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Originally posted by crowpruitt
I agree with Pieman,American terrorists were behind 9/11.I don't believe Bin laden masterminded this.Just my opinion.
Originally posted by Doc Velocity
Here's a related question, only slightly off-topic:
What words came to mind when you heard that the WTC had been bombed on February 26, 1993?
I mean, was anyone crying "Bush did it" back then? Or, more appropriately, was anyone crying "Clinton did it"...? I ask this because the Clinton administration presided over some of the most vicious government actions against American citizens in our nation's history. Consider that Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City — headline-grabbing strikes in an apparent ongoing domestic war between the Executive branch of Government and anti-government American citizens — would probably never have happened if the BATF and FBI hadn't entered the fray with blood in their eyes and a license to kill.
It was rather an open season on anti-government citizens back then, wasn't it? And Clinton himself openly defended government aggression against American citizens: "You can't love your country and hate your government!" (from President Clinton's public address in Oklahoma City following the OKC Bombing)
That, in my opinion, was the greatest and most un-American lie that ever issued from an American president's lips: "You can't love your country and hate your government!" It wasn't a gratuitous and clumsy attempt at profundity — it was a warning, a very grave threat to our liberty to dissent. The Founders of this nation were probably turning (nay, spinning) in their graves as he uttered that ominous threat to a massive crowd of mourners and to the entire nation. And it crystalized, for me, just how very dangerous we had allowed the Executive branch to become.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 1/29/2007 by Doc Velocity]
Originally posted by ImJaded
My thought pattern was much like your own reaganero, "America did this themselves" pretty muched summed up what I was thinking as I stood in awe in front of the telly that night (I was in Australia at that time) ... of course by 'America themselves' I did mean the government.
edit to add that this just brought back memories of that night, I was petrified for a friend of mine who was over there in NYC and had just that day told me she was planning to head to the WTC tower, doing the whole tourist thing. Turns out, she did go, with a friend, and a security guard had let them up to the top floor to take pics the very night before.
If only I'd known then what we know now. Would have sent her on a mission with the camera lol
[edit on 30-1-2007 by ImJaded]
Originally posted by reaganero
i guess i'm not looking for a "who dunnit" kind of thing or blame game. i just want to see if the collective conscious had any impact on us that day.
Originally posted by reaganero
Since 911 is a national event and not one of my personal driving phenomenons i figured other people may have had similar thoughts. Point being, if my phrase said "osama did this" that's what the thread would be called and you'd probably be pleased as punch. to me it's indifferent at this day and age.