Monday, 11 September 2006

9/11 Anniversary

Well today is the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City and the Pentagon.

As a paleo-libertarian, my views on the "War on Terror" remain unchanged. I don't believe that the Islamists "hate our freedom" or "hate our way of life" as Tony Blair puts it. In life, you reap what you sow and that's exactly what the USA and UK (and Spain to an extent) have done by intervening in the Middle East. Britain had no business in attacking Iraq, since there was no evident threat to us, nor was our sovereignty in danger of being undermined.

As a market anarchist, I would bring ALL British military personnel back to the UK and then disband the armed forces. DRO's/private protection agencies can then compete in providing national defence. There IS no real reason why (for example) we need troops in Germany (a country more than capable of defending itself) in the post Cold War era. Foreign interventionism is always a fool's errand.