Al Qaeda – the enigma that is everywhere, a bit like the ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’, “we seek him here, we seek him there etc “; on one side one day, the other the next, sometimes both on the same day, but in different places; friend or foe?. Depends entirely on the US’ need to blame someone else for terrorism or their need to gain assistance when intervening in another country.
An impressive article by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research.ca
There is something disturbing in the nature of post 9/11 public discourse. Incessantly, on a daily basis, Al Qaeda is referred to by the Western media, government officials, members of the US Congress, Wall Street analysts, etc. as an underlying cause of numerous World events. Occurences of a significant political, social or strategic nature –including the US presidential elections campaign– are routinely categorized by referring to Al Qaeda, the alleged architect of the September 11 2001 attacks.
What is striking is the extent of media coverage of “Al Qaeda related events”, not to mention the mountains of op eds and authoritative “analysis” pertaining to “terror events” in different part of the World.
Routine mention of Al Qaeda “fanatics”, “jihadists”, etc. has become –from a news standpoint– trendy and fashionable. A Worldwide ritual of authoritative media reporting has unfolded. At the time of writing (March 24, 2012), “Al Qaeda events” had 183 million…
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