"Terrorist!" is the new "Communist!".
It has been true for a decade, and was announced even earlier by Hollywood's B-Movies of the 90's.
The symptoms are obvious.
Disliked bad guys are
"communists" "terrorists", while 'our' bad guys aren't "communists" "terrorists".
'Our' bad guys call their enemies
"communists" "terrorists" to get our help.
Small wars are being waged in the name of fighting
Small wars are being lost after years, and Americans try to cover up a defeat by
Vietnamisation Afghanisation; the attempt to prop up the 'allied' indigenous force.
Intelligence services have almost perfect freedom of action in the name of fighting
Foreign military forces get subsidies and training from Americans to fight
Zero tolerance against
communism terrorism, no matter how unimportant and remote the shit hole of a country is. Unless it's under a nuke umbrella, of course.
Hardly anybody feels restricted to a definition of
communists terrorists. Instead, put this label on your enemies and hope it sticks.
Sometimes I wonder how stupid and gullible mankind really is.