Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D.
“Looking back, we may see things that we do not want to revisit just yet, controversies that we wish to leave behind. For us to learn as a nation, however, for us to hand down to future generations what they need to know, we must be clear about what happened. We were attacked by a handful of people from a relatively small organization of fanatics who had tapped into the frustrations of a sizable minority of those who shared their ethnicity and religion. Our nation was stunned and wanted to unify in response. That desire for unity kept too many voices silent when they should have been contributing to a public debate about how to react. Wretched excesses were proposed and barely opposed. We invaded a country, Iraq that had nothing to do with the attack on us, but had everything to do with the preconceived plans of a cabal in and out of our government.”
Richard A. Clark (Former US National Security Chief: “the Lessons of 9/11”: the Daily Beast, 9/7/2011)
The “War on Terrorism” and the individualistic issue - who is terrorist is not only ambiguous but continues to be controversial and terribly deceptive in proposition. Its mass media portrayal could be a matter of opinion, not established facts of human life to determine what constitutes “terrorism’?
By Rady Ananda
From what makes an effective resister to effective resistance strategies, in Deep Green Resistance, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen lay out the reasons for and methods of bringing down industrial civilization. The goal is saving the biosphere, and with it, Homo sapiens.
In Endgame, a two-volume tome that everyone should read, Jensen writes, “Bringing down civilization means depriving the rich of their ability to steal from the poor, and it means depriving the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet.” He backs this up with his Twenty Premises.
DGR agrees: “It means thoroughly destroying the political, social, physical, and technological infrastructure that not only permits the rich to steal and the powerful to destroy, but rewards them for doing so.”
by Stephen Lendman
Issues affecting Palestinians include:
statehood within 1967 borders (22% of historic Palestine);
East Jerusalem as its capital;
full de jure UN membership;
44 years of illegal occupation;
decades of unresolved Israeli crimes of war and against humanity;
daily land theft and dispossessions;
illegal detentions and torture;
horrific levels of oppression and persecution overall; and
many other longstanding festering grievances.
For Turkey, relations have deteriorated for years. Cast Lead exacerbated them. So did murdering nine Turkish nationals on May 31, 2010, aboard the Mavi Marmara humanitarian aid ship.
by Stephen Lendman
Previous articles discussed likely Palestinian statehood and full UN membership if proper procedures are followed.
They also suggested Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will belie his supportive rhetoric by betrayal at the 11th hour.
While the Middle East changing towards the values of democracy and human rights, nothing indicates that Israel is moving towards change. Those people won’t change because the whole Zionist culture is based on war said an Arab writer. This might be the explanation of the inability of the Israeli right wing to see the changes in the region, which makes the opposition leader tsivi livni warns that this road leads Israel to self destruction. Indeed while the question of human rights has become the central issue in the Arab spring, the policy of theft and land grab continues to be the main characteristic of the Israeli policy. And there is no single indication which shows that Israel is ready to change this course.
By Susan Lindauer, 9/11 Whistleblower and Former U.S. Asset covering Iraq and Libya
9/11 denialists like to swear smugly that the official 9/11 story must be true, because the government could never keep such an important secret without getting caught.
Somebody would spill the beans, right? In fact, a number of us tried. Media watchers should savvy up, as the air waves get blitzed this weekend with 9/11 emorials. If the corporate media had done its job as a watch dog, the world would have got an earful reliable intelligence sources debunking the official 9/11 story.
Unhappily, the corporate media has been a co-conspirator in the 9/11 Cover Up from day one. They have actively abetted the government with its dirty work. Say a truth teller got arrested on the Patriot Act—like me— and locked in prison on a military base, while the public debate raged over 9/11 and Iraq without access to knowledgeable sources. The government could rely on corporate media to squash the story, while the Justice Department fought my demands for a trial, playing every dirty trick in the book to stop a New York jury from hearing testimony about 9/11 and Iraq.
by Stephen Lendman
During and after 9/11 weekend, duplicitous echoes persist, regurgitating official lies instead of full disclosure.
A September 10 Wall Street Journal editorial headlined, "The 9/11 Decade," recalling its 9/11/01 edition, saying:
That Tuesday morning, "the World-Wide column of The Wall Street Journal carried" violent incident reports in Istanbul, Nigeria, the "menace" of global justice protests, and challenges of various "urban-guerrila movement(s)."
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