(ynh) Covert ops in foreign nations is not “state sponsered terrorism.” To call it so pisses on the grave of all those who have died at the hands of al-Qaida, Hamas, Sendero Luminiso, the Tamil Tigers, etc. And what about Colombia (note spelling, please)? FARC, an extreme leftist guerilla group, is waging a terrorist/sabotage campaign against the Colombian populace while also aiding drug cartels. The US government has aided in the fight against them. What’s wrong with that?
And oh, these secret missions! They’re all so horrible! Like disposing of the Mullah Omar, Hitler, and Trujillo! They were all such good figures really…We just weren’t tolerant enough to accept their death squads and brutal oppression. </sarcasm>
Face it. You’re a high school freshman and most likely influenced greatly through the forms of subculture media and your peers. Albeit I’m not much older, I feel that I’m something of a fluke (perhaps with an ego problem ). Geo-politics is a very complex realm. Black and white cannot be applied in a world where the truth is multicolored. Anyone who wishes to dispose of the American government (and what it stands for) is doing a great disservice to freedom, Western ethics, and secular values. Those who claim that America is oppressive are metaphorically defecating on all those who died in the gulags, those who died at Auschwitz, those who were burned for their beliefs, those who were killed by Mao or Pol Pot, those who were massacred in Rwanda just for their ethnicity. Methinks most modern anarchists and their ilk wouldn’t know actual oppression if it kicked them in the ass.
And to anarchist teens: curfews and anti-drug laws do not make police fascists (I know this wasn’t mentioned in the thread, but I felt obligated to mention it from past experience).
Note to Mods: It’s okay if the thread is hijacked to a political debate. It really didn’t have a primary theme in the first place.