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  •  Why isn't he an enemy combatant? (12+ / 0-)

    "And tell me how does god choose whose prayers does he refuse?" Tom Waits

    by madaprn on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 10:20:21 AM PST

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    •  Because all his base are belong to us! (2+ / 0-)
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      greenearth, Immigrant Punk

      He's a part of the right-wing base.  Interesting in context, isn't it, that Al Qaeda means "the base" in Arabic?  

      Before being an enemy combatant, you have to be an enemy.  Our own reich-wingers may use terrorism, but then so do our own extreme environmentalists.  

      Right, left, Islamic, Pagan, Christian -- someone who is an extremist adopts extremist methods.  Which simply demonstrates that there can be no consistent war on terror, because terror is a means, not an ideology.  It's like declaring war on weapons rather than human enemies.  

      Considering that a war on weapons, like the war on terror, is self-sustaining, one wonders if that is not the point:  create an endless state of war to justify ever-increasing crisis and the martial law (read: dictatorial power) that accompanies it.

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