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Brits Say Goodbye To “War On Terror”

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And by the way, we should too

The words “war on terror” will no longer be used by the British government to describe attacks on the public, the country’s chief prosecutor said Dec. 27.
Sir Ken Macdonald said terrorist fanatics were not soldiers fighting a war but simply members of an aimless “death cult.”

The Director of Public Prosecutions said: ‘We resist the language of warfare, and I think the government has moved on this. It no longer uses this sort of language.”

London is not a battlefield, he said.

“The people who were murdered on July 7 were not the victims of war. The men who killed them were not soldiers,” Macdonald said. “They were fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals and need to be responded to in that way.”

Well said.

And while we’re at it, how about spending the hundreds of billions we’re currently using and fight a different “war”, but this one would be against fossil fuels. Because maybe it’s just me but I’d like to see the day when our consumption will stop funding the organizations that seek to destroy us.