“This Crusade- this war on terrorism- is going to take a while.” – George W. Bush, September 16th, 2001
October 7, 2014
(TheAntiMedia) The first time many Americans heard of the ‘War on Terror’, the President of the United States referred to it as a Crusade. Three weeks later, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and terror was unleashed upon the Middle East. Thirteen years after ‘this Crusade‘ began, Americans have signed up for a new war, one with ISIS as an enemy, one that will likely continue for thirty years.
Now, we’re being told the ‘War on Terror‘ isn’t even a war. No no no, you see, the United States is fighting a ‘war on war,‘ to find peace, of course… The bombing is just an ‘Overseas Contingency Operation‘.
Civilian casualties? Not important. The White House specifically exempted ISIS strikes from the civilian casualty restrictions currently in place for U.S. drone strikes. The U.S. is bombing the very same Syrian rebels they’ve been arming for more than 2 years, and somehow that isn’t supposed to be interpreted as perpetual war.
According to Leon Panetta, who headed the CIA and the Pentagon, this ‘30-year war‘ will eventually extend into Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. If Panetta’s prediction is accurate, this war will last 5 times longer than the total length of World War 2. Still, the White House prefers to describe this as, you guessed it, an ‘Overseas Contingency Operation‘.
As President Obama explained to the world last month:
“We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.”
Don’t you see, that’s why the President has bombed seven predominantly Muslim countries since winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Bombing for peace has been wildly successful in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq. Thanks to the ‘Overseas Contingency Operation’, the number of people in the world living as refugees from war or persecution has exceeded fifty million for the first time since WW2.
This is the ridiculous narrative being fed to the American general public in the year 2014. In the real world, thirteen years of the ‘War on Terror‘ has not magically created peace in the Middle East, it has created chaos. The terribly disgusting foreign policy adopted by the U.S. since 9/11 is why ISIS exists as it does today. The purpose of ISIS is to extend the ‘Overseas Contingency Operation’, aka the ‘War on Terror‘, another thirty years. Whatever the hell you wanna call it, this global battle has already lasted twice as long as all of World War 2. The numbers of refugees will continue to increase by the millions.
Bombing for peace does not work. How many more millions of deaths must we see before we call it for what it is? To much of the world, the battle for our future has already started. The ‘War on Terror‘ is the third World War. The enemy is the ‘New World Order‘ and their Crusade to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims.
How do you see it?
This article is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author and TheAntiMedia.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive our latest articles.