Tag: 9/11

No, Saudi Arabia wasn’t behind the 9/11 Attacks; That is a conspiracy Theory

The eagerness to tag the Saudi government with 9/11 comes from many quarters. The victims want someone rich to sue for damages. Rivals for influence in Washington like the Israelis and the Turks and their lobbies in DC have an interest in taking the Saudis down a peg. The Saudis are widely disliked because of their brand of Wahhabi fundamentalism. Islamophobia plays into it. That you have someone like Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the helm of the kingdom now probably hurts after the CIA leaked their conclusion that he was behind the murder of dissident Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But the case against the Saudi government of being involved in 9/11 is non-existent.

Source: No, Saudi Arabia wasn’t behind the 9/11 Attacks; That is a conspiracy Theory

9/11 and the Saudi Connection

US President George W. Bush (R) meets with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal (L) 20 September 2001 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.

The lingering questions beg for answers, families of 9/11 victims say. Kristen Breitweiser, whose husband was killed in the attacks, said in an interview that the families are fighting not just the Saudis, but their own government, which she said appears more intent on protecting an important foreign ally than aiding the victims’ families. “We’re fed up. We want accountability and transparency,” Breitweiser said. “I want to know why the Department of Justice is protecting the Saudi kingdom. I’m being robbed of justice for the murder of my husband. It’s just a cover-up, I’m sorry to say.”

Source: 9/11 and the Saudi Connection

Twenty Years Ago, the Saudis Got Away With the Crime of the Century

Despite copious evidence of Saudi complicity in the September 11 attacks, the Bush administration and its successors have spent twenty years shielding the country’s elite from accountability while making war on an ever-growing list of other Middle East countries.

Source: Twenty Years Ago, the Saudis Got Away With the Crime of the Century

Video of Trump Saying He Now Had Tallest Manhattan Building on 9/11 Goes Viral on Anniversary

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The Stature of the man revealed

In a video released Saturday, Trump commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and praised the first responders—before quickly pivoting to attacking President Joe Biden’s handling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Source: Video of Trump Saying He Now Had Tallest Manhattan Building on 9/11 Goes Viral on Anniversary

‘The Other 9/11’: Progressives Remember Allende’s Chile | Common Dreams News

La Moneda, Chile's presidential palace in Santiago, is bombed by the nation's armed forces on September 11, 1973. Salvador Allende, the country's democratically elected socialist president, died during the U.S.-backed coup that brought to power Augusto Pinochet, who imposed neoliberalism through military dictatorship. (Photo: Bettmann via Getty Images)

“On this day in 1973, Salvador Allende’s democratically elected socialist government was overthrown in a military coup led by the U.S.-backed fascist Augusto Pinochet.”

Source: ‘The Other 9/11’: Progressives Remember Allende’s Chile | Common Dreams News

American Crusade: The War on Terror and the Ruins of the Middle East | Informed Comment

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As they were, as they still are. Lest one assume that responsibility for the catastrophe that followed rests solely upon Bush and his hawkish circle, remember that the administration’s responses were approved by 90% of the American public, the highest presidential approval rating ever achieved, while a full 80% of them expressly favored Bush’s open-ended war against Afghanistan. That war would eventually let loose mayhem across a dozen other nations (and it’s still spreading), leaving millions of dead, disfigured, displaced human beings in its wake. Most Americans and nearly all of their congressional representatives were complicit in what remains an unfinished global moral, economic, and political calamity that far exceeds anything the grotesque Donald Trump has so far brought about. He may yet start a nuclear war and has already undoubtedly sparked what could become a cascade of nuclear proliferation, yet for now the malign legacy of the 43rd President — that American crusade — exceeds anything the 45th one has yet imagined. And no, God does not will it.

via American Crusade: The War on Terror and the Ruins of the Middle East | Informed Comment