Friday, June 8, 2007

Criminal Profiling Topic of the Day: Why Was America Attacked on September 11, 2001?

All those who believe it was because the terrorists are jealous of us and our capitalistic society, raise your hands. Those were the reasons President Bush gave for the murders of thousands of innocent people shortly after the attack on September 11th. For God sake, put your hands down, and think! Why would those men dare to attack America, knowing full well they would incur the great and mighty wrath of our government and military in return? Remember this is not a small group of crazed extremists, but rather a large, organized, well-funded network.

I did not buy that jealousy crap for a second, and I thought, what would drive me to do such a thing? What could fill me with that much rage? The answer is to avenge and protect my loved ones, my home, and my country. I am not for one second saying the terrorists had a right to attack and kill innocent civilians, or that the perpetrators should not be hunted down, stand trial, and pay with their own lives. However, the fact remains we will never be safe until we know the truth about the complex issues behind the reasons for the attack of 9-11 and other attacks against the U.S.

Congressman Ron Paul had the courage to point out the proverbial elephant in the room, which not many are willing to face. During the GOP debate in South Carolina last month, Rep. Paul “who has long served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, explained how 50 years of American interventionism in the Middle East has helped compromise our national security…” Rudy Giuliani interrupted saying he had "never heard anything so absurd.” Dr. Paul then advised Mr. Giuliani to read the 9-11 Commission Report. Andy Bacevich wrote this about Giuliani’s remarks to Dr. Paul’s statement in his essay published in the Atlantic Monthly, “indignation is not an argument, and 'How dare you!' is not a response”. So before anyone makes a similar comment here, I have a reading assignment for you too. Only then, can there be an exchange of opposing viewpoints-if you still have one.

It happens that Dr. Paul’s explanation is also supported by well-documented facts contained in our National Security Archives. I am a big fan of our National Archives, and have spent countless hours reading documents written by our nation’s leaders and policy makers on a variety of subjects. It is here that you can read for yourself about how individuals with an unquenchable thirst for money and power have manipulated elections, economies, and the lives of people in other countries in the name of the United States of America, because it was beneficial to American business interests. For example this January 25, 2001, memo on al-Qaeda from counter terrorism coordinator Richard Clarke to National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Or the enlightening 1999 Desert Crossing Seminar documents. “In late April 1999, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), led by Marine General Anthony Zinni (ret.), conducted a series of war games known as Desert Crossing in order to assess potential outcomes of an invasion of Iraq aimed at unseating Saddam Hussein.” Over seventy participants including the Dept. of State, the CIA, the Dept.of Defense, and the National Security Council took part in the event. And there is plenty more to read about 50 years of U.S. interventionism in the Middle East and South Asia document collection. When you have finished reading about the Middle East, I suggest the section on Latin American Affairs.

Those that have the courage to seek the truth are true patriots. Not only is it our right as American citizens to question the actions of our leaders and hold them accountable, it is our responsibility. It is up to us to see that our representatives conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and decency on behalf of our beloved America. We the People have our work cut out for us, and because I love my country so deeply, I will continue to question my government and its actions. It is the least I can do.

Donna Weaver

For My Honey, I am so proud of your devotion, strength and courage !!
Panthers, 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne- All The Way!! H-Minus!!
May God keep you safe and bring you home to us soon.


Anonymous said...

You're not a religious person are you?

Your evaluation of the reasons behind the Jihadists attacks on us are no less simplistic than the strawman that you knock down.

I have no doubt that the reasons behind the attacks on us, Spain, France, Britain, The Sudan, Bali, The Phillipines, Croatia, the Netherlands etc, etc, etc...are way too complex and varied than can be summed up in a blog comment.

I would offer some food for thought, however:

The Muslim faith teaches its proponents that if they are truly faithful, they will be rewarded and their enemies will be struck down. That, as long as they are true to their faith, they will be the greatest among men.

Are Islamic nations the "greatest" among men?

Why not?

Well, it could be that they just aren't faithful enough. That they aren't truly living up to the tenets of Allah and his prophet Mohammad. Oh...Can't even contemplate that...

I suppose it could be argued that the fact that Muslims Aren't the "greatest of men" demonstrates unequivocally that their religion is false and their Prophet was just a guy with an agenda.

Oooohh...Heresy: Off with my head.

Could it be that Muslim anger toward the rest stems from the basic fact that our thriving success and very survival puts the lie to their faith?

Were you a religious person, perhaps you could grasp how much fervor religion can foment in a person.

I suppose you could boil it down to the sophomoric, overly simplified claim that they are "jealous" of us...especially if your entire goal is to belittle and dismiss the concept...but religious fanaticism is much deeper than that trite and wholly inadequate summation.

Dismiss it if you wish...but you are naive and wrong to do so.

Anonymous said...

HOOAH Aunt Donna (My Honey)
We may have to agree to disagree
Love Ya.