9/11

Letters to The Editor: September 2004

September 28, 2004 Why Australia is No Ally to Kerry Australia is a strong ally of the United States. We have a history of fighting alongside American troops in the wars of self interest over the past century (World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War,...

A Tale of Two 9/11s

On September 11, 1814, Thomas MacDonough looked out across Lake Champlaign to see the fruits of his work over the summer. Upon the lake were near twenty ships, ranging in size from small gun boat, no more than a large row boat with a small cannon...

Preventing 9/11: “A Failure of Imagination”?

Contrary to the claim by the 9/11 commission chairman, the failure to prevent 9/11 was not "a failure of imagination." It was a failure of cognition. For decades prior to 9/11, terrorist attacks against Americans were perpetrated without any...

9/11 Commission’s Titanic Irresponsibility

9/11 Commission’s Titanic Irresponsibility

The so-called "9/11 Commission" is supposedly trying to find out what happened, or failed to happen, that allowed the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 to succeed. But there is a big difference between trying to unearth facts about September...

Diverting the Blame for September 11th

The squabbling and finger-pointing surrounding the 9/11 commission only serve to obscure the fundamental lesson of that horrific day. Whatever errors or incompetence on the part of a particular individual or intelligence agency, what made September...

The War On America Did Not Begin On Sept 11th

The War we are in didn't begin on Sept. 11, 2001. It began 22 years earlier. On Nov. 4, 1979, Islamist radicals stormed the US embassy in Tehran and, with the support of the Ayatollah Khomeini, proceeded to hold 52 Americans hostage for the next 15...

Why and How to Remember September 11

Why and How to Remember September 11

There are those who say that it is time to "move on" from the terrorist attacks of September 11. Others say that we must "never forget." It is appropriate that we do not linger on the pain and loss of the attacks. We are a proud and resilient...

September 11th

On this day, the best way to honor the dead is to reassert -- and expand -- the values that made their lives in this country (and our own) possible. This means rebuilding the World Trade Center -- with private dollars and within the capitalist...

Sept 11th: One Month Until The Anniversary

Next month it will be the second anniversary of the worst day in American history. How goes the war? To our government's credit there has not been a repeat terrorist attack in the US. The Taliban government was overthrown. Saddam Hussein is no...

The NY Time’s 9-11 Scam

The New York Times -- unrelenting champion of the underprivileged, mighty battler against all corporate evils, and vehement opponent of Republican tax cuts for the "rich and powerful" -- lives by a far more self-serving motto: All the corporate...

Vile 9-11 Vultures

The fraud trial of Cyril Kendall begins this week in New York City. Kendall is a 52-year-old Guyanese national who has apparently used every chance he has had in America, including the September 11 attacks, to scheme and scam. He faces felony grand...

God Bless Our Assassins, Commandos and Bombs

In the past few weeks radical Muslims have attacked again, including a bombing of a French ship, a bombing that killed hundreds--mostly Australians--in Indonesia, bombings in the Philippines, and possibly a bombing of a Moscow McDonald's...

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