Who Will Rescue Us From Post 9-11 Thinking?
By Curt Day (about the author)
What is Post 9-11 thinking? What preceded it? Do inquiring minds really want to know?
Well, in case they do, we will start with pre 9-11 thinking. With pre 9-11 thinking, we treated terrorism like crime in that we didn't react to it until it occurred. And because we didn't pre-emptively act against terrorism, we didn't act against American citizens with today's surveillance. Thus, pre 9-11 thinking granted American citizens a few more rights and privacy than post 9-11 thinking did. However, pure pre 9-11 thinking really didn't exist. For example, our government had acted pre-emptively to stop "millenium" terrorist attacks in 1999. Regardless of how the would-be attacks were discovered, the Clinton Administration acted pre-emptively.
Then, tragically, the 9-11 atrocities occurred and we were asked to think in a new way, which was not really new to some in the Bush Administration or the rest of the country. The "new" way of thinking included more than just pre-emption, it meant that America could assume this dominating position over the rest of the world so that no rival would emerge. And a side benefit was that we would have more access to important resources and our products would have more access to markets around the world.
This new 9-11 thinking was based on then President Bush's analysis of the attacks. He claimed we were attacked because those who want our destruction were jealous of our freedoms thus implying that future attacks were a fixed cost. But Chalmers Johnson and others pointed out that our foreign policies, including our history of covert actions, gave more than adequate motivation to many groups, let alone Al-Qaida, for attacking us. In addition, interviews with Bin Laden pointed to policies like the Iraq sanctions, which caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children, along with our unbalanced support for Israel in its brutal occupation and taking of Palestinian land as reasons for the attack.
I (Student) found this at Truthout. It speaks of 'deep' politics -- even if in a mild way -- more clearly than usual whether in mainstream or more alternative news.
What Obama Is Up Against
Monday 02 November 2009
by: Russ Baker, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis
The first anniversary of Barack Obama's historic election finds many of his supporters already grousing. Fair enough: Obama has been more vigorous in some areas than others. But one essential question goes unasked: How much can any president accomplish against the wishes of recalcitrant power centers within his own government?
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Enemies, foreign and domestic may think otherwise. 911 Truth Patriots know better.
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Albright Agrees with Biden: Terrorists Will Test Obama
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright agrees with Sen. Biden that it is a 'statement of fact' that terrorists will test Sen. Obama within first six months of his presidency. October 21, 2008.
Biden to Supporters: "Gird Your Loins", For the Next President "It's Like Cleaning Augean Stables"
October 20, 2008 7:35 AM
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.
EDIT - Pls Excuse the Language, it is in the original article and Exposes the Candidate's Morality & Character.
Book: McCain temper boiled over in '92 tirade, called wife a 'cunt' Nick Juliano
A new Wall Street Journal poll shows that 53% of Americans back the idea of building a third party to mount a presidential candidacy.
Seven of 10 say an independent would enhance the presidential campaign, and just 11% say they wouldn’t consider voting for an independent.
For the first time, I'm wondering whether a third party candidate could actually win. Now, of course, the candidate would have to get past the corporate media, who vehemently attacks anyone who does not support the corporate/fascist state. And the candidate would also have to be popular enough to overcome the election fraud which is sure to carried out by the powers-that-be in 2008. But if the candidate is popular enough, then even with alot of mischief, he or she might be able to win (even though there was voter fraud in 2006, the Democrats won).
True, the Wall Street Journal poll showed that in a hypothetical independent bid against Clinton and Giuliani, New York City Mayor Bloomberg drew just 16% from self-described independents. However, Bloomberg is just the same old same old.