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Fallacy 7. "The United States and our allies are determined. We refuse to live in shadows of this ultimate danger." Right? Wrong! We must continue to live in shadows of terrorists. This is because terrorism is as old as history of man on this planet—6,000 years. We have never left its shadows. Rather, terrorism continues to increase with passing of day. It is no wonder that Time Magazine remarks: "Determining whether West is gaining in fight against terrorism requires interpreting shadowy, shapeless data. Yet this much can be safely said: international terrorism existed long before 9/11 and will continue long after that."
This is message of my published book, CHASING SHADOWS!: A Dream. (A book that reveals terrorists' master plan to finally set world on fire! ) Terrorism starts from heart and mind, and this is fueled by hypocrisy and double standard in this world—two things that are not in a hurry to go away. In this regard, killings and destruction will exacerbate, rather than stop terrorism. When will world address issues that cause this evil, instead of chasing shadows?
Fallacy 8. "The first to see our determination were Taliban, who made Afganistan primary training base of al-Qaida killers. As of this month, that free country has a new constitution, guaranteeing free election and full participation by women." Afganistan is not a free nation. Terrorist attacks and bombings are order of day—signifying that Taliban and al-Qaeda are back. Warlords are also doing their thing. The only ‘free' place in Afganistan is capital Kabul. Some Afgans even long for return of Taliban because of security concerns. Democracy itself is not an insurance against terrorism—some ‘democrats' are known to terrorize their subjects. Ask Zimbabweans.
Fallacy 9. "Since we last met in this chamber, combat forces of United States, Great Britain, Austrialia, Poland and other countries enforced demands of United Nations, ended rule of Saddam Hussein—and people of Iraq are free." The U.N. did not send any country to invade Iraq and change its regime. It was a unilateral action, a pre-emptive war, which itself is a weapon of mass destruction. Says Nancy Pelosi: "But even most powerful nation in history must bring other nations to our side to meet common dangers. The President's policies do not reflect that. He has pursued a go-it-alone foreign policy that leaves us isolated abroad and that steals resources we need for education and health care here at home."
The Iraqi government was toppled on excuse that it possessed dangerous weapons that could sink world in 45 minutes. (Sorry, Lord Hutton has cleared British Prime Minister Tony Blair, for sexing up report on Iraq. Let's blame BBC.) But about a year after invasion and collateral damage of Iraq—and after a thorough search of deserts and tunnels in that country, no such weapons have been found! Again in words of Nancy Pelosi: "The President led us into Iraqi war on basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition."
Fallacy 10. "These killers, joined by foreign terrorists, are a serious, continuing danger. Yet we are making progress against them." This was in reference to American war in Iraq. The President did not mention over 500 American troops that have been killed and thousands that are wounded. Nor did he mention scores of daily attacks against American soldiers, or crashing planes. Is it progress when servicemen and women are killed or maimed? This reminds me of saying: winning war is not winning peace.
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ARTHUR ZULU, an editor and book reviewer, is controversial author of best-selling book, CHASING SHADOWS!: A Dream. (A book that reveals terrorists' master plan to finally set world on fire!)
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ARTHUR ZULU, an editor and book reviewer, is the controversial author of the best-selling book, CHASING SHADOWS!: A Dream. (A book that reveals the terrorists' master plan to finally set the world on fire!)