Saturday, February 24, 2007

Dick Cheney vs George Orwell

In an article in the Sydney Morning Herald titled Terrorists have ambitions of empire, says Cheney Dick Cheney is reported to have said;
[Terrorists' ultimate aim is to establish] "a caliphate covering a region from Spain, across North Africa, through the Middle East and South Asia, all the way to Indonesia -and it wouldn't stop there."

So this would mean we would see a map almost like this one (courtesty of wikipedia) where the yellow zone would indicate this caliphate;

The problem is, the yellow zones represent the site of the "Perpetual War" in George Orwell's 1984. In 1984 the perpetual war is unwinnable (and maybe fabricated), and is one of the mechanisms to to keep the population under control.

Amusing isn't it, that an Orwelling dystopia may be upon us?

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