Monday, September 25, 2006

Killing innocent Iraqis spawns more terrorist

The mass media finally has got it right! According to the New York Times yesterday, a report from the classified National Intelligence Estimate states:
A stark assessment of terrorist trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sep. 11 attacks.
One intelligence official put it bluntly: "[T]he Iraq has made the overall terrorism problem worse." Now, the major news television reports the same thing from that document. That report will make President George W. Bush cringe with embarrassment.

However, someone who knows the libertarian philosophy well, and especially someone who reads articles by The Future of Freedom Foundation, knows the truth from the beginning. I know; I was there.

I first heard about libertarianism from FFF. As their mission states, the people at FFF offers an unyielding, uncompromising case for a free paradigm. Although I grew independent, I believe that I enjoy and read FFF the most, and read it every day. But in the end of March, 2002, I first read in the Midwest City Sun a column by Sheldon Richman titled, "Do Americans Really Want Freedom?". In this column, Richman shows a different point-of-view that I haven't seen before, but it is interesting. The paper refers to the website, and the website has every column since the beginning, and I began to read every one.

In December 2001, around 3-months after 9/11, there is a story by Jacob Hornberger (my favorite writer) titled, "A Foreign-Policy Primer for Children: The Fable of the Hornets". It is a make-believe children's story, but it forcasts the outcome of the wake of 9/11. And you know what? Hornberger predicts it on the money. And in 5 years after, the mass media finally sees it, too. In fact (except for the Tax Honesty Movement [.pdf], and the success of the Liberty Dollar and the movie, America: Freedom To Fascism), the people at FFF predict accurately many different things. Maybe if the media refers to Hornberger, or the rest of FFF, or intelligent libertarians in general to guide them, the future would be a whole lot brighter.


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