GLENN GREENWALD: An un-American response to the Oslo attack
august 3, 2011 Legg igjen en kommentar
Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com: An un-American response to the Oslo attack
. . . In sum, every Terrorist plot is immediately exploited as a pretext for expanding America’s Security State; the response to every plot: we need to sacrifice more liberties, increase secrecy, and further empower the government.
The reaction to the heinous Oslo attack by Norway’s political class has been exactly the opposite: a steadfast refusal to succumb to hysteria and a security-über-alles mentality. The day after the attack — one which, per capita, was as significant for Norway as 9/11 was for the U.S. — Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang, when asked whether greater security measures were needed, sternly rejected that notion: «I don’t think security can solve problems. We need to teach greater respect.» . . .