Tuesday, June 13, 2006

It is beyond the pale for Zionists to lie to us

It is beyond the pale for Zionists to lie to us about why we were attacked on 9/11.

Anger at the unjust policy of supporting Israel is the PRIMARY motive of the terrorists. It is despicable for Zionists to try to con the people about why we Americans have been killed and are at risk of being killed. Dishonesty about 9/11 motives robs Americans of the freedom to decide for ourselves if we want to put our lives at risk over specific foreign policies.

Bin Laden's "agenda is a basically political one, though it is couched, of course, in religious language and imagery." p23 al-Qeada, Jason Burke

The NYT's Thomas Friedman lies about bin Laden and Palestine but the fact is bin Laden has talked about Palestine for years. Peter Bergen points out that lies have been pushed: "conventional wisdom has it that bin Laden adopted the Palestinians issue only recently. Reading this declaration [the first declaration of war, issued in 1996] SHOULD PUT THAT CANARD TO REST." p164 The Bin Laden I Know, Peter Bergen

In the 1996 declaration, bin Laden wrote, "I still feel the pain of Al Quds [Jerusalem] in my internal organs" "My Muslim Brothers of The World: Your brothers in Palestine and in the land of the two Holy Places are calling upon your help and asking you to take part in fighting against the enemy --your enemy and their enemy-- the Americans and the Israelis" "It should not be hidden from you that the people of Islam had suffered from aggression, iniquity and injustice imposed on them by the Zionist-Crusaders alliance and their collaborators; to the extent that the Muslims blood became the cheapest and their wealth as loot in the hands of the enemies. Their blood was spilled in Palestine and Iraq. The horrifying pictures of the massacre of Qana [when Israeli forces struck a UN compound on April 18, 1996, killing one hundred] in Lebanon are still fresh in our memory. " p 165 Bergen (see the 1996 declaration of war)

A former member of an extremist Islamic organization which is part of al-Qaeda explained how the organization's recruiters operate on susceptible young men. "Someone approached me in the mosque as I was praying, and started to talk to me about injustice in the Middle East, the poverty, our impotence in the face of Israel. He made me want to listen to him - to find a solution. At first these people don't talk about violence. They concentrate on how much injustice America has caused in the world and how to get rid of this unfairness. They mention Palestine, they call on you to uphold your national dignity, to defend people, and suggest for that you must sacrifice yourself. Then your people will live after you and will always remember you." The young man, himself an Egyptian, speaking in the privacy of a quite courtyard in Cairo, believed this was the way Mohamed Atta was approached. "Al-Qaeda" by Jane Corbin p125

The two terrorist pilots who crashed the two planes into the WTC shared the same motivation. Mohammed Atta, who flew into WTC 1, was described by one Ralph Bodenstein, who traveled, worked and talked with him, as "most imbued actually about Israeli politics in the region and about U.S. protection of these Israeli politics in the region. And he was to a degree personally suffering from that." Marwan al-Shehhi, the pilot who flew into WTC 2, was focused on the same thing, "when someone asked why he and Atta never laughed, Shehhi retorted,"How can you laugh when people are dying in Palestine?"" - page 162 THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT

The 9/11 Commission reported on the motive of the "mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks." On page 147 of the 9/11 Commission Report, it says "By his own account, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's animus toward the United States stemmed not from his experiences there as a student, but rather from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel. "

At a "9/11 Public Discourse Project" Q&A, Hamilton quickly tries to silence someone who asks why US support for Israel isn't being addressed since it is what drove the plotter of 9/11 to attack us.

Ramzi Yousef, the 1993 WTC bomber, was motivated to attack the US because of US support of Israel: He had no other motivation, no other issue. "Yousef said he took no thrill from killing American citizens and felt guilty about the civilian deaths he had caused. But his conscience was overridden by his desire to stop the killing of Arabs by Israeli troops." Yousef wasn't even particularly religious and his letter to the NYT made no mention of religion: "This action was done in response for the American political, economical, and military support to Israel the state of terrorism and to the rest of the dictator countries in the region."


abraham said...

USA is the only superpower in the World. Despite that fact, you want that its policy be guided by fear of terrorism. In thatcase, terrirism has won the war.

darjeeling said...

I don't believe that Represntative Press is recommending that ... "policy should be guided by fear of terrorism" ... just that we do not delude ourselves to the root cause of terror.

Your larger point, that US policy regarding Israel Palestine, should NOT be subject to fear and intimidation, is well taken.

Yet what is remarkable, is THAT is EXACTLY how US policy is set, via fear and intimidation ... (not from terrorist acts) ... but from the organized machinations of reprisal POLITICAL attacks directed toward any Congressional member that dares to take exception to Israeli actions regarding the Palestinians by the forces of Zionism.

Therefore it is incumbent that we as free citizens do all we can to counteract this climate of intimidation ... and demand that US policy be set in accordance to the principles of justice and law ... not the one sided whims of the most influential actors.

nash984954 said...

I do not find you saying much on a book by Ilan Pappe called The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, which was led by Zionists who met together, 11 men met on march 10,1948, to decide on best tactics to rid Palestine of its inhabitants to make way for the State of Israel. Using massacres, rape, murder, poisoning the water with typhoid, placing bombs in the rubble of destroyed villages to insure no one returned and mayhem, setting fires to homes, bombarding population centers. 800,000 people were expelled from Palestine in six months, The UN did not help as they were drafting a charter of Human Rights in Sept '48, and they had just awarded the Zionists with an increase from 5.8% land ownership to 55% without even consulting the Palestinians who made up 80% of the population. This act was compensation to the Jews for the Holocaust, but what of the Holocaust of the Palestinians? I do wish you would speak of that and show some links other than ifamericansknew.org only who are still pro US imperialism.