Originally posted by jsobecky
The estimate is less than $500K was spent by AQ for 9/11.
And what did we do to deserve 9/11? Of course, it must be our fault, right?
No. The reason is that bin Laden is Saudia Arabian, and he cannot stand the fact that we had the audacity to set foot on his Holy
Ground. That is the root of his hatred for us. Look it up.
These are people you want to reason with?
FIRST, I never said we needed to reason
with anyone... Except, now, I will... Our own citizens... What does these fat cat oil families buy
from us? The occasional private jet from Boeing? There is a huge trade deficit with these countries.. It needs to stop...
Second, we did... Or rather, through our surrogate, the UK, we did... We put Isreal right int the middle of thier lands... This hundreds of years
after our ancestors sent a bunch of guys with swords and the mission to convert them to christianity... But I digress...
And I know, people should not hold the children to task for the sins of the father, but look at how seriously today's U.S. African-American community
is still demanding Reperations almost 130 years later. And the US is the jewel in the crown of christianity, and we are just an extension of the
crusades extended into the western hemisphere, just ask the indians... And the christian right will verify that they are the ones have inherited the
legacy of Jesus Christ... "God's Country"
Third, our billions of dollars of purchases of oil is supporting despotic rulers of these countries... Even Iran, our most contensious opponent is
largely supported by oil revenues taken practically from the pockets of our citizens... We won't talk to them directly, but just like any addict,
who when angry with his dealor, will still buy his drugs from him, even though he won't have anything to do with him on any other level...
What we need to do, is bite the bullet, and convert off oil as soon as possible. We need to focus our attention to our own economy, and stop wasting
billions of dollars on other peoples problems.
We need to stop any relationships with any country with a government who has a history of human rights violations and no progress toward correcting
it, or countries that are behaving in a way that threatens world security. You cannot be two faced regarding policy: Iran, we don't like what you
are doing, but we'll still buy your oil, thereby financing your uranium enrichment program...
I am saying own your part of a problem, and don't use excuses to justify continuing the problem. Just because you bought that H2 hum-vee, and want
to fill it every day, doesn't mean you are entitled to 2-3 dollar a gallon gas. Those are priviliges, not rights... If they were rights everyone
would have them, and not just the lucky few.
Fourth, reread my statement, I never said what they did to us was deserved, nothing about the attack on 9/11 was deserved, except maybe the Pentagon
attack... After all the Pentagon IS a military target full of uniformed military personnel, and AQ did make a declaration of war... NOT THAT I
CONDONE THESE ATTACKS. However, if during war-time the Pentagon was attacked, it would not be considered a war crime, but the Towers would be, and
that is the difference I am drwing here... And I am saying that something we did do provoked, and like that famous carton from WB, the guy goes up to
the lion's cage and pokes a stick into the lion, eventually the lion ate him. Does a stick poking deserve the final act of getting eaten? No, but if
you don't realize what you are doing is the equivelant of poking a stick, and that lion eats you, you need to learn not to poke sticks into lions, or
if you insist on continuing the stick poking, how to protect yourself from the lion...
I did mention in the earlier post that it was GW Sr.'s use of SA bases which was what turned AQ against us...