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Terrorist attacks on West prove you reap what you sow

Terrorist attacks on West prove you reap what you sow

The following sentence may come as a surprise to Western eyes that, “Miami and Washington have been among the major world centres of international terrorism from the Kennedy period until today, under any definition of terrorism”. The words were written by a Boston professor Noam Chomsky at the end of US President Ronald Reagan’s second term.

The Kennedy period referred to is viewed through rose-tinted glasses across the West, such is the level of indoctrination. In reality, President John F. Kennedy initiated the Vietnam War in early 1962 when he outright invaded the southern half of the country by sending the US Air Force to bomb en masse – the south Vietnamese had been threatening to overthrow the US-backed dictatorship of Ngo Dinh Diem.

Kennedy’s hegemonic demands during the Cuban Missile Crisis pushed the world to the brink of a nuclear war. Preceding this was his disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion in which Cuban exiles, led by the CIA, were thwarted by Fidel Castro’s forces – a humiliating setback for Kennedy. Almost immediately after, he implemented a crippling embargo on Cuba.

Further stung at this successful resistance to control over the Western hemisphere, the Kennedy administration orchestrated waves of terrorist attacks, known as “Operation Mongoose” – planned in Washington and directed from Miami. Kennedy asked his brother Robert to, “lead the top-level interagency group that oversaw Operation Mongoose… to visit the ‘terrors of the earth’ on Fidel Castro, and more prosaically, to topple him”.

Kennedy authorised the terrorist operations against Cuba in late 1961 which included bombing of industrial facilities and tourist hotspots, attacks on fishing boats, poisoning of crops and livestock, contamination of sugar exports, and so on.

The vicious assaults by the US continued for decades, including chemical and biological warfare perpetrated on Cuba. During that time the US aided, abetted and protected two of the worst international terrorists of the post-Second World War period: Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch. Both were Cuban exiles who directed their crimes against Cuba freely from Miami, with financial aid and support largely coming from Cuban-American organisations.

Posada Carriles himself, still alive today, had joined the CIA and became an active agent with them. Perhaps Posada Carriles’ single most heinous crime was his planning of the destruction of a Cuban passenger plane in 1976, with the “mastermind” Bosch providing crucial help – all 73 people aboard were killed.

Posada Carriles was further responsible for terrorist attacks in Central America, organised plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and other Cuban leaders, initiated numerous bombings against Cuban tourist industries, including hotels, was involved in drug trafficking, and so on. In one such attack in 1997 an Italian-Canadian was killed, leading Posada Carriles to say in an interview the following year that, “the Italian was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I sleep like a baby”.

Bosch, meanwhile, was responsible for numerous other terrorist acts according to the FBI – including an attack on a Polish freighter with a 57mm recoilless rifle, postal bombings directed at Cuban embassies and consulates in Latin America, the bombing of the Mexican embassy in Guatemala, the attempted assassination of the Cuban Ambassador to Argentina (Emilio Aragones) in 1975, etc.

Bosch was later granted a presidential pardon by the incoming George H. W. Bush administration in 1989, helped by lobbying from son Jeb Bush and Florida Cuban-American leaders.

Twelve years ago Bosch’s partner-in-crime, Posada Carriles, received political asylum in the US – leading to a naturally irked Fidel Castro saying, “In the middle of their [US] supposed ‘war against international terrorism’ they’ve given asylum to one of the biggest international terrorists! Are there two terrorisms? A good one and a bad one?”

An interesting question if one looks at the record, which leads on to the current stream of terrorist attacks by extremists in Europe. The atrocities, such as the one recently in Barcelona, are increasing in regularity. Through the media storm afterwards, the root causes behind these crimes are almost completely overlooked.

The rise in terrorist groups originating from the Middle East (later spreading) can be traced back to the Reagan administration of the 1980s. On the front cover of a book by Pakistani writer Eqbal Ahmad, called Terrorism: Theirs and Ours, is a photograph of the Mujahideen in Reagan’s White House.

The US not only supported the Mujahideen but actively organised them. The superpower collected the most radical and extreme individuals they could find, massed them into a trained fighting force, and sent them to battle the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. This may have lengthened the war in Afghanistan with Soviet archives suggesting the Russians wanted to exit the country in the early 1980s (not 1989, when it ended).

The US aim was to create an enemy that would harm the Russians, with the Mujahideen committing terrorist attacks inside Russia itself. Later, Clinton’s bombings of Sudan and Afghanistan in 1998 went a long way to creating Al Qaeda. It also resulted in Osama bin Laden becoming a rising symbol as the indiscriminate shelling drew more supporters to his cause.

The illegal wars the United States and Israel have conducted in the Middle East or north Africa – be it in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon or Libya – were the driving force behind the creation and rise of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, other offshoots and, the most crazed, ISIS. The wars were waged to destroy independent nationalism and protect oil resources – in that case, some people (not the majority) will turn in desperation elsewhere. That has increasingly led them towards terrorist organisations.

In fact, the US has been the world’s strongest outside backer of Islamic fundamentalism with its decades-long support of Saudi Arabia, “the most extreme fundamentalist tyranny in the world”. During two terms in office, Barack Obama provided the Saudis with over $50 billion in arms and supplies.

Obama’s international drone warfare campaign also created countless new terrorists – as people suspected of possibly being a threat some day are wiped out, along with anyone unfortunate enough to be in the surrounding area – a major breach of international law. The consequences of all this are there for everyone to see.

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I have feeling this will not go down very well with logically impaired who “know” Kennedy (Mr. Banana of his time) fought fed, MIC and few others as well. To read words that put their idol on rightful place will surely incite the very best in them and as a result Chomsky and whoever agrees with him will become Jews of the worst type. Well, it has to be so when in desperate attempt to create heroes although there is none who could even remotely fill the role one chooses to go with Mr. can’t keep me mr. johnson in… Read more »

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samo war

atteists people stay for all problems in the woorld ?

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spoint

But they said if we bombed them over there we would be safe here. What happened? And after I bought them all the guns they wanted. Jipped.

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Guillermo Calvo Mahe
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An uncomfortable truth writ large and small. Miami is the destination of choice for Colombian politicians charged with corruption or human rights violations. Terrorists sponsored by previous administrations (thing Uribe) escape Colombian justice by being spirited out of the country under purported extraditions, kept safely isolated from interrogation that might prove embarrassing to the US. The same is true of repressive regimes installed and maintained by the US and its allies (think Israel) in many parts of the world. It gets harder and harder to express feigned surprise and outrage when outraged chickens come home to roost. ______ Guillermo Calvo… Read more »

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

And don’t forget the Brits = two peas in a pod. I guess the West never expected the Muslim world to have the guts to go on the attack and seek revenge. Citizens of every single country that has helped decimate the Muslim world are at risk of being attacked. Yes, you reap what you sow…

Anja Boettcher
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Anja Boettcher

Attacks happening under the label of terrorism in western countries has very little to do with “guts”, but rather with foolish fanatically incited young people, who feel frustrated and want to be heroic, but are not cold-blooded and intelligent enough to check independently which masters they serve. “Terrorism” in western postwar Europe has had a very peculiar history. In the east matters were even more clear: US services and the MI 6 trained in US occupied Bavaria former eastern Europe Nazi-collaborators to commit atrocities on the ground of the western territory of the Soviet Union. Former head of the UPA… Read more »

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

US created and developed the Afghan terrorism, owning it lock, stock, and barrel , starting in 1979, with the infamous Brzezinski “doctrine”. US/CIA armed the taliban AND the Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan for ten years. They reap what they’ve sown, including the terrorist attacks in America since 1990ies. When one dances with the devil, he risks being burned.

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plamenpetkov

I watched two dumb broads on Sharks last nite: both ex military and both came back from Afghanistan. When asked what they were doing in Afghanistan they replayed they were there to “fight terrorism”. Wonder if those dumb broads even knew Osama Bin Alladdin was armed and trained by CIA to fight against the Soviets, Im 100% sure they would say no.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

“armed and trained by CIA to fight against the Soviets” Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted in 1998, that the equipping of Bin Laden’s anti-Soviet troops happened before the Soviet Union army entered in Afghanistan, and the US arming the Islamic group was aimed at provoking its reaction: “According to the official version of the story, the CIA began to assist mujahedin in the year 1980, that is, after the invasion of the Soviet army against Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. But the truth that remained secret until today is quite different: it was on July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed his… Read more »

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