Thursday, January 8, 2009

Britain Drops "War on Terror" Label

I have long believed that phrases like "the War on terror" and "War on terrorists" should be dropped. If Bush can stop using the infamous color code alerts, surely we can drop these phrases.

In 2007 some thought was being given to be more specific in our Government's references to these Wars by calling them what they are. "War in Afghanistan" or the "War in Iraq" or to "ongoing military operations" seemed more appropriate, less inflammatory and more descriptive, yet the "War on terror" terminology continues to be used by those in our Government.

The British government decided over a year ago to no longer use 'War on terror' or 'War on terrorists' to describe attacks on the public. This type of language has officially been dropped. Terrorist are fanatics, not soldiers fighting a war but simply members of an aimless 'death cult,' as described by the British Govenment.

People who have been murdered are not victims of war. The men who killed them are not soldiers, they are fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals, and should be treated as such.

The British Government has been concerned that such terminology has acted as a recruiting tool for Al Qaeda, which is determined to manufacture a battle between Islam and the West. The terms also plays into the hands of those who would murder others by giving them legitimacy as a group.

The term “Islamic terrorist” will also no longer be used either. Officials in Britian believe it is unhelpful because it appears to directly link the religion to terrorist atrocities.

Why is the Bush Administration still using these phrases? Will President-Elect Obama drop such terminology?


iamcoyote said...

WoT was always just a scam to empty the treasury just as the War on Drugs was a scam to go after minorities. Total Fail!

Anjha said...

Coyote, you are spot on.

"War on Terror" was a BS excuse to start an undeclared, illegal war, with no physical boundaries that will continue into infinity.

When does the war on a tactic end?

How will we know that it is over?

Who will sign the armistice?

It is crap.

Total, absolute crap.

Judith said...

One of the things I sincerely hope is Obama sees this for what it is and changes the terminology.

Iamcoyote, f*cking A. You are so right on that one. Raiding the Treasury. The perfect scam.

Judith said...

Off to bed. Still feel lousy.