The Mexicans Aren’t Terrorists/ Osama Bin Laden is Real

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Why aren’t the media calling the Mexicans who bombed the pipelines “terrorists?”

The group that claimed responsibility for the bombs is the Popular Revolutionary Army.

“The EPR boasts a Marxist-Leninist ideology and advocates socialist revolution, the sources said. The EPR also has founded a militarized political party known as the Popular Revolutionary Democratic Party, or Partido Democratico Popular Revolucionario.”

So let’s see…we have a militarized left-wing rebel group attacking capitalist infrastructure. I couldn’t find an “official statement” from the bombers, but it seems to me like the attack is directed towards the faceless multinational corporations who use a country’s raw materials to turn a ridiculous profit, without showing the host country much love.

That’s not terrorism? I just looked up the definition on wikipedia, and it says terrorism is only when innocent people are attacked. So this isn’t terrorism because nobody got hurt.

Anyway, I just thought it was interesting to see that some Mexicans blew up a gas pipeline, and the way the media seemed to brush off the whole story. They fucked up 3 different pipelines, and over 10,000 people had to be evacuated. In my book, that’s a pretty big deal, to blow up a huge pipeline and cause widespread panic and disruption. Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous to not classify this bombing as terrorist in some aspect.

As a comparison, I will offer 2 examples.

The first is from Fight Club. Let’s imagine at the end of the movie, that they blow up those huge buildings, but nobody dies. No one died at all, the only thing that happened was that those buildings were demolished, all those people couldn’t go to work the next day, everybody’s credit got erased, and Fight Club lived happily ever after. Isn’t that terrorism of some sort? If you take the definition of “people got killed indiscrimately” as the only definition, then what would you call that at the end of Fight Club? It’s not terrorism, because nobody got killed. So what is it? Pseudo-terrorism?

Think about it: If you attack and destroy something’s infrastructure, like a credit machine or a gas pipeline, that is going to have a HUGE impact on everything in that society. Just because nobody died, does that make your attack just a “regular” bombing, rather than a “terrorist” bombing. It’s interesting that violence against a human being is necessary to qualify an attack as terrorist, whereas a multi-level attack against a nationalized corporation is kind of brushed off as a rebel assault. Righhhhht. If these guys are willing and motivated enough to coordinate a massive attack like this, designed specifically to inspire fear and concern for the safety of this government operations, then I would personally call them TERRORIST-ASS-SUCKAS.

My next example comes from Nigeria. Over the last year or so, Nigerian “rebels” have been doing the same goddamn thing over there. They are bombing the fuck out of major oil pipelines, to the point that American companies have abandoned the rigs and sold them to the country, or other people. I don’t have the details. Anyway, why aren’t they terrorists? They fuck some major shit up over there, cause a shitload of $ damage, inspire fear in the government, but they aren’t terrorists.

And now on to the main event, the #1 terrorist in the world according to the GWB Terrorist Rankings, Osama Bin Laden.

Osama Bin Laden is, rightfully so, a touchy subject. I wouldn’t go here unless I felt like I had to. OBL just came out with his new video, and every single fucking thing I read about his speech was that it was “rambling and incoherent,” while most news outlets focused on his “attack on capitalism” and “call for Americans to convert to Islam.”

Religion is a strange thing. Personally, I’m all about God and the spirits, but I don’t believe in the purity or sanctity of any human manifestation (religion). Other than religion fanaticism, though, OBL hit the nail on the head in his transcript. The US media twisted and distorted the things he said, and just hoped none of us read it, and that we took their twisted, distilled message for face value, and not investigate further.

If you’re still here, read these quotes from his speech. I believe that these statements are true and powerful, even though they are coming from the camp of our nation’s sworn enemy, a mastermind of cold-blooded murder of US civilians.

“And for your information media, during the first years of the war, lost its credibility and manifested itself as a tool of the colonialist empires, and its condition has often been worse than the condition of the media of the dictatorial regimes which march in the caravan of the single leader.”

“And among the things which catch the eye of the one who considers the repercussions of your unjust war against Iraq is the failure of your democratic system, despite its raising of the slogans of justice, liberty, equality and humanitarianism. It has not only failed to achieve these things, it has has actually destroyed these and other concepts with its weapons – especially in Iraq and Afghanistan – in a brazen fashion, to replace them with fear, destruction, killing, hunger, illness, displacement and more than a million orphans in Baghdad alone, not to mention hundreds of thousands of widows.” (dunno about the million orphans stat)

“It is time for humankind to know that talk of the rights of man and freedom are lies produced by the White House and its allies in Europe to deceive humans, take control of their destinies and subjugate them.”

“After the failure of your representatives in the Democratic Party to implement your desire to stop the war, you can still carry anti-war placards and spread out in the streets of major cities, then go back to your homes, but that will be of no use and will lead to the prolonging of the war.”

Finally

“It has now become clear to you and the entire world the impotence of the democratic system and how it plays with the interests of the peoples and their blood by sacrificing soldiers and populations to achieve the interests of the major corporations.”

All those statements are true.

Interestingly, Osama tells us to read Michael Scheuer if you need to understand the situation more fully. As the ex-commander of the “CIA Get Osama” team, Scheuer has a deep understanding of the terror war.

Some find him to be sympathetic to the terrorists, or even a terrorist, because he has the capability of understanding a different point of view than his own. Scheuer says we have to kill the enemy, “Anywhere we can, whenever we can, without a great deal of concern for civilian casualties. As I said, war is war. The people who got killed when they were hosting Zawahiri to dinner were not friends of the US.”

In other words, we have to kill every single one of them (men, women and children), or they will kill every single one of us. Osama Bin Laden is not an idiot, he’s not rambling and he’s not incoherent. He is telling us why he wants to kill ALL OF US, and it would serve all of us well to understand where he is coming from instead of ignoring and debasing his ideas.

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1 Response to “The Mexicans Aren’t Terrorists/ Osama Bin Laden is Real”


  1. 1 stoneywageslave September 11, 2007 at 8:44 am

    I agree.

    As an addendum, I would also like to say that I know what day it is, September 11, and my thoughts go out to people who lost buddies and family during the attack.

    Sentimentality and remembrance do not negate the fact that we are fucking with people who are going to fuck with us back. We need to think about what is actually going on, instead of being swept up in the emotions of the day. We also need to do things, like read the primary text of Osama’s speech, which can give you a clearer perspective, and hopefully your own perspective.


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