9/11 “Explained” in <5 mins

 

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory [4:56]:

 


 

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”

~ Mark Twain

 


 

Ya gotta admit, staging a new Pearl Harbor is one heckuva way to kick off a new war, ain’t it, Dick?  Regardless of who dunnit, we definitely got ours in the aftermath anyway.  (Or Cheney and them guy$ did.  Especially if you can disregard the thousands and thousands of lives -and trillions of dollars- wasted.)


 

Controversial viral post by retired Navy veteran Jim Wright about 9/11:

The broken link to the post is here.

And you can read the original text in its entirety here:

You’re expecting some kind of obligatory 9-11 post, aren’t you?

Here it is, but you’re not gonna like it.

15 years ago today 19 shitheads attacked America.

They killed 3000 of us.

And then … America got its revenge for 9-11.

Yes we did. Many times over. We killed them. We killed them all. We killed their families. We killed their wives and their kids and all their neighbors. We killed whole nations that weren’t even involved just to make goddamned sure. We bombed their cities into rubble. We burned down their countries.

They killed 3000 of us, we killed 300,000 of them or more.

8000 of us came home in body bags, but we got our revenge. Yes we did.

We’re still here. They aren’t.

We win. USA! USA! USA!

Right?

You goddamned right. We. Win.

Except…

Every year on this day we bath in the blood of that day yet again. We watch the towers fall over and over. It’s been 15 goddamned years, but we just can’t get enough. We’ve just got to watch it again and again.

It’s funny how we never show those videos of the bombs falling on Baghdad today. Or the dead in the streets of Afghanistan. We got our revenge, but we never talk about that today. No, we just sit and watch the towers fall yet again.

Somewhere out there on the bottom of the sea are the rotting remains of the evil son of bitch who masterminded the attack. It took a decade, but we hunted him down and put a bullet in his brain. Sure. We got him. Right? That’s what we wanted. that’s what our leaders promised us, 15 years ago today.

And today those howling the loudest for revenge shrug and say, well, yeah, that. That doesn’t matter, because, um, yeah, the guy in the White House, um, see, well, he’s not an American, he’s the enemy see? He’s not doing enough. So, whatever. What about that over there? And that? And…

Yeah.

15 years ago our leaders, left and right, stood on the steps of the Capitol and gave us their solemn promise to work together, to stand as one, for all Americans.

How’d that promise work out?

How much are their words worth? Today, 15 years later?

It’s 15 years later and we’re STILL afraid. We’re still terrorized. Still wallowing in conspiracy theories and peering suspiciously out of our bunkers at our neighbors. Sure we won. Sure we did. We became a nation that tortures our enemies — and our own citizens for that matter. We’re a nation of warrantless wiretaps and rendition and we’ve gotten used to being strip searched in our own airports. And how is the world a better place for it all?

And now we’re talking about more war, more blood.

But, yeah, we won. Sure. You bet.

Frankly, I have had enough of 9-11. Fuck 9-11. I’m not going to watch the shows. I’m not going to any of the memorials. I’m not going to the 9-11 sales at Wal-Mart. I don’t want to hear about 9-11. I for damned sure am not interested in watching politicians of either party try to out 9-11 each other. I’m tired of this national 9-11 PTSD. I did my bit for revenge, I went to war, I’ll remember the dead in my own time in my own way.

I’m not going to shed a damned tear today.

We got our revenge. Many times over, for whatever good it did us.

I’m going to go to a picnic and enjoy my day. Enjoy this victory we’ve won.

I suggest you do the same.

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3 Responses to 9/11 “Explained” in <5 mins

  1. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    “Especially if you can disregard the thousands and thousands of lives -and trillions of dollars- wasted.” not to mention the millions Cheney made for Halliburton.

  2. Yes absolutely Mom. I didn’t even want to START to get into it. I am slowly working my way through material about what really happened. Clearly W & his cronies staged a “new Pearl Harbor” to catalyze the “war on terror” guise for plundering Iraq’s oil. It is definitely sad learning more and more about the evils of mankind. But never fear; more to come!

  3. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    Using all our names, W and Rasputin suddenly invaded a sovereign nation that had nothing to do with 9/11, starting with a bombing they named “shock and awe”. I’m sure innocent Iraqis were shocked. Awed, not so much.

    A reason parents don’t tell their kids a whole lot about politics and world affairs growing up. Don’t want to ruin their childhoods, prematurely destroy their innocence. Growing up is hard enough just dealing with family shock and awe.

    Humankind is both marvellous and hideous.

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