Big Rock Candy Mountain

The official voice of the Deseret Liberation Organization

An Indian 9/11?

Ravinder Kaur says the analyses we make of terrorism can often prevent us from making progress:

9/11 comparisons do little to enhance our understanding of this tragic violence. Instead, they emotively feed the politics of revenge, which we have already witnessed in Afghanistan and Iraq – themselves precisely the theatre of the war on terror. What we definitely do not require is a south-Asian version of Bush’s disastrous war, which has brought only misery to these countries.

Amen. We have ignored history far too much in recent years, and if we continue to do so the results could be disastrous. Give up this “clash of civilizations” sci-fi theory and remember we live in reality.

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