- Examining the Domestic Terror Groups: An Important Study for the Homeland Security
- How Globalization Has Influenced Hollywood
- Terrorism in the World
- Torture: An Unethical Method of the United States' Intelligence
- Terrorism: A Defining Moment in Our Recent History
- 3. Counter-Terrorism Strategies Reveal the Limits of Human Rights as a Cosmopolitan Discourse in the Age of Global Terror. Discuss.
- Living with Nuclear Annihilation or Terrorism
- How the Events of September 11 Impacted Law Enforcement and Security Initiatives in the United States
- Terrorism and Correctional Administration
- The Impact of the Anti-Terrorism Act on the State and Citizen
- Major Problems That Contribute to the Dilemma of War Facing the World
- terrorist threat to commercial sector
- Effect of Terrorism on a Country
- Evolution of Terrorism since the Attacks of 2001
- The Menace of Bioterrorism: A Strict Policy and a Universal Legal Framework Necessary
- Drone Strikes
- Homeland Security
- Effect of Terrorism Threats on Emergency Management Plans
- Slated by Teri Terry
- Do the Media Encourage Terrorism??
- The Origins of Terrorism and Jihad
- The Importance of the USA Patriot Act
- Hls 410
- Terrorism and the Just War Tradition
- The Role of Federal Agencies in Fighting Digital Crime
- Terrorism and the Media
- Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism
- Consequences of the War on Terror in the United States
- War on Terrorism
- Dangers of the War on Terrorism
- What Is Bioterrorism?
- 'Pirates and Emperors' by Noam Chomsky
- Only Ignorant People Support the Many Wars on Terrorism
- Government, Media, Censorship and Terrorism – Perhaps We Can’t Handle the Truth
- Terrorism in the Philippines
- Creating Terrorists Using Social Psychological Conditioning
- The Psychology of Terrorist Group Recruitment
- War Against Terror and Human Rights
- Military Science: Irregular Warfare
- Post 9/11 Law Enforcement Response to Terrorism
- Patriot Act
- The Boston Marathon Bombing
- What is Terrorism, Who Conducts it, and The Intended Target
- The war against terrorism
- What Is the Connection Between Religion and Terrorism?
- Viewing Terrorism through Social Psychology
- Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Tourism and How to Prevent Acts of Terrorism
- 9/11 and the Ongoing Threat of Terrorism
- Depression and Cold War: Two Major Historical Turning Points in the Progressive Era
- Why Terrorism Should Be a Global Concern
- Terrorism: Is It Mala in Se or Mala Prohibita
- Wildlife Forensics and Investigation
- Right to Privacy on Social Networking Sites
- Options for Biological Terrorism Attacks and Epidemiological Responses
- The Impact of a Terrorist Act to the Inbound Tourism Study Case: How Bali Bombing Affects the Tourism in Bali
- Terrorist Activities of the Al Qaeda
- Law Enforcement, US Military, and Terrorism
- Is Government Surveillance a Violation of the Fourth Amendment
- Literary Analysis: "Some Moral Minima"
- The Patriot Act: An Integral Part of the Fight Against Terrorism
- Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance
- Correlation Between the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Attack September 11
- Solutions for Terrorism
- The Enviromental Affects on Terrorism
- Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF
- Which Terror Is Greater: Secular or Religious?
- President Bush's Response to September 11 and Islamic Radicalism
- Understanding Hamas: Violent Terrorism as Political Strategy
- Aftermath of 9/11; Congress Acts
- Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers
- Effects of War on Children: Comparing Experiences of Children During the Holocaust and Children Affected by the War on Terrorism
- Security in a Post September 11th World
- Tactics of Terrorism and Preventive Ideas
- Effectiveness Of Australian Law And Terrorism Kyle Luker
- September 11 Attacks and Nationalist Terrorist Groups
- America's Part in Terrorism
- Biological Terrorism
- Terrorist Bombs In The U.s.
- Acts of Terrorism and Social Change in the United States
- Detaining Suspected Terrorists
- War on Drugs is a Domestic Problem
- Domestic American Terrorism
- Terrorism is a Means of Serving Political Goals
- Homegrown Terrorism
- War on Drugs = War on Terrorism???
How to Stop Terrorism: 7 Ways to Drain the Swamp
In the wake of the barbaric Paris terror attack, everyone is debating how to stop further terrorism.
Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or more spying … or more crackdowns on our liberties.
But – despite what the talking heads may say – the methods for stopping future attacks are well known …
We’ve got to drain the swamp.
I. Stop Supporting the Dictators Who Fund Terrorists
Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest sponsor of radical Islamic terrorists.
The Saudis have backed ISIS and many other brutal terrorist groups. According to sworn declarations from a 9/11 Commissioner and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11, the Saudi government backed the 9/11 hijackers (see section VII for details).
Saudi Arabia is the hotbed of the most radical Muslim terrorists in the world: the Salafis (both ISIS and Al Qaeda are Salafis).
And the Saudis – with U.S. support – back the radical “madrassas” in which Islamic radicalism was spread.
And yet the U.S. has been supporting the Saudis militarily, with NSA intelligence and in every other way possible for 70 years.
In addition, top American terrorism experts say that U.S. support for brutal and tyrannical countries in the Middle east – like Saudi Arabia – is one of the top motivators for Arab terrorists.
So if we stop supporting the House of Saud and other Arab tyrannies, we’ll get a two-fold reduction in terror:
(1) We’ll undermine the main terrorism supporters
(2) We’ll take away one of the main motivations driving terrorists: our support for the most repressive, brutal Arab tyrannies
II. Stop Arming Terrorists
We’re arming the most violent terrorists in the Middle East, as part of a geopolitical strategy to overthrow leaders we don’t like (see section III for more details). And see this, this, this, this and this.
Previously-leaked documents showed that the CIA warned Obama that funding extremist rebels doesn’t work … but Obama decided to fund the Syrian rebels anyway for cynical political gain.
Indeed, the French terrorists who just murdered the cartoonists in Paris apparently just returned from waging war against the Syrian government, where they may – directly or indirectly – have obtained U.S. weapons and training.
And – strangely – we’re overthrowing the more moderate Arabs who stabilized the region and denied jihadis a foothold.
If we want to stop terrorism, we need to stop supporting the terrorists.
III. Stop Imperial Conquests for Arab Oil
The U.S. has undertaken regime change against Arab leaders we don’t like for six decades. We overthrew the leader of Syria in 1949, Iran in 1953, Iraq twice, Afghanistan twice, Turkey, Libya … and other oil-rich countries.
Neoconservatives planned regime change throughout the Middle East and North Africa yet again in 1991.
Top American politicians admit that the Iraq oil was about oil, not stopping terrorism (documents from Britain show the same thing). Much of the war on terror is really a fight for natural gas. Or to force the last few hold-outs into dollars and private central banking.
And the U.S. military described terror attacks on the U.S. as a “small price to pay for being a superpower“:
A senior officer on the Joint Staff told State Department counter-terrorism director Sheehan he had heard terrorist strikes characterized more than once by colleagues as a “small price to pay for being a superpower”.
Security experts – including both conservatives and liberals – agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.
For example, James K. Feldman – former professor of decision analysis and economics at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies – and other experts say that foreign occupation is the main cause of terrorism. University of Chicago professor Robert A. Pape – who specializes in international security affairs – agrees.
We’ve fought the longest and most expensive wars in American history … but we’re less secure than before, and there are more terror attacks than ever.
Remember, Al Qaeda wasn’t even in Iraq until the U.S. invaded that country.
If we want to stop terrorism, we have to stop overthrowing Arab leaders and invading Arab countries to grab their oil.
IV. Stop Mass Surveillance
Top security experts agree that mass surveillance makes us MOREvulnerable to terrorists.
V. Stop Torture
Top terrorism and interrogation experts agree that torture creates more terrorists.
Indeed, the leaders of ISIS were motivated by U.S. torture.
Once again, we have a very current example: Paris terrorist Cherif Kouchi told a court in 2005 that he wasn’t radical until he learned about U.S. torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
If we want to stop creating new terrorists, we have to stop torturing … permanently.
VI. Stop Drone Assassinations of Innocent Civilians
Top CIA officers say that drone strikes increase terrorism (and see this).
The CIA – the agency in charge of drone strikes – even told Obama that drone kills can increase terrorism.
If we want to stop creating new terrorists, we have to stop the drone strikes.
VII. Stop Covering Up 9/11
Government officials agree that 9/11 was state-sponsored terrorism … they just disagree on which state was responsible.
Because 9/11 was the largest terror attack on the U.S. in history – and all of our national security strategies are based on 9/11 – we can’t stop terror until we get to the bottom of what really happened, and which state was behind it.
Many high-level American officials – including military leaders, intelligence officials and 9/11 commissioners – are dissatisfied with the 9/11 investigations to date.
The Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – and 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey are calling for either a “permanent 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.
The Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee (Bob Graham) said that the Paris terror attack, ISIS, and other terrorist developments are a result of failing to stand up to Saudi Arabia and declassify the 9/11 investigation’s report about Saudi involvement in 9/11:
The 9/11 chairs, Ron Paul, and numerous other American politicians have called for declassification, as well.
Again, others have different ideas about who was behind 9/11. But until we get to the bottom of it, terror attacks will continue.
Stop Throwing Bodies In the River
Defenders of current government policy say: “we have to do something to stop terrorists!”
Yes, we do …
But we must also stop doing the 7 things above which increase terrorism. We have to stop “throwing new bodies in the river.”
But the powers-that-be don’t want to change course … they gain tremendous power and influence through our current war on terror strategies.
For example, the military-complex grows rich through war … so endless war is a feature – not a bug – of our foreign policy.
Torture was about building a false justification for war.
Mass surveillance is about economic and diplomatic advantage and crushing dissent.
Supporting the most radical Muslim leaders is about oil and power … “a small price to pay” to try to dominate the world.
A leading advisor to the U.S. military – the Rand Corporation – released a study in 2008 called “How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida“. The report confirms what experts have been saying for years: the war on terror is actually weakening national security (see this, this and this).
As a press release about the study states:
“Terrorists should be perceived and described as criminals, not holy warriors, and our analysis suggests that there is no battlefield solution to terrorism.”
We, the People, have to stand up and demand that our power-hungry leaders stop doing the things which give them more power … but are guaranteed to increase terrorism against us, the civilian population.