Ward Churchill off the mark and US brings Osama to Iraq
Since I am not sure yet who was responsible for 9/11 I cannot totally agree with his point --- that we were attacked by a culture of people threatened by America. He carries his point to an extreme by saying ----
"Churchill said the people killed in the trade center were "little Eichmanns," a reference to the man who organized Nazi plans to exterminate Jews."
I agree that we continue to make many enemies in the world and the impoverished are faced with the choice of dying or being martyrs.
"he said the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were a response to a history of American abuses abroad, particularly against indigenous peoples"
But that is not the point of the 9/11 attacks as the only abuse or threat America represents against the suspected attackers was religious – some aholes working for the government like Friedman and Bush have put out the premise that we were attacked because of our free culture and jealousy of our wealth – imagine that America was attacked because of our Freedom and our Wealth ---- the only thing harder to imagine is that people actually believe it…..
Not until you prove to me that the neo-cons did not attack America on 9/11 or until some indigenous culture steps forward and claims the glory for the attacks can I buy either excuse for the attacks.
Osama Recruits in Iraq
Saddam was doing a pretty good job of keeping Osama out of Iraq but now that he is gone the US surrogate to train and enthuse an enemy has fertile ground to do his dirty nefarious deed - represent the lines of argument against America.
Could it be that the American Neo-cons are recruiting enemies to justify creating more war? The poor souls that are dying are the kindling for this war and they die in vain becasue it is not about protecting our freedom it is about enslaving the world to money - money slaves. If the war does not expand and advance the cause of the neo-cons -- growing the Free Market economy of the privileged business class, then it will mean that the people of the world have woken up and said NO to war.