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This Is How to End Islamic State Terror - and Stop British Foreign Policy Blowback


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This Is How to End Islamic State Terror - and Stop British Foreign Policy Blowback

Nafeez Ahmed

Theresa May is right. Enough is enough.

A difficult and embarrassing conversation needs to be had about the fact that there is too much tolerance of extremism – by the British state.


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The UK nearly succeeded in conquering and plundering the entire planet, and is among the top 10 most evil nations in the history of mankind. The USA now plays the role.


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I find it so difficult to understand why Western governments which support terrorism in the middle East and elsewhere and participate in wholesale violence and destruction in other countries, don't appreciate that such activities will come back to haunt them. To me, it is a given and history has proven so. What is with these elected politicos that they can't see it for themselves?


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Theresa May's knee jerk view on counter-terrorism:

“And if human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change those laws so we can do it.”

Translation: The Global War on Terror has a clear victor...The terrorists.

Good article. I support the many British people and others worldwide who will not be terrorized into blanket hatred of Muslims and immigrants in general. I won't support cowards like May.

Shut down Enbridge Line 5!


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Wow, what a great article! Thank you very much for your analysis.

The construction of a new society will take time and much sacrifice and effort, but in the end it will be successful. We will have a new world built upon justice and the highest of human values.

Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Bahá'í Faith wrote, over a hundred years ago that:

The earth is one country and mankind its citizens.

Bahá'ís are working all over the world to bring about this vision, however the challenges that humanity faces do not only affect Bahá'ís, but all of us. This is why the world-wide program for change which the Bahá'ís are implementing must include all of us who are interested in a better world.

The program operates at the neighborhood level and starts by Bahá'ís and others who are interested in community construction initiating either children's moral classes, junior youth activities, devotional meetings or study circles.

We invite all who are truly interested in effecting a change in our society, to contact their local Bahá'í community and ask about the neighborhood building program and how to participate. Of course there is no charge to participate. Neither are we interested in "converting" anyone. We only want to work with others for the good of all.

"Every imperfect soul is self-centred and thinketh only of his own good. But as his thoughts expand a little he will begin to think of the welfare and comfort of his family. If his ideas still more widen, his concern will be the felicity of his fellow citizens; and if still they widen, he will be thinking of the glory of his land and of his race. But when ideas and views reach the utmost degree of expansion and attain the stage of perfection, then will he be interested in the exaltation of humankind. He will then be the well-wisher of all men and the seeker of the weal and prosperity of all lands. This is indicative of perfection."
(´Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ´Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 68)

Have a wonderful evening! :slight_smile:


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What seems crucially missing here is deep discussion of the driving forces of
neocolonialism… which have little to do with who or what party is in office.
As Howard Zinn makes clear in his “A People’s History of the United States”..
overwhelmingly, the chief purpose of foreign policy has always been to make
other countries safe for maximum profits for big capital investment… Or
to restate, big business and Wall Street (and their opposite numbers in
other industrial nations) are the hidden but actual Upper Management of
Foreign Policy. Period. By “safe for maximum profits” is meant poor or
no unionization, low wages, low or no benefits, a vast labor pool kept
divided against itself by religion, language and other cultural means, so
as to minimize any chance of local peoples seeing their common interests
and rights and thus unifying to improve their communities. And, oh yes,
“safe” also means government regimes as antidemocratic as possible
and as brutal and corruptible as possible. In real ways, this entire pattern
is embodied in the classic Newtonian law: For every action, there exists
an equal and opposite reaction. This leads irreducibly to the following:

When all normal, sane avenues and channels of redress and justice are
curtailed or even crushed, the only things left are by definition illegal, much,
though not all of it, being pathological. US and UK direct or indirect aid to
spoilers and tools like al-Qaeda and ISIL, and to local regimes (eg: the Saudis)
never happen in a vacuum. Foreign policy is never above using pathological
entities for its own cynical purposes. We must always keep in mind the following
penetrating kind of question:

Who and What do these policies actually serve? Whose interests? And
in particular, who and what gain the greatest wealth and power through such
foreign policies? This is critical thinking that we have been trained NOT
to ask for centuries, since it is labeled radical, hence anathema.