Since September 11, 2001, The War on Terror has expanded violently across the globe. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps over a million, are dead, a vast majority of people in the Middle East view the US as an enemy and radicalized groups have grown, trillions of dollars have been spent, and there is no end in sight. It’s a massive fucking disaster. Read this pithy summary in the Intercept.
Also from The Intercept today, a reminder that 9/11, and other tragedies, were immediately seen as great opportunities in the eyes of US leaders. Opportunities for them to violently spread their ideologies. It’s the Shock Doctrine in action, and it’s disgusting.