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In an article I wrote in 2004 titled, Intelligence Failure and Next Armageddon, I had said:
“As you read this, intelligence officers are working at full trot briefing heads of states about next move of terrorists and last minute plans to checkmate their move. But no one is asking right questions: Why is world in turmoil? Why do we need intelligence? Why would a virgin decide to bomb herself to death? What would make some people decide to end civilization by a chemical bomb? What can be done to bring lasting peace to world?
”It is my belief that if we do not get right answers to these questions, world will not have peace. Terrorist attacks have continued unabated—defying intelligence—and will ever continue. (See what’s happening in Spain. NEXT STOP GREAT BRITAIN.)
”All lovers of peace would wish that world leaders gave attention to real causes of terrorism. Otherwise, we might wake up tomorrow and find world on fire on day of ‘Armageddon.’ Do not blame innocent oxymoron, intelligence failure. For we are all to blame.” (Emphasis added.)
In his January 20, 2004 State of Union address, George Bush said: "We are tracking al-Qaida around world and nearly two-thirds of their known leaders have now been captured or killed. Thousands of very skilled and determined military personnel are on manhunt, going after remaining killers who hide in cities and caves—and, one by one, we will bring terrorists to justice."
I had then written an article with title, The 24 Fallacies of George Bush’s State of Union Address on Terrorism. In that article, I wrote:
“It is true that most of key terrorist suspects—including Saddam Hussein—have either been arrested or eliminated. But according to Time Magazine, ‘Lopping off beast's head may not kill body.’ If Saddam or Osama bin Laden are hanged today, more Saddams and Osamas will rise tomorrow. Terrorists want attention. And that is why various groups are eager to claim credit for any attack—even though they are not responsible. In like manner there may be a lord of flies waiting for Saddam and Osama to pass on before taking center stage and bringing his pursuers to ‘justice.'”
I am beginning to think that we do not know who is pursuing whom. Neither do we know who terrorists are. We have also no idea what is justice.
Like Macbeth, “who does murther Sleepe, innocent Sleepe,” terrorists and world leaders have both murdered sleep, and we can’t sleep anymore. And instead of a merry-go-rounder in a fair ground, we now have an unwelcome visitor that has come to stay, playing unfair games on unannounced grounds. His scary nom de plume? Terror-go-rounder!
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ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, and the author of CHASING SHADOWS! and HOW TO WRITE A BEST-SELLER