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February 16, 2011

The tumbling of the towers triggered a lethal domino effect.  Accusations were thrown from west to east, and east to west.  Lack of concrete evidence was an important factor which was ignored completely.  Who killed who, and who had “weapons of mass destruction”?  The media got into gear, the propaganda came into play and a mass brainwashing was initiated through the devil that is the media.  Troops were sent to the Middle East, they were told they were ‘fighting for their countries’ when in true fact they were involved in the mass massacre that had been initiated.  Families were torn apart, lives were lost, dreams were broken and a land full of physical beauty and rich in Middle Eastern culture was slowly destroyed.  The dying shadow of the unfulfilled promise of peace crept in the background waiting for acknowledgement but it received none. 

Daily news flashes in the Western world displayed the following:

“Fight against Terror”

“America under threat of Terrorism”

“More people arrested under the Terrorism Act”

“Security at airports and train stations raised in case of threat”

It was made out that we were all victims, the government was helping us, more security was everywhere, and the Middle East was labelled as a breeding ground for terrorists.  Our troops were in the Middle East combatting terrorism and attempting to improve the quality of life of the people there.

A newscaster in Los Angeles shared the information about the increase in troop numbers that would be sent to Afghanistan in order to combat terrorism with a grim expression.  The western world listened to this and felt victimized, they had become victims of terror and threat.  Meanwhile in Kabul Afghanistan, a 7-year-old boy in Kabul was doubled over crying and telling the still body of his father to wake up.  In the distance he could hear the sound of guns going off, the air around him was heavy with the stench of gunpowder.  His father would never wake up again because he had been brutally slaughtered by the same troops that were out there fighting for our countries, why?  Because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  The boy looked at his empty house where the dead bodies of his mother and his sister lay.  His tears flowed from his eyes onto the parched ground and his world collapsed around him.

Define terrorism.

Think.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2011 11:09 pm

    Ouch!!! Define terrorism?
    [1] the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
    [2] the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
    [3] a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
    source: http://bit.ly/ej5eMD

    The solution of this equation leaves who as the terrorist?!?…

    I’m thinking 😉

    P.S.: Kudos… this piece is brilliantly written.

  2. February 17, 2011 12:09 am

    Thanks 😀 glad you liked it

  3. Raywoman permalink
    February 17, 2011 7:57 pm

    The U.S. government terrorizes its own nation. It’s fucked, but that’s how you gain the trust of the masses. This was a very good read. I really like the way you word things.

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