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Gearing Up for 911Tim King Salem-News.com
Bush wanted to be a war president...
(SALEM, Ore.) - Ten years - a minor grade anniversary for a horrendous event that plagues Americans in ways most still can't see. The Bush administration convinced people everywhere that Arabs were behind the attacks on America when in truth, most Arabs could care less about what happens in the U.S.
It seems most are busy either defending their families from Israeli forces, or lounging around with oil reserve proceeds, ignoring the plight of those who suffer in the world's most historic, Biblical place.
Arab (and Persian) political leaders who have spoken out and openly criticized the way America supports Israel have paid a strong price.
The Murder of Saddam Hussein was illegal and unjustified. Like it or not, that man had a grip and unlike the Israeli regime, religion was not one of the tools he used to control and subjugate the population.
Usama bin Laden, he was a terrorist, that is true because of his role in the 7 August 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, attacks left over 200 people dead.
Isn't it interesting that the FBI hasn't taken down their wanted poster of the man?
Why is he still listed among the top ten most wanted terrorists? (see: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/usama-bin-laden) Granted, there is a 'Deceased' reference, but why was his presence not removed from the list?
Probably because the U.S. government has no real idea exactly when or how this man died.
What we do know is simple:
That is what we know, along with the fact that bin Laden clearly and unequivocally denied having any involvement in the U.S. terrorist attacks.
In his statement from 2001, bin Laden said:
We also know that the Taliban offered to hand bin Laden over to U.S. authorities if they could simply demonstrate his complicity with 911, back when all of this began.
It didn't happen, Bush rejected the plan, he never cared about catching bin Laden and he said as much; he cared about using the man's name and image to start a new round of the crusades and with this bloody idea, Bush had great success.
From the Guardian UK 14 October 2001:President George Bush rejected as "non-negotiable" an offer by the Taliban to discuss turning over Osama bin Laden if the United States ended the bombing in Afghanistan.
I've been to Jalabad, I have seen the places bin Laden called home, and I have talked to many people in Afghanistan who can tell you all about the Taliban, a very real organized force that has been actively fighting the U.S. for a decade, but nobody in Afghanistan seems to know anything about 'al Qaeda' which is actually a name given to an operation in the 1980's to fund bin Laden and other resistance fighters in Afghanistan, who were in the process of defeating the Russian invaders.
This is the story followed in the film, 'Charlie Wilson's War' and that period, in '89 and '90, is why we are paying the price today, that and the fact that we have (using term loosely) elected leaders who desire to start protracted military engagements with no clear goals or even rules of engagement.
To this day, Americans continue to kill and die in a place they have nothing really to do with, if it weren't for Bush's perverted bloodlust to be a 'war president'. Well, he certainly accomplished that dream.
9/11, those are the numbers used to launch the most anti-American phase in our own history, ironic isn't it?
Talking about how people who have never heard of us want to "take our freedoms" (what bullshit!) Bush stripped us of our own rights with the implementation of Homeland Security.
This, from the political party that moans constantly about wanting "smaller government", what gives? Wars that cost close to a trillion dollars, leaving civilians and young American militants dead, is this really what we are here for? And what about the levels of treatment provided to our veterans?
As for the terrorist attacks, there is much to say, so much in fact that I am going to continue this as a special series on 911.
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