How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

By Ulson Gunnar

Since 2001, when then US President George Bush announced his “War on Terror,” presidents and politicians both in the United States and among America’s allies, have repeated this phrase and have done their utmost to convince the public that indeed, the West was fighting a “War on Terror.”

Yet there is something disturbingly ambiguous about what exactly the “War on Terror” consists of, who it’s being waged against and how it could ever possibly be brought to a successful conclusion.

It is also often referred to as the “Long War,” and for good reason. America’s ongoing occupation of Afghanistan is the longest armed conflict in US history. Additionally, US troops still find themselves in Iraq, some 14 years after the initial invasion and occupation of the state in 2003.

Because of the ambiguous nature of the “War on Terror,” politicians have been given much room to maneuver their rhetoric, explaining why more wars must be waged, more liberties curtailed at home and more wealth and power channeled into fewer and fewer hands.

What’s Really Behind Terrorism?

The fanatics, weapons, supplies, vehicles and finances that grease the wheels of global terror do not merely spring forth from the pages of the Qu’ran, as bigots across the West insist.

Just like any national army, the army raised and wielded in the name of terrorism has several basic components. Examining these components reveals a very uncomfortable but somewhat poorly hidden truth.

In reality, fanatics must be indoctrinated. And they are, in Saudi-funded madras and mosque networks wrapping around the globe. In the United States and across Europe, these madrases and mosques often serve as both indoctrination centers and recruiting stations. They operate as such with the explicit knowledge, even cooperation of US and European security and intelligence agencies.

One such center can be found in Denmark at Grimhøjvej Mosque in Aarhus which openly serves as a recruiting station for militants meant to fight abroad in US-European backed wars in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The government of Denmark openly collaborates with the mosque to integrate these individuals back into Danish society when they return.

The mosque in Aarhus is hardly an isolated example. Such mosques backed and protected by US-European-Saudi money and political influence dot the globe, feeding recruits into a global mercenary army carrying out proxy war and staging terrorist attacks whenever and wherever politically convenient.

Both WikiLeaks and even the US’ own Defense Intelligence Agency has released documents exposing the role both the West and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar have played in the arming and funding of actual militants once they reach the battlefield.

Additionally, militants that have been indoctrinated, trained, armed, funded and battle-hardened by Western and Gulf sponsorship, return back to their respective nations where they are then cultivated for domestic operations. Terror attacks like those in Paris and BrusselsBerlin and elsewhere are carried out almost exclusively by militants US-European security and intelligence agencies have known about and even arrested but inexplicably released, allowing them to carry out their attacks.

What a Real War on Terrorism Requires

It is often said that states like Russia, Syria and Iran exist as natural allies to the United States and Europe in the fight against terrorism. And that would be true if not for the fact that said terrorism is actually a deliberate product of US-European foreign policy. Were the West to truly wage a war on terrorism, it would already be deeply cooperating with these nations on the front line against groups like Al Qaeda and the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

However, terrorism is waged as a means of fighting the West’s proxy wars abroad, and to create divisive, paralyzing hatred, fear and hysteria at home.

Travel bans are created to intentionally stoke controversy and distract the public from the aforementioned reality driving terrorism. As is evident in virtually all terror attacks carried out across the West, suspects are already known to security and intelligence agencies beforehand. These agencies simply need to stop them. Instead, they allow the attacks to take place, granting their respective governments political capital to channel more power into centralized hands.

While the US and Europe use terrorism as a function of foreign policy, they could not do it without their intermediaries in the Persian Gulf. Without the Saudis and Qataris serving as “handlers” for the West’s terrorist legions, it is unlikely such legions could be raised to begin with.

Targeting, rather than embracing, even protecting these state sponsors of all aspects of terrorism, from indoctrination and recruitment, to training, arming and financing terrorism on the battlefield, would be another essential step in a real “War on Terror.”

Yet from President Bush to President Obama and now during the administration of US President Donald Trump, the US and its European allies continue to coddle the regimes in Riyadh and Doha, rather than taking any measures whatsoever to disrupt this terror pipeline.

While the US remains in Afghanistan allegedly to “fight terrorism,” it refuses to take even the most basic steps to dismantle the ideological, political and financial structures in the Persian Gulf fueling that terrorism.

A final means of combating and defeating “terrorism” would be to educate the public of just how small a minority is actually involved in it, isolating those groups exploiting and perverting ideologies from the vast majority who practice these ideologies constructively.

Instead, US and European demagogues work ceaselessly to lump all of Islam into the “terror” basket, creating tension and hostility on both sides of an essentially manufactured strategy of tension. Instead of draining emotional and political resources from those seeking to recruit disillusioned individuals, the West is ensuring them an endless supply.

A real “War on Terror” is clearly not being waged. Nothing presented by President Trump before or after his campaign victory in 2016 indicates a real war is about to be waged. In fact, much of what has been done thus far, has simply been the placing of additional bricks on a very predictable path toward the infinite horizon of this “Long War.”

Ulson Gunnar, a New York-based geopolitical analyst and writer especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”, where this article first appeared.

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23 Comments on "How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One"

  1. Walls stop WARS!

  2. No wonder Russia was the only party to actually make a difference in Syria!

  3. “….Terror attacks like those in Paris and Brussels, Berlin….”

    There were no attacks.

    All was staged. Nothing was real.

    Sept. 11, 2001 was the mother of all fake “terror”.

  4. This “war on terror” wouldn’t have legs without 9-11. The real way to fight it is to defund it.

    • About a year ago Paul Ryan tweeted something about a solution to the so-called
      War on Terror”, and I “tweeted” right back, “Just defund it !” Undecider, if you can see through this, and I can see through it, then why don’t others ? And we keep sending the same Demicans and Republicrats right back in office AND Congress after every election ! That is why I joined the Constitution Party after the 2012 General Election. I was registered as “Non-Partisan” from the mid-1970s until I tried to support Ron Paul in the 2008 Primary Election in California. The Republicrats threw him under the bus in 2012, so I left that ruse. No wonder this country is fading fast, right along with the morals of most of our people.

      • It doesn’t matter what ‘party’ you are in or none at all, the entire concept of voting and the nation state is a psyops and creates the illusion that the peasants are electing and thus controlling their leaders and own fate, when nothing of the sort exists, nothing has changed except the window dressing or shadows on the back of the cave wall.

        • I agree with you Jas. And in regards to our so-called “choices,” we ELECT no one, they are “selected” not by us, but by the cabal that owns us lock, stock, and barrel !

      • cart before the horse, the absence of faith and morals precludes the decline. when the only true hope of making it right is God and we offend him all day, each and every day, what can we expect? stop killing his children, restore sacred marriage, stop the plunder, rape and killing of other peoples. maybe then, but it would just be a start, can we return this “christian” country” to a time when we can be proud again. make america proud again!

  5. If all the terror is fake? What was the purpose except maybe to reduce the

  6. “Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished … The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.” —–Bertrand Russell quoting Johann Gottlieb Fichte

    Virtually all the eyewitness accounts of 9/11 reported explosions and lots of them, yet if you try to tell people explosives brought down the towers, they think you’re nuts. Snow is black indeed…

    • Patrick, you are Wise ! Education in this country is not education, it is indoctrination and it destroys our people rather than educate them. In my comment to “Undecider” above, I add your name to the list I started in that comment. Get the federal government out of education and return it to LOCAL level rather than the States ! I am trying in my State to get the feds out, and so-far I have been told by the Education Committee that they are now getting bi-partisan support to do just that.

  7. I would like to change your screenname to “Above Average Joe American,” as you appear to know and understand the fraudulent political machine destroying this country. Yes, our politicians (not Statesmen) are indeed SELECTED, not elected !

  8. Perpetual oil wars are a product of the military industrial machine. Bringing death and fear to a neighbor hood near you.
    Domestic enemies in high places causing the plebes misery and grief.
    Notice how they and their sons and daughters are far from harms way. Chickenscat.
    Drain the swamp.

  9. the main argument against the war on terror is reality and commodity, trough history armies has been difficult to raise and had to be paid, bravery has always been rare, it is unlikely recruitment would be possible had not been for other fctors that leave this people with no other choice, most people will prefer to atay at home and do something else rather than to carry on suicide attacks, or join some war, this is also true for professional armies, mostly formed from poor people as an alternative.

    If there is war in some country retaliation should be expected, in this sense modern wars also are faced with this problem, as once the invasion is completed the hostility is increased at wich point the regional stablisation objective becomes increasingly difficult, but then again what was the objective in the first place?.

    Finaly there is he different types of attacks being carried out, those in the warzone are mostly aimed at security forces, military targets, diplomats, resources etc, wich tehy do have some outcome in the war effort, those carried out in the west do not follow the same logic, and they serve no pourpose for the war effort, but they do serve to further other policies, there are this typs of attacks in the warzones but the problem persists.

    So its certainly a possibility even if it could go either way the balance will favor the non targeting of civilians.

    There are several historical examples of insurgency war, moslty the backing of some favorablemajority within the target country, and the results are similar, so it seems the best strategy will be to just act as a peacekeeping force in support of the most vulnerable side at the time to avoid genocide until an agreement is reached, and goverment can be rebuil, in a sense arming all parties and maintaining neutrality.

  10. Easy, stop funding them. In 2014 our Congress gave $500 million of our tax dollars to the FSA, you know the terrorists, add in the CIA, Saudi and all of NATO and these guys are very well funded and armed.

  11. Duhhhhh Maybe the collaborators doing da dirty work are also the same people who own the media and everything else of value in this country ? If they control the narrative it pretty much leaves us with a dumbed down populace of sheeple awaiting a shearing ! A “War On Terror” my backside, we are owned and controlled by some pretty evil people ! Watch my speech on October 31, 2015 linked on the home page of the Constitution Party of New Mexico where I address this.

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