The myth of the lone wolf and non-state actors in the war on terrorism
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The term “state-sponsored terrorism” is a distinction without a difference. All terrorist organizations that exist today are sponsored in some way by the state – that is of course if you include global financial interests as part of “the state”. If you accept the long-demonstrated seamless relationship between capital pools and political power (in fact the latter is simply an operating arm of the former) as the norm and not the exception, then the entire concept of state-sponsorship of terrorism becomes moot, and the mere attempt to construct such a narrative amounts to a clever attempt to return to the good versus evil paradigm that only serves to obfuscate the truth.
Seen through this lens, the decades-long struggle for control of Central Asia by the West (The New Great Game) becomes clearer. For example, if the last remaining source of petro-dollars were situated in North America, the Eastern States’ political and cultural narrative about the West would be that Christian Fundamentalist Extremists (more…)