Saturday, February 21, 2009

Aftermath of 9/11 Legacy of a moron

Here's something to chew on for a while. (Emphasis added)
Terrorism sows terror, and many States have fallen into a trap set by the terrorists. Ignoring lessons from the past, they have allowed themselves to be rushed into hasty responses, introducing an array of measures which undermine cherished values as well as the international legal framework carefully developed since the Second World War. These measures have resulted in human rights violations, including torture, enforced disappearances, secret and arbitrary detentions, and unfair trials. There has been little accountability for these abuses or justice for their victims.


... the consequences of pursuing counter-terrorism within a war paradigm ...
From something like The Shock Doctrine?


But it does provide more than a modicum of support for Naomi Klein's theory. In fact, it is a vindication.

It is written, not by a novelist or an activist, but by a panel established by the International Commission of Jurists.

You need to read the whole thing, but if you are rushed for time, satisfy yourself with at least chapter three of the report. And if you want just a quick snap, go directly to the Conclusions & Recommendations: war paradigm on page 64 (pdf 77).

H/T matthewgood

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