Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The First 9/11

One of the major differences one can draw between Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, and Henry Kissinger and the CIA, is that bin Laden first warned the US of dire consequences to come should they not withdraw their troops from his native country. Kissinger (or Nixon) gave no such warning- nor was any transgression against the US ever made by Salvador Allende's Chile.

We installed and supported a terrorist who killed thousands of his own people, and decades later attacked yet another country whose leader, interestingly enough, we first supported, and then tired of- all before we decided to kill hundreds of thousands of that country's men, women and children, for no reason whatsoever.

And yet to this day, we continue to call others "TERRORISTS" without shame, without hesitation, without the slightest pretense of self awareness...


Eric Rose said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. While the tragedy in NY can not be minimized, it must be remembered that the US has killed 100 times as many people in other countries. All to keep some fat cats - fat.

Mike C said...

Putin was right in this op-ed that the notion of American exceptionalism is a dangerous idea and one that makes me shudder. I fully expect to hear the "love it or leave it" cliche applied to those who think American exceptionalism is a crock.