Post 9/11 World
U.S. Soldiers ARE Waking Up! "The real terrorist was me, and the real terrorism is this occupation."
This is a really powerful and heartbreaking video with which to bid farewell to this sad, war torn decade.
Posted to Youtube on Christmas Eve.
Incidentally, as I'm watching and listening to this, particularly the soldiers who are reflecting on racism, I can't help but think: Those "blue voting, left-of-center, antiwar, anti-Bush admin" citizens out there who still cling to the OCT of 9/11 and insist that "9/11 truthers are discrediting the antiwar movement and making us look crazy," are likely stalling the speed of our success more than the Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh dittoheads.
This episode of Jesse Ventura definitely does deserve to be posted and discussed here, as domestic spying is obviously directly related to 9/11 and its aftermath. Watch and discuss!
"America at a Crossroads" premiering on PBS in April 15, 2007
America at a Crossroads is a major public television event premiering on PBS in April 2007 that explores the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world — including the war on terrorism; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops serving abroad; the struggle for balance within the Muslim world; and global perspectives on America’s role overseas.
Aimed at creating a national dialogue surrounding the crucial issues explored in the series, an extensive media and outreach campaign in more than 25 communities accompanies the series. The campaign features screening events with the filmmakers and their subjects in discussions with United States military personnel, leading policy experts, leaders of the Islamic community, scholars from across the country as well as members of the public. Integrated Web and educational initiatives further extend the campaign.
America at a Crossroads
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By Jon Gold
Today, our beloved President decided to "write" an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal.
The one thing that stood out to me, aside from the "warning" to Congress saying, "If the Congress chooses to pass bills that are simply political statements, they will have chosen stalemate. If a different approach is taken, the next two years can be fruitful ones for our nation.", was the following paragraph:
"Our priorities begin with defeating the terrorists who killed thousands of innocent Americans on September 11, 2001--and who are working hard to attack us again. These terrorists are part of a broader extremist movement that is now doing everything it can to defeat us in Iraq."
First of all, Iraq and the people fighting against Americans in Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush himself, admitted that the country of Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. As for the groups of people fighting our brave soldiers... If America was invaded by Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, North Korea, Russia, or China, like America invaded Iraq, would Americans that actively opposed said invasion be an "extremist movement" or would they be patriots defending their country? I guess that depends on whether or not you are the invader or the invadees.