Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Are There No More Terrorists?

Deadly Rampage in Pakistan Shows Reach of Militants*

According to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the War on Terror is over.

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday the Obama administration had dropped "war on terror" from its lexicon, rhetoric former President George W. Bush used to justify many of his actions.

"The (Obama) administration has stopped using the phrase and I think that speaks for itself. Obviously," Clinton told reporters traveling with her to The Hague for a conference on Afghanistan, which Bush called part of his "global war on terror."

The term "war on terror" was coined after the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States, which were planned in Afghanistan by the militant* group al Qaeda. (
complete article) *my emphasis

Does this mean that U.S. President Obama and government will not fight terror? Or does it mean that there is no terrorism?

The United States was never supportive of Israel's need to fight terrorism. For some "peculaiar" reason, the Arab terrorists who attack Jews and Israelis have never been considered a danger to world peace, nor connected to the terrorists whom the United States deamed worthy of being fought.

I presume that this new policy will only bode even more dangerous for Israel and Israelis. G-d willing, I should be wrong this time.


Kae Gregory said...

I have it on good authority that the new term of choice is 'moderate rebel kittens'.

Batya said...

Kae, I thought they were just upset over a "bad hair day."

Even kittens scratch and bite.

Kae Gregory said...

Muse - of course you're right. I was trying to be a little bit funny while only partially exagerating this administration's Orwellian manipulation of language to try to shift public perceptions about the WAR and TERROR and the people who bring us both.

Batya said...

Yes, but one must be careful...

josh said...

Yup, the war on terror is over and the time is ripe to sacrifice Israel.

Batya said...

Josh, even when they recognized terrorism as such, they considered ours acceptable. America did everything it could to pretend that there was no connection.

Now, when and if and a good chance there will be some other terror attack in the USA... so what will they do and how will they react?