Will Obama’s America stop exporting fear?

[ UPI Asia ]

“Anti-terrorism” initiatives from the world’s most powerful country were exploited to the maximum by cynical leaders in other countries, mainly to deprive their own populations of basic freedoms and democracy. In many countries the War on Terror was manipulated to portray freedom of expression, publication and organization as subversive endeavors, and to deprive people of fair trials and protections against torture, illegal arrest, illegal detention and extrajudicial killings. Through what are called “prevention of terrorism laws,” all these freedoms were sacrificed under the pretext of national security.

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