Originally Posted by NCoe
By that logic the British and the Germans must still be locked in mortal combat! Please enlighten us. Are you guys still duking it out unbeknownst to the rest of the world?
There hasn't been a day in the last 100 years when a war hasn't been raging somewhere. Same arms dealers, same banks lending the money, just different people tricked into to killing each other.
The clever thing about this "war on terror", is there can be no cease fire, no surrender - there is no enemy. How can you win a war on "terror"?
Terror has been used for hundreds of years.
This is a metaphorical war - not a real one. And yet it is being treated as real.
War is traditionally waged by one state against another. (`Civil war' is different, and therefore has a different name.) The word `war' is, in this case, used metaphorically. For example, the `war on drugs', or the `war on obesity'. These are not true wars. You cannot take prisoners-of-war in the `war on obesity', at least not under the terms of the Geneva convenion!
And yet people have been plucked out of thier homes, the world round, and taken to Cuba and left to rot.
Half of the 'terrorists' picked up in Britain were released - no charge. That does NOT mean "they just didnt have the evidence against them" or "they got away with it". Remember, if you get picked up under terrorist legislation - you have NO rights. They have gone, just for being suspected. That is a frigtening thought. What if someone has a grudge against you and points the finger?
I witnessed a horrendous death in Kenya less than 10 years ago. A man was kicked to death by a crowd who moments before were just shopping. Someone had pointed a finger and said he was a thief. That was all, an accuser. No witnesses, jury, legal representation or judge. Instant death sentence. Since this "war on terror" I have heard so many people that sound like they think that pointing a finger is all that is needed to dish out justice.