Americans Need the Truth About 9/11

 

By:Eric Margolis

We Americans become like the moribund Hapsburg Empire which was said to have forgotten nothing and learned nothing.

Watching 9/11 commemorations, which have by now become an annual religious-political event, reminds us of this old adage.

One of the biggest tragedies within the tragedy of 9/11 is that the nation has not learned the real lesson of 9/11 – the reason why the 19 suicide hijackers attacked New York and Washington.

Before this attack, the hijacker’s ringleaders made clear their goal was to punish the United States for occupying the holy land of Saudi Arabia and for supporting Israel’s repression of the Palestinians.

 

A subtext of the deadly operation was to make America experience some of the suffering and damage it had long inflicted on the Mideast.

In short, the motive for the assault was entirely political. But the Bush administration and then Congress were unable or unwilling to accept the fact that America’s Mideast policies were the cause of the attacks. The US media cowered from discussing the true reasons for the attack as a third-rail that had to be avoided.

Instead, 9/11 was spun by the White House and a remarkably tame media into an assault on America by crazed Muslim fanatics who hated, as President Bush said, our freedoms, values, religion and way of life. Islam was to blame.

This message reverberated through the US media and government. Christian and some Jewish fundamentalist groups amplified the theme that Islam is a menace. Pundits opined that Islam was inherently and dangerously flawed, a religion that preached violence and sought world domination.

The lurid proclamations of Osama bin Laden served as a convenient, perfectly timed proof of the wickedness and danger of Islam. His tiny organization of no more than 300 men, as this writer saw firsthand, had been devoted to fighting the Afghan Communists, suddenly morphed into a mortal danger for the United States.

Al-Qaida was vastly exaggerated into a worldwide menace. Housewives in Peoria, Illinois, voted for George Bush because they feared Osama bin Laden was about to come and snatch away their children. Paranoia gripped the United States and made it do terrible things that violated its own laws, ethics and values.

 

Muslims under our mattress replaced the old bogeyman of the 1950’s, reds under our beds.

When Bush declared a “crusade” against terrorism, he really meant it. Like all crusades, this ostensibly religious mission quickly became a scramble for plunder – in this case, Iraq’s vast troves of oil and gas.

Thanks to Washington’s anti-Islamic spin over 9/11, Americans were able to steep themselves in righteous indignation and victimhood, free of any inconvenient questions that their policies in the Muslim world may have contributed to the 9/11 attacks.

The British used to call such attacks, “the cost of empire.” But Americans were simply not aware their nation had an empire. This writer calls it the “American Raj.”

Blaming fanatical Muslims for 9/11 may have been a tactical success for the Bush White House. But in the longer run, laying off the blame on Islam has proved strategically disastrous for the US and just as dishonest as blaming World War II on Christianity.

Poll after poll is now showing that a majority in Muslim nations, even so-called “moderate” ones like Egypt, Indonesia and Morocco, mistakenly believe the US is out to destroy Islam.

The fire and brimstone anti-Muslim hate fulminations of mountebanks like Rev. Hagee, Newt Gingrich, Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh are amplified at full volume across the Muslim world.

Pakistanis now regard the United States as their nation’s leading enemy. Old foe India has fallen into second place. Anti-Americanism is now raging across the Muslim world. The next explosion will come in long-repressed Egypt.

Washington has fallen into Osama bin Laden’s last and deepest trap. First, two wars that have so far cost up to $4 trillion and thousands of US military casualties. Next, the undermining of the US economy by reckless deficit spending on the military and intelligence. Under Bush, and now Obama, the runaway deficit has reached an astounding $1.4 trillion.

Finally, the so-called “war on terror,” that has earned America the searing hatred of much of the Muslim world.

*Eric Margolis is a world renowned political analyst.His book “American Raj is the culmination of Eric Margolis’ years of boots-on-the-ground insight into the Muslim world garnered from his years as a journalist in the Middle East. It takes readers inside the thinking and worldview of anti-Western Islamic radicals throughout the Muslim world and identifies the historical, political, and religious factors that have played a major role in generating hostility toward the West. Employing the model of Britain’s imperialist hegemony in Asia, Margolis explores in fascinating detail whether the West risks a replay of the Raj experience or whether we face an entirely new world order.

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  • S U Turkman  On September 13, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    The Writer on ISI Pay Roll back again.

  • S U Turkman  On September 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    MARGOLIS wrote: “Like all crusades, this ostensibly religious mission quickly became a scramble for plunder – in this case, Iraq’s vast troves of oil and gas”.
    .
    TURKMAN: Thanks for letting us know, all the Crusades were only for plunder and USA has plundered ‘vast troves of oil and gas’ of Iraq. Does ISI pay you so much that you are falsely accusing your own country for this? Even Al Qaeda has not accused USA for this. I guess, Al Qaeda is more honest than you.
    ————
    MARGOLIS wrote: “Thanks to Washington’s anti-Islamic spin over 9/11, Americans were able to steep themselves in righteous indignation and victimhood, free of any inconvenient questions that their policies in the Muslim world may have contributed to the 9/11 attacks”

    TURKMAN: Could you explain, what US ‘policies in Muslim World may have’ besides on Palestinian Issue that USA has tried her best to solve during Clinton Days? Is letting Moslim Countries survive for last half a century by donating Charity of Aid and Loans a bad US Policy? All Moslim Countries earn more Foreign Exchange from USA than any other country on Earth by exporting their products to her. Is this wrong US Policy to let them have an excess to US Market? Moslim Countries spend F.E. earned from USA on importing products from other countries and they do not want to buy American Products out of their hate of USA. Is US Policy of ignoring this hate a wrong Policy because you Traitor of USA hates USA also?
    ——-
    MARGOLIS wrote: “Pakistanis now regard the United States as their nation’s leading enemy”
    .
    TURKMAN: But did not those thankless Imbecile Pakistanis hate USA before 9/11 despite that they were living off US Charity of Aid and Loans since 1950’s? May be the reason is USA had doubled their GDP and Per Capita Income just in 6 years by 2007 and export earnings were tripled. I guess, those Imbeciles more someone helps them more they hate and its USA’s fault that she helped Pakistan too much just like it helped your parents too much in raising you in USA..
    ———.
    MARGOLIS wrote: “Anti-Americanism is now raging across the Muslim world”.
    .
    TURKMAN: Was it not raging before 9/11? If Moslims are raging with Anti Americanism, could you tell us, why none of them stop begging USA for Charity and Loans? Why millions of Moslims apply for USA Visa and tens of thousands of them emigrate to USA legally and illegally every year to this hated country?
    ———
    MARGOLIS wrote: “The next explosion will come in long-repressed Egypt”.
    .
    TURKMAN: So, its USA’s fault that Moslim Rulers of their countries repress Moslims? Oh yeah, because no Moslim Countries are free and all their rulers are appointed by USA, right?
    ——-
    MARGOLIS wrote: “First, two wars that have so far cost up to $4 trillion and thousands of US military casualties”
    .
    TURKMAN: ‘$ 4 trillion’? What a lie. ‘thousands of US military casualties’? Another Lie.
    —–
    MARGOLIS wrote: “Next, the undermining of the US economy by reckless deficit spending on the military and intelligence”
    .
    TURKMAN: Oh really? Military & Intel spending has caused all this? I had no idea you were an Economist also.

    MARGOLIS wrote: “Finally, the so-called “war on terror,” that has earned America the searing hatred of much of the Muslim world”
    .
    TURKMAN: How many times you are going to repeat this in this short Essay?
    —————–
    Eric Margolis is such a Bull Shitter hardly anybody considers him a serious Journalist outside Moslim Countries. Out of hundreds of newspapers and Magazines in UK and USA just a couple of them publish his letters, when they have to fill some empty space. He was awarded a great honor in a well publicized gathering in Islamabad some years back by an Organization run and managed by ISI. He receives monthly Salary from ISI. A good use of Money of Poor Pakis.

  • drhaque  On September 14, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Respectfully I disagree. The Great experienced American Pilots, Scholars, Engineers and Architects have all reached to one conclusion that the building did no go down by simple airplane hits. No building made of steel has demolished by simple gasoline or petrol; otherwise the airplanes would have molten themselves. There are irrefutable evidences that in 1993 and 2001 attacks Israel was directly involved. When Aaron Ross who belonged to a Jewish Zionist family told that he was informed by high links about 11 months prior to the incidence he was eliminated by CIA. Please listen to his videos on Youtube. When a young American student Michael Zebhur joined the scholars for 911 truth and unearthed lot of facts he was shot dead after a lunch with his mother, sister and brother in law. According to one senior BBC correspondent and anchor person there is simply no al_Qaeeda; this phantom was created to justify a war on Islam. All CDs of so called al-Qaeeeda are prepared by Rita Katz an Iraqi Jew who later worked for Israeli army and now for FBI in USA. She uses actors to make these CDs which are released under the banner of SITE her company. She get hefty fee from FBI to prepares these videos on demand. For further readings and references please visit the following sites. Please convey my comments to Eric Magolis whom I respect very much

    References and Further Readings:

    1. http://www.skyscraper.org/TALLEST_TOWERS/t_wtc.htm
    2. Troubling Questions in Troubling Times
    A critical look at the history of attacks
    on the World Trade Center by James S. Adam
    5 October 2001 http://www.serendipity.li/wot/adam.htm
    3. http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/10/gordon-duff-gadahn-call-to-attack-americans-comes-from-israel/
    4. http://911review.org/Wget/www.public-action.com/911/jmcm/physics_1.html
    5. http://www.ae911truth.org/
    6. http://www.scholarsfor911truth.org/
    7. http://patriotsquestion911.com/pilots
    8. http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20Government/911%20Cover-up/911-the_raod_to_tyranny.htm
    9. http://www.public-action.com/
    10. http://www.netvert.biz/paklink/articles/sabra.html
    11. http://fraudofthemillennium.blogspot.com

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    https://pakpotpourri2.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/americans-need-the-truth-about-911/

    Americans Need the Truth About 9/11

    By:Eric Margolis
    We Americans become like the moribund Hapsburg Empire which was said to have forgotten nothing and learned nothing.
    Watching 9/11 commemorations, which have by now become an annual religious-political event, reminds us of this old adage.
    One of the biggest tragedies within the tragedy of 9/11 is that the nation has not learned the real lesson of 9/11 – the reason why the 19 suicide hijackers attacked New York and Washington.
    Before this attack, the hijacker’s ringleaders made clear their goal was to punish the United States for occupying the holy land of Saudi Arabia and for supporting Israel’s repression of the Palestinians.

    A subtext of the deadly operation was to make America experience some of the suffering and damage it had long inflicted on the Mideast.
    In short, the motive for the assault was entirely political. But the Bush administration and then Congress were unable or unwilling to accept the fact that America’s Mideast policies were the cause of the attacks. The US media cowered from discussing the true reasons for the attack as a third-rail that had to be avoided.
    Instead, 9/11 was spun by the White House and a remarkably tame media into an assault on America by crazed Muslim fanatics who hated, as President Bush said, our freedoms, values, religion and way of life. Islam was to blame.
    This message reverberated through the US media and government. Christian and some Jewish fundamentalist groups amplified the theme that Islam is a menace. Pundits opined that Islam was inherently and dangerously flawed, a religion that preached violence and sought world domination.
    The lurid proclamations of Osama bin Laden served as a convenient, perfectly timed proof of the wickedness and danger of Islam. His tiny organization of no more than 300 men, as this writer saw firsthand, had been devoted to fighting the Afghan Communists, suddenly morphed into a mortal danger for the United States.
    Al-Qaida was vastly exaggerated into a worldwide menace. Housewives in Peoria, Illinois, voted for George Bush because they feared Osama bin Laden was about to come and snatch away their children. Paranoia gripped the United States and made it do terrible things that violated its own laws, ethics and values.

    Muslims under our mattress replaced the old bogeyman of the 1950’s, reds under our beds.
    When Bush declared a “crusade” against terrorism, he really meant it. Like all crusades, this ostensibly religious mission quickly became a scramble for plunder – in this case, Iraq’s vast troves of oil and gas.
    Thanks to Washington’s anti-Islamic spin over 9/11, Americans were able to steep themselves in righteous indignation and victimhood, free of any inconvenient questions that their policies in the Muslim world may have contributed to the 9/11 attacks.
    The British used to call such attacks, “the cost of empire.” But Americans were simply not aware their nation had an empire. This writer calls it the “American Raj.”
    Blaming fanatical Muslims for 9/11 may have been a tactical success for the Bush White House. But in the longer run, laying off the blame on Islam has proved strategically disastrous for the US and just as dishonest as blaming World War II on Christianity.
    Poll after poll is now showing that a majority in Muslim nations, even so-called “moderate” ones like Egypt, Indonesia and Morocco, mistakenly believe the US is out to destroy Islam.
    The fire and brimstone anti-Muslim hate fulminations of mountebanks like Rev. Hagee, Newt Gingrich, Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh are amplified at full volume across the Muslim world.
    Pakistanis now regard the United States as their nation’s leading enemy. Old foe India has fallen into second place. Anti-Americanism is now raging across the Muslim world. The next explosion will come in long-repressed Egypt.
    Washington has fallen into Osama bin Laden’s last and deepest trap. First, two wars that have so far cost up to $4 trillion and thousands of US military casualties. Next, the undermining of the US economy by reckless deficit spending on the military and intelligence. Under Bush, and now Obama, the runaway deficit has reached an astounding $1.4 trillion.
    Finally, the so-called “war on terror,” that has earned America the searing hatred of much of the Muslim world.
    *Eric Margolis is a world renowned political analyst.His book “American Raj is the culmination of Eric Margolis’ years of boots-on-the-ground insight into the Muslim world garnered from his years as a journalist in the Middle East. It takes readers inside the thinking and worldview of anti-Western Islamic radicals throughout the Muslim world and identifies the historical, political, and religious factors that have played a major role in generating hostility toward the West. Employing the model of Britain’s imperialist hegemony in Asia, Margolis explores in fascinating detail whether the West risks a replay of the Raj experience or whether we face an entirely new world order.

    • S U Turkman  On September 22, 2011 at 1:33 am

      If there was a spec of truth in what you have written, more than 3,000 Money Hungry Families of the 9/11 dead are not stupid. They would have sued US Government to collect millions of dollars in liable damages, so just stop propagating your wingless lies that have not flown for last ten years …!

    • S U Turkman  On November 28, 2011 at 3:22 am

      Who the hell was discussing 9/11 here?
      Oh I know, I know, when my reason and logic leave them speechless, they always switch the subject.

  • Ayesha Khan  On September 14, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Brilliant analysis and long overdue

  • John Bose  On September 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Eric Magolis will be writing different story if one of his member of the family died in 9/11 as far I concern 9/11 was a cowardly act by the terroirsts who took part in this unhuman act. Secondlt I would like to draw your attention a statement by Muhlana Munawar Hussain in daily Waqat couple of days ago, he stated that 9/11 never happened and it is a Lie plus he also predict that America will be finish before next 9/11 aniversary, these kind of remamrks does not suit to a Muhllah Munawar hussain of Islamia Jamat leader.
    it is a fact that (/11 took palce and 19 muslims terrorst I call the devils hope they burn in hell were responsible who took 3000 innocents lives fir no reason and i can see since 9/11 there is no peace any of the Muslim countrise at this time I wonder if It is a GOD punishment to them, look what happening in Pakistan people are dying in Karachi, Lahore Peshawar and other nothern Pakistan regions, plus floods , dingi fevers prices of food sky high these are the punsihment from God .
    As far i am aware of it Eric Margolis been never recognised in USA and other western countries he just want to have his recognised In Islamic states by writing this kind of article further more Eric is a Jewish ask him if huttlcust took place in Poland under hiltler lets see what he says thanks

    • S U Turkman  On September 22, 2011 at 1:35 am

      Mr. Bose,
      He is highly recognized and has won awards. He actually is on Pay Roll of ISI.

  • ecks why  On November 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    informed rational freedom loving people have all the reasons in the world to fear islam…

    the twin fogs of political correctness & ignorance must be dispersed before western society better understands this menace. even a brief review of islamic theology & history quickly exposes the deadly roots of this evil ideology.

    Mohamhead was a 7th century murdering warlord who rose to power on a river of blood surrounded by thugs and gangsters using intimidation, violence, deception and trickery to expand their criminal empire while mercilessly suppressing and killing their opponents and enriching themselves on stolen booty.

    The evil koran is a collection of sayings and speeches by this diabolical madman claiming divine guidance from some mythical sky-god which has inspired generations of crazed fanatics to abhorrent behavior resulting in historys worst ever crimes against humanity starting 1400 years ago and still continuing even today.

    Islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics on yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedoms.

    and 2 snappy graphics versions, great for emailing…

    • S U Turkman  On November 28, 2011 at 3:25 am

      ecks,
      So, you mean, Islam is not a tolerant, Multi Cultural, Pluralistic religion that has created the world’s most advance Society and Culture in Pakistan and other Moslim Countries?

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