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“There Is No End In Sight” Army Major Warns Of “Perpetual War” On Terror

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Cutting through the haze of humanitarian bullshit and liberation,  West Point graduate and author Major Danny Sjursen told ‘Watching The Hawks’ that the War on Terror is a “battle for basic hegemony in the Middle East”, warning that it may go on indefinitely.

In the brief but eye-opening interview, Sjursen calls the US’ now 17-year War on Terror “unprecedented in American history,” noting that soon kids who were born after 9/11 will be joining the military.  

Sjursen called the War on Terror a misnomer. “How do you fight a war against a tactic. Terrorism is a tactic,” he asked.

“What it really has been, in my opinion, is a war for basic hegemony in the Middle East,” Sjursen said.

He believes that even though some of it may be backed by humanitarian impulses, “I don’t suspect that the government necessarily fights just for oil or whatever the different conspiracies [are].”

“The War on Terror, as far as I see it, is potentially perpetual. There is no end in sight,” he added.

Calling for a teaching of the mistakes from the “messy history” of the US misadventure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sjursen warned that the US is “apt to repeat” these mistakes “whether it’s in Iran, whether it’s in West Africa.”

American soldiers are dying countries Americans can’t pronounce, they can’t find on the map, and part of the problem and part of the reason for that they aren’t really educated on this.”

Sjursen called for the War on Terror to be taught in schools and for honest and critical conversations to be had publicly in order to educate the average American on it.


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5 Responses to “There Is No End In Sight” Army Major Warns Of “Perpetual War” On Terror

  1. Jolly Roger says:

    “……Army Major Warns Of “Perpetual War” On Terror……”

    You’re warning us? We’ve been watching it for twenty years, you idiot. No one expects it to stop until the entire country is penniless.

  2. Bluwater says:

    UH OH! Looks like more of the ‘missing’ $21 trillion is set to fund, arm, train, and supply US/Israeli terrorists.

    Was going to say, JR, that of course it can’t end. Well, at least not until the US is out of money and also can’t give Israel any to fund terrorists.

    Sadly, about 95% of this country believes there really, truly is a ‘war on terror’.

  3. galen says:

    No mention of u.S. being colony of Iz but still some staggering figures on war money:



  4. Peter says:

    George Orwell 1984 quote
    “The past had never been altered.Oceana was at war with Eastasia. Oceana had always been at war with Eastasia.”

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