The US Army Document That Proves the US is the World's Number One Sponsor of World Terrorism

By The Existentialist Cowboy, Len Hart;

Saturday, December 27, 2008

In a 'manual' which is officially to be released only to 'students from foreign countries on a case-by-case basis only', the US Army outlines a program of what it now calls 'irregular warfare', in fact US state sponsored terrorism, insurgency, and PSYOPS.

1-21. Waging protracted IW depends on building global capability and capacity. IW will not be won by the United States alone but rather through combined efforts with multinational partners. Combined IW [Irregular Warfare, euphemism for TERRORISM] will require the joint force to establish a long-term sustained presence in numerous countries to build partner capability and capacity. This capability and capacity extends U.S. operational reach, multiplies forces available, and provides increased options for defeating adversaries. The constituent activities of IW are:

* Insurgency.
* UW.
* Terrorism
* CT.
* FID.
* Stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations.
* Strategic communication (SC).
* Civil-military operations (CMO).
* Information operations (IO).
* Intelligence and counterintelligence (CI) activities.
* Transnational criminal activities, including narco-trafficking, illicit arms dealing, and illegal financial transactions that support or sustain IW.
* Law enforcement activities focused on countering irregular adversaries.

1-22. The above list of operations and activities can be conducted within IW;


--Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008[PDF]

Ignoring 1) the mountainous body of evidence that US policy and the CIA, specifically, is the root-cause of the vast majority of the what is commonly called 'world terrorism'; and 2) the equally impressive body of hard evidence that 911 was an inside job, the Army cites 911 as the pretext by which the US should embark above the policy as outlined above.[See: Terrorism is Worse Under GOP Regimes ]

1-18. The 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States highlighted the increased danger of warfare conducted by other-than-state enemies. Recognizing that such irregular threats by nonstate actors would be a likely and even dominant pattern throughout the 21st century, national policy makers dictated that planners must analyze and prepare for such irregular threats. It was clear that previous assumptions about the terms “conventional,” “traditional,” or “regular” warfare, and reliance solely on a “regular” or “conventional warfare” doctrine were inadequate. IW was a significant theme in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review Report. In April 2006, the Pentagon drafted the execution roadmap for IW as a means of combating this growing threat from actions beyond conventional state-to-state military conflict.

--Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008 [PDF]


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No numbers => weak argument

If you want to support the claim that the "US is the World's Number One Sponsor of World Terrorism", don't you think you should provide numbers?

How many dollars were spent by the US on terrorism, which will obviously be less than the total number of dollars spent on IW? How many people (estimated, of course) have been killed because of such terrorism? (And so-called counter terrorism, when the people killed were innocent.)

I can't remember the details*, but Killing Hope should have some. IIRC, though, the blame was placed on the CIA, not the military.

Also, on a tangential issue, in spite of the importance accorded to terrorism since 911, I don't recall any discussion, in the Main Stream Media, of whether decriminalizing drugs should be done as a key way to cut the funding of 'real' terrorism. ('Real' terrorism is that due to official enemies. :-) ) This thought should not be difficult for the American media to 'discover', due to our experience with Prohibition. So, where are all the geniuses in the American media?

* Well, the only detail that sticks in my mind is the casualty figure, which is something like 6 million.

Show "Another 'pearl'" by metamars

Does the book you cite

reveal the role of the U.S., Israel, and other imperialist states in the support and promotion of "militant Islam" ??

If you aren't aware of this history I suggest you get yourself up to speed before accusing others of an "embarrassing post".

Agreed, I would also recommend studying the work of:

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Michel Chossudovsky

Understanding Daniele Ganser's "strategy of tension" is very important, as well.

The 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism is especially key in this regard.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

It's been a while

It's been a while since I read the book, and frankly don't remember. I borrowed the book from the library in a previous town I lived in, so it's not like I can easily look it up, either. I can tell you that Trifkovic writes for the paleo-conservative, and many there, including Trifkovic, have compalined about the US meddling in Kosovo and support of the Islamist government there. They've described Thaci as a narco-terrorist. (Of course, there's a quid pro quo for this support. See for the segments on Camp Bondsteel.) While Trifkovic either doesn't believe in LIHOP or MIHOP, or hides it well, one writer there who does is Paul Craig Roberts (who has gotten ink here on

I'm all for educating the public on US/Israeli/British support and penetration of terrorists groups. I believe that all of the large scale attacks in Europe and the US (WTC '93, 911, London Subway, Madrid) were all controlled or manipulated and allowed by Western intelligence. However, to blame all terrorism (including all Islamic terrorism) on the US/Israel/Britain is ridiculous.

Terrorism is also a Pakistani Sunni Mulsim guy killing a Pakistani Shia Muslim guy, basically just because he's not as pure in his theology. It's also a Muslim in Kashmir throwing acid in a women's face because she dares to go around unveiled - and his target is more likely a Muslim woman than a Hindu woman!. And it's also Theo Van Gogh getting murdered. The guy who murdered him practically decapitated him, and I don't think he failed for lack of trying. Some of the Al Queda guys in Kosovo we supported also beheaded Serbian troops. Do you know where this fixation on beheading comes from? I do, because I read Trifkovic's book, and I can assure you that the practice predates the CIA.

There's also Hindu crazies in India, some of them targetting Christians, and while I've recently come to hear about so-called IRA bombings that may well have been the work of British intelligence, given the bloody history of Catholic/Protestant wars in Europe, I'll go out on a limb and put some of the blame on the ostensibly Catholic terrorists, there, who would have killed with or without help from the Brits.

Even if it's true that the US is "the World's Number One Sponsor of World Terrorism" (which I tend to believe, though it's not demonstrated by the existence of a quote from the military manual in question), that doesn't mean that the threat of terrorism is only "a threat that is posed only to US monopolists and death merchants, i.e., the Military/Industrial Complex, a fancy name for Murder, Inc.". Again, this statement is so one sided that it reeks of fanatacism.

My uncle, who is about as conservative as they come, used to work for the US Army, and though I never heard him say this, my cousin told me that he thought the USSR should have been nuked before they developed their own nuclear arsenal. Yet, even he once told me that the CIA was an embarassment that should be abolished. Nobody is excusing the CIA, or any other agency of the US governement, for all the evil they have done in this world. The truth lies somewhere between putting all the blame on us, and all the blame on "the other". Now, if you're not interested in the truth, well, that's another matter.

"All we like sheep have gone astray." - Isaiah 53:6

Agreed - not all "terrorism" is state sponsored

or committed by western intelligence and its assets.

When a political grievance is not allowed to be expressed non-violently it will eventually lead to violence.

That said, I think it is safe to say that the vast majority of "terrorist" events are state sponsored.

All the best to you and yours in the new year, metamars.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.


Some would argue that US

Some would argue that US terrorism began in 1620 (disease kills entire east coast NA villages) but the US wasn't established until 1776. There's the gradual extermination of NA peoples as the so called "westward expansion" takes root. There's the terror of slavery. There's the war against organized workers. Though Howard Zinn seems to need an education regarding the lies of 9/11, his book "People's History of the United States", chronicles centuries of state sponsored, US "terrorism".
Deception and war against the people has been a feature of the US government ever since its inception. The more this is brought to public view by dramatization in the entertainment industry, the better the chances, we in the 9/11 Truth Movement will have advancing the notion of a new independent investigation into the crimes of September 11. Please urge those in the motion picture industry with the heart and soul to take this on , to show more of the real way America achieves its goals. Viva Steve Alten!

Eye Opener

Wow! This post is an eye opener. (referring to the original post)
(Once one replies, one can only edit - but can't move one's reply).
The post directly above is very good too.

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Check out the original WashPo article.