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eagerness to expand for further control and power into context. Initially they were supported by the community as Fawad’s mother confirms but alas the greed for complete power and control caused a need to manipulate the civilians within their control that they were meant to serve and protect. Chomsky in Profit over People. Neoliberalism and Global Order states that:

A decent democratic society should be based on the principle of “consent of the governed”. The idea has won general acceptance, but it can be challenged as both too strong and too weak. Too strong, because it suggests that people must be governed and controlled. Too weak because even the most brutal rulers require some measure of “consent of the governed, and generally obtain, not only by force. (Chomsky, 1999, p.35)