Although terrorism is often attributed to individuals and non-state actors, states have committed acts of terror that no group has been able to match. The initiation of wars of self-interest causing hundreds of thousands of deaths, staging coups, training militias to rule by proxy, and so forth, have far more barbaric aftermath than a few handful of terrorists. Today, the neo-conservatives are the planners of such terrorist acts, the driving force behind the deceptive wars of aggression.
In a recent article published in the Weekly Standard “Reading Ahmadinejad in Washington: The Iranian president's letter needs to be taken seriously”, Hillel Fradkin, a Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute –who would rather present a profile as senior fellow at the Hudson Institute—distorted Ahamadinejad’s letter to President Bush in order to incite such a war. His dangerous ploy is an attempt to launch the forces of Christianity against Islam, the West against the rest. Fradkin, we mush recall, a signatory of the Project for the New American Century, urged President Bush to attack Iraq with a signed letter only nine days after the tragedy of 9/11 – what convincing proof or explanation had he gathered in 9 trauma filled days?
It must be noted that among
Fradkin’s accomplishments is his association with Benador Associates, the New
York-based publicity firm that has played a central role in publicizing the
voices of several neoconservative figures in recent years. Some of the firm’s more prominent clients
included Richard Perle, James Woolsey, Michael Ledeen, Frank Gaffney and several
other neo-conservatives who promote wars of aggression. Another noteworthy client is
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer whose article “America Rules, Ok”,
reflects the prevailing mentality among his colleagues. By kindling fear and hatred, their
warped policies are embraced and cheered by an alarmed audience who hear such
Having understood the need for alarming the masses, the neo-cons need to create a threat to justify war, if not to ‘anyone else’, at least to the American people....
So it is that we owe the true
interpretation of Ahmadinejad’s letter to Fradkin and his cohorts. It is crucial that instinctively we
trust his ‘Straussian[ii]’
explanation in which he provokes religious fervor, believing this to be
indispensable to the political success of
Not long ago, the
It is foolhardy to believe
that a war, any war, would be without any American casualties. Yet, Fradkin &
It is up to us to shake away the
fear and look at treason in the face.
We must protect American lives and interest, and with it, prevent
wars. It is high time we put a few
[i] Charles Krauthammer, ‘
Leo Strauss, a German Jews, arrived in the
Irving Kristol, among other neoconservatives, has argued that separating church and state was the biggest mistake made by the founders of the
“Strauss thinks that a political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat," "Following Machiavelli, he maintains that if no external threat exists, then one has to be manufactured. Had he lived to see the collapse of the Soviet Union, he would have been deeply troubled because the collapse of the 'evil empire' poses a threat to
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