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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Construction of Synthetic Terror - C R Sridhar

(interesting hypothesis. found it mildly intriguing that there was no reference to manufacturing consent - t)

Post 9/11; there have been growing voices of dissent that the demonisation of Islam as a prime agent of terrorism is an artificial construct to suit the interests of a narrow oligarchy in the US government linked to the powerful oil lobby. ‘ We must stress the idea, unfamiliar and suppressed as it is,’ says W.G. Tarpley, a Fulbright Scholar and an expert on terrorism, ‘that the vast majority of international terrorism conducted on a spectacular scale is indeed state-sponsored terrorism.’ ‘The Arab who feels sympathy,’ he continues, ‘for al Qaeda needs to be forcefully reminded that al Quaeda was created by CIA and continues to be steered by the CIA, through various intermediaries and cut-outs, or discreet go-betweens.’ Terrorism in the modern era is the means adopted by Oligarchies to wage war against its own members of society when its power is threatened.1 Such terror is synthetic in nature as it is artificially created, shaped and guided by a shadowy government for its own ends embedded within a legally constituted government and whose power is not subject to any constitutionally approved checks and balances.

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