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As many critics have pointed, out, terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic. Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.
R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35,000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit
This describes everything.
Today, my dad told me that “those people” attacked the U.S. because of their religion.
September reflections… Hope none of you forget what we’re fighting for!
Dumbest. Post. Ever.
Ask yourself “why did they attack the U.S?” (Psst: It wasn’t because women can vote & wear pants.)
Do your homework.
Someone needs to end Murdock.
The NY Post has been trying to block a libel lawsuit stemming from a Boston Marathon bombing cover photo suggesting that two uninvolved students were the bombers. But this week, a Massachusetts judge denied that bid, giving the smeared individuals free reign to run Rupert Murdoch down.
Salaheddin Barhoum, 17, and Yassine Zaimi, 24, filed the suit last year when a cover featuring the two of them wearing backpacks—a cover emblazoned with the headline, “BAG MEN,”‐ran after the April 15th bombing. Barhoum, a high school student, and part-time college student Zaimi were not involved in the attack, and Barhoum had to go to the police to clear his name. The Post’s editor, Col Allan, did not accept blame for the cover at the time: “We stand by our story. The image was emailed to law enforcement agencies yesterday afternoon seeking information about these men, as our story reported. We did not identify them as suspects.”
According to the suit, the two men maintain they “were not suspects and were not being sought by law enforcement.” The Daily News reports that the suit will continue on.
Meh. I think on a lot of stuff, they were really s-t-r-e-c-h-i-n-g on many things. The 2nd plane is sketchy though. The flash just as the plane makes contact (steel on steel) seems obvious to me.
Everyone yelling “I heard an explosion” as evidence of some conspiracy is ridiculous, because folks were also saying the Capital was bombed w/ a car bomb, etc etc. A lot of stories were happening that day, and even the next day, many of which were incorrect.
Building 7 - no idea. If it was under a controlled demo, why? No one gave a shit about building 7. It was just another building. So why “pull it”?
I do wonder what happened at the Pentagon. The pics of the plane on the surveillance cam is one thing, but how many cameras are around the pentagon, the most secure building in the world?! No other feeds were looked at or released? Fishy. They also mislead on that one, because the 14ft hole in the wall was allegedly the front of the fuselage coming to a stop. Makes sense, on one hand.
People can say Bush did it to get into Iraq, avenge the attack on his father, control oil, or whatever, but why are so many people coming out and saying Bush was warned about an eminent attack and that he ignored it, then it was too late? Was there really an attack planned by 19 people who successfully pulled it off?
The film is kooky, and probably made to continue on the 9/11 hype train, especially after other more important films. The whole thing seems like it was made in a basement.
Ultimately, I don’t have a huge opinion on the events of 09.11.01. I don’t think it was all government instigated but who knows.
The US is the most successful terrorist organization in the entire world.
This explains everything, in just under three minutes.
It’s all about perspective, and when citizens of the United States and Britain fail to see the perspective of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc - then the war
for oil and Imperialism against terror will never end.
New Facebook banner.
Doesn’t it make your heart swell w/ ‘murrikkkan pride?
Happy 9/11 Day, America!
Murderer-in-Chief barry obama has murdered more people than George Bush & the hijackers put together. He’s still plotting more ways to kill more men, women, children, and unborn babies.
The way in which “America’s soul is totally poisoned” is evident in virtually every debate over US policies of militarism. Over the weekend, several pro-war national security “experts” argued: “I’d pay closer attention to critics of drone strikes if they explained their recommended alternative.” This is a commonly heard defense of Obama’s drone assaults: I support drones - despite how they constantly kill innocent adults and children - because the alternative, “boots on the ground”, is worse.
Those who argue this are literally incapable even of conceiving of an alternative in which the US stops killing anyone and everyone it wants in the world. They operate on the assumption that US violence is and should be inevitable, and the only cognizable debate is which weapon the US should use to carry out this killing (drones or “boots on the ground”?). Even though they have no idea who the US government is killing, they assume, with literally no evidence or basis, that those being killed are “terrorists” who want to attack the US and that therefore they - and anyone close to them - must be killed first. As Jonathan Schwarz noted on Sunday, they have literally embraced the same mindset as the Terrorists they claim to loathe: we must use violence and killing, even if it means we kill innocents, because we simply cannot conceive of any alternative.
Never once do they stop and wonder: why are there so many people in the world who want to attack the US? Never once do they do what King so bravely and rather subversively urged: “the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence” is it “helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves”. King explained: “from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.” King thus urged the nation to “understand the arguments of those who are called enemy.”
Glenn Greenwald, MLK’s vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever (via maarnayeri)
The fucking media. The news anchors with crinkled brows, leaning into the camera, and emoting like a motherfucker - makes me sick.
It’s not that I don’t think that they are void of feelings, but gheezus. ”Terrorism In Boston!” Red letters, exclamation points. It’s all very tabloidish. While I understand it’s a developing story, even near-24 hours later, the over-stating of the tidbits of information that comes out, it’s like a grizzle to a hungry, rabid dog.
And while the fact that an 8 year old boy lost his life yesterday, I dread the press using him & his life as the poster child for horrors in the world. An hour or two after the thing happened, I shut off the television. I was already tired of that VINE video (that I posted earlier) of the bomb going off. How many times can we see it?! How can anyone wonder why people are so desensitized to violence in culture, when it’s beaten into your head non-stop from many sources? There’s no contrast anymore.