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Concept.png "War on Terror" 
(Strategy of Tension,  perpetual war,  “counter-terrorism”,  social control,  structural deep event,  “Terrorism/Preparation”SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png 4
Founder(s)Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism,  Deep State
Interest of• Active Change Foundation
• Hilary Aked
• Kevin Barrett
• Josh Begley
• George W. Bush
• Peter Clarke
• Dark Politricks
• Francis Ghilès
• François Heisbourg
• David Hoffman
• International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
• Jeffrey Kaye
• Norman Lamont
• Le Cercle
• Herbert Levine
• Lowkey
• Office of Strategic Influence
• Operation Dark Winter
• Steve Pieczenik
• John Pilger
• Daniel Pipes
• Hanif Qadir
• Quilliam Foundation
• Russia/Deep state
• The Truthseeker
• UN/Office of Counter-Terrorism
• Washington Conference on International Terrorism
• Karel van Wolferen
• Andy Worthington
Subpage(s)War on Terror/Purposes
The campaign, launched by the USA under the Presidency of George W. Bush with the support of the UK, and most NATO members (at least formally) and other Western-aligned countries. Nominally a response to the events of 11 September 2001, its stated objective is the elimination of so called 'terrorist organisations', it was in fact conceived long before by a group of terrorist experts, including his father and the groundwork laid at a 1979 conference in Jerusalem as a propaganda term used to legitimise wars of aggression and a scare tactic.

This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while. And the American people must be patient. I’m going to be patient. (President George W. Bush, 17 September 2001)[1]

Nafeez Ahmed wrote in December 2015 that data from the US State Department reveals that since 2001, the number of "terrorist" attacks has increased by around 6500%.[2] This is not to say that the "War on Terror" is a failure: worldwide it has facilitated the transfer of trillions of dollars from governments to the wealthy elite.[3] Mere venality however is of course a veneer on the deeper purposes of those who established the project - control of their fellow man. All readers are encouraged to be cautious of narratives that feature "terrorism", which is itself a suspect term.[4]  


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War on Terror/Purposes10,894The purposes of the "War On Terror" were little asked about in the immediate aftermath of 9-11. If the criterion by which is should be measured is a reduction in "terrorism", the policy has been singularly unsuccessful. However, the project is by no means as one dimensional as the commercially-controlled media would suggest...

Good Riddance

"Good Riddance to the War on Terror"

In August 2021, Lowkey produced an 11-minute YouTube video with Double Down News titled "Good Riddance to the War on Terror" which begins with the question:

“It’s great that the world is concerned for human rights in Afghanistan, but where have you been for the last 20 years?”

And concludes:

"Our future cannot be defined by warfare and enemies - we have to find a way in which humanity can come together to survive the major de-stabilisation which climate change will bring."[5]

Official Narrative


In response to increasingly violent and "radicalised" opposition by a small but determined number of "extremists" who are ruthlessly using technology, national governments, especially those under the hegemony of the US/UK/NATO need ruthless counter measures to protect the welfare of the majority of their citizens. The official opposition narrative, as with the "war on drugs" is that this policy is misguided - never that it is as well though out as it is cynical and hypocritical. This page suggests that both narratives were consciously created to obscure a multitude of less palatable deep political purposes, or which mere profiteering is one of the least important.


The word "terrorism" is rarely defined, only alluded to alongside stereotypical images of "Islamic extremists". Earlier terrorism (such as IRA, for example) were treated differently and not exploited to promote fear amongst the population. Although the risk of death or injury from terrorism is a fraction of 1% of the risk of, for example traffic accidents[6] the commercially-controlled media and governments continuously play it up.

"War" is the systematic use of violence against a designated enemy, a prime source of "terror". It is blatantly counterproductive to use terrorist methods such as assassination, torture and indefinite detention to do so. So the "War on Terror" is absurd on its face... and yet people are expected to tolerate ever greater proportions of their tax revenues being diverted to this end. In the post-WWII West the Bogeyman was "Communism"; in earlier times it was "Anarchism", earlier still, "Witchcraft". Stoking fear of "Terrorism" fulfills a similar function.[7].

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Alternative view

Karel von Wolferen termed the "War on Terror" "the biggest lie of the 21st century".[8] The Military-industrial-intelligence-congressional complex uses it as a pretext for their continued existence (and expansion) after the obvious (and to a certain extent real) dangers of the cold war have subsided. A lot of evidence suggests that the majority of high profile "terrorist attacks" are in fact designed to promote the "war on terror" and keep profits up for the MICC.

After the 7-7 London bombings MP Robin Cook stated a month before his sudden and premature death that "The struggle against terrorism cannot be won by military means".

Ivor Roberts, former UK ambassador to Italy, noted in 2004 that George W Bush was "al-Qaeda's best recruiting sergeant". In 2007, he gave a valedictory telegram which was "curtly dismissive"[9] of the "war on terror". The response from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was to ignore the substance of his telegram but ban the century-old practice of valedictory telegrams from British envoys.

Senior French spook Alain Chouet stated that “Western governments and the financial sponsors of jihad... [W]e remain allies with those who have sponsored this terrorism for the last 30 years.” [10]

"War OF Terror"

For "War on Terror", read "War OF Terror"

Concluding an interview for the Media Workers Against the War Conference "The First Casualty? War, Truth & the Media Today", at the London School of Economics on 17 November 2007, John Pilger said:

Yes, a lot of journalists put "Terrorism" and "War on Terror" in inverted commas but after a while they weary of that. It's as if there really is a "War on Terror". And there isn't a "War on Terror". There is a "War OF Terror".[11]

Death toll

Following the 9/11 attacks, the US and its allies invaded and occupied Afghanistan, and Washington also started intermittent drone strikes inside neighbouring Pakistan. In early 2003, the US invaded Iraq under the pretext that the regime of Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons, however, were ever found in Iraq.

According to a study by Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, published on 8 November 2018, the "War on Terror" has killed about 507,000 people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past seventeen years. Commentators claimed the study's death toll was a serious underestimate, that the overwhelming majority were civilian casualties, many of whom women and children, and that those killed in Gaza, Libya, Syria and Yemen were not included.[12]


Full article: Rated 4/5 War on Terror/Purposes

Like the "war on drugs", the "war on terror" serves many deeper purposes. Possibly the most important of these is to increase fear among populations exposed to the concept (i.e. primarily the populations of US, UK, other 'developed' nations). This is well understood as a modern version of the "strategy of tension" applied in Italy in the 1970s and 80s by Operation Gladio. Damaging social cohesion and rendering people mentally (and in the longer term, also physically) weaker in this way is an effort to strengthen the relative position of those who behind the operation. As well as providing numerous avenues for profiteering, the "war on terror" appears to be an effort to hamper those who are actively resisting the roll out of a totalitarian police state and who are investigating crimes such as those of the cabal. This includes practices such as mass surveillance, internet censorship, rolling back Civil liberties, secret trials, kidnapping, indefinite detention, torture and murder of "suspected terrorists".


Although officially launched on 7 October 2001, as a response to the events of September 11th, the global war on terror has roots which go back to the 1970s. Historically, false Flag attacks were something of a rarity, used at time of greatest need such as when a casus belli was sought. However, the Gladio networks set up at the end of WW2 allowed them to be carried out with ruthless efficiency, and deep state control of national governments and commercially-controlled media minimised the chances of effective exposure. As a result, they became more common after WWII, most notably in Italy. After the end of the Cold War they were invoked by the MICC and other aspects of the apparatus of "national security" to try to fabricate a raisin-d'etre. Few commentators were perspicacious enough to see what was underway, but Mae Brussell opined already in the 1970s that the chance to use fear to control people would prove irresistible to deep politicians.

We are going to see a great number of articles in the future from so-called experts and public officials. They will warn about more violence, more kidnappings, and more terrorists. Mass media, the armed forces, and intelligence agencies will saturate our lives with fascist scare tactics and "predictions" that have already been planned to come true.

Mae Brussell, 1974[13]

Terror management theory

Full article: Stub class article Terror management theory
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Terror management theory is the psychological theory about how humans deal with fear of death. Systematic research on this in the 1970s began to confirm that even subliminal reminders of mortality can have a huge effect on people, motivating them to become not only more fearful, but xenophobic and submissive to authorities. This explains why, for example, the popularity of George W. Bush leaped after September 11th, in spite of his demonstrably underwhelming performance (reading a story about a pet goat to a class of Florida first graders, even after he is told about the terrorist attacks underway in New York).

Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism

Full article: Rated 3/5 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism

In 1979, the Jonathan Institute held what was a key step in the development of the "Global War on Terror". The Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism attempted to found the study of terrorism as an academic discipline in its own right, separate from established areas such as criminology, politics, international relations etc. With 700 attendees[14] including several top level deep state bosses such as George H. W. Bush (The Enterprise) and Brian Crozier (Le Cercle, The 61), this appears to have been a seminal event in the global coordination of false flag "terrorism". It was followed up 5 years later the Washington Conference on International Terrorism which helped establish "terrorism" as a new focus of Israeli, U.S., and European foreign policy.


The standard official opposition narrative about the "war on terror" is that it is a disproportionate response to a real threat. Prominent voices who went beyond this included Robin Cook with his memorable claim on the day after 7/7 that "The struggle against terrorism cannot be won by military means".[15] and Adam Curtis whose Power of Nightmares was the a significant exposure of the West's creation of wahabism.


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The timing of the "war on terror" - just after the end of the cold war would suggest the involvement of the permanent war machine. The rollout seems to be widespread, but is fastest in anglophone countries[citation needed], perhaps suggesting leadership from UK or US, both of which have been aggressive in the rolling back of civil liberties. Organisation appears to be through the usual deep state channels, such as deep state milieux.

Deep State

The deep state are experienced at carrying out black ops, but other groups such as intelligence agencies and some private military contractors could also carry them out. Control of the state invesigative apparatus and commercially-controlled media reporting is however much harder. Limiting public exposure of the true perpetrators is of course essential to the success of false flag operations which make up the "war on terror". This provides strong circumstantial evidence that the war on terror is (at least) supported by deep state groups such as the cabal.

Intelligence agencies

Full article: Intelligence agencies

Former Italian Prime Minister, Francesco Cossiga, wrote that "all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe... now know well that the disastrous attack [of 9/11] has been planned and realized from the CIA American and the Mossad with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic Countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part... in Iraq [and] Afghanistan."[16][17] If this is true, one might wonder why not even one has been courageous enough to expose the deception. One possible answer to that would be that to see them as separate groups (with national affiliations) is a mistake; international milieux have been highly influential since at least the Safari Club and Le Cercle in creating what Peter Dale Scott refers to as a "supranational deep state".[18] As of 2016, MI6 continues to promote the "war on terror".[19]

Controlled media

Commercially-controlled media was reliably behind the interpretation of events put out by the US government, even when it defied common sense[20]

“Given terrorism's unique dependence on publicity and amplification, the media have a crucial role in either facilitating or obstructing the spread of terrorism against the West... manipulation of public opinion is in fact, central to the terrorist strategy. For this purpose, access to the media, indeed their domination, is indispensable.”
James H. Fetzer [21]

The commercially-controlled media, especially in the US, has long been complicit in an organised effort to keep people fearful and misinformed. The hypocrisy of the "war on terror" would be easily grasped without a compliant media keen to uncritically echo and amplify the authorities' pronouncements. The language used by corporate media frames people's thinking, so that they can be subtly prepared for particular lies by gradual exposure to particular language and ideas.[22] The use of the word "risk" in the UK broadsheet press went up by an order of magnitude between 1994 to 2000.[23] Both the 1995 Oklahoma Bombing and the Amerithrax anthrax attacks were both initially (very quickly) blamed on Islamic terrorists, an official narrative which the corporate media echo unchallenged. Particularly important is the failure of corporate media to investigate certain topics, to leave certain topics unasked.

One exception to the rule of the controlled media's obeisance to the official narrative is the BBC's Adam Curtis, who in 2004 produced a recommended series of films, The Power Of Nightmares, which suggested that Al Qaeda was a name created by the US government.


Full article: Rated 4/5 9-11
A typical inset image of Bin Laden, as if to strengthen an association in the viewers' minds with the 9-11 attacks.[24]

The single most important event in promoting the "war on terror" narrative was undoubtedly 9/11. In the wake of this, most people were in state of extended shock (half of US adults are suspected of experiencing symptoms of PTSD[citation needed]). As Naomi Klein points out in her Shock Doctrine, this renders people particularly susceptible to 'programming'. This took the form (and indeed, still takes the form) of stock repetition of images and phrases, such as the linking of Al Qaeda to acts and images of "terrorism".

The Telegraph's reporting from October 1, 2001 provide a typical example. It did not question Tony Blair's claim to have seen "absolutely powerful incontrovertible evidence" that Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11. Instead, it echoed his assertion that "the fight against terrorism needs to be a global one. Only a true coalition of the civilised world offers a real chance of cutting out the cancer of mass terrorism."[25]

As an exception to the Western corporate media policy on 9/11, Russia Today produced an interesting video about Operation Gladio and 9/11. However, although still available elsewhere, it is interesting that in Summer 2014 that episode of the series was removed, later followed by all the other "Truthseeker" videos.


Full article: Rated 4/5 “Counter-terrorism”

The "War on Terror" has spawned a burgeoning market for "counter-terrorism" groups, in the private, government and international sectors. The UN/Security Council/Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, for example, have failed to investigate the obvious holes in the some official narratives of recent terrorist attacks (most notably 9/11), again, suggesting a coordinated campaign by a highly influential groups with broad reach:- i.e. deep state control. Commercially-controlled media meanwhile offers contracts for "terror experts", who tend to be from a small clique with questionable expertise. Many "counter terror" groups are set up by deep politicians, such as attendees of Le Cercle and/or the 1979 JCIT.[26][27]


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Since 9/11 in particular, the knowledge of false flag terror events is becoming public; once one has seriously entertained the possibility that the authorities may in fact be people ready to tolerate such abhorrent strategies, a previously hidden pattern emerges which allows one to make a lot more sense of what is going on. The main aim of the "war on terror" is to promote fear - so the tactic fails if enough people calmly refuse to be taken in by it. As Bruce Schneier stated “The surest defense against terrorism is to refuse to be terrorized.” [28] Education can yield the insight and fortitude which will help make it obsolete. As the internet is allowing this deception to be effectively unmasked, increasingly desperate attempts are being made to stifle freedom of speech through censorship. Tricks such as the "Fake News" meme appear to be causing blowback - making people ever more aware of the need to check that stories are not war propaganda.[29]


An example

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2015 Hawija bombingA bombing of an IED plant that was ordered under suspicious circumstances went awry. Dutch Cabinet denied involvement, then denied any knowledge of the casualties until Dutch FOIA requests showed otherwise.


A “War on Terror” victim on Wikispooks

Rafil DhafirUs Muslim doctor persecuted by the US justice system for providing humanitarian aid to sanctioned Iraq.


Related Quotations

"Islamophobia"“"terrorism" in the post-9/11 American vernacular has become shorthand for "Islamic terrorism."”Gregory Krieg2 April 2017
"Racism"“Chinese authorities, bolstered by technology, arbitrarily and indefinitely detaining Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang en masse for actions and behavior that are not crimes under Chinese law. And yet Chinese authorities continue to make wildly inaccurate claims that their “sophisticated” systems are keeping Xinjiang safe by “targeting” terrorists “with precision.””1 May 2019
"Strike Hard Campaign"“Credible estimates indicate that under this heightened repression, up to one million people are being held in “political education” camps. The government’s “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” (Strike Hard Campaign, 严厉打击暴力恐怖活动专项行动) has turned Xinjiang into one of China’s major centers for using innovative technologies for social control.”1 May 2019
"Terrorism"“Terrorism is not really an '-ism'. There's no connection between the Sandinistas who fought the Contras and Al Qaida or Colombia's FARC and fisherman turned pirates in Africa and Asia, yet they are all called "terrorists". That's just a convenient way for your government to convince the world that there is another enemy '-ism' out there, like communism used to be. It diverts attention from the very real problems.

Our narrow-minded attitudes and the resultant policies foment violence, rebellion and wars. In the long run, almost noone benefits from attacking the people we label as "terrorists", with one, glaring exception:- the corporatocracy. Those who own and run the companies that build the ships, missiles and armoured vehicles, make guns, uniforms and bulletproof vests, distribute food, soft drinks and ammunition, provide insurance, medicines and toilet paper, constructions ports, airstrips and housing and reconstruct devastated villages, schools, factories and hospitals. They, and only they, are the big winners. The rest of us are hoodwinked by that one, loaded word "terrorist".

The current economic collapse has awakened us to the importance of regulating and reining in the people who control the businesses that benefit from the misuse of words like "terrorism" and who perpetrate other scams. We recognize today that white collar executives are not a special, incorruptible breed.”
Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann
Black Lives Matter“This country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what's our diplomacy across the globe? We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical”2020
Robin Cook“So long as the struggle against terrorism is perceived as a war that can be won by military means, it is doomed to fail. The more the West emphasises confrontation, the more it silences moderate voices in the Muslim world who want to speak up for cooperation.”Robin Cook8 July 2005
Corporate media/IslamophobiaTerrorism cannot be defeated because it’s not an enemy, it’s a tactic. A war against Al Qaida is sensible and supportable, but a war against a tactic is ludicrous and hurtful... a propaganda ploy to swindle others into supporting one’s own terrorism ... and encourages prejudices against Muslims everywhere. What if we said “Catholic Christian IRA hitmen” ?”William Odom2006
Tom Cotton“Waterboarding isn’t torture. We do waterboarding on our own soldiers in the military.”Tom Cotton
Tom Cotton“The only problem with Guantanamo Bay is that there are too many empty cells... as far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell. But as long as they don’t do that, then they can rot in Guantanamo Bay.”Tom Cotton
Document:The First 9-11 Sceptic“We are going to see a great number of articles in the future from so-called experts and public officials. They will warn about more violence, more kidnappings, and more terrorists. Mass media, the armed forces, and intelligence agencies will saturate our lives with fascist scare tactics and 'predictions' that have already been planned to come true.”Mae Brussell1974
Tom Fuentes“If you’re submitting budget proposals for a law enforcement agency, for an intelligence agency, you’re not going to submit the proposal that “We won the war on terror and everything’s great,” cuz the first thing that’s gonna happen is your budget’s gonna be cut in half. You know, it’s my opposite of Jesse Jackson’s ‘Keep Hope Alive’”Tom Fuentes2009
Francis Ghilès“Fifteen years after 9/11 we are nowhere close to the end of the War on Terror... ISIS is a long-term threat to the region and the outside world.”Francis Ghilès26 June 2016
Internet/Censorship“For some time to come, the delicate balance between freedom and security may have to shift”Tony AbbottSeptember 2014
Fatima LahnaitSpain remains a target for Islamist extremists. Moreover, like other European countries, it is now facing an increasing radicalisation phenomenon that may lead to violent extremism and home-grown Islamist terrorism.”Fatima Lahnait2018
McCarthyism“Just as the Palmer Raids turned up no actual bombers and the McCarthy era tactics identified few spies or saboteurs, so also the government's yield of actual terrorists from its current preventive detention program has been staggeringly small. According to Ashcroft, all of the detainees were "suspected terrorists." Yet of the approximately two thousand persons, only four have been charged with any crime relating to terrorism. None has been charged with involvement in the September 11 crimes, and the vast majority have been affirmatively cleared of any criminal charges by the FBI. As noted above, the government's policy has been to release and/or deport detainees only after the FBI has cleared them. Yet as of October 2002, Attorney General Ashcroft announced that the INS had deported 431 detainees, and in July 2002, the Justice Department reported that only eighty-one individuals remained in immigration detention. Thus, by the government's own account, virtually none of those detained as "suspected terrorists" turned out to be terrorists.”David Cole2003
Nice truck eventDemocracy must not be weak, nor simply commemorate. Democracy must say "We will win the war."”Nicolas SarkozyJuly 2016
Perpetual war“I am running out of villains. I am running out of demons. I’m down to Castro and Kim Il Sung.”Colin Powell9 April 1991
Mike Pompeo“I was a cadet, what's the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”Mike PompeoApril 2019
Vladimir Putin“Western countries have been saying for centuries that they bring freedom and democracy to other nations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of bringing democracy they suppressed and exploited, and instead of giving freedom they enslaved and oppressed. The unipolar world is inherently anti-democratic and unfree; it is false and hypocritical through and through.

The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent. Recall that during WWII the United States and Britain reduced Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne and many other German cities to rubble, without the least military necessity. It was done ostentatiously and, to repeat, without any military necessity. They had only one goal, as with the nuclear bombing of Japanese cities: to intimidate our country and the rest of the world.

The United States left a deep scar in the memory of the people of Korea and Vietnam with their carpet bombings and use of napalm and chemical weapons. It actually continues to occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other countries, which they cynically refer to as equals and allies. Look now, what kind of alliance is that? The whole world knows that the top officials in these countries are being spied on and that their offices and homes are bugged. It is a disgrace, a disgrace for those who do this and for those who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this arrogant behaviour.

They call the orders and threats they make to their vassals Euro-Atlantic solidarity, and the creation of biological weapons and the use of human test subjects, including in Ukraine, noble medical research.

It is their destructive policies, wars and plunder that have unleashed today’s massive wave of migrants. Millions of people endure hardships and humiliation or die by the thousands trying to reach Europe.”
Vladimir Putin2022
Coleen Rowley“I began a long time ago right after 9/11 being appalled by the fact that this cover-up was beginning, and then seeing this so-called war on terror began, and again had very little connection to what I knew what was behind that the terrorist attacks, and seeing "terrorism" grow. In the world right now if we wanted to be safer you do something, but you don’t do something that makes the problem worse.”Coleen Rowley
Xinjiang“Chinese authorities continue to make wildly inaccurate claims that their “sophisticated” systems are keeping Xinjiang safe by “targeting” terrorists “with precision.””1 May 2019


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4star.png 2 July 2016 Robin  Everyone should be familiar with this back story
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  15. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/jul/08/july7.development
  16. http://www.globalresearch.ca/ex-italian-president-intel-agencies-know-9-11-an-inside-job/7550
  17. http://www.corriere.it/politica/07_novembre_30/osama_berlusconi_cossiga_27f4ccee-9f55-11dc-8807-0003ba99c53b.shtml
  18. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/684
  19. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38250432
  20. Consider, for example, the claim that 2 planes totally destroyed 3 skyscrapers
  21. http://911scholars.ning.com/profiles/blogs/joshua-blakeney-on-terrorism-how-the-west-can-win-by-benjamin
  22. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/505
  23. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/694
  24. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/osama-bin-laden-dead-reports/story-e6frg6so-1226048421033
  25. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/1358499/Blair-presents-the-proof-that-bin-Laden-is-guilty.html
  26. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/728
  27. http://unwelcomeguests.net/747
  28. https://www.schneier.com/essays/archives/2006/08/refuse_to_be_terrori.html Schneier on Security , August 2006
  29. Some have argued that the Edward Snowden Affair was conceived as a way to let people know the extent of mass surveillance so that they will self-censor.

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