Terror Reigns: Who Are The Victors?
"The devastation could not be more heartbreaking. From one end to the other the whole tribal area presents the spectacle of a war zone. Houses blown up, villages decimated, infrastructure no more..
Why have people who have lived peacefully for generations been subjected to such humiliations, as well as being killed in such large number? Could there be other options? Had other options even been explored?
And why were fighter-bombers, helicopter gunships and heavy artillery made weapons of choice? And why did otherwise peaceful tribesmen turn against the government?
Some soul-searching and introspection must be done..
The embattled tribal areas will never be the same again. The institutions could never be revived..
Our aligning ourselves with the so-called war on terror was a disaster.."
Not only are Indigenous peoples the primary targets but they are also the primary resistance to the warmaking Predator. Perhaps the lack of energetic opposition to the War on Terror by settler state populations is directly related to their status as supporters/ beneficiaries of Indigenous genocide and dispossession..?