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Bush says fight against terror is 'World War III'
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said the September 11 revolt of passengers against their hijackers on board Flight 93 had struck the first blow of "World War III."
In an interview with the financial news network CNBC, Bush said he had yet to see the recently released film of the uprising, a dramatic portrayal of events on the United Airlines plane before it crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
But he said he agreed with the description of David Beamer, whose son Todd died in the crash, who in a Wall Street Journal commentary last month called it "our first successful counter-attack in our homeland in this new global war -- World War III".
The "Long War" is the name Washington is using to rebrand the new world conflict, this time against terrorism.
Now the US military is revealing details of how it is planning to fight this very different type of war.
It is also preparing the public for a global conflict which it believes will dominate the next 20 years.
Originally posted by darkelf
I remember growing up during the sixties, listening to protest songs, and being paranoid. I feared the loss of my American way of life. No other song stuck in my head like this one did. It's still in my head and rings as true today as it did forty years ago.
Delta Force founder: Bush may have started World War III
A founding member of the elite counter-terrorist unit, Delta Force, suggested that President Bush's invasion of Iraq may have started World War III, according to the Los Angeles Daily News
Get Ready for World War III
With every poll showing majorities of Americans both fed up with Bush’s war against Iraq and convinced that Bush’s invasion of Iraq has made Americans less safe, the White House moron proposes to start another war by attacking Iran. VP Cheney has already ordered the US Strategic Command to come up with plans to strike Iran with tactical nuclear weapons.
Ex-CIA director: U.S. faces 'World War IV'
Former CIA Director James Woolsey said Wednesday the United States is engaged in World War IV, and that it could continue for years.
In the address to a group of college students, Woolsey described the Cold War as the third world war and said "This fourth world war, I think, will last considerably longer than either World Wars I or II did for us. Hopefully not the full four-plus decades of the Cold War.
Originally posted by geek101
Bush' speech writers must have considered using that word carefully.
Originally posted by they see ALL
it is very disturbing that bush used the term "world war three"...
Originally posted by rogue1
Well lets see. This is the war on terrorism and it is being fought globally, so " world war " is an apt description.
A World War is a military conflict affecting the majority of the world's major nations. World wars usually span multiple continents, and are very bloody and destructive.