Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl

Nipawin - Saturday, February 2, 2002 - by: Mario deSantis


"Military intervention to maintain the global status quo will become a constant feature of international relations, whether this is justified in terms of fighting drugs, fighting terrorism, containing 'rogue states,' opposing 'Islamic fundamentalism,' or containing China."

--Walden Bello, sociologist and author


"Americans need to watch what they say, watch what they do, and this is not a time for remarks like that; there never is."

--Ari Fleischer, White House spokesman



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Last Fall I felt disgusted at Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as he praised the Chicago School of Economics while advertising a reward of US$25-million for the wanted Osama Bin Laden. Where are we today? Osama Bin Laden has not been found either dead or alive, the Middle East is on the brink of an all out massacre as Ariel Sharon says he feels sorry he didn't kill Yasser Arafat, Pakistan and India have both nuclear powers and on the brink of war, the war in Afghanistan is not over as more civilians are being killed by American forces as well as by local warlords, President Bush has been sending military troops to the Philippines. The war on terrorism has just begun and the Bush administration has indicated it could last for the next 50 years.




Instead to have a vision of peace at home and abroad, the Americans are getting prepared for war by providing some additional US$50-billion for defense spending. The most important American issues have become war abroad and security at home, while ignoring the predicament of people abroad and at home. As representative of the Chicago School of Economics (Free Market), the Bush Administration has now consolidated and integrated the social forces of militarism, corporate business, and homeland security.




Where is freedom from war, poverty and ignorance? The Bush administration is wrapping up in a veil of secrecy while warning Americans to watch what they say. This war against terrorism will be ending up as the war waged by the Reagan administration against drugs, that is a permanent cycle of a never ending war abroad and at home as the Americans have helped out dictatorial regimes to fight drug trafficking and as the curse of drug addiction has engulfed their people to include the same Bush's family, Florida Governor Jeb Bush's daughter Noelle Bush.




Today we learn that Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl could have been killed by his abductors in Pakistan, and therefore I am asking if this war against terrorism will entail ever more civilian casualties for the benefit of the Bush administration, for the benefit of the military, for the benefit of the big corporations, and ultimately for the benefit of the Chicago School of Economics.


  Bush's niece on drugs charge, CBC News, January 29, 2002 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1789000/1789786.stm


  Conflicting reports on missing reporter's fate, CNN, February 2, 2002 http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/02/02/pakistan.reporter/index.html