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The previous article Proxy wars everywhere, the planet already in flames ... was an attempt for a first approach on what we call "proxy wars" in our times. Although some pointed that proxy wars is not something new, the key intention was to examine whether these are tend to dominate and become a permanent situation in the various conflicts around the planet. Moreover, it appears that we are entering into an era of an unprecedented type of proxy wars, conducted inside urban centers.
After the 9/11 2001 attacks, the West has experienced similar actions in many urban areas. While these are often presented as expressions of the Islamic extremism, they were the main cause for reshaping the framework of the civil rights and liberties towards further restrictions, which are still taking place, as a result of a second terrorist wave after the appearance of ISIS.
The real purpose and origin of the 9/11 attacks are often intensively disputed by numerous theories who appeared from the beginning of this event and renewed until today. The mainstream media and analysts often categorize these theories as conspiracy theories. However, it is true that many facts do not fit in the official position that permitted Bush administration and Washington's hawks to invade in Iraq in 2003. An invasion which, as Tony Blair admitted, led to the appearance of the ISIS monster.
A "coincidence" which is not mentioned very often, is that the 9/11 attacks took place right at the beginning of the new century. Whether someone accepts the official position or not, two important facts related to this major event are unquestionable: first, the fact that these attacks were well organized, second, that they reshaped the security protocol inside the Western countries.
The appearance of ISIS made things worse. Those who want to proceed fast to further suppression measures and militarize the Western urban centers, have now a permanent threat in the Middle East, capable to conduct suicide bombings anywhere, as an excuse.
But it can become even worse. The attacks in Paris and mostly in San Bernardino, or even in 2013 Boston Marathon, revealed another unprecedented situation: that the attacks could be organized without any particular guidance and preparation from the central cores of a terrorist organization. The fact that San Bernardino is not included in the biggest urban centers which can host large organized groups of extremists, is also a strong indication for this new situation. According to Wikipedia, San Bernardino is only the 17th-largest city in California, and the 100th-largest city in the United States.
Therefore, in the chapter of terrorism, we have now two new situations: first, the attacks are not necessarily organized centrally, second, they are not necessarily occur in the biggest urban areas, which practically means that they can occur anywhere.
Now that Pandora's box has opened for good, there is no need for further time and effort to bring additional chaos. Poverty, drugs, hate and fanaticism in this vicious circle will do the job. It's the recipe of the "religious" leaders through which they send their young victims to kill themselves in suicide bombings, creating more victims, hate and fanaticism.
Poverty, drugs, hate and fanaticism will make manipulated fanatics to conduct attacks anywhere without particular guidance. Even countries which are not primary targets, will be soon obliged to follow a common policy concerning security measures. People will accept, and actually beg, for more restrictions in the name of their protection. A common framework of further suppression in the entire West will be imposed.
Think about it: if we see the whole picture, we could easily say that this is a new type of a global scale proxy war against our rights and freedoms!