JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BRITAIN’S NEW HOME SECRETARY OFFERS FATUOUS WORDS ON THE THREAT OF TERROR – HERE ARE SOME HARD TRUTHS ABOUT THE NATURE EXTENT AND CAUSES OF TERROR   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“Javid promises ‘no safe spaces for terrorists’ as he unveils counter-terrorism strategy

“Javid promises ‘no safe spaces for terrorists'”

 

Ridiculous rhetoric.

As though Britain had been offering some until Home Secretary Sajid Javid came along.

The number of people who die from “terror,” is insignificant compared to dozens of other causes such as road accidents or drugs or medical malpractice.

But promoting the idea of terror has grown into an industry with Western governments and the corporate press. It keeps citizens ready to accept what would otherwise be unacceptable.

But quite apart from that promotion of a public mood to justify dark government activity, the truth is that terror is just not a threat worth much thinking about, unless you live in a place like Syria or Libya or Yemen, where the terror is not brought to you by any genuine terror groups but by employees and nationals of states like America, Britain, France, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

That is real terror with half a million dead in Syria, tens of thousands in Yemen, and we have no count in Libya, but know that it is chaos.

Of course, this nonsense is also an effective distraction from the dull fact of a paralyzed British government which gets nothing done anywhere.

So, every couple of weeks, they choose, “Will it be another dastardly attack by some Russian or imagined dastardly plans by “terrorists’?

This is a government by children with no ability, no courage, and no character.

 

Readers may enjoy these essays on various aspects of the subject of terror:

https://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/2186/

https://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/john-chuckman-essay-some-hard-facts-about-terror/

https://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/how-terror-has-lost-its-meaning/

https://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/2174/

https://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/when-terror-is-just-fine/

 

Posted June 5, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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