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Opinion Editorials, September 2015
The Terrorism Industry:
A Merciless, Continuous Attack on the American People's Blood and Treasure
By Hassan El-Najjar
A Lecture OutlineAl-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 14, 2015 (updated in January 2017)
Photos of Palestinian
"terrorists," who inspired
the Israeli occupation regime to invent the term "War on Terror,"
Photos of Palestinian "terrorists," who inspired the Israeli occupation regime to invent the term "War on Terror,"
The American people have been subjected to a merciless and continuous attack on their blood and treasure by the beneficiaries of the terrorism industry.
This lecture is an attempt to expose this industry and its beneficiaries and a contribution towards more informed and more educated public opinion.
1. Definition of Terrorism:
Terrorism is the systematic use of violence in order to intimidate a population or a government into granting terrorists their demands (Webster’s Dictionary).
It can be perpetrated by groups or by states.
2. War and Terrorism:
While post WWII wars and invasions perpetrated by states have been imperialistic, for domination and looting resources, resistance to these invasions has been labeled as "terrorism."
State wars and invasions result in killing millions of people (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Syria).*
Current air strikes in the Middle East result in killing scores of people almost daily, destruction of entire cities, and eviction of millions of people from their ancestral homelands to become refugees around the world, such as what has been happening to Sunni Muslim Arabs in Iraq and Syria.
With the exception of the attacks on the Trade Center (1994, 2001), so-called terrorist attacks are perpetrated by individuals, who are associated with any so-called "terrorist" other group.
These were rare incidents in the past three decades. With little scrutiny it can be argued that these were either individual domestic crimes, work-place related bullying, or even security-orchestrated false-flag operations. The only difference is that these are perpetrated by Muslim individuals.
There was one attack in Canada, and one in Australia in which only the attackers were killed. Both attacks preceded the involvement of both counties in the current war on the Middle East. Likewise, the Niece driving attack preceded the deployment of the French aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle, to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, to participate in the destruction of Sunni Muslim Arab cities in northern Iraq and northeastern Syria. The Boston attack resulted in killing the attacker and two people. The Boston police knew everything about them and let them do it.
3. Why is all this fuss about terrorism?
It’s a very profitable industry, for the wholesale producers and retailers, and it’s very convenient to the conscience of the consumers.
A) Producers of the Terrorism Industry
These are the rulers of the Empire, who have been amassing more than $18 trillion from wars, invasions, and military spending to maintain the World-Wide American Empire.
Just like they used the fear of Communism, during the Cold War era (1945-1989), to justify the trillions of dollars in military spending, they shifted to the use of Terrorism to justify about $19 trillion in military spending since 1990.
This class of producers of the terrorism industry includes owners of the Federal Reserve cartel of Banks, owners of the military and oil industries, the high-ranking personnel in the military and intelligence establishments who are associated with firms benefiting from the terrorism industry, and Israelis and their supporters.
For a background about the inseparability between the military spending
and the US national debt see:
For a background about the inseparability between the military spending and the US national debt see:
B) Retailers of the Terrorism Industry
The category of retailers of the terrorism industry includes those who disseminate the propaganda about the terrorism myth to the consumers. These include members of Congress, corporate media units (TV, radio, news agencies, newspapers, and magazines), book authors, teachers, and church leaders, all of whom compete in how to sell this myth to the consumers.
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C) Consumers of the Terrorism Industry
Consumers of the terrorism myth are members of the general population. These
find it an excuse not to question rulers of the Empire about how they
benefit from the military spending, invasions, and wars around the world. It
also numbs them towards Islamophobia, or the continuous hate campaigns
against Islam and Muslims, perpetrated by the retailers. Finally, it's
convenient for them to keep their conscience deep asleep, in order not to
think about the horrors of wars and invasions abroad and violations of civil
liberties and civil rights against their fellow Americans at home.
Finally, it's convenient for them to keep their conscience deep asleep, in order not to think about the horrors of wars and invasions abroad and violations of civil liberties and civil rights against their fellow Americans at home.
Islamophobia is the continuous hate campaign against Islam and Muslims, perpetrated by the retailers of the Terrorism Industry, particularly corporate media TV stations, such as Fox news and CNN.
Islamophobia helps numb the population to accept the wars in the Middle East and around the Muslim World and to be silent towards violations of civil liberties and civil rights against their fellow Americans at home.
5. The Apartheid Israeli Regime
The apartheid Israeli regime and its Zionist supporters have a vested interest in disseminating the terrorism myth because it justifies its theft of Palestinian lands, its continuous occupation of the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, and its continuous blockade of Gaza Strip.
Actually, it’s the Israeli occupation government which invented the term of “War on Terror,” which was later adopted by the Bush administration.
The role of supporters of Israel in dragging the US to invade the Middle East, starting from 1990, is very well known.
Their ultimate objective is devastating the Middle East and turning it into small failing states, in order for them to achieve their dream of a greater Israel, extending from the Nile in Egypt to the Euphrates in Iraq.
6. The Real Terrorism and Genocide Perpetrated on the American People
The real terrorism, and actually genocide, perpetrated against the American people, which are obscured by manufactured fears, like the terrorism myth, include the following:
1. The current US national debt is about $19 trillion, as of January 2017.
2. More than 500,000 Americans are killed annually by the tobacco industry.
3. Alcohol is involved in
the killing of about 100,000 Americans every year, including about 11,000
motor vehicle deaths.
One-third of the convicted jail inmates report that they were under
influence of alcohol when they committed their crimes.
Horrible abuse practices, cruelty, and rape happen while perpetrators are
under influence of alcohol, which is also related to 100,000 date rapes
4. The US has the highest rates of imprisonment, abortion, and teenage
pregnancy in the world.
These are the issues which need to be addressed here at home, in the
United States, instead
of wasting the nation's resources to enrich the greedy war beneficiaries more and more and to
enable the Israeli aggressors to destroy the Middle East, in order to build
their empire there, with the American blood and treasure.
These are the issues which need to be addressed here at home, in the United States, instead of wasting the nation's resources to enrich the greedy war beneficiaries more and more and to enable the Israeli aggressors to destroy the Middle East, in order to build their empire there, with the American blood and treasure.
(Olson, David et. al, “Marriages and Families,” 2014: 449)
John J. “Social Problems,” 2015: 239-242).
Terrorism in the US and other NATO countries is a myth perpetrated by
the beneficiaries of the terrorism industry, who have continued their
campaigns of disinformation and fear mongering, to justify their beneficial
military spending and wars in the Middle East and around the World. However,
their myth can easily be refuted by little scrutiny and open-mindedness.
Terrorism in the US and other NATO countries is a myth perpetrated by the beneficiaries of the terrorism industry, who have continued their campaigns of disinformation and fear mongering, to justify their beneficial military spending and wars in the Middle East and around the World. However, their myth can easily be refuted by little scrutiny and open-mindedness.
The truth can come by more education and only the truth can set you free.
The truth can come by more education and only the truth can set you free.
Millions of People were killed as a result of US-led wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.
1. Korean War (1950-1953):
U.S. Troops Statistics
Source: Dept. of Defense
Total In-Theatre: 36,574
U.S. Wounded in Action - 103,284
Other Casualties by Country (killed and missing)
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica
South Korea - (217,000 military, 1,000,000 civilian)
North Korea - (406,000 military, 600,000 civilian)
China - (600,000 military)
2. Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Casualties in the Vietnam War:
The U.S. suffered over 47,000 killed in action plus another 11,000 noncombat deaths; over 150,000 were wounded and 10,000 missing.
Casualties for the Republic of South Vietnam will never be adequately resolved. Low estimates calculate 110,000 combat KIA and a half-million wounded. Civilian loss of life was also very heavy, with the lowest estimates around 415,000.
Similarly, casualty totals among the VC and NVA and the number of dead and wounded civilians in North Vietnam cannot be determined exactly. In April 1995, Vietnam’s communist government said 1.1 million combatants had died between 1954 and 1975, and another 600,000 wounded. Civilian deaths during that time period were estimated at 2 million, but the U.S. estimate of civilians killed in the north at 30,000.
Among South Vietnam’s other allies, Australia had over 400 killed and 2,400 wounded; New Zealand, over 80 KIA ; Republic of Korea, 4,400 KIA; and Thailand 350 killed.
See also: Vietnam War casualties
Estimates of the number of casualties vary, with one source suggesting up to 3.8 million violent war deaths in Vietnam for the period 1955 to 2002.
195,000–430,000 South Vietnamese civilians died in the war.
Extrapolating from a 1969 US intelligence report, Guenter Lewy estimated 65,000 North Vietnamese civilians died in the war.
The military forces of South Vietnam suffered an estimated 254,256 killed between 1960 and 1974 and additional deaths from 1954–1959 and in 1975.
The official US Department of Defense figure was 950,765 communist forces killed in Vietnam from 1965 to 1974.
In addition, Guenter Lewy assumes that one-third of the reported "enemy" killed may have been civilians, concluding that the actual number of deaths of communist military forces was probably closer to 444,000.
A detailed demographic study calculated 791,000–1,141,000 war-related deaths for all of Vietnam.
Between 240,000 and 300,000 Cambodians died during the war. About 60,000 Laotians also died, and 58,300 U.S. military personnel were killed.
3. Three Wars on Iraq:
A) In January-February 1991 War
About 50,000 – 300,000 Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait or retreating from it, and thousands of Iraqi civilians.
A lower number of deaths was reported by US official sources.
B) About 1.5 million Iraqi children died as a result of the thirteen years of the embargo (1990-2003).
During the years of punitive sanctions (1990 – 2003), around 4000 children under the age of five were dying each month from respiratory diseases and gastric problems related to malnutrition and unclean water supplies.
C) Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed as a result of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq (2003-2011).
500,000 (half a million) deaths:
D) Current US-NATO-Arab allies’ air strikes have resulted in killing thousands of people in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya.
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