Friday, August 19, 2005

Missile Attack

Terrorists against freedom, democracy, yadda yadda. Oh, and US Navy ships.

One thing that struck me as I read this. This phrase:


Katyusha rockets were used in all three attacks, officials say.


Wikipedia says:


The term is now often used to describe small artillery rockets in general, whether they are Soviet-derived or originally built.


...which doesn't say much. But given the global "caution" against the US, the market forces present in the various guerrilla situations, and - perhaps most importantly - the constant disposition of large states and powers to see foreign countries as "extensions" of their own, and covertly provide finances, equipment and training to one side or another, are we actually completely (ok, mostly) misguided by seeing things in terms of "terrorists/freedom fighters" against armies?

What are the chances that, in terms of finance, motivation, and sheer persistence, the battles being fought in Aghanistan, in Iraq and in the news are just performances by puppets, largely controlled by shadowy remains of superpowers who obviously can't "fight capitalism" in public?


On another note, here's a pretty picture:


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