Five years

posted by Kaihsu Tai on September 11th, 2006
  1. I am sorry that it has come to this.

    This will likely be a long war, stretching out two or three decades. Albeit low-intensity, it will be a total war, blurring the line between civilian and military lives. Racist and sectarian rhetorics will be used on both sides.

    We will again forget what it is like to live in peacetime.

    After the Cold War, we humanity have again subjected our children to this.

    (2001-09-14 13:58:34 −0700)

  2. I’ve just come to the realisation that Operation Infinite Justice (and friends) is a ‘war’ that has an ambiguous, if not totally undefined and unachievable goal (‘wipe out terrorism and evil in this world’). This will be a war that can go on forever.

    Coming from an island where martial law was once imposed for decades, I know that a ‘war’ is the best way to stretch the power of a totalitarian government infinitely and restrict civil liberties with next to no democratic scrutiny, etc. (But I am certainly not the first person to notice this.)

    Now they’ve found something that’s better than the ‘War on Drugs’!

    (2001-09-20 10:51:16 −0700)

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  1. On September 11, 2006 at 10:43 Mike said:

    Whispers in the Loggia: “To mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and the centenary of the first satyagraha, Archbishops Wuerl and Sambi to participate in ecumenical Ghandian march in the capital . . . .”