The Duh-war On Terrorism
Spread of Bin Laden Ideology Cited
By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, April 4, 2004; Page A13
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NOTE: There has never been an international,
top-down organization called al Qaeda. But
who cares? The Superpower has made itself
a myth useful for various purposes: to cover up
the total ignorance of its numerous intelligence
services, to feed its true-believers with "results"
when there are no real results, to browbeat
foreign countries into permitting all kinds of
violations of state sovereignty, etc. But all evil
things come to a disgraceful end.
Now the Coordinator for Counterterterrorism in
the State Department (who used to be head of
the CIA's Counterterrorism Center) confesses
that "it would be a mistake to believe the United
States faces a monolithic terrorist threat."
This and similar confessions are accompanied
by all kinds of claptrap left over from the first
mythmaking days --but confessions they are!
An example of the claptrap: the duh-war on ter-
rorism "may transition from defeating a group to
fighting a movement."
All these con artists fear the International Criminal
Court. Well, if not that, how about an Internation-
al Criminal Lunatic Asylum?
In my October 5, 2003 essay "Flaws," I wrote:
"...originally the internet was designed to be
"The `reasoning' was that at any moment the
Reds might seize control of the internet.
"To foil the Reds, the basic software permitted
any user to bring down the internet with two
short lines of code.
"To discourage users from playing games,
however, the `reasoning' was that every user's
every move had to be logged. This was in the
era of small hard discs...
"When rogue computer programmers get tired
of harrassing Microsoft, and turn their attention
to the basic software of the internet, ah,
"DON'T EVEN THINK COLLAPSE.
"IN DARKNESS WE TRUST."