Philadelphia Daily News

9/11: The most overblown event in American history

Source: http://www.ocala.com/article/20070820/OPINION/208200317/1030/OPINION

Article published Aug 20, 2007

9/11: The most overblown event in American history

PAUL CAMPOS

When Stu Bykofsky, a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, wrote a column last week in which he openly hoped that America suffers "another 9/11," he merely had the poor judgment to say what many a right-wing politician and pundit is thinking.

Evidence for this is everywhere: in the fact that Bykofsky was invited to appear on the GOP's unofficial network, Fox News, to "explain" his comments; in the keen disappointment that ripples throughout the right-wing blogosphere every time the collapse of a bridge or a steam-pipe explosion turns out not to have been the work of Scary Brown People Who Hate Our Freedoms; and in predictions such as that made by former Sen. Rick Santorum, that the GOP's electoral fortunes will improve as soon as there's another terrorist attack.

My Letter to Stu Bykofsky was published!

In response to Mr. Bykofsky's scumbag comments on the necessity of 'a new 9/11".

Here's the link, second letter on the page:

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/opinion/20070814_Letters__.html

I am sure that this e-mail is not the first you've received in reply to your little article calling for a new 9/11 so Americans will get behind Dick Cheney's war crimes. Surely you understand that 9/11 was facilitated not by Muslim fanatic religious extremists, but by the CIA and criminal elements at the highest levels of the American government. Osama bin Laden did not issue the NORAD standdown, disallowing the scrambling of fighter jets to shoot down the supposedly hijacked planes, nor did Mohammed Atta order the demolition of WTC 7. Terrorism by nature is political manipulation. Calling for murderous atrocities on American soil a la 9/11 is an act of terrorism in and of itself. How shameful of you to call for war crimes against humanity.

Jason Jensen

Philadelphia