Does the USA want to make self-perpetuating permanent war the norm? And will Britain meekly follow suit?
RV sent a lead to news surfacing in several activist websites, reinforced by Investment Watchdog, a site which focusses on the world’s economic affairs
“First, the senate is debating an expansion of the already broad powers of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) so the U.S. can essentially engage any area in the world in the war on terror, including America. Which brings us to the second development: the Pentagon has recently granted itself police powers on American soil”.
Another site quotes from Glenn Greenwald’s excellent piece describing how this hearing reveals the not-so-secret plan to make the war on terror a permanent fixture in Western society.
Greenwald writes about a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee which has ‘surprised’ experts in America’s use of force stemming from the terrorist attacks in 2001 – but not many of our readers:
“It is hard to resist the conclusion that this war has no purpose other than its own eternal perpetuation. This war is not a means to any end but rather is the end in itself. Not only is it the end itself, but it is also its own fuel: it is precisely this endless war – justified in the name of stopping the threat of terrorism – that is the single greatest cause of that threat . . .
“But perhaps most disturbing of all of this is the military’s authority to police American streets as if it was in civil war. For all those still in denial that America is a militarized police state, this should be the ultimate cure to your delusion.