How to Beat Terrorism: Stop Making the Same 7 Mistakes

The 7 Ways to Stop Terrorism

In the wake of the barbaric Paris terror attack, everyone is debating how to stop further terrorism.

Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or more spying … or more crackdowns on our liberties.

But – despite what the talking heads may say – the methods for stopping future attacks are well known …

We’ve got to drain the swamp.

I. Stop Overthrowing the Moderates and Arming the Crazies

We know it’s a difficult concept to grasp, but if we want to stop terrorism we should – wait for it – stop supporting terrorists.

Specifically, we’re arming the most violent radicals in the Middle East, as part of a really stupid geopolitical strategy to overthrow leaders we don’t like (see section III for more details). And see this, this, this, this and this.   And – strangely – we’re overthrowing the moderate Arabs who stabilized the region and denied jihadis a foothold.

Indeed, the French terrorists who just murdered the cartoonists in Paris apparently just returned from waging war against the Syrian government, where they may – directly or indirectly – have obtained U.S. weapons or training.

If we want to stop terrorism, we need to stop supporting the terrorists.

II. Stop Supporting the Dictators Who Fund Terrorists

Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest sponsor of radical Islamic terrorists.

The Saudis have backed ISIS and many other brutal terrorist groups.  According to sworn declarations from a 9/11 Commissioner and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11, the Saudi government backed the 9/11 hijackers (see section VII for details).

Saudi Arabia is the hotbed of the most radical Muslim terrorists in the world: the Salafis (both ISIS and Al Qaeda are Salafis).

And the Saudis – with U.S. support – back the radical “madrassas” in which Islamic radicalism was spread.

And yet the U.S. has been supporting the Saudis militarily, with NSA intelligence and in every other way possible for 70 years.

In addition, top American terrorism experts say that U.S. support for brutal and tyrannical countries in the Middle east – like Saudi Arabia – is one of the top motivators for Arab terrorists.

So if we stop supporting the House of Saud and other Arab tyrannies, we’ll get a two-fold reduction in terror:

(1) We’ll undermine the main terrorism supporters

And …

(2) We’ll take away one of the main motivations driving terrorists: our support for the most repressive, brutal Arab tyrannies

III. Stop Imperial Conquests for Arab Oil

The U.S. has undertaken regime change against Arab leaders we don’t like for six decades. We overthrew the leader of Syria in 1949, Iran in 1953, Iraq twice, Afghanistan twice, Turkey, Libya … and other oil-rich countries.

Neoconservatives planned regime change throughout the Middle East and North Africa yet again in 1991.

Top American politicians admit that the Iraq war was about oil, not stopping terrorism (documents from Britain show the same thing).    Much of the war on terror is really a fight for natural gas.  Or to force the last few hold-outs into dollars and private central banking.

And the U.S. military described terror attacks on the U.S. as a “small price to pay for being a superpower“:

A senior officer on the Joint Staff told State Department counter-terrorism director Sheehan he had heard terrorist strikes characterized more than once by colleagues as a “small price to pay for being a superpower”.

Security experts – including both conservatives and liberals – agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

For example, James K. Feldman – former professor of decision analysis and economics at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies – and other experts say that foreign occupation is the main cause of terrorism. University of Chicago professor Robert A. Pape – who specializes in international security affairs – agrees.

We’ve fought the longest and most expensive wars in American history … but we’re less secure than before, and there are more terror attacks than ever.

Remember, Al Qaeda wasn’t even in Iraq until the U.S. invaded that country.

If we want to stop terrorism, we have to stop overthrowing Arab leaders and invading Arab countries to grab their oil.

IV. Stop Drone Assassinations of Innocent Civilians

Top CIA officers say that drone strikes increase terrorism (and see this).

The CIA – the agency in charge of drone strikes – even told Obama that drone kills can increase terrorism.

If we want to stop creating new terrorists, we have to stop the drone strikes.

V.  Stop Torture

Top terrorism and interrogation experts agree that torture creates more terrorists.

Indeed, the leaders of ISIS were motivated by U.S. torture.  (And one of the French terrorist said he was working for ISIS.)

Once again, we have a very current example:  Paris terrorist Cherif Kouchi told a court in 2005 that he wasn’t radical until he learned about U.S. torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

If we want to stop creating new terrorists, we have to stop torturing … permanently.

VI. Stop Mass Surveillance

Top security experts agree that mass surveillance makes us MORE vulnerable to terrorists.  Stop it.

VII. Stop Covering Up 9/11

Government officials agree that 9/11 was state-sponsored terrorism … they just disagree on which state was responsible.

Because 9/11 was the largest terror attack on the U.S. in history – and all of our national security strategies are based on 9/11 – we can’t stop terror until we get to the bottom of what really happened, and which state was behind it.

Many high-level American officials – including military leaders, intelligence officials and 9/11 commissioners – are dissatisfied with the 9/11 investigations to date.

The Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – and 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey are calling for either a “permanent 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.

The Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee (Bob Graham) said that the Paris terror attack, ISIS, and other terrorist developments are a result of failing to stand up to Saudi Arabia and declassify the 9/11 investigation’s report about Saudi involvement in 9/11:

The 9/11 chairs, Ron Paul, and numerous other American politicians have called for declassification, as well.

Again, others have different ideas about who was behind 9/11. But until we get to the bottom of it, terror attacks will continue.

Stop Throwing Bodies In the River

Defenders of current government policy say: “we have to do something to stop terrorists!”

Yes, we do …

But we must also stop doing the 7 things above which increase terrorism.  We have to stop “throwing new bodies in the river.”

But the powers-that-be don’t want to change course … they gain tremendous power and influence through our current war on terror strategies.

For example, the military-complex grows rich through war … so endless war is a feature – not a bug – of our foreign policy.

Torture was about building a false justification for war.

Mass surveillance is about economic and diplomatic advantage and crushing dissent.

Supporting the most radical Muslim leaders is about oil and power … “a small price to pay” to try to dominate the world.

A leading advisor to the U.S. military – the Rand Corporation – released a study in 2008 called “How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida“.  The report confirms what experts have been saying for years: the war on terror is actually weakening national security (see this, this and this).

As a press release about the study states:

“Terrorists should be perceived and described as criminals, not holy warriors, and our analysis suggests that there is no battlefield solution to terrorism.”

We, the People, have to stand up and demand that our power-hungry leaders stop doing the things which give them more power … but are guaranteed to increase terrorism against us, the civilian population.

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  • Robert Barsocchini

    I vote for the above national security strategy.

    • truth

      Doubt it’ll happen though. The West will fall as Rome did through sheer arrogance and blindness to the consequences of their actions over decades. This wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, societies need a reset every now and then.

      • Robert Barsocchini

        We should still learn the good ideas for the future, though. And as Chalmers Johnson said, we need to put effort into peacefully deconstructing the empire; try to make the process as non-violent as possible. He cites the dissolution of Soviet Union as an example of how the transfer can be done relatively peacefully. Key word relatively.

  • jadan

    The “war on terror” was created by the false flag attack of 911. So, let’s all rally for a genuine investigation of 911! But, first, let’s ask if the powers that be in this national security state that seized control on 911, the unelected and largely invisible individuals in the Pentagon, secret police agencies, & industry, actually want to end terrorism. We know “they” attempted to stymie the 911 investigation, and failing to do that, they perverted and obstructed the process, so that the investigation is a farce without value. It’s not a leap to suppose they engineered the war on terror for strategic purposes and have no interest in ending what they started. (See the above article on the Bandera fascist influence in the US.)

    There are just two ways to stop terrorism. The first is to expose 911 for what it was and is to this day: the false flag justification for a perpetual war on terror and pan-Arabism in the ME. The second means is to do a serious audit of the military/spy agency budgets, a really serious audit ( by patriot auditors who know their lives are at risk), and then cut the budget by half at least. The conspiracy and the fascist rats live in the shadows of black budgets.

    In other words, we have to reverse the coup that took place on 911.

    • This is my box of 9/11 the fraud, and share at will with anyone.

      Jeffrey Berwick The Walls Are Crumbling Down Around 9/11 – Why? August 05, 2014

      An absolutely monumental shift is in process that most have not recognized yet. The truth, or at least some truth, is about to be shown to the American masses about 9/11. I say American masses because everywhere I’ve gone in the world outside of the US, with few exceptions, almost everyone knows that the US government conspiracy theory on 9/11 is for people with tinfoil hats that are either completely zombified or are under mass hypnosis. Most of the rest of the world looks on the US like “The Truman Show” and can’t believe how many people in the show don’t realize it’s not real.

    • sasha king

      if you believe that terrorism is caused by misunderstanding its up to you to understand and, as you are doing, make others understand. That way we can be calm, polite and persuade those terrorists to stop. If you think reversing the coop will help, then its up to you to start it and show us how its done. If you understand events in these terms, well then, its all up to you to do something substantial. Who knows? Maybe you will save many lives and stop many terrorists.

    • Douglas Kelly

      I agree, but the real coup that took place was the passage of the Patriot Act after the 9/11 false flag operation. It’s obvious there were people in government that wanted the Patriot Act in order to remove legitimate rights from the citizens. Rumsfeld and Chaney had worked on this thing since the 70s under the guise of “continuance of government” should the US be attacked.

      What a sham and charade. And no one resists it. Our so-calle elected “representatives” in Congress recently renewed the act when it was timed out to disappear. We have only our Congress and whatshisname, the president to blame. We aren’t to blame since we have no voice in our governance.

  • Ron Paul: “Reality Is Now Setting In For America… It Was All Based On Lies Ignorance” 01/10/2015

    If Americans were honest with themselves they would acknowledge that the Republic is no more. We now live in a police state. If we do not recognize and resist this development, freedom and prosperity for all Americans will continue to deteriorate. All liberties in America today are under siege. Reality is now setting in for America and for that matter for most of the world. We should not be discouraged. Enlightenment is not nearly as difficult to achieve as it was before the breakthrough with Internet communications occurred. I smell progress.

  • steven andresen

    I’m discouraged about our chances.

    We are told to “wake up…” and “stop making things worse…” because the course we’re on is not good. However, I think the politics in this country has been thoroughly corrupted.

    First of all, our ability for people to understand what’s going on is poor. You get your news from propaganda outlets that only say what they are told.

    Second, the Supreme Court tells us that issues like war and peace are political questions and they won’t get involved.

    Third, if any of us actually were able to organize an effective resistance, it’s likely they would be killed. This is the lesson we take from what happened to the civil rights leadership and the Kennedy boys.

    Fourth, elections are about who has the money to buy them. So says the Supreme Court. War mongers have the money.

    And fifth, you can’t vote on whether you want to go to war. And, you can’t be sure that you are voting for people who will work against going to war. People who say they will do something attractive lie in order to get elected. Obama is my main example on this point.

    Understanding and action are two different accomplishments. We can see clearly what’s going on, a difficult feat these days, but doing something is even more difficult.

  • Ken

    Moi mot nguoi chung ta co nhung suy nghi rieng ve nhung cuoc chien va moi mot nguoi chung ta co y Kien rieng de doi dau voi the Gioi hien nay .Rieng toi toi thay khung bo Cang luc Cang gia tang khong he co su giam bot tu luc thu lanh qua khic hoi giao tan cong tra thu dong ho B.Sau do thi nhung nguoi yeu Nuoc My lai tra thu .Vay thi the Gioi nay khi nao moi co Duoc hao binh de nhung nguoi dan vo toi co cuoc song binh thuong ????cuoc chien yeu Nuoc yeu dao chu nhung lanh tu doc tai da lam cho Dan vo toi phai kho .cai dieu toi muon la Giai quyet van de to thanh nho roi nho cho bay het .Vay thi Neu muon lam Duoc dieu ay chung ta phai lam gi? Theo toi thi phai lam cho quan doi cua lien hiep Quoc manh nhat tren the Gioi de control qua dia cau .lam sao bay dau lam Duoc dieu do .lien hiep Quoc se di quang cao cac Nuoc Kiem nhung nguoi co trai tim yeu hao binh va bao ve cong ly . Chung ta phai tao dung viec lam cho nhung nguoi linh do .moi nguoi linh cua LHQ se Duoc huan luyen gan khu ho o va moi nam Duoc 2 huan luyen chung voi linh dac biet cua LHQ .Neu co the Duoc moi quoc gia trich ra mot Ti theu goi la theu giup hao binh cho LHQ .noi chung la khai Niem cua toi la tao mot doan linh hung manh nhat the Gioi khong so bat cu toi ac nao .nuoc nao hay thu lanh nao tan hai Dan ac thi linh LHQ se ghe toi tham .Lam sao chung ta lam cho tuoi tre yeu hao binh bao ve nguoi Dan tren the Gioi ??!! Lam Sao tao dung LHQ co nhung cong Ty Kiem Tien de nuoi linh mai Mai ??? Lam Sao sep dac nhung nguoi linh vua lam nhu nguoi thuong nhung khi LHQ can thi nhung nguoi do la nhung nguoi linh Tinh nheu ????lam Sao sep dac nhung Vu khi toi tan cua LHQ toi nhung cho an toan khi can se dung toi ??? Lam Sao gop mot the Gioi co nhung trai tim yeu nguoi yeu hao binh khong so bat cu ke ac nao ??? Lam Sao LHQ ma Chung ta muon noi toi khong duoi quyen chi huy cua bat cu Nuoc nao?? Mot LHQ khi co thoi loan se la mot quan doi manh nhat ….Nhung dieu do Chac chi la giac mo cua toi . Nhung toi hy vong tuong lai se co nguoi lam Duoc de gin du hao binh .lai toi gio di benh vien tam than roi .

    • bob

      you Asian fuck

      • Christopher McKenzie

        Oh yeah, white power and all that Nazi nonsense. Cheer cheer

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  • Laguna Beach Fogey

    Stop importing non-White savages who want to harm us.

    • Christopher McKenzie

      Oh the bogeyman foreigner with the shifty eyes! Gasp!
      The disempowered disenfranchised are making all the franchising power plays! Of course.

  • deannaes

    As a praying woman, it is one belief that you absolutely cannot let the spirit of terror invade your homes and communities. It is one thing to be saddened by these attacks but another to be totally submissive to them. Islam is the religion of submission, not peace, according to a Christian translation. The more people cower and cry when these things happen, the happier the terrorists are for striking fear in the hearts of the infidels. Even women should stay merry to ward off welcoming the terrorists into the spirit. One of the reasons it is so easy for radicals to ingratiate themselves into communities is because some Americans have allowed themselves to be submissive to their agenda and fearful of their religion. I’ll leave it to men and qualified women to sort out the governmental tactics necessary to stop attacks, but as for the spiritual warfare, this country needs an attitude adjustment. There should be no more fear over the attacks in Paris than was given to the jet liner which was recently shot down. Fewer people lost their lives and life went on at a clipper pace. The doom and gloom has got to stop or else you are inviting them into your hearts.

  • D.mercer

    Hire these young desperate muslim men and women to act as informants .have them recruite others with the promise of a payed future. Informing the authirities.about terrorists and terorrist recruiters .
    Home land security budgets could pay for these jobs WORLD WIDE.!

  • Jeff714

    Every aspect of this diatribe is wrong for a really obvious reason: It presumes the West is driving terrorism and the Arabs and other Muslim jihadis are just puppets. The reality is that the problem is within the Muslim culture, and only Muslims can fix that. They have a culture of intolerance, a culture of violence and a culture of victimhood, which prevents them from self-analysis. This is fed by lefties who never blame the people who are generating the terrorists in their own culture. The left blames the U.S. or Israel or France or Britain, but never really takes a look at the culture which produces the terrorists. It is that culture which needs a reformation. They need to modernize and accept individual liberty. They need to move away from the notion of blaming others for their poverty and bad state. Muslims need to allow other Muslims to have freedom of conscience, where they can decide freely what they believe or don’t believe. Muslims need to let go of the idea of killing a Muslim who commits apostasy. Muslims need to stop choosing to be offended by things like cartoons. They need to stop calling for the death of writers like Salmon Rushdie. No one needs to be that offended by a novel. This Muslim culture is 400 or more years out of date. It needs to change dramatically. And if and when Muslims enter an Age of Enlightenment, terrorism will no longer exist.

  • Bradley D. Floyd

    In the beginning there was the cowardly corrupt “Shock and Awe,” mission we called “Enduring Freedom.” While, during the largest attack on mainland America’s soil, President Bush looked like a dear in the headlights, and the evil Dick Cheney was in an undisclosed location with his head spinning in circles while he ordered the U.S. Air Force to “stand down,” on three occasions.

    Can you imagine this man “behind the curtain” (Cheney) counting his money and counting on the fame and power he would derive from his “False Flagg” operation. Don’t you think it is time to release the 28 redacted pages from the official “9-11” report to uncover who exactly funded the horrific attack (as in their, Bush and Cheney’s, dear friends in Saudi Arabia)? Isn’t it time to conduct a new “9-11” investigation to expose the truth and allow all Americans a chance at atonement?

    This is a synopsis of a “must read” article. It’s time to find out how a free world leader could keep his seat in a grammar school, reading class, while the worst attack on our nation’s soil was taking place.

    It’s time to make public the redacted 28 pages of the “9-11” report to find out who funded this horrific attack, that changed our nation, and our economy forever, marginalizing the poor and working class even more than ever before.

    Please take five minutes to read this article in its entirety, and think for a moment about how Iraqi’s felt when we attacked their sovereign nation based on lies and corruption from the office of the President of the United States.

    With hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians murdered to date (again based on false evidence). Do you think if the tables were turned that an America under a similar attack would not considered this an ultimate act of terrorism against us.

    Remember ISIS is composed of the sons and daughters of those innocents that we incinerated from the very beginning of our attack on the Soverign Nation of Iraq!

    • Stephen Kepple

      Bush looked like a “dear” in the headlights? A DEAR??? My God, what’s happened to our dear English language? Have the terrorists destroyed that too?

  • Hannah

    There is a solution to war and terrorism – You have to see this! It should have made national headlines, but of course, as you already know, war is a very profitable business and most major news sources are controlled by rich and powerful people. But this gives me hope for a peaceful world:

    TM training should be free to anyone who wants to learn it. Unfortunately, when I looked into it, there was a pretty high price tag on “official” TM training. The upside is that, training or not, anyone can meditate. Start with guided online meditation until you get better at quieting your mind. You’ll be surprised how much better you feel and how much clearer your thoughts are after completely letting go of all tension, thoughts, and emotions for 20 minutes and tapping into an infinite source of creativity and positive energy. Too much negative and conflicting information can lead to a feeling of hopelessness. That hopelessness is what keeps us immobilized. There is a solution to every problem, including war, terrorism, ethnic tensions, domestic violence, poverty, crime, depression, etc. The Beatles had it right; “All You Need is Love.” Not the romantic complicated kind, but the unconditional love for self and humanity. Peace starts within.

  • Harsh Truth

    What about you stop bombing countries that refuse to sell you something you want? Maybe invest in hydrogen as a fuel source using energy from solar cells for hydrolysis. No? Oh I see, it’s easier to murder foreign brown people and use their minerals keep your high living standards.

  • Sam Kostoulias

    To have all governments, businesses and the like to remove these secret meetings. No secrets no suspicions no coverups.
    Everything has to be on the table anything that is not on the table is a action for corruption and a intent to cause harm to others to advantage the instigators.
    Get rid of these rubbish secret societies.
    Implementing the above their will be no need for terrorism to flourish. It would just disappear.

  • You won’t like this solution, but it WILL work: For every American Muslims kill, kill 10,000 of them, from WHATEVER country they’re from. After today’s attack, 80,000 Khazikstanis die. Use any of our bombers to do this, or whatever missile is necessary. It won’t take but 2 or 3 of these responses from us to stop the Muslim terrorist attacks in our country. We’ve GOT TO stop trying to ‘negotiate’ or ‘use angry words’ with these people. They will ONLY listen to POWER …. and we *have* that!