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Who is to blame for 9/11?

Posted by pauaprincess on September 12, 2007

I stumbled across this website called Stop the ACLU, (that would be American Civil Liberties Union for the uninitiated) where the author is getting his jockey’s in a wad over a BBC Guide for children to help them understand what happened and why.

This is what the BBC says that has stop the ACLU all bitter and twisted:

The way America has got involved in conflicts in regions like the Middle East has made some people very angry, including a group called al-Qaeda – who are widely thought to have been behind the attacks.

In the past, al-Qaeda leaders have declared a holy war – called a jihad – against the US. As part of this jihad, al-Qaeda members believe attacking US targets is something they should do.

When the attacks happened in 2001, there were a number of US troops in a country called Saudi Arabia, and the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, said he wanted them to leave.

Now call me a lefty but I don’t see the issue here.  According to Stop the ACLU the BBC in it’s objective reporting of facts, should be condemning Al Qaeda for the attacks.  They see this as metaphorical pat on the back for Al Qaeda.

Why?  This is a factual guide, not an emotive Presidential speech. How do these reported facts, lead one to conclude the US was definitively at fault?  As far as I can see these facts merely lead one to draw their own conclusion.   

Are these facts in dispute?

Have the USA not been historically involved in conflicts not just in the Middle East but all over the globe in their bid to win the cold war?  Did the USA not supply Al Qaeda with arms and training during the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan and then abandon the country to the Taliban when the Soviets left? 

Have Al Qaeda leaders not declared a Jihad against the USA?

Were US troops not in Saudi Arabia?  The central focus of Islam due to the location of Mecca?

Did the USA not subsequently lie about Iraq in order to take the opportunity invade it at a cost to American and coalition lives that far far outweighs the death and destruction wrought by the 9/11 attacks?

First of all, I have to wonder at the type of individual who sets any stock in a blog entitled “Stop the ACLU”.  What kind of weirdos want to stop the promotion of civil liberties for all, even gasp, communists? 

Secondly, are their really American’s out there still who believe that America was merely an innocent victim of hatred on September 11 2001? That nothing America has ever done contributed to the attack?  How unrealistic and naive is that?

Is it possible that some sad specimens really and honestly believe that America’s successive interference in politics outside of America wouldn’t have consequences?  That supplying arms to rebels would go unnoticed and that putting US sympathetic governments into power in countries with a wealth of natural resources which the USA consequently raped, would just be ok with the citizens of the countries affected?

There were a number of factors involved with the causes of the 9/11 tragedy and the USA is not and never was an innocent party but the BBC has hardly painted the USA with the brush of blame.  It’s the attitude of people who subscribe to the views of sites like Stop the ACLU that really offend those outside the USA.  Their brand of offensive patriotism and censorship of truth has lead America to its current position.  The bully boy of International politics.

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6 Responses to “Who is to blame for 9/11?”

  1. Tim Kurek said

    Actually the fact of the matter is that the ACLU is for the freedom of anything secular or liberal in nature but is very anti religion. The fact that the ACLU sues students at schools for bringing their Bible with them shows an agenda beyond civil liberties…

    http://uriahministries.wordpress.com

    tim kurek

  2. Because they don’t support teaching of religion in school perhaps? That little separation of church and state that George W Bush can’t get his head around?

  3. panoramia said

    Religion is mind control by myth; and the name of one’s religion is merely the brand (franchise) one chooses — or more likely, was born into? Wrong choice has often been a captial crime for the religiosi and the innocent (thank God I’m an atheist).

    But back to the issue at hand:
    I don’t think Americans are capable of objectivity …

  4. Patriotism and objectivity aren’t mutually exclusive I’m sure. Some American’s are capable of both.

  5. panoramia said

    I’m sure you’re right — but we should still get both of them stuffed, while we can.

  6. ROFLMAO! Then we could add them to the collection of Canterbury supporters with “two eyes” and our live dodo hehehehehe

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