mike_luckovich.gif “You know Mog, the United States has forever changed the common man’s idea of democracy. While America tout themselves to be the epitome of democratic ideals, they are blatantly disregarding international laws and conventions, invading sovereign nations and torturing innocent people at locations outside their borders.

“The common man will say to himself: If this is the Western definition of democracy, we want no part of it. For example, the Khmer Rouge wanted to purge Cambodia of western culture, systematically killing millions of students and intellectuals. More recently, America is again the catalyst for the systematic kidnappings and murders of Iraq’s academics.

“And in the Philippines, elemental nationalists have got their way by having tagalog as the medium of instruction in schools, in defiance of America’s colonial influence on the nation. The language barrier will severely limit prospects for new graduates, confining them to a country with not much to offer by way of meaningful employment.

“America is despised for its hostile foreign policy. Where will all this lead to?”

“I think this will lead to peoples of those countries, victims of America’s biased definition of democracy, to retaliate, Yaw, and go against anything which they deem “western,” as the Khmer Rouge and the Filipinos have done. But in retaliating, they will only take a step backwards, not forward.

“It’s a Catch-22 situation, Yaw. Let’s say these people “embrace” America’s definition of democracy and western culture. Taking example of the American leader, they in turn will invade sovereign nations, disregard international laws and participate in the arms race. While others like North Korea are arming themselves against America’s threats of war.”

“If only the United States would respect the sovereignty of nations, Mog, and if only the United States would keep their capitalistic ventures within the confines of what is fair and equitable for both sides of the corporate and the local population, what a peaceful world this would be.”

“I’m afraid that’s too late, Yaw.”

General Ivashov: “International terrorism does not exist”: … he explains that the September 11 attacks were the result of a set-up. What we are seeing is a manipulation by the big powers; this terrorism would not exist without them. He affirms that, instead of faking a “world war on terror”, the best way to reduce that kind of attacks is through respect for international law and peaceful cooperation among countries and their citizens.

It is globalization what creates the conditions for the emergence of these extremely dangerous phenomena. It is in this context that the new world geo-strategic map is being designed, that the resources of the planet are being re-distributed, that borders are disappearing, that international law is being torn into pieces, that cultural identities are being erased, that spiritual life becomes impoverished…

The analysis of the essence of the globalization process, the military and political doctrines of the United States and other countries, shows that terrorism contributes to a world dominance and the submissiveness of states to a global oligarchy. This means that terrorism is not something independent of world politics but simply an instrument, a means to install a unipolar world with a sole world headquarters, a pretext to erase national borders and to establish the rule of a new world elite. It is precisely this elite that constitutes the key element of world terrorism, its ideologist and its “godfather”. The main target of the world elite is the historical, cultural, traditional and natural reality; the existing system of relations among states; the world national and state order of human civilization and national identity.

Today’s international terrorism is a phenomenon that combines the use of terror by state and non-state political structures as a means to attain their political objectives through people’s intimidation, psychological and social destabilization, the elimination of resistance inside power organizations and the creation of appropriate conditions for the manipulation of the countries’ policies and the behavior of people.