Terrorists as warriors: The fatal confusion at the heart of the “war on terror”

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December 12, 2011
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Andy Worthington  
Posted in Commentary

"On September 10, 2001, terrorists were criminals, and had been successfully prosecuted as such in the U.S. courts. Less than six weeks after the 9/11 attacks, for example, four men -- Mohamed al-'Owhali, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, Mohamed Odeh, and Wadih el-Hage -- were sentenced to life without parole for their roles in al-Qaeda’s bombing of two U.S. embassies, in Kenya and in Tanzania, on August 7, 1998. When the administration of George W. Bush declared a 'war' on al-Qaeda and the Taliban, however, two parallel worlds came into existence." (12/09/11)


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