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6 Painful Truths About the War on Terrorism

Big Brother French FlagDylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

If you were 4 years old when 9/11 occurred in 2001, then you’re now old enough to enlist and fight in the war on terror. Recent geo-political events suggest that this conflict may endure for some generations to come, so, regretfully, your children may also get to participate. The war on terrorism is apparently part of our culture and part of our lives now.

The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for peace in our time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are at war now — with somebody — and we will stay at war with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives. It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides. It will be guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy.” – Hunter S. Thompson

By no means a prophet, Hunter S. Thompson was just an eccentric observer with a knack for connecting the dots between political events and the ongoing mainstream media narrative that supports and manufactures consent for the oligarchy. When taken at face value, the terror script is indeed a rather convincing and motivating story, but when you dismantle the official fiction and bring the hidden pieces into the picture, the truth about the war on terror is just too heavy for conscious people to ignore any longer.


As it persists, international terrorism is guaranteed to increase, and as time goes by, we learn more and more about the real reasons why we’ve been forced into this apocalyptic conflict. After nearly 15 years of kicking down doors, drone bombing villagers, shattering societies, and mourning our own senselessly dead, here are 6 things we now know for sure about the war on terrorism.

“The first casualty when war comes is truth.”  – Hiram W. Johnson

1.) The war on terror was never about ensuring the security of Americans at home or abroad, nor was the current situation the result of foreign policy blunders.

The conflict was engineered from the onset to break up, destroy and destabilize most of the oil-producing countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The war on terrorism is about control of oil, about conquering national economies and turning them over to ‘foreign investors,’ about demonizing Muslim nations, about creating a lawless territory in which to develop Western controlled mercenary armies like ISIS, about protecting Israel’s interests in the region, about destabilizing Europe, about opening access to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, and about punishing those nations which dared to defy the international banking cartel by moving to avert the petro-dollar.

The war on terrorism is also about radically altering the legal framework of Western governments to allow for greater surveillance, control and the militarization of once free societies. The aim is to continually broaden the definition of terrorism so that any act of defiance against the state or the corporate oligarchy, whether advocating for human rights, the environment, or any other issue of popular concern, can be persecuted without due process. The war on terror will be used to target American citizens who support the idea of limited government and strive to maintain the protections afforded by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the United States of America.

Additionally, the war on terror is about creating new markets for the security industry and opening steady income streams for war profiteers and arms manufacturers, so that a relative minority can profit heavily from the continuance of the war and the waste, swindling and destruction involved.

2.) The war on terror doesn’t stop terror, because it is terror.

The Western nations most heavily invested in the war on terror are also the nations most heavily involved in global arms trading, which gives advanced weaponry to any despotic tin pot dictator with an oilfield. And France just happens to be the world’s number one exporter of arms per capita. The Western ‘coalition’ regularly kills civilians in other nations directly and indirectly, which is in and of itself a very real type of terrorism.

“You cannot have freedom or peace in a country whose government is engaged in the global wholesale of advanced military arms and weaponry to national governments.”Stefan Molyneux

Regional arms sales by the UK.

Regional arms sales by the UK.

3.) Our worst terrorist enemies are the products of government, the military industrial complex and Western intelligence agencies.

The Mujahideen was originally organized, funded, trained and supplied by the CIA to oppose the Soviet Union. The Mujahideen became Al Qaeda with the assistance of Saudi Arabia and American training, arms and financial aid. Al Qaeda has morphed into, or been replaced with ISIS, who is the creation of the military industrial complex, the US, Israel, the UK and France, and is supported by some 40 other nations who knowingly trade and deal with ISIS.

“They tax you in order to create weapons to sell to foreigners to attack you.”Stefan Molyneux

ISIS, the new Islamic Caliphate as they call it, is the most barbaric, cruel and inhumane social movement to come about in some number of centuries, perhaps even a millenia or more. ISIS was given birth and nurtured into being by the West, and now, primarily Muslim people are suffering horribly in their own homelands while the war intensifies and extends into Europe in acts of urban terrorism.

Video from November 2015 of an ISIS fighter in Syria using an American TOW missile to waste an American Humvee.

4.) The mainstream media plays a crucial in perpetuating the war on terrorism.

The primary role of the corporate-owned and government-controlled mainstream media is to transform selected acts of terror into enduring symbols that can be used again and again to reinforce the war on terror narrative. Their secondary role is to keep the level of tension and stress as high as possible by ceaselessly over-reacting to non-events and over-reporting on non-issues, thereby keeping the public captivated and hypnotized by an ongoing drama so that when a major event does occur it has the greatest possible psychological impact.

Reporting on global terrorism is duplicitous and hypocritical because certain events have more franchise than others in influencing public support for government policy changes and military actions. In the practical world of marketing, French flags pictured draped over national monuments at night-time will go much further in promoting the war on terror than Kenyan flags draped over African monuments.

The media uses shock and awe in a war of psychological attrition against the public. The objective is to incapacitate and sideline people from participating in dissent, while scaring people into acquiescence to any imposed government authority or security measures.

5.) State-sponsored False flag attacks still work to achieve political objectives.

There is a tremendous continual international effort underway to expose the true facts behind each new terror attack, terror plot, and major government lie. The alternative media is growing in reach and effectiveness, however, the reality is that the Hegelian dialectic of problem, reaction, solution still works on a shell-shocked public.

6.) Suicide is more deadly to our soldiers than any terrorist organization.

The war on terrorism represents the first time in US history that suicide has been the leading cause of death of US soldiers. The psychological impact of this type of conflict is unique and the suicide rate of returning soldiers may be our best evidence that the war is unwinnable.

Final Thoughts

The goal of the war on terror is transform people into willing participants in chaos, mayhem and murder, or to turn them into collateral damageNobody is born a terrorist, and we are all being set up as dispensable pawns in an orchestrated clash of civilizations.

The truth is out there. When you cut through the propaganda, emotional triggers, and the divisive nature of discourse today, what’s left is the truth that the war on terror is something that we must end. The rise in global consciousness and our willingness to speak out may be our only hope.

Read more articles from Dylan Charles.

About the Author

Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. He may be contacted at wakingtimes@gmail.com.

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  • Kallol Paul

    The rise in global consciousness and our willingness to speak out may be our only hope.

  • Kallol Paul

    Nice article..to those who are busy and concerned with terrorists wars etc..! Never miss wise things said or written…They will hardly be in breaking faux news!

  • Phil DeSteel

    Fatuous, naive, self-serving drivel. First clue: an article touting “Truths” coming from a self-described “student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist”. Absolutely NO evidence to back up these “truths”. Since the author is an environmental activist, I had some fun with his article. I replaced “terrorism” with “climate change activism” and gee, his flawed logic worked just as well with that:: both are designed to disrupt the oil-producing countries, to make HUGE money for a large industry (alternative energy, eg, Al Gore, Solyndra, Tesla, etc…); enabling more government power going after proponents of smaller government (draconian EPA edicts and enforcement) all at taxpayers increasing expense; a state-controlled mainstream media who takes non-events and one-off events to instill fear into the public (polar bears stranded on ice floes, grandization of normal weather and geologic phenomena); turning young children into pawns through indoctrination (required viewings of “An Inconvenient Truth” (there’s that word again) and countless other classroom activities. Peruse the Waking Times website and you will find further “truth” about shadow governments, alien abductions an so on.

  • Muhammad Abbass

    Well at least we will have some excellent obituary material. I have not got much faith in the possibility of change coming in time to save anything worth saving of the USA or Western ‘civilisation’ by extension.

  • Thanks for this enlightening article on 6 Painful truths about the war on terrorism. The central elements that I retain are :

    “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” – Hiram W. Johnson

    The rise in global consciousness and our willingness to speak out may be our
    only hope…

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    All true, but that doesn’t give other people a free pass or moral blank check. The Muslims have been attacking the West for a thousand years. The Crusades were a counter-attack. So a resumption to the Jihad was inevitable one way or the other – no matter what we did or didn’t do.

    • Muhammad Abbass

      Garbage, absolute garbage. Muslims have not been attacking the “West” for a thousand years or even today. If that were so our numbers and fierce and uncompromising attitude would indeed have seen the “West” being overcome by now. Not as it has been, the hijacked Christian West having been at war with, and looting and pillaging the Muslim world for a thousand years, and despite some return invasions and advances of territory by conversion none of which ever reverted again, that has remained so until today.

      The phoney Muslims of ISIS can only fool those like yourself who know so little they can be made to believe the opposite and blasphemous assault upon Islam that this is can represent a religion of over 1.5 billion people and which has the fastest growth by conversion of any religion especially of women. I myself am a convert having had enough common sense to recognise a bandwagon and choosing to research before I leapt aboard. You on the other hand are hanging fast to that bandwagon and singing along merrily with all the other inebriated and over excited souls who have given up the choice of where the wagon is headed to the man behind the seat up front. ISIS are not the Islamic world attacking you, fool, they are your own Banker class attacking US and YOU! simultaneously. Real Christianity which exists in Russia knows the difference and so do real Muslims who are allied with Russia today.

      I suggest a short cut method to establish what those “Muslim” invasions and push backs looked like is to examine the Islamic heritage of any Western place today and prepare to be amazed at how well regarded and invaluable it is seen today.

      • Gwynn Ap Nudd

        Abu Abbas! The Crusades were a counter-attack. North Africa, Asia Minor, Palestine, the Near East, etc were all once Christian. Yet within a hundred years of Mohammad’s death they had all be conquered by the sword of Islam. And yes, you went on to attack Europe itself, but we used to be pretty fierce ourselves and managed to hand on – after losing the Balkans and Spain for hundreds of years.
        Read “Milestones” by Sayyid Qutub if you really don’t get it. He found modern liberal Islamic tendencies bizarre and offensive – as if Muslims conquered half the world by accident or in “defending themselves” – what utter fatuous rot. Or even worse: that they did in order to enrich themselves. Such a notion robs Islam of all of its nobility. No, they conquered in order to free men from tyranny. Humanity must live under Divine Law. Whether they choose to convert is their own choice.
        In a few words, I have laid out the basis of true Islamic Political Theory. How incredibly sad you are. I, an unbeliever, know more about your religion than you do.

        • Muhammad Abbass

          The first crusade was an attempt to take control of Jerusalem. It couldn’t therefore have been a counter attack. 🙂 You owe your civilisation to what was stolen from the East, face it.

          • Gwynn Ap Nudd

            Why were Muslims in Jerusalem? They stole it from Byzantine Christians. Face it, you’re imperialists.

          • Muhammad Abbass

            Well there was some trouble between the Byzantine Empire and some Muslims, but not I would argue the true Muslims. The Ottoman Empire would be the worst of them in my view. No Islam has not shown itself to be imperialist, that is absolute tosh. Jerusalem is complicated, but Christians from Europe had no business being there compared to the indigenous population which was predominantly Muslim by then. The original Hebrews had largely converted to Christianity and Islam and in Islam’s time Jerusalem has been open to all, in contrast t some. Sorry to inform you but as the true dispensation of the religion of the One God of Abraham and the last, we have most right to it, then and now. Today the Byzantine Empire’s heir is Russia as it is having the Russian Orthodox Church at its helm and as it has been in the past the true Christian power and the true Muslim one, represented then as now by the land of Persia and their allies, will see to the devil rising among mankind and you, unless you support these two are of his army and face your destruction in turn. That is how I see it. Christian, Jew and Muslim will worship in Jerusalem ere it ends and that will only happen under true Muslim and or Christian rule.

          • Gwynn Ap Nudd

            So it seems you are going with the Wealth theory of Jihad – that Muslims used the unifying force of Islam to satisfy their lower desires. I agree there is something to this theory, without it being the entire truth. Perhaps I think more of Islam than you do.
            You are a Shiite then? I like them better than the Sunni savages. This ISIS, what are they but the same kind who killed Ali and his family? I like the Sufis more, but I’ve heard that Shiism is closer to Sufi mysticism, just as Catholicism is more conducive to the Vision of God than Protestantism.
            I know that the Jews and Masons are funding ISIS, along with the corrupt Oil states and House of Saud. Perhaps we will be allies in the end – perhaps not. Shiites usually unite with the Anti-Whites when they immigrate to the West. Can you give me the title of a good introduction to Shiism?

      • I look forward to the times when Earth humans are evolved and conscious enough to discuss issues and differences in perspective intellectually, welcoming and respecting others’ viewpoints and perspectives as valuable and worth consideration, rather than as an attack on our egos and consequently becoming emotionally charged, resulting in hurling insults.

        • Muhammad Abbass

          I’ll be happier when people can have a lively discussion without relying on emotive nonsense and whining about hurt feelings. When strong viewpoints can be expressed without worrying about stepping on somebody’s sacred frogs. When bigotry for its own sake does not colour one’s judgement and when truth is sought over and beyond success for one’s team.

          • I wish you all the happiness in the world in your future lively discussions!

    • Miche

      That’s because the Christians started it. Please research history and explore the Crusades. I know might be a bit obscure because they happened before America was discovered and yes, there was a world before America – but may help you understand the Muslims actually didn’t start it.

      • Gwynn Ap Nudd

        I have: Muslims started it.

  • Elder raver

    Thompson was more than an observer, John Kerry was a close friend and Thompson claimed to have been a guest at the Bush camp in Bohemian grove,hillbilly I think it’s called.

  • junktex

    More like a Jewish jihad.PNAC

  • Dimitri Ledkovsky

    Excellently presented! The Truth will hurt if you listen.

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