So, the US has engaged in an act of war by violating the airspace of another nation in order to try to kill a supposed terrorist.

Now, said terrorist, as far as I can tell, has not done anything against the US nor is a threat to the United States.

This is, of course, why they call it “the war on terror”. It’s a free license to engage in warfare against almost anyone anywhere, and the “patriotic” contractors need a never ending war.

This was also our justification for attacking the Taliban who had also done nothing to us but supposedly harbored Osama bin Laden.

First off: consider that if the US military is unable to exert dominion over all of Afghanistan why should it be assumed that the Taliban could?

But anyway, let’s assume they could: so, harboring a terrorist is a legitimate reason to launch strikes and/or invade another country.

Who agrees with that? Make up your mind before you read on…
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Meet Orlando Bosch:

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“Orlando Bosch Ávila (18 August 1926 – 27 April 2011)[1] was a Cuban exile, former Central Intelligence Agency-backed operative, and head o fCoordination of United Revolutionary Organizations, which the FBI has described as “an anti-Castro terrorist umbrella organization”.[2] Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburghcalled Bosch an “unrepentant terrorist”.[3] He was accused of taking part in Operation Condor and several terrorist attacks, including the 6 October 1976 bombing of a Cuban civilian airliner in which all 73 people on board were killed, including many young members of a Cuban fencing team and five North Koreans. ”

Orlando Bosch is a terrorist. He should be arrested right?
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“Bosch was given safe haven within the US in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, who in 1976 as head of the CIA had declined an offer by Costa Rica to extradite Bosch.”

All the above is from Wikipedia:

Later in life the US argued against his extradition under the theory that he would be tortured which is amusing given out record of torturing “terrorists”.

So a quick question for anyone who is in favor of or strikes on Somalia or Afghanistan: would you be ok if prior to his death in 2011 Cuban planes struck the US to kill Orlando Bosch? What would you think if they missed and there was “collateral damage”? Would you buy the US “Whoops we are sorry, but we go to great lengths not to kill civilians” excuse?

Why does this matter?  It matters because of Blowback, which I have written about before.  Americans stand around dumbfounded and wonder why others want to kill us.  Not having any clue they buy into the “they hate us for our freedoms” nonsense.  There is a real reason why people around the world want to kill us and it has nothing to do with our freedoms.  It has to do with specific foreign policy actions regularly undertaken by the warfare state.