A startling piece of information that directly relates to Australian Guantanamo Bay captive David Hicks:
When the US State Department issued its annual Country Reports on Terrorism last Friday, it listed numerous state-sponsors of terrorism, like Iran, and groups it considers foreign terrorist organizations, like Hamas, Al Qaeda, and Hizbullah. Conspicuously absent from the lists, however, was the Taliban.
In an article entitled “Terrorism’s Dubious ‘A’ List,” the non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) reports that the religious extremist organization has never been listed as a terrorist group by the US, Britain, the EU, Canada, Australia, or any of the coalition partners, despite the fact that during its six year rule in Afghanistan, it provided save haven for Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, and currently is staging terrorist attacks against coalition forces and waging a national campaign of intimidation and fear.
The US government doesn’t regard the Taliban as a terrorist organisation, yet Hicks is on trial for being a member of a so-called terrorist group.
The shame of the token white man never looked so obvious.