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Q: The war on terror - real or imagined? ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: The war on terror - real or imagined?
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
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Posted: 17 Nov 2004 03:23 PST
Expires: 28 Nov 2004 04:06 PST
Question ID: 430081
How much of the war on terror is real, based on hard evidence, and how
much is made up by politician's, to scare us into supporting them and
reducing our civil liberties? Also, how can we wage war on a noun?

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 17 Nov 2004 04:12 PST
Dear dtnl, 

Do you mean, if the current campaign labelled "War on Terror" is more
of a symbolic campaign, giving the general population a feeling that
somehting is done against terrorism? I think this is what you meant,
but your question could be developed into so many directions,
including that tongue in the cheek attitude chosen by the cheeky

Clarification of Question by dtnl42-ga on 17 Nov 2004 05:19 PST
Thanks for the question - I mean, how much is myth, and how much is
real? What terror threat do we really face, and to what extent do
politician's use it to their own advantage. I agree that journalists
are cynical, however I wondered how much real danger the average human
being like me, is really in?

Clarification of Question by dtnl42-ga on 17 Nov 2004 05:20 PST
Thansk for all the comments - the word "Terror" is the noun I was referring to!

Request for Question Clarification by endo-ga on 27 Nov 2004 08:54 PST

The BBC did a 3 part documentary called "The Power of Nightmares" that
substantiated that the "War on Terror" is the continuation of a 50
year policy by neo-conservatives in DC. You provide the people with
the sense that you are the good battling the evil, you can restrict
their liberties and give them a purpose. The "War on Terror" is just
the continuation of the "Cold War". It's a commom purpose people can
rally to.


Clarification of Question by dtnl42-ga on 28 Nov 2004 00:03 PST

Request for Question Clarification by endo-ga on 28 Nov 2004 03:44 PST

Has your question been satisfactorily answered?


Clarification of Question by dtnl42-ga on 28 Nov 2004 04:06 PST
I am getting the message that there is no "answer" to this question -
I saw The Power of Nightmares and the opposite views on the BBC

So I will close off the question

Many thanks

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: The war on terror - real or imagined?
From: probonopublico-ga on 17 Nov 2004 03:54 PST
Waging war on a Noun can be done as follows:

1: Cite some provocation. (If there is none, make some up.)

2: Deliver an ultimatum.

3: Mobilise all your vocabulary.

4: Deliver some telling propaganda replete with alleged atrocities.

5: Invade the Noun with every adjective in your armoury.

6: When the Noun agrees to an unconditional peace treaty, try it for
War Crimes (real or imaginary).

7: Sentence the Noun to extermination.

8: Advise all Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias of the extermination.

Trust this helps ....

As a matter of interest, which Noun is it that has caused you offence?
Subject: Re: The war on terror - real or imagined?
From: rabaga-ga on 17 Nov 2004 04:10 PST
Simply wage war on all nouns - you'll eventually get the one you want.
Subject: Re: The war on terror - real or imagined?
From: timespacette-ga on 17 Nov 2004 08:02 PST
this may interest you:
Subject: Re: The war on terror - imagined
From: daytrader_7__6-ga on 17 Nov 2004 19:51 PST
"The War Bin Laden Wanted"
Subject: Re: The war on terror - real or imagined?
From: ferdelance-ga on 27 Nov 2004 06:24 PST
Just  so you know;When radicals with violent intent sit down to choose
their next target, they don't think about the average man or woman.
They don't care. Your death would be their statement in it's entirety.
Can you always know 24/7 when you are or are not standing next to a
chosen target? Nobody going to work on a very normal September 11th
was aware that the destruction of a symbol could affect them.How could
it? Graphic example following that attitude was good enough for almost
everybody. Why do you doubt your own mortality and fates fickle
finger?Terror is the perfect word for that aberation. It leaves you
lost and broken when it affects you personally and greatly saddened
when it crushes others not so close.Don't ever for an instant doubt
that evil is a real and constant danger to all.Terrorism can't be
fought effectivly in the light. Darkness is required in our actions
and our thoughts regarding it. It's not imagination. It's C-4.
Subject: Re: The war on terror - real or imagined?
From: kohmatsu-ga on 27 Nov 2004 22:07 PST
can you say, "pork barrel politics"

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