the last word (for now) on ‘blowback’

June 11, 2013 at 9:37 am (Afghanistan, conspiracy theories, fascism, Guardian, Iran, islamism, Jim D, New Statesman)

Those fearless, insightful people who dare break with the establishment consensus and put forward the only real explanation for terrorism – ‘blowback’ – are rarely heard, such is the conspiracy of silence and denial they’re up against. Very occasionally, the wall of silence is breached and their profound thoughts on the subject get published . Here, here, here  here and here for instance.

New Statesman

But even at the New Statesman, which published Mehdi Hasan’s courageous and groundbreaking article ‘Extremists point to western foreign policy to explain their acts, Why do we ignore them?  the carping voices of denial are to be heard. On the letters page this week, one Simon Jarrett of Harrow, writes:

If Mehdi Hasan were to follow his own logic, he would now be poring through the 180,000-word rant against multiculturalism written by Anders Behring Breivik, trying to find points of compromise on immigration and cultural mixing that would reduce the future possibility of such acts as the killing of 77 Norwegians. Breivik, like the two murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby, was a fascist “performing” terrorist murder as “political communication by other means.”

Meanwhile at the New Statesman blog, even someone who agrees with Mehdi about foreign policy, thinks there might just be a little bit more to it all…

4 Comments

  1. daniel said,

    Is it not real that those who say these ideas are not ours,use their ideas to stand over those who say that.WWW.WWW.GET YOUR REVOLUTION ON LINE.

  2. Oleg Luzhny said,

    Actually, they point to Western foreign policy to explain “their” acts. You don’t seem to be able to copy well.
    I see you guys have lined up with Nick Griffin on Syria now, or should I say he’s lined up with you?

  3. Jim Denham said,

    Thanks for the spelling correction, Oleg. Don’t understand what point you’re trying to make about Syria.

  4. Jim Denham said,

    …Ah: would that be Nick Griffin’s support for Assad and Hezbollah?
    http://howiescorner.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/a-wtf-moment-bnp-leader-visits-lebanon.html

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