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[My New Research Paper] A Case Against Counter-Terrorism: A Worst Policy Scenario For Democracies (Dershowitz Interesting Chapter & Headlines)


The Link to my paper is below:

counter-terror_CWI

Here is an interesting chapter from Alan M. Dershowitz (fictional not much of an actual scholarly work), from his book ‘Why Terrorism Works’, Chapter Three: How an Amoral Society Could Fight Terrorism pp. 105-130. The interesting thing about this work is exactly what I state in my paper, contemporary western counter-terrorism is self-defeatist and destructive, as absolutely antithetical to democratic practices and systems. The sub-sections are headed as such, will give you the idea of the similarity to totalitarianism;

  • Controlling The Media pp. 107-109 [already in practice of course]
  • Monitor All Communications pp. 109-111 [practiced covertly, waiting for open legal framework, e.g. UK ‘Snooper Charter’, US NSA etc]
  • Criminalizing Advocacy pp. 111-114 [well not much need said here]
  • Restricting Movement pp. 114-116 [Ticked]
  • Collective Punishment pp. 117-119 [Hallelujah!]
  • Targeted Assassinations pp. 119-120 [one word: drones]
  • Preemptive Attacks pp. 120-121 [Iraq, Syria?, Iran? Somalia, Yemen]
  • Massive Retaliation pp. 122-123 [mmm…Iraq, Aghan ………….]
  • Secret Military Trials pp. 123-124 [G-U-A-N-T-A-N-A-M-O]
  • Torturing Suspects pp. 124-125 [Abu Ghraib, Renditions etc].

Well, here are few headlines:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160837/Now-nation-online-curtain-twitchers-Third-people-used-estate-agents-websites-snoop-neighbours-homes.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/9320229/Five-lessons-from-life-in-Canada.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/18/us-mexico-drugs-idUSBRE85H00320120618

http://rt.com/usa/news/nyc-silent-march-frisk-055/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/inside-googles-plan-to-build-a-catalog-of-every-single-thing-ever/258579/

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Leicestershire-officers-investigated-use-stop/story-16401988-detail/story.html

http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/246727.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9337990/Not-enough-hours-in-the-day-Scientists-predict-time-will-stop-completely.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/18/working-britons-one-push-from-penury

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/camerons-fundraiser-caught-in-6000-corporate-deal-for-house-of-lords-dinner-7858830.html

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/18/the_science_of_ballot_box_stuffing

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161370/Google-receives-requests-day-help-police-criminal-inquiries.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2161147/Rent-vs-buy-Owning-home-194k-cheaper-lifetime.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161358/Boris-Johnson-finally-admits-ambition-PM-declaring-wants-assume-supreme-power-England.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/five-traits-of-extraordinarily-successful-people/2012/06/15/gJQAJaJQfV_gallery.html

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/06/19/intelligent-kill-the-dirty-art-of-secret-assassination/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/19/pakistan-yousuf-raza-gilani

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-murky-world-of-interests-peers-dont-think-you-need-to-see-7866759.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303703004577474260371972518.html?mod=WSJUK_hpp_sections_ukintl

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/19/talk-drones-patrolling-us-skies-spawns-anxiety/

http://observers.france24.com/node/476248

http://www.france24.com/en/20120619-uk-wikileaks-assange-seeks-asylum-ecuador-london-embassy

http://www.france24.com/en/20120619-uk-france-david-cameron-rolls-out-red-carpet-french-tax-evaders-bernard-cazeneuve

http://www.france24.com/en/20120618-mexico-student-protests-mexican-presidential-elections-yosoy132-pena-nieto-twitter-institutional-revolutionary-party

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/20/247085/us-has-15000-troops-in-kuwait-senate/

http://rt.com/news/spain-miner-bazooka-protest-256/

http://rt.com/usa/news/nsa-government-fisa-inspector-222/

http://rt.com/usa/news/report-obama-administration-drone-229/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/video/2012/jun/20/human-cost-of-welfare-reform-video

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/what-the-heck-is-homeland-security-doing-with-180-million-in-drones-mostly-sitting-around/258474/

http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/06/19/termite-robots-construction-workers-of-t?videoId=236069806&videoChannel=6

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/06/the-economic-history-of-the-last-2-000-years-in-1-little-graph/258676/

 

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