A ‘Paradox’: Counter-Terrorism can lead to more ‘Terrorism’!
America is now mostly concerned about this concept called ‘terrorism’. Our government has created (since 2003) a huge National Counter-Terrorism Center to deal with this challenging issue. The National Counterterrorism Center is a United States government organization responsible for national and international counterterrorism efforts. It is based in a modern complex in McLean, Virginia, called Liberty Crossing near Tyson’s Corner. This NCTC video provides viewers with a short overview of the Center’s mission and responsibilities in the fight against terrorism, a rare peek inside our state-of-the-art Operations Center, and insights into how the Intelligence Community and Law Enforcement work together to (supposedly) protect our country. https://youtu.be/WsiRCTdkT0k.
President Bush was instrumental in creating the National Counter-Terrorism Center in 2003!
A State of the Art ‘Counter-Terrorism’ Center in Virginia! Obama’s nerve center on Terrorism!
President Obama meets with officials for discussions on who must be eliminated via ‘covert targeted killing’ operations (now mostly unmanned drones carrying hell-fire missiles)!
This organization (NCTC) works with our CIA and the Special Operations people to identify ‘terrorists’ and then to deal with this global threat. My concern, as a citizen of America and the world, is the ‘tactics’ now being used for our Counter-terrorism activities (see my prior missive). These tactics (mostly drones/missiles/bombs) are now primarily ‘covert’ operations and within the decision-making purview of just a few officials (three or so) who then act to eliminate this threat. Their actions are what I view as mostly ‘negative’ and this leads to a Counterparty response (from the victims) which is also ‘negative’. This is Human Nature in action and can be called ‘tit’ for ‘tat’ and/or ‘Action’ and ‘Reaction’!
Attempts to kill 41 ‘so-called’ targeted terrorists resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,147 people, as of 24 November, 2010. Does this cause ‘blowback’ eventually? I say YES!
For example: If I ‘Terrorize’ you and kill people in this process then you (in this case the government) must use another negative ‘Counter-terror’ strategy to eliminate me and mine. This leads to a vicious circle of negativity where ‘You’ kill to eliminate me and ‘I’ then feel terrorized so as to desire to get revenge. This ‘action’ and ‘reaction’ is typical of Human Nature as the real CAUSE of the entire transaction (terrorism). America has a military policy called ‘Might makes Right’ which creates many ‘enemies’ around our planet. America has some 800 military bases and ‘she’ can strike out at ‘enemies’ with a huge arsenal of destructive weapons. The current weapon of choice for dealing with ‘terrorists’ (as defined by our ‘covert’ committee of officials) is a DRONE and missile response (in many situations). See prior missive from the WSJ for more details.
Do Americans KNOW what is happening in our world? I don’t think so! Why the ‘covert targeted killing’ to prevent transparency? We need NEW leaders!
America now has thousands of unmanned Drones which can be guided to any venue on our planet for the purpose of ‘targeted’ killing of select ‘terrorists’ (defined/selected by officials meeting in ‘secret’ covert meetings). When a person is viewed as a ‘terrorist’ by this secret committee, then the tactic is to ‘kill’ this identified ‘terrorist’ via a missile strike or via special operations. This often leads to many innocent civilians being ‘killed’ in the process (called ‘collateral’ damage by these officials). All this is O.K. as it is the STATE which is applying ‘Counter-terrorism’ to eliminate prior ‘Terrorism’. This ‘tit’ for ‘tat’ operation can not lead to a solution as Human Nature will not allow a solution when the MEANS is continually ‘negative’. Think on this for a minute!
These victims of our ‘covert target killing’ philosophy creates more hatred and a desire for ‘counter-terrorism’ from the victims proxies! America calls this ‘collateral’ damage!
Thousands of innocent lives (see what has happened in Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, etc.) have been sacrificed so as to ‘kill’ the select individuals who our covert committee of ‘counter-terrorists’ THINK need ‘killing’. All is none mostly in secret and just a few (one, two, three) make these ‘killing’ decisions. This is done covertly so that the American people are mostly ‘unaware’ of what is happening in real-time. Is this ‘moral’ and ‘just’? I don’t think so! This is a ‘corrupt’ practice as the real CAUSES of all this ‘terror’ and ‘counter’ terror are not identified. Could the U.S. military and our elected politicians be PART of the ‘problem’? I think so! These officials have the negative ‘means’ to accomplish their ‘end’ (temporarily), whereas the individual ‘terrorist’ is left with few options other than a ‘mass’ killing operation to counter a prior STATE terror operation.
Why this? Maybe it is because of Human Nature and the concept of ‘Revenge’!
What is America doing with their ‘MIGHT makes RIGHT’ mindset as they attempt to RULE over the entire planet? I say they are making many ENEMIES as they attempt to impose their ‘values’ and ‘political correctness’ on the ‘other’. America and ‘her’ officials (elected and unelected) are now mostly using ‘negative’ means and hoping that this ‘means’ will accomplish ‘positive’ results. This is ridiculous thinking IMO and a ‘paradoxical’ philosophy. Human Nature will not allow this type of behavior to create a ‘positive’ outcome! A negative ‘means’ will create a negative ‘end’ (also called the END justifies the MEANS). Think on this for a minute or two! How can ‘negative’ actions by the STATE produce ‘positive’ actions by the oppressed INDIVIDUAL(S)? Not likely!
What is Human Nature? Does ‘covert targeted killing’ breed a ‘revenge’ response? I think so! We may need NEW leaders with a different view on Human Nature and military philosophy!
The mindset that a ‘Counter-terror’ strategy of ‘targeted killing’ (as is now being done by the Obama administration and ‘her’ proxies) will lead to a ‘positive’ non-terror outcome is unlikely. The Orlando event reveals that revenge is a powerful motive for those who view prior State actions as corrupt! Action and Reaction is built into Human Nature! Wake-up people and elect NEW leaders who THINK about consequences…before they ACT. Also, transparency is essential to avoid ‘corruption’ in the decision-making process! That is my message for today! Think on this for a day! Reflect and Think! I am: https://kingdomecon.wordpress.com.
Some words of wisdom from a Higher Source (my subjective view/interpretation):
Yes, words can be ‘interpreted’ in many ways! All reality is mostly ‘subjective’!
Can the END be positive with a corrupted MEANS? Unlikely!