is evil and rotten in this world...including within my own heart

In all of man's history, truth (that which agrees with the final reality) has always held itself out to be embraced...and whether it waxs or wains...freedom, liberty, national interest, the pursuit of happiness, or any nations way of life must take a back seat to it. Without the written and spoken word of truth to light the way,to help us recognize the lie,lawlessness occurs,and all other principles and values are doomed to destruction. Truth is the forerunner of justice, and without it to confront the lawlessness of the lie, there is nothing to value.

Thank you for this plain-english article.... even though in plain english, will it "git ta th' bushies?"

SUGGESTED ACTION:

To call CNN and other networks, frequently, with the truth of this article, "The War on Terror Explained in Plain English". I have referred CNN to this article and website today...and asked them to go frequently to your great website, thank you, www.afterdowningstreet.org

I did read outloud to CNN the five points of this article (it may take two calls to do). And expressed that it is time to get out of Iraq.... Saddam is captured, the sons gone. Let the Iraqi People go from there. Our presence is causing the bulk of the violence. Instead of American presence perpetrating yet more Terrorism there and everywhere [for their "reason" to encroach on more lands], let the U.S. get out! It was a mistake in the firstplace to invade. (Saddam could have been handled differently, first by the Iraqi People and then with assistance asked for by the Iraqis. Terrorism is pumped up by the American Government...)

HERE IS CNN's COMMENT/SUGGESTION LINE: CNN: (404) 827-0234

I don't have other networks' numbers handy...but they of course can be looked up. CNN claims to be the "most trusted" news network...

Suggested to call several times to be able to finish commenting and reading the five points of this article of what Terrorism is really all about...and the FACT that it will not subside until the American foreign policies which exacerbate it STOP. TO PLEASE HAVE IN DEPTH REPORTING ON THE INFORMATION BASED ON THIS ARTICLE!

Terrorism will continue until the causes are removed. The causes are American/Western encroachment and other such invasive policies in Muslim Lands.

COMMON SENSE.

Terrorism is not an "evil" to be reckoned with any more than the American/UK/Israel et al. hegemony goals with their bombs strapped to the bellies of their planes and thereby killing (including innocents) --this evil-- needing to be reckoned with -- big time!!

Terrorism is primarily a political outcry against hegemonic Western encroachment. The terrorists themselves state that their purpose is to defend their rights against American/UK/Israel foreign policy... not against our "way of life" here, e.g., on our Homeland -- as Bush, Blair, and now Howard (Australia) are telling their people!

LIES.

Is anybody LISTENING? We're not supposed to believe this? duh!!!

If we aren't fighting them, then who do they have to fight? duh!!!

If we are not unabashedly supporting Israel, ( and instead, are being a force for brokering Peace between Israel and Palestinians), then the Terrorists would not be as interested in fighting against us. duh!!!

Israel's right to exist may need to be defended, but not at the expense of the Rights of the Palestinians!

Violence and Injustice beget Violence and Injustice: and in the process, "terrorism" gives bushies a reason to "stay, invade, force influence", and bring about a huge, vulgur American Embassy / influence / stronghold in Baghdad. Violating Iraq's sense of sovereignty and space. Violence begets Violence.

The Iraqi Resistance is growing...and includes some Terrorists...

And while this american-man-made "struggle" is going on, huge barriers and protections in Washington D.C. are being erected and implemented against the "evildoers", while the "righteous" American Hegemonists [have "reason" to ] continue to fight those who are defending against them -- against the biggie U.S./related powers who "started it"... the biggie powers who are the CAUSE of it!!

not hard to understand.

As the article says, Terrorism will stop when American Foreign Policy changes: I suggest, based on this article, until American Foreign Policy becomes more fair, less encroaching, and more cooperative -- instead of hegemonic and imperialistic. Imperialism: America even now acting, in language and deed, as the Leader of the World (a la PNAC -- www.newamericancentury.org -- founded by Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, Wolfowitz, et al., and of all people, John Bolton! )...

...even Sen. John Kerry--as so many American politicians prior--touting strongly the message in his campaign that "America is the Leader of the Free World!": How arrogant; what a recipe for garnering resentment and hate against her, the U.S.A.! Howabout our working on our "freedoms" at home?! And being a more quiet--less sabre-rattling-and-daggering--good example?

America has lots to learn from other countries; and other countries have lots to learn from America and other countries.

Teamwork is the bottom Peace line, no?!

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EXPRESS YOUR OUTRAGE TO YOUR SENATORS AND REPS. BUSH too (doubt it will do good, but get the message out anyway! -- people on his staff read the E-mails! ( president@whitehouse.gov ; vicepresident@whitehouse.gov )

Even Sen. Barbara Boxer's Office was "careful" to not go along with the ideas contained in this article "that much"!! So, we aren't just fighting the Neo-Cons, the Republicans, but also the Democrats to some extent -- to wake them up MUCH MORE -- off their fannies and into action in Washington!! To tell the truth as outlined in this article!!

Besides calling all Media with the truth of this article, why not call:

Dem Reps and Senators, who are already close to or of the understanding of this article but some who are not doing enough or not coordinating with their colleagues enough (?!): Reps.: KUCINICH; RANGAL; WATSON; WATERS; CONYERS; et al. Senators: KENNEDY; BOXER; KERRY; et al.:

WHY NOT A CONGRESSIONAL-COALITION OF THE WILLING-TO-TELL-THE-COMPLETE-TRUTH in the Congress of the United States of America?!

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jyt
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Interesting article but I very strongly disagree with point 4 blaming Israel.

In my view the problem may be in the Middle East but to point fingures
in only one direction implys that the person only has one fingure with
which to point.

OK so the Israelis may not be paragons of virture but after 57(ish)
years of living with hostile neighbours they have reached wits end,
and simply put, have had enough of the constant terrorism aimed at
them. They have tried to make peace, but apart from Egypt have met
rebuttal and brick walls. President Arafat *should* have made peace
with them, but (so I understand) was told by other Arab leaders that
if he did he would be dead meat.

That last comment points towards the reality of the situation why after 57 years the
Palestinian people are in such a plight. The other Arab leaders (many
of whom are tyrants who to retain power have shed much of their own
people's blood) are using the Palestinian people as pawns - both to
(try and) keep their own people focussed on matters other than
domestic issues and as a way of trying to achieve their aims of pushing
the Jews into the Med Sea. A battle which began around 1947/8, when
they told the Palestinian Arabs to go on a two week holiday (to avoid
the warfare) - and nearly 60 years later it is **still** underway.

I do have sympathy for the Palestinians, but primatily because of the
way their Arab brothers have miss-treated them.

Simon.

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