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The so-called War On Terror is not fought in my name

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on April 16, 2017



What is terrorism?

the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims

What is lawful?

To say an act is “lawful” implies that it is authorized, sanctioned, or at any rate not forbidden, by law. The term lawful more clearly suggests an ethical content than does the word legal.

In 2016 Australian law was changed so that members of the Australian Defence Forces could NOT be charged with “causing the death of a person not causing hostilities”, i.e., civilians. And this despite Australia’s existing international obligations, e.g. The Law of Armed Conflict, The Geneva Convention and Human Rights Convention, and the fact that domestic criminal laws provide a range of penalties for the killing of an innocent person.

In just one year, 2016, in just 1 country, Syria, more civilians, men, women and children, were killed than in all the Western countries by terrorism, since 2000, combined. When you add Iraq and Afghanistan to the numbers from Syria, by the hand of Western forces there is an unconscionable pile of civilian corpses.

Numerous surveys have shown that the majority of Australians do not want Australian involvement in an armed conflict in the Middle East. Yet governments of different political persuasions persist,

I suggest a new definition of terrorism: the use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

And that includes states and governments. “Lawful” as a justification for the killing of civilians is a semantic absurdity.

In every interview I’ve seen with radicalized individuals they have mentioned as a main or important reason for their position, the aggression against or oppression of other Muslins.

So the West indiscriminately kills Muslin civilians. If I were a Muslin, I would remember this.



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