Individual assassination, abuse of human rights, rendition of alleged political opponents, drone bombing and suchlike is a US war on the world not a war on terror.
Evidence presented to US government hearings, arising from the revelations about the US National Security Agency worldwide spying activities, indicates that US Special Forces are operating in over 120 countries. This represents a doubling of deployment under President Barack Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, compared with the George Bush junior presidency.
The Special Forces, an “executive assassination bureau”, are deployed by the Joint Special Operations Command, which unlike the CIA reports solely to the President’s National Security Council. Much of the work of the Command is delegated to private companies such as Blackwater, supposedly officially banned from Iraq for civilian massacres.
US ground forces are now directly deployed in over 35 African countries training local forces, establishing transit stations, policing the continent. ■