By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor
Did a retarded American youth recently blow himself up in Syria?
That’s the breaking story at SyrianPerspective.com. They’re reporting that a certain “Abu Hurayra Al-Amreeki” of the al-Nusra front recently tried to suicide-bomb a Syrian army checkpoint with a truck filled with 16 tons of explosives. The report claims his truck, along with three others, was detonated by Syrian army fire before it reached the checkpoint.
While reading this sad story, it suddenly came to me: “Retarded American suicide bomber” isn’t just one unfortunate kid – it’s the whole story of our post-9/11 foreign policy.
The 9/11 inside job was itself an idiotic suicide attack – as Amiri Baraka noted so eloquently in “somebody blew up America.”
So were the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The destruction of Somalia, Sudan, and Libya, and the attempted destruction of Syria and the Ukraine, were all suicide attacks by the mentally handicapped.
The US empire is self-immolating. It is detonating itself out of sheer idiocy.
Uncle Sam is a mentally retarded suicide bomber.
What is the point of going to the Middle East and blowing yourself up? What good did it do to blast trillions of dollars to smithereens in Iraq and Afghanistan?
And why did we take 5 billion dollars and a big old bomb over to Ukraine, sit on the pile, and light the fuse?
Did we figure out how to be that stupid all by ourselves? “Abu Hurayra” didn’t. He was manipulated into blasting himself to smithereens by some con artist in New Jersey.
So who conned America into blowing itself up? Let’s rephrase the question: What entity could possibly benefit from Uncle Sam strapping on an explosives belt and blasting himself and the Islamic Middle East to bits?
Could it be the same entity that benefits when Muslims blow up other Muslims?
America – like the Takfiri extremists of al-Nusra, ISIS, Boko Haram, etc. – has been duped. In killing the people we’ve been brainwashed into believing are our enemies, we’re actually killing ourselves.
We Americans like to think we’re better than the idiotic suicide bombers who destroy their own cause by indulging in mindless, insanely counterproductive violence. We think we’re smarter than shoe bomber Richard Reid, who couldn’t get a match lit to set his shoes on fire, or underwear bomber Abdulmutallab, who didn’t know that plastique without a detonator is just sterno camping fuel – it won’t explode, but with luck you might manage to singe your nuts.
We like to think we’re smarter than the geniuses at Boko Haram who think the way to build popular support is to kidnap schoolgirls and threaten to sell them into slavery.
We’re not. We’re just like them. We ARE them. If anything, we’re even stupider, even more destructive, even more of a blight on the human race.
Retarded suicide bombers R US.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.