Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9/11: Something to think about

Osama bin Laden, quoted in The Guardian October 2004:

"God knows it did not cross our minds to attack the towers but after the situation became unbearable and we witnessed the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, I thought about it. And the events that affected me directly were that of 1982 and the events that followed - when America allowed the Israelis to invade Lebanon, helped by the US sixth fleet.
In those difficult moments many emotions came over me which are hard to describe, but which produced an overwhelming feeling to reject injustice and a strong determination to punish the unjust.
As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me punish the unjust the same way [and] to destroy towers in America so it could taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women."

1 comment:

  1. It is truly disheartening that most Americans don't understand that their American Empire keeps creating enemies. Afghanistan is but one current example, yes the Taliban did allow Osama bin Laden safe haven, but al Qaeda has moved on to other countries, leaving the USA to find new enemies to fight. It's beyond me why Congress didn't impeach Bush junior for destabilising the entire Middle East by invading Iraq, and now the Neocons are targeting Iran according to the policy paper "A Clean Break".


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