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Remember what, exactly?
That's the big question looming in the US now. The overwhelming sentiment on social networks is that 9/11 remains a mystery and the answers are available but not yet to the public.Free Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has just said that if she is elected see will uncover the truth and make it known.
After my freshman year in college in 1971, I had a summer job working on Wall Street in a skyscraper in lower Manhattan. From my desk i had a view out a nearby window facing the construction sight of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center as they were being raised up floor by floor, higher and higher all summer long. At the time I was amazed that buildings so immense and high could even be built. Fast forward thirty years to September 11, 2001, and I watched in horror as those towers collapsed in an instant. One of the first things that came into my mind was to wonder how much freedom Americans would be willing to give up to have security. And, therein lies the rub. As Ben Franklyn once said: "Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."
Remember what, exactly?"Never forgetting 9/11 also means remembering how our grief was manipulated to harm those in Iraq who had nothing to do with the attack." -- Oliver Willis @owillis 8hAfter my freshman year in college in 1971.Read "1971" as "1571." Either I need reading glasses, or it's time to get a FD screen. It's probably the latter :)
Yup: 9/11 is a complete mystery. Osama Bin Laden (a Muslim) tried to blow up the twin towers several years earlier. The plane hijackers were Muslims. Various people in the Saudi military seem to have had prior knowledge of the attack. But we mustn't jump to the conclusion that this atrocity had anything to do with Islam. In fact the whole thing is a complete mystery.
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