Re: Lance Briggs a Patriot....
posted at 9/11/2011 9:10 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Lance Briggs a Patriot....
[QUOTE]The subject of 9 11 is always a volatile one; much like abortion. When folks have nearly polar opposite opinions, emotions can run pretty high. I can certainly see both sides of this coin. Just like how citizens of the USA will want to honor innocent civilians for 9 11, I can also see how citizens of western Asia (AKA, Middle East - as coined by Americans) will want to honor their innocent civilians. There are organizations who estimate western asian civilian casualties at 1,455,590 since 1990 vs 33,143 US military casualties, over 100,000 US military injuries, and approx. 3,000 twin tower casualties. http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq http://antiwar.com/casualties/ http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_died_in_the_September_11_attacks
So, I can understand what Cantstopme is saying. Like a handful of people have said, I don't think 9 11 is a holiday - only because I have questions as to WHO actually performed the act - and WHY. I don't know the answer for either question. However, the US response to 9 11 was a war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Casualties on both sides is the bad part of any war - and, it would not suprise me if the US government did it's best to underestimate Western Asian civilian casualties - just like how Western Asian countries would overestimate their own civilian casualties. In addition, I'm betting the US government underestimate our own casualties and injuries - which we will only find out 25-50 years from now. The cynic in me says it was done because the US was in a recession, we did it for oil, and this country tends to go to war when we are in economic hard times. Oil companies are making billions of dollars of profit, while we are still paying higher prices for gasoline. Military personnel and civilians on both sides end up being pawns for their own respective governments. Is it for "freedom"? Well, that's what each respective government will use to justify its military actions. I'm thinking there are greedy people/entities behind each government from either side who are pulling the strings...and military people and their own civilians are merely puppets. I certainly respect the military for what they do, and am saddened by casualties in general - but I certainly wonder WHY our government does some things.
Posted by BubbaInHawaii[/QUOTE]
I don't think the US government planned a terrorist attack on it's own country; in it's largest city, on one of it's better landmark structures to help us get out of a recession or boost our economy because of oil prices. That to me is a bit of a stretch. The chances of this backfiring or them getting caught is ridiculously high. Did they know of possible terrorist attacks? I'm sure they did (they get thousands a day) and there is no way to prevent or look into all of them. The money/funding in the government was thin at certain points prior to these attacks, so I don't blame them from not preventing it.