Friday, June 30, 2006
Is al-Qaeda just a trumped up myth?
Speaking of that entire "we have to detain folks forever b/c of the war on terror" thing.... Newsweek asks: Is al-Qaeda just a myth? and they examine how Washington helped to build it into a global threat, primarily for personal gain and the ability to bamboozle America into giving them unfettered power thru fearmongering. Newsweek just says what so many of us have been saying since 2004, especially those of us who watched "The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear," a 3 hr documentary by Adam Curtis was aired by the BBC. (Read about Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 or download it from Amazon here.) I downloaded it for free in '04 from this amazing site. Watch it. Spread it far and wide.