20.10.07

Vandals of the Truth: Convenient Lies and Inconvenient Truth

A Lebanese man, a "self confessed sniper instructor", "languishing in a Minnesota jail for the past three years", and "convicted last year of immigration fraud" while "still facing outstanding charges of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation", has given a testimony considered 'pivotal' in the US decision to maintain Canadian Maher Arar on the no-fly list despite Arar's clearing of any wrongdoing by the Canadian government and his 10 millions compensation, the Globe and Mail learned from US sources.


There is no doubt that, according to US standards in 'fighting terrorism', the life of honest people hangs, not only on the US government ability to hide the truth, but to give convenient lies priority over an inconvenient truth; that bearded Muslim terrorists are only few among all bearded Muslim men. And why is this latter truth inconvenient ? Because it refutes the core ideology of the 'War On Terror'. I always thought that the whole War On Terror business lacks basic Logic, and so do those who support it.

'I know what I believe' said once Tony Blair. Sadly, this could be extended to all those who are fighting in our names an unefficient war on terror. It could be extended to our media who are doing very little of investigative journalism and publishing press releases from our governments, unaltered . It could be extended to the siprit of our times and western civilisation which glorifies a liar and an extremist like Hirsi Ali as the ultimate liberal fighter and a 'Black Voltaire'.

Ali Eteraz: US double-speak on terrorism.

1 comment:

Dubhaltach said...

"Because it refutes the core ideology of the 'War On Terror'. I always thought that the whole War On Terror business lacks basic Logic, and so do those who support it."

I understand the techical term for what they do is the big lie some day Sophia I will try to work out whether it is you or I who despise Hirsan Ali's extremism and mendacity more. :-)

 
Since March 29th 2006