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To Save America, Another 9/11


http://www.philly.com/dailynews/columnists/stu_bykofsky/20070809_Stu_Bykofsky___To_save_America__we_need_another_9_11.html

Stu Bykofsky | To save America, we need another 9/11
ONE MONTH from The Anniversary, I’m thinking another 9/11 would help America.

What kind of a sick bastard would write such a thing?

A bastard so sick of how splintered we are politically - thanks mainly to our ineptitude in Iraq - that we have forgotten who the enemy is.

It is not Bush and it is not Hillary and it is not Daily Kos or Bill O’Reilly or Giuliani or Barack. It is global terrorists who use Islam to justify their hideous sins, including blowing up women and children.

Iraq has fractured the U.S. into jigsaw pieces of competing interests that encourage our enemies. We are deeply divided and division is weakness.

Most Americans today believe Iraq was a mistake. Why?

Not because Americans are “anti-war.”

Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don’t have the patience for a long slog. We’ve been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years.

That’s not the American way.

In Iraq, we don’t believe our military is being beaten on the battleground. It’s more that there is no formal “battleground.” There is the drip of daily casualties and victory is not around the corner. Americans are impatient. We like fast food and fast war.

Americans loved the 1991 Gulf War. It raged for just 100 hours when George H.W. Bush ended it with a declaration of victory. He sent a half-million troops into harm’s way and we suffered fewer than 300 deaths.

America likes wars shorter than the World Series.

Bush I did everything right, Bush II did everything wrong - but he did it with the backing of Congress.

Because the war has been a botch so far, Democrats and Republicans are attacking one another, when they aren’t attacking themselves. The dialog of discord echoes across America.

Turn back to 9/11.

Remember the community of outrage and national resolve? America had not been so united since the first Day of Infamy - 12/7/41.

We knew who the enemy was then.

We knew who the enemy was shortly after 9/11.

Because we have mislaid 9/11, we have endless sideshow squabbles about whether the surge is working, if we are “safer” now, whether the FBI should listen in on foreign phone calls, whether cops should detain odd-acting “flying imams,” whether those plotting alleged attacks on Fort Dix or Kennedy airport are serious threats or amateur bumblers. We bicker over the trees while the forest is ablaze.

America’s fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.

What would sew us back together?

Another 9/11 attack.

The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda.

Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again?

If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America’s righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail.

The unity brought by such an attack sadly won’t last forever.

The first 9/11 proved that. *

Yuck!

Needing to look for another attack to find unity, instead of doing the hard work required to find it via other means, seems like insanity.

[quote]jlesk68 wrote:
We’ve been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years. [/quote]

This is completely unfair. Ireland is less than 50 miles from Britain. Iraq is thousands and thousands of miles from the US.

Will another 9/11 help the US? No freakin’ way!

How about looking for friends instead of enemies? Oh, they’re freedom haters?..Well, good luck and have fun with your empire.

What a moron…

“At the end of the day, I believe fully the president is doing the right thing, and I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on [Sept. 11, 2001], and the naysayers will come around very quickly to appreciate not only the commitment for President Bush, but the sacrifice that has been made by men and women to protect this country”

“Between now and November, a lot of things are going to happen, and I believe that by this time next year, the American public’s going to have a very different view of this war, and it will be because, I think, of some unfortunate events, that like we’re seeing unfold in the UK. But I think the American public’s going to have a very different view”


Netanyahu likens U.S. war to Israel’s campaign
“If not destroyed, this madness will strike in your buses, in your supermarkets, in your pizza parlors, in your cafes,” he said.

Two Israelis arrested with bombs in the Mexican Congress
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/mex.html

Dogs alerted to explosives at gate of Kings Bay Nuclear Naval Base; two Israelis detained by INS
http://www.kingsbayperiscope.com/stories/052704/kin_truck001.shtml

Two Israelis arrested after high-speed chase in Tennessee
Harris said he saw the men throw something from the truck while they were being pursued. Officers scouring the area later found a vial containing an unknown substance along the roadway, he said.

Once the men were apprehended, officers also found a “Learn to Fly” brochure in the truck, leading Harris and others to express concern about security at the Nuclear Fuel Services plant in Erwin.

“I got a sick feeling when I saw it,” Harris said.
http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/04/05/HeraldTrib_090504.html

Nuclear plants tighten security
Miami Herald
October 31, 2001
WASHINGTON – As the nation again stands on high alert, the FBI is searching for six men stopped by police in the Midwest last weekend but released – even though they possessed photos and descriptions of a nuclear power plant in Florida and the Trans-Alaska pipeline, a senior law enforcement official said Tuesday…

In addition to the photographs and other suspicious material, they carried “box cutters and other equipment,” the official said. They appeared to be from the Middle East and held Israeli passports…

Investigators think the men almost certainly have changed cars by now and have fled to Canada or elsewhere.

Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller were “furious” that the INS allowed the men to be released without consulting the FBI, the official said…
http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/01/10/WTC_Florida.html

Federal Buildings Could Be In Jeopardy - In Houston and Nationally
“One defense site you can explain,” says Hatchett, “well that was just a serendipitous, they went to that building. Thirty-six? That’s a pattern.”

That memo also reportedly tells of 25 to 30 arrests, usually made on immigration fraud charges. Why? Because many of these so-called Israelis have phony passports and visas. The memo concludes these students “may have ties” to an “Islamic fundamentalist group.”
http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/01/12/WTC_Israelis4.html

Expert: 9/11 Hijackers likely skilled with fake IDs

Watch out for “al Qaeda”… wink

From the minds of ultra-conservatives…

“Stu Bykofsky has the balls to say what a lot of us are unfortunately thinking”

and another Jewish journalist stokes the fire.

Can’t disagree with anything written so far.

Paul Craig Roberts has written about this, as well.

I do think something is going to happen before this admin leaves office.

Particularly if Ron Paul does better than expected.

[quote]Nominal Prospect wrote:
Can’t disagree with anything written so far.

Paul Craig Roberts has written about this, as well.

I do think something is going to happen before this admin leaves office.

Particularly if Ron Paul does better than expected.[/quote]

I see Paul’s wife suddenly fell ill – haven’t heard any specific details yet
http://revolutionradio.org/2007/08/11/ron-pauls-wife-falls-ill/

[quote]Nominal Prospect wrote:
Can’t disagree with anything written so far.

Paul Craig Roberts has written about this, as well.

I do think something is going to happen before this admin leaves office.

Particularly if Ron Paul does better than expected.[/quote]

Of course if they really do believe “another 9/11” would “save America” then once again the incentive to actually prevent it is mostly gone – just like the last time…

“the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing even - like a new Pearl Harbor”
http://www.antiwar.com/orig/weiner6.html

Many people haven’t yet stop to wonder why the “terrorists” seem to expend so much time, energy and money while sacrificing their own lives, in the pursuit of the EXACT THINGS the powers that be actually NEED to further their stated goals.