By Abid Ullah Jan
The 1st publication that systematically deconstructs the myths in regards to the Taliban, the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults, the 'legitimacy' of the warfare of aggression on Afghnaistan and Al-Qaeda.
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120 Now, here is where that categorical morality gets really twisted: Bush and Blair, the leading crusaders, seem to believe that because their cause is a good one, whatever they do to support that cause is good. ” It is a sign of moral resolve hardened by religious motivation. Starting a war on the basis of lies against a non-threatening “opponent” is not cruel or cowardly for them. ” 60 Afghanistan: The Genesis of the Final Crusade 61 CHAPTER 2 The Architects of War The war into which we have plunged in Iraq and Afghanistan, then is a civil-religious war to decide who shall rule the Islamic world.
Muslims are not alone in assuming that the United States agencies commit terrorist acts for achieving pre-determined objectives. He notes that, “The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld predicted that there would be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large. How could Rumsfeld have been so sure of that, unless his orders instigated 9/11 attacks, or he was fully aware of the “terrorist’s” future plans?
This is no laughing matter, as Bush is not alone in his apocalyptic frame of mind, but aided and abetted very powerfully. ’122 Apocalyptic thinking—especially in the Christian Right—joins 61 62 Afghanistan: The Genesis of the Final Crusade other factors influencing United States policy towards Muslim countries, such as controlling global oil sources, assisting corporate-driven globalization, militaristic imperialism, and more. Why focus on this one factor? 123 On the one hand, the anti-Islam agenda of these forces is well known and on the other, George Bush takes his born-again religion seriously.