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The US is losing "the war of ideas"

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assalaamu alaykum,

 

FINALLY!

 

someone wakes up and realises its not us that's not understanding the west, we understand the kafirs too well, we realise their motivations, we realise their propoganda and we realise they are absolutely full of it.

 

but finally the west has realised that we have realised!

 

now take this report around to the white house and club george bush with it until he understands!

 

it isnt your values that makes us fight you, its your policies stupid!

 

 

 

 

US 'alienating' world's Muslims

from BBC news - online

 

The US is losing "the war of ideas" in the Islamic world, a Pentagon advisory panel has warned.

A report by the Defence Science Board says official US talk of bringing democracy to Muslim nations is seen as "self-serving hypocrisy".

 

It says if the US wants Muslims to move towards its understanding of tolerance, it must reassure them this does not mean submitting to "the American way".

 

The report urges Washington to change its approach urgently.

 

 

In the eyes of Muslims, American occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq has not led to democracy there, but only more chaos and suffering

 

The Defence Science Board's report

 

However, it says that improving public relations is not enough.

 

"Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather they hate our policies," the report says.

 

"The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favour of israel and against Palestinian rights, and the long-standing, even increasing, support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan and the Gulf states.

 

"Thus, when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy," the report says.

 

It adds that the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has actually raised the stature of radical enemies of America.

 

"US actions appear... to be motivated by ulterior motives, and deliberately controlled in order to best serve American national interests at the expense of truly Muslim self-determination," the report says.

 

'Information campaign'

 

It describes US public diplomacy as being in crisis and urges the creation of a strategic communications apparatus within the White House.

 

"The information campaign - or as some still would have it, 'the war of ideas' or the struggle for 'hearts and minds' - is important to every war effort," the report says, referring to the US-led war on terror.

 

The BBC's Nick Childs at the Pentagon says the report may not be official policy, but it does highlight many concerns in official circles in Washington about how the US government can communicate its messages abroad.

 

The Defence Science Board is made of civilian experts appointed by the Pentagon, and offers the department advice on scientific, technical and other issues.

 

However, it says that improving public relations is not enough.

 

"Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather they hate our policies," the report says.

 

"The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favour of israel and against Palestinian rights, and the long-standing, even increasing, support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan and the Gulf states.

 

"Thus, when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy," the report says.

 

It adds that the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has actually raised the stature of radical enemies of America.

 

"US actions appear... to be motivated by ulterior motives, and deliberately controlled in order to best serve American national interests at the expense of truly Muslim self-determination," the report says.

 

'Information campaign'

 

It describes US public diplomacy as being in crisis and urges the creation of a strategic communications apparatus within the White House.

 

"The information campaign - or as some still would have it, 'the war of ideas' or the struggle for 'hearts and minds' - is important to every war effort," the report says, referring to the US-led war on terror.

 

The BBC's Nick Childs at the Pentagon says the report may not be official policy, but it does highlight many concerns in official circles in Washington about how the US government can communicate its messages abroad.

 

The Defence Science Board is made of civilian experts appointed by the Pentagon, and offers the department advice on scientific, technical and other issues.

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salaam alaikum,

 

good post.

 

it's obvious to some of the more educated americans that the brits know what's up and just got ered into joining this war because we're attached at the hip.

 

the problem is that the majority of americans don't even know what the bbc IS for the most part and even less check to see what it has to say.

 

for most americans, the only source of news is from the american media and TV stations in particular. these sources do not criticize the president and if they do it is very sparing and delicate.

 

only americans who seek knowledge understand the nature of this conflict and idiocy of the US govt's response to fighting the war on terror.

 

the problem is that war has become necessary as the final means of sustaining our failing economic system. there are no new capitalist markets and to pursue any kind of economic growth it has to be achieved militarily. this is because the US populus has no more money to spend being as everyone is in debt, including the govt and treasuries of all 50 states. you are seeing the loss of jobs and decline of the dollar vs the euro. these are all signs that the second law of thermodynamics is finally changing the tide of capitalist expansion.

 

i suppose by now i am off topic and these ideas need to be presented elsewhere. anyhow, good post :D

 

walaikum assalaam,

AS

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