US foreign policy

US official: A new event might surprise you the way 9/11 surprised us

 

http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2010/October/20101013120518su0.9436718.html?CP.rss=true

 

excerpts from: U.S. Official on Upcoming NATO Ministerial Meetings in Brussels

America.gov, 12 October 2010


Foreign Press Center briefing with Jim Townsend JR., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy

SUPERPOWER - Multiple Award Winnings Documentary

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Terrorist Pianos of Doom!

Terrorist Pianos of Doom!

Arthur Silber

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/04/what-led-to-krystian-zimermans-surprising-performance-walkouts-.html

May 29, 2009

Toward the end of last month, a noteworthy incident occurred in the classical music life of Los Angeles:

this would be his last American appearance -- in protest of the nation's military policies overseas.

In a low voice that could not be heard throughout the auditorium, Zimerman, universally considered among the world's finest pianists, made reference to Guantanamo Bay and U.S. military policies toward Poland.

"Get your hands off my country," he said.

Global Blowback

http://www.thenewamerican.com/node/7753

Long before 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s terrorist activities around the world were being cited as a classic case of “blowback.” Quite obviously, the CIA’s support for bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and other radical Islamists in Afghanistan in the 1980s, ostensibly to counter the Soviets, had indeed helped spawn a virulently anti-American global terror network that was returning to haunt us.
Unfortunately, aiding al-Qaeda is far from the only “mistake” of this sort to be made by our government. In fact, the top policymakers at the State Department and National Security Council — in both Republican and Democratic administrations — seem to have a perverse proclivity for backing some of the most brutal terrorist organizations and terror-sponsoring regimes, time after time after time.

Here are a few disturbing examples of the absurd and indefensible “war on terror” policies that are aiding our enemies and undermining our security — and that are certain to bring a torrent of deadly blowback to America for years, if not decades, to come.