One would have hoped that after Ron Paul schooled Rudy Giuliani on the concept of “blowback” in front of a national audience, US politicians would have paid attention. Sadly, it was back to foreign interventionism as usual.
Once again, it appears that the latest tragedy in Canada, may be attributed to “blowback.” Here in the US, instead of reassessing foreign policy, Rep. Pete King wants to ratchet up surveillance on “Muslims” and “Muslim communities.”
Buzzfeed quotes Rep King:
We can have all the technology in the world, the fact is we have to find out what’s happening on the ground in these Muslim communities and we can only do that through increased surveillance.
...the fact is we have to find what people are thinking. We have to find out who the radicals are. We have to find out what’s going on in the mosques which are often incubators of this type of terrorism.
With ISIS making a concerted effort to bring about these domestic attacks we have to go all out with surveillance. We have to monitor what’s happening in those communities and we have to be quick to call it terrorism.
There are an estimated 1.6 billion Muslim people in the world. Does King want to monitor every single one in order to find a miniscule fraction who are radicals?
Wouldn’t it be more effective (and possible) to heed Ron Paul’s words and stay out of Muslim affairs? Why aren’t Buddhists radicalized? Why aren’t those who practice Taoism, or Rastafarianism radicalized?
Could it be that they are left alone, and have no reason to terrorize anyone?
Sadly, the neocons remain blinded by their own religion known as world domination. Their predictable response to blowback is to force everyone (including every American) to live in a glass house.
Thankfully, the ideas of a non-interventionism are spreading quickly. A future of peaceful relations is more than possible.
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