Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Hello Readers

Well, I'm gonna take a few moments away from the wackiness and away from your time, if I may to comment on yesterday's anniversary and the reprecussions on the world.

Five years ago yesterday, I walked into work at the Sears Callcenter in Regina, Saskatchewan. As I walked by the cafeteria I heard one woman speaking to another of "Two buildings in New York were hit and the Pentagon". My first thought is "What was on TBS last night? Only a crappy 90's disaster film could have a scenario like that!"

I walked into the training room I was scheduled to be in to a completely new world.

Let's review the facts -

Sept 11, 2001 - Both towers of the World Trade Center in New York are struck by TWO SEPARATE aircraft within 20 minutes of each other. Less than an hour later, the Pentagon is struck by a third plane. Later, another plane would crash south east of Pittsburg. The Twin Towers are decimated and crumble in the attacks, the Pentagon burned long into the day but stood. All in all, 2,819 people would die from the attacks including all the passengers and crew of the planes, criminals involved, fire crew rushing into the scene of the disaster and people from in the towers, and in the Pentagon. Before nightfall in New York, the United States has launched an offensive in Afghanistan. The nation's press have still not received word of suspected parties involved.

Well after that day the world would quickly learn that it was caused by a group called Al-Quaeda, supported by the Taliban government in Afghanistan. The US would respond by starting two wars, illegally detainig prisoners in secret and offshore prisons, wiretap their own citizens, and put severe restrictions on the nation's movement, freedom of speech or basic human rights.

The man blamed for masterminding these attacks, Osama Bin Laden, has never been caught or spotted by American sources since the attacks.

I found out this afternoon that more people have died to date in the Iraq war than died in the attacks of 9/11. Add to that the deaths in Afghanistan and other "anti-terrorist" projects and you have an administration that is killing it's own people by policy than the enemy is by force.

Mr. Bush, please stop, you're letting them win.
American People, take this man down. Peacefully, with dignity. He means well, but he's a misguided fool and he's making it worse.

Mr. Bin Laden, I have two questions. One, did you imagine this demon you would release, or did you predict it's own self-destruction? Do you pray for forgiveness for all the lives of innocents you have taken?

2 comments:

domestikus said...

The Neo-Conservative agenda is and has been since its formation in the 1980s, to follow the teachings of Leo Strauss and create mythologies in order to unite the American people, by fighting evil in the world and, in the process, bringing democracy to countries that do not practice it. The Islamist extremists fight for a similar cause with a similar goal. Both, in the process defy the true teachings of their respective religions. And fear reigns supreme over all. Happy Patriot Day!

I would highly recommend everyone to see Adam Curtis' documentary The Power of Nightmares. It is a great objective telling of the story from the post-World War II era to the post-9/11 world that we live in. It's all starting to make sense, though none of it really makes sense.

Peace all.

Demoncrush said...

I would also like to add: watch the movie "Why we fight" It also sheds some insight into the militaristic mentality behind American policy. Eisenhauer himself said that in order to have a strong military it means giving up schools, and social programs. In his exit speech at the end of his final term he warned the American people not to allow the Military INdustrial Complex be taken too far or away from it's goal.