Waging Total War on Islam
Washington targets Muslims at home and abroad.
by Stephen Lendman
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton said that's where the money is. Washington targets the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia because it's where most proved oil and gas reserves are.
Waging war require enemies. Pretexts create them. Muslims are demonized as threats. They're portrayed as culturally inferior, dirty, lecherous, untrustworthy, religiously fanatical, and violent. Slanderous media commentaries suggest gun-totting terrorists threatening US interests.
Fear is heightened. Strategically timed false flag terror plots make headlines. So do arrests of entrapped Muslims despite no evidence of crime or intent to commit one.
Americans are manipulated to believe domestic and foreign jihadists threaten national security. Resource wars follow.
Enemies are dehumanized. Military training creates Groupthink. Recruits are manipulated to hate. Indoctrination involves sensitizing them to become effective combat killing machines.
On May 10, wired.com contributors Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman headlined "US Military Taught Officers: Use 'Hiroshima' Tactics for 'Total War' on Islam," saying:
Total war is taught to protect America from Islamic terrorists. Options include destroying an entire "civilian population wherever necessary."
The Norfolk, VA-based Joint Forces Staff College taught "Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism." High-ranking officers were instructed to believe "Islam had already declared war on the West."
A wired.com Danger Room investigation revealed it. Damage control followed. Lt. General George Flynn in charge of training and education said:
"It was inflammatory....(T)hat's really not what we're talking about. That is not how we view this situation or the challenges we have in the world today."
The White House ordered counterterrorism training content reviewed. The "Perspectives" course was taught since 2004. It "not only evaded review, but had defenders in the Joint Forces Staff College (who) taught it."
Lecturer Stephen Coughlin taught that "Islamic law is a danger to US national security." College spokesman Steven Williams said around 90% of students considered course content "mostly positive."