Date: September 11, 2008
Title: 9/11; a republican Party wet dream of opportunity
Sub title: Were there Americans who were actually thankful that 9/11 occurred?
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
H. L. Mencken
Dear republican SAHBA puke members,
Today marks the seven year anniversary since criminals hijacked four aircraft from the nation’s two largest airlines and crashed one of them into a field, another into Pentagon and the remaining two into World Trade Center buildings. Where does time fly when the American people have had such a fun time at home these past seven years, that is, if you still have a home in this very troubled country? It can be easily said that this country is not the same place that existed on September 10th, 2001. We as a country have chosen to abandon our democratic values in search of a little security.
During March of 2002, my family visited ground zero and stood one night looking up at the haunting twin blue lights that had been placed there that month. One could not help to feel compassion and patriotism for the people that died there and for our country that had been attacked. Later, I would wonder why we were attacked and would investigate for myself what really happened and why. I no longer feel patriotic towards my country because our government leaders have lied to us about the reasons for 9/11 and our invasion of Iraq. 9/11 happened because of oil.
It’s the oil stupid!
Just think how different America would be if we had taken the OPEC oil embargo of 1973 and seen it as a national security issue and committed to developing alternative energy sources. Didn’t this country under President John F. Kennedy (D), decide in less than one decade that it would launch a man to the moon? Yes, that would have been brilliant and strategic move under a republican President, Richard Nixon, but Nixon was preoccupied with Watergate and lieu of true leadership, we did have the greedy oil and automobile companies and their whoring lobbyist camping out in Congress that would holding this country down as Stockholm syndrome hostages.
Was it just yesterday that an investigation came out between corruption between oil and government employees for sex and favors while billions of dollars of oil companies profits are at stake? What an expensive piece of government paid ass. This could only happen in America along with any other modern day third world banana republic countries. God we have sunk so low in 7 and ½, very long nightmarish years of Bush rein.
The damage that George W. Bush has reeked upon this country, beginning with his ignoring of the threats that lead to 9/11 can never be tabulated. One can never measure or quantify the damage that this man has caused to our country because nothing is big enough to hold all of the illegal misdeeds he has done; so much folks for choosing to elect the smart guy, Al Gore to the presidency. Sure let’s go ahead and elect the compassionate conservative dumb ass that you would like to have a beer with to the most powerful position in the world. No, a “C” student is all that America desires in its candidates because Americans think that they are choosing themselves for the presidency and their values. How about another PBR beer for bubba?
So in order to fix this mess, and avoid another 9/11, some of you will now vote to elect another dumb ass, from the likes of Sen. John McCain, a guy that graduated 5th from the bottom of his Naval Academy class, who managed to get himself shot down with his arrogance, who was tortured and now believes in torture to run our country the rest of the way into the ground. You dumb as Americans! Or ladies, let’s vote for a presidential ticket because one of the candidates has a two breast and a vagina as standard equipment. You dumb ass Americans! America deserves the government that they get.
I used to think it was the politicians that were corrupt, but now I believe it is the corrupt electorate that chooses their corrupt politicians to represent their corrupt interest.
Wasn’t 9/11, the Iraqi invasion, the U.S. attorney scandal, the Alberto Gonzalez shame, the mortgage meltdown, the banking deregulation, the credit crisis and the hurricane Katrina response enough of a reason to wake up and choke on the coffee? What will it take for the people to choose to change direction of your political leadership? I am very afraid for my country.
Sure, let’s go ahead and put a 72 year old, Keating “5” geezer in office that has had a problem with lobbyist for over 20 years. Whatever happened to lobbyist Vicki Iseman? Is she being sequestered, just like Rambo Governor, Sarah Palin (R) has been with John McCain at her side at every appearance. How about using the same lying ass speech of non-factual facts for the past week? No questions from the press please; my teleprompter is out of order. Oh, Jesus Christ; help us form our collective political and social ignorance!
Make no mistake folk, 9/11 and our recent wars of aggression have been about oil. Don’t let anyone feed you any other kind of bullshit about the lies of freedom. If your son or daughter, or another “real Arizona hero” like Army soldier Pat Tillman dies in Iraq or Afghanistan, just remember that they have died in that God Forsaken country for the sake of the control of pricing oil; period. You need no speeches, marching bands of patriotism, nor more lies of deception to tell your brain otherwise. Wake up people, your sons a daughter’s blood is being traded for barrels of crude oil, because oil to these neocon republican bastards is more precious. Your family means nothing to these black eyed pupil people killers. It is a republican value type of thing.
Here is what Dick Cheney said as Secretary of Defense after the first Gulf War.
“I think that the proposition of going to Baghdad is also fallacious. I think if we we're going to remove Saddam Hussein we would have had to go all the way to Baghdad, we would have to commit a lot of force because I do not believe he would wait in the Presidential Palace for us to arrive. I think we'd have had to hunt him down. And once we'd done that and we'd gotten rid of Saddam Hussein and his government, then we'd have had to put another government in its place. What kind of government? Should it be a Sunni government or Shi'i government or a Kurdish government or Ba'athist regime? Or maybe we want to bring in some of the Islamic fundamentalists? How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U.S. forces withdrew? How many casualties should the United States accept in that effort to try to create clarity and stability in a situation that is inherently unstable? I think it is vitally important for a President to know when to use military force. I think it is also very important for him to know when not to commit U.S. military force. And it's my view that the President got it right both times, that it would have been a mistake for us to get bogged down in the quagmire inside Iraq.”
What happened between Dick Cheney’s good judgment in 1991 and his war mongering stance in 2002? Yes, 9/11 did happen, of which Saddam Hussein and the country of Iraq had nothing to with. But wasn’t Dick Cheney the CEO for oil services company, the Halliburton Corporation from 1995 to 2000, when as head of the search committee to find republican candidate George W. Bush a running mate, he conveniently chose himself.
Once again; it’s the oil stupid!
9/11 occurred, simple because of natural gas and oil issues that were being planned for the Central Asia, Caspian Sea area since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As vice president Dick Cheney said as President of Halliburton;” you’ve got to go where the oil is.” We have become a nation that no longer promotes Democracy and freedom, but instead it promotes its lies in its quest for natural gas and oil reserves around the world! Globalization is about money and energy profits for the wealthy and their corporatist.
“The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all things considered, one would not normally choose to go. But, we go where the business is.”
- Speech delivered by Dick Cheney at the Cato Institute, June 23, 1998
Has seven years lessened the impact of the fantasy stories that have been used to explain events of that September day that are beyond human comprehension or reality? Mind you, I will not discuss specific conspiracy theories about this infamous day, but you do have to admit that Building #7 was an implosion if there ever was one. There is no plausible scientific explanation for this building coming straight down like a rock, other than being explained by a pull down implosion scenario. No more fairy tales or Kool- Aid please.
America because of 9/11 can now be described as a country that is afraid of its future. Just look how the ramification of 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have contributed to incredible increase in the oil futures market, a devalued dollar and the recession in the tank economy that now afflicts us. No, war is never good for a stable economy or keeping a country out of extreme debt.
But why did people from far away Islamic countries attack the United States? Did they really hate us for our “freedom” as President Bush so stated or was their another reason why these people hate western civilization and its enormous appetite for oil and gas? Did President Bush make those sophomoric comments as a generalization in order to deceive the American people rather than explain the real reasons behind 9/11? The American people can’t handle the truth because they would have to acknowledge that they just do not care. There is no other answer to explain such cultivated ignorance and apathy.
Globalization and American foreign policy endeavors are not Friday night high school football games under the lights. America’s corporations and our corrupted politicians that push our corrupt foreign policy on countries with natural energy resources or one that have access and entry way to energy infrastructure issues are the reasons behind these conflicts. If a corporation wants to do “business” in a certain foreign country and its government does not want to be involved in such economic endeavors, favorable to these corporations, then it becomes a mission for the CIA through bribery, economic loans, military coups or even death through assassination to have a mission accomplished moment.
What do you say when our government has people killed for money and power on behalf of corporations? Yes there are economic hit men; assassins that America uses to promote its corporate wishes. American government is no longer of the people and for the people; it is for the corporation. If you want to understand how American foreign policy and corporate interest operate, try reading John Perkin’s book the “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” Try telling me how patriotic you feel as an American when you see how American political/corporate sausage is made in secret alleys, during the dark of night.
Look at our problems with Iran which do not stem from the Islamic revolution of 1979 but instead much further back to 1953 and the CIA/ MI5 overthrow of the democratically elected leader Mohammed Mosadeq government. Our conflict with Iran goes back at least 55 years from post World War II political decisions for oil resource control that were made on behalf of oil companies. The reasons behind 9/11 are no different. Oil and gas are once again the culprits in this scenario.
It’s the oil; stupid!
President Mosadeq was overthrown in a 1953 military coup that was approved by President Eisenhower because Mosadeq had the audacity to nationalize the Iranian oil fields without American approval. Since President Mosadeq would not play with American and British oil corporations, he was removed from power and the right wing corrupt dictator, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, “The Shaw of Iran” was installed. The Shaw’s right wing death squads ruled for over 25 years until he became ill with cancer and the Islamic revolution erupted in 1979 with the Iranian hostage situation. As you can see, America’s corrupt and ruthless foreign policy directions go back to decision that political dead men politicians made shortly after World War II. Maybe Ike was not as honorable as history makes him out to be.
So is it any wonder when you understand the American global empire and it voracious appetite for natural resources forces it to act like a psychotic bully on steroids. So why do other countries really hate us? Is it because of our freedom as President Bush offers the ignorant or is it because of America’s corporate/political freedom to economically rape, pillage and even kill for power and control. As the world’s only super power and just like the SAHBA Super PAC status organization, power and greed have its limitations when the truth is known and people begin to fight back against the injustice.
The events of that day on September 11th have changed America from one of optimism and opportunity to one that now has a present and future which is consumed with fear and ignorance. The attacks by Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda, with support from the Taliban, were more than a foreseeable foregone conclusion. When a country like America threatens another completely different culture and country with a history of endless war, with even more harm, an offensive response can be predicted to follow. Obviously America has paid no attention to history and the failed British and Soviet Empire occupations of Afghanistan that have taken place from1838 through 1988. Now America occupies Afghanistan as the British and Soviets once tried to do. The historic record will show that failure in Afghanistan is always a n option. Those who have not learned from history are destined to repeat the same mistakes.
9/11 was a preemptive strike by the Taliban and Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda army as an offensive maneuver to counter the inevitable invasion that America was planning on behalf of the oil companies like Unocal, all in order to take over of the country of Afghanistan and its free passage way. Originally, the pipe line would have been slated to go through Iran for sheer economic advantages, unfortunately for the oil companies, our relations with Iran have been stained since the events of 1953, 1979 and 2001.
So this is why Afghanistan was selected as the preferred route to the final destination point of Karachi, Pakistan. There was only one little problem, The Taliban were the recognized government that was created after the Soviets left their occupation and George H. Bush decided to turn his back on Afghanistan and walk away rather than provide much needed foreign aid after the Soviet defeat. What a silly and stupid man; much like his son George. Always leave it to a Bush to phuck up an American foreign policy issue or a foreign country. The benefits of Charlie Wilson’s little CIA backed war were squandered away in ignorance and America would pay an incredible future price in money and blood for their future participation and control of that country.
A decade ago, American officials made it clear to the Taliban with a veiled threat of violence would come to them if they did not submit to the energy companies demands to build the pipe lime on their terms. In 1998, A U.S. official told the Taliban via the Pakistan delegation that; "Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs."
If Afghanistan was going to be invaded and be forced into a war with America, it was inevitable that Bin Laden would strike first in a David and Goliath type of way. What did they have to lose and besides, these people know how to fight to the death. America would have invade Afghanistan during the first term of the Bush Administration, regardless if 9/11 had not happened, all in order to provide military security for the Trans Afghanistan Pipeline. a project that energy companies were planning on funding to bring natural gas from the Caspian Sea region through Afghanistan to ports in Pakistan. These energy supplies would then be shipped to the emerging markets in China and India for maximum profit.
"Unocal was part of a consortium that had proposed to build a pipeline from fields in Turkmenistan to markets in Pakistan. That line would have crossed Afghanistan. We officially withdrew from that proposed consortium in December 1998 because of many unresolved issues related to the Taliban," according to Unocal's senior spokesman Barry Lane.
Please note how quickly after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, that contracts were signed to construct the pipe line. Afghanistan’s President, Hermid Karzai was a former consultant with the UNOCAL oil company and so was former PNAC signatory, Afghanistan Ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad. What a coincidence that two former oil consultants for UNOCAL would be running the show in Afghanistan. Also it should be noted that the majority of new U.S. military bases in Afghanistan have been built by companies like Halliburton along the path of this energy pipeline to Pakistan.
There can be little doubt that any “real” Americans welcomed the tragedy of 9/11 but I do know there were people in this country that were happy that this event happened since it would be a direction for this country to take on a road that would lead to war and profit. There were some people, right here in Tucson, Arizona, L.J. and Denise McCreary of McCreary Homes, which profited from the ramifications of 9/11. These two scoundrels would be excused from accountability and responsibility for their deceptive business practices because of the events of that day. As one can see, everything is connected in one way or another during these past seven years with the events of 9/11.
Yes, it seems like a long time ago, during that summer of the first year of the Bush presidency, when a Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) titled, “Bin Laden Determined to attack inside the United States,” was being purposely ignored by George W. Bush. Bush obviously was way too preoccupied with incidentals while spending vacation time on his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Evidently clearing brush on the president’s ranch was more important than choosing to protect the American people from attack. It would be just 35 days after that August 6th briefing was given to Bush in Crawford until the horror of that morning of 9/11 would arrive on America’s door step to ponder over.
Bush and his majority republican Party were in charge on 9/11 and with all of the intelligence and red flag warning signals present, Bush did nothing to stop this criminal attack on America. If American politicians were not so corrupt, George W. Bush should have been impeached before the 2004 election ever occurred. The buck stops with the people on duty on 9/11; the Bush Administration. But didn’t “Condosleeza” Rice say at the 9/11 Commission hearings;
"Had we thought that there was an attack coming in Washington or New York, we would have moved heaven and earth to try and stop it," Rice told the independent commission investigating the attacks.
"And I know that there was no single thing that might have prevented that attack."
That is pure bull shit folks! The U.S. Government knew a year before 9/11 because of their illegal spy operation called “Able Danger” that an Al Qaeda terrorist cell was in the United States. Are we to assume that our government did absolutely nothing at all with this information?
I will always hold the Bush/ Cheney cabal as being responsible for letting this atrocity to happen to the American people. They did have there reasons to let it happen. With all of the sophisticated spying equipment that the U.S. uses around the world, with 737 military bases in over 135 foreign countries, you mean to tell me that the CIA, the Israeli Mossad, along with the British MI5 had absolutely no idea anything was coming down? I don’t buy that story at all.
Someone is indeed lying again to the American people and we have all been like sheep to have let this pass without an independent investigation or protest. We have chosen to become like sheep.
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
One day the truth will finally come out about how many people in this administration knew the specifics of a planned terrorist strike that would soon happen and said nothing in order for it to happen and gain political cover for future military aggression. And some of you will actually be shocked by such future disclosures and admissions of guilt. I am not shocked anymore by anything that our government does for the wealthy and multi- national corporation self interest.
America was forever changed on that day in September and there was only a brief two month period that this country was unified as I had ever seen it in my lifetime. I remember how proud that I felt that I was American and I thought we would get through this event, unified as a country that would have to pull to together to survive this crisis intact. Evidently, I was dreaming. There would only be a short respite before Karl Rove and George W. Bush would decide to use this event to reshape history in the Middle East and divide this country as never before since the Civil War.
It is true that many families suffered greatly during this time especially the families of members that were killed at ground zero that day. Many other families would suffer financially because of the ramifications of this event while some families and there greedy companies would actually profit from this same event. It is obvious seven years later that this country invaded another sovereign country that had nothing to do with the events of 9/11. Many lies and manufactured intelligence including forgery would be provided to the American people to sell them a war that was desperately needed by neocon republicans with names like Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Libby, Kagan, Fleisher, Krystal, Khalilzad, Abrams, May, Rumsfeld, Bush and Cheney who would push an agenda to insure Israeli security while some were would be more concerned with providing military hardware and insuring oil rights for oil companies to profit with the second largest known oil reserves in the world.
This event would be the new Reichstag’s Fire, the new Pearl Harbor that would provide the necessary justification to pursue war, no matter what the facts were. As we all know now, there were never any WMD’s in Iraq in 2001 and if there had been, the U.S. would have been the country that most likely provided them.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and over 4,200 American soldiers and hundreds of American “contractors” have died for this endeavor that was based on greed and Israeli nationalism. Yes, Mr. Bush would go down in history as the man that tried to regime change and nation change the Middle East for posterity’s sake. What Mr. Bush only secured for himself was his coveted position as the worst president ever in American history and a leader of a war mongering republican, psychotic Party that is still not through with its blood thirsty ways for oil, money, power and greed. And don’t forget how the military industrial complex profited immensely during this time of no bid contract opportunities.
As we commemorate this seven year anniversary, just remember that your two republican national senator, John McCain and John Kyl, along with every other republican senator, voted against a commission to prevent war profiteering.
John McCain will never be confused with President Harry Truman and his Truman Committee hearing to investigate war profiteering during World War II. The buck stopped on Harry Truman’s office desk, but for John McCain and the rest of his republican profiting cronies in Washington, the buck only stops in their pockets with soft money republican campaign party contributions.
But John McCain will always be considered irrationally as the Arizona maverick who professed that he railed against corruption but sold his country out with Keating Five type zeal. It was all such good talk but in the end it was all lying ass bull shit! Bye the way, did you hear that John McCain was once shot down and became a POW? Did you also know that McCain graduated five from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy and that Sarah Palin took six years and five colleges to finish her bachelor’s degree? We should have known then that McCain was to become the arrogant and incompetent ass hole that we know today; just like his mentor, George W. Bush.
But whatever your misguided republican loyalties bring to you, just remember that in the end, it seems as if George W. Bush says we surged to victory in our Middle East battles while Bin Laden has won the war. I could have never imagined America being a country that now tortures and spy on Americans, our President lies and breaks the law with impunity while our civil rights will soon be taken away from you completely in short order.
Bin Laden has helped the republicans do more damage to this country than 9/11 could have ever provided by itself. We lost our soul as a country during the last seven years and the nail in the coffin could possibly come this November 4th with the election of John Sydney McCain. America once the land of opportunity and enlightened inhabitants has now become the land of religious morons and greed enhanced, ignorant people. This is no longer a country for rational human beings.
Yes, 9/11 was indeed a tragic event for this country, one that you will never realize the ramifications of this event until the wolf is knocking at your door and he leads you away towards your fate of a competition ended with the decree of game, set and match. But then, won’t it be too late to wake up and notice that the experimental game that was termed as a Democracy will now be considered over and done?
On this day of remembrance please ponder the following quotes from famous Americans from the past on what fear and ignorance can do to liberty and Democracy.
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty.”
- Ben Franklin
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty”.
“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”
H. L. Mencken
“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
H. L. Mencken
“All government, of course, is against liberty”.
H. L. Mencke
You should examine you country’s recent past history and then choose to be very afraid of your government and your outdated concepts of liberty. Liberty doesn’t live here anymore. 9/11 has totally transformed this country into a collective group of dimwit, pathetic pussies whose national anthem states; “the land of the free and the home of the brave;” a fictitious line that no longer begs to apply to describe its people. Ignorance is indeed bliss and fear is so in vogue, in 21st century America.
I am sincerely so embarrassed to have experienced such apathy and ignorance among my fellow countrymen. Yes Bin Laden, did win the war after 9/11 because it was a cause that was not based on money as opposed to principle. America will go bankrupt fighting wars of aggression for commodity called oil that will one day cease to exist. Thou shall not worship false Gods. For the republicans; oil is their new God. 9/11 did not have to happen but people in place of power in Washington D.C. and Bin Laden in Afghanistan surely rejoiced when the first plane hit the to north tower. Someday all of the criminals will be brought to justice.
Its all about the oil; stupid!
Without any regards,
“The Arizona Refugee