The following is from “We The People” (WTP).
After reading this, ask yourself, “Who got it right in the South Carolina debate? Ron Paul or Rudolph Guiliani?” And remember, Guiliani may have been the one who opened his mouth & inserted his foot but the other 8 neo-cons on the stage that night hold the identical uninformed view.
I have highlighted/emphasized some of the areas of this article.
PLEASE, if you agree, pass this along to your friends & colleagues.
If you don’t, then we agree to disagree. But I, for one, refuse to be indoctrinated into the NAU or NWO! I will NOT allow media censorship, ala the Third Reich, to determine my thought process. I am not now, nor ever will be, a puppet for “political correctness”!By virtue of the Constitution of the United States of America – I AM A FREE AMERICAN!!! And DAMNED PROUD OF IT!!!
May 7, 2007 9/11: Why They Attacked Us
Bin Laden: In His Own Words
WTP: Petition For Redress
Please sit and take a deep breath, or even two, before you begin reading this article.
Sometimes the truth can hurt — a lot. This may be one of those times. It was for us.
Before continuing, please remember: we are only the messengers; we deal with facts, not opinions; the Country and the Government are two separate things; we will forever love our Country and be willing to give our lives in defense of its system of governance – as designed and set forth in our founding document – but, we should always distrust the Government; we avoid all political questions; we seek only to hold those in Government accountable to Truth, Justice and the Constitution, regardless of their political stripes; we have confronted Democrat and Republican administrations with equal fervor.
The last few months have been difficult ones for us. We have gone through an uncomfortable paradigm shift in our understanding of how our government has become unaccountable to the People and in coming to grips with the incredible risks our beloved Republic now faces.
We knew, of course, that the Government was bad, occasionally breaking the rules by violating the Constitution and refusing to be held accountable for its behavior, an insufferable arrogance for sure, but what we did not fully comprehend was the fact that our Government had actually turned evil.
We now realize that the Government has apparently jettisoned altogether its primary function as a protector and enhancer of individual, unalienable Rights and Freedoms, Life and Liberty, Truth and Justice. What remains of our former Republic is merely a shadow, a cardboard movie set for our children to marvel and for our despotic leaders hold press conferences.
The time for radical truth telling and acts of conscious resistance is now upon us.
Osama bin Laden
We have just finished studying the report, “Messages To the World; The Statements of Osama Bin Laden“, authored by Osama Bin Laden, edited by Bruce Lawrence, and published by London-based Verso Books. (available on Amazon.com)
This is bin Laden, in his own words, dating back to 1994, explaining WHY he attacked our nation’s economic and military icons.
To our knowledge, no U.S newspaper has published any of these statements, no U.S. television network has broadcast any of these videos, and no U.S. radio station has broadcast any of these audiotapes explaining his motive.
Why not? Considering the price our nation is now paying due to the “War on Terror,” would it not have been prudent to take heed to the openly broadcast messages of our attackers?
What would the world be like today if the United States Government had listened and properly responded to bin Laden’s proper Petitions to America and the rest of the world for redress of his grievances – decades worth of unjustified attacks and illegal military occupations by America and Israel targeting Muslims — and on Muslim territory? In all likelihood, there would have been no attack on the World Trade Center, no War on Terror, no Police State, and no erosion of individual Liberties in America.
What would the world be like today if the United States Government had listened and properly responded to bin Laden who had been constructing and articulating a consistent, convincing case that an attack on Islam was under way and was being orchestrated and directed by the government of America? In all likelihood, there would have been no attack on the World Trade Center, no War on Terror, no Police State, and no erosion of individual Liberties in America.
What would the world be like today if, following 9-11, the United States Government had not had conducted a telephone conference call directing the heads of the five dominant American television networks to agree to censor free speech, public discourse and debate by suppressing from broadcast any statements by bin Laden, and suppressing the horrific video images that the rest of the “civilized” world was watching – i.e., the pictures of the United States military killing tens of thousands of innocent people while intentionally bombing civilian facilities and homes in Afghanistan. Prime Minster Blair did the same in England, wrestling a similar agreement from the three T.V. networks of the United Kingdom. In all likelihood, there would have been more knowledge about the truth, more public condemnation of the “coalition” governments, no invasion of Iraq, no Police State and no erosion of individual Liberties in America.
What would the world be like today if Secretary of State Madeline Albright had not responded with, “Its worth it,” when questioned on CBS’s 60 Minutes, about the deaths of over 600,000 [Muslim] children in Iraq as a direct result of malnutrition and disease directly caused by the United States’ ten-year boycott and blockade of badly needed medicine and food? What if there was no such boycott and blockade? In all likelihood, there would have been no attack on the World Trade Center, no War on Terror, no Police State, and no erosion of individual Liberties in America.
Indeed, what is now apparent is the fact that for decades preceding 9-11, the Government of the United States of America, under the leadership of both Democrats and Republicans, has been responsible in whole or in part, for the deaths of over one million innocent men, women and children of the Middle East, and the reduction to rubble of tens of thousands of individual homes, businesses and vital community services in the Middle East — and most of these were exclusively Muslim targets.
In addition to these evil, un-Godly, un-American and inhuman acts of terror sponsored and sanctioned by the United States Government and the State of Israel, it is now apparent that during this time, both Democrat and Republican administrations have been responsible in whole or in part for deliberately censoring from the American public the true nature of the results of this intervention in the internal affairs of, and on the human beings that reside in these Middle East countries.
Given the extent of bin Laden’s public statements over many years which explain, in stark language that Islam itself was under attack from the combined forces of Israel and America, and given our nation’s vast experience involving decades of morally reprehensible meddling and intervention in Middle East affairs, are we to believe that the U.S. Government was honestly unaware of the intent of one Osama bin Laden — himself a former CIA operative? Are we to believe that bin Laden attacked us because he thought we were “too free”?
Webster’s defines “comeuppance” to mean, “deserved punishment; retribution.”
Was 9-11 America’s comeuppance? Did America bring that day of heartbreaking and despicable death and destruction upon itself?
Was it “payback” for something America had done or was doing? Was it deserved?
Or are we to believe that the victims of decades of our abuse carried out the attacks of 9-11 simply because of America’s underlying principles of Freedom? Did they attack us because “they hate us for our freedom?”
Unfortunately, the latter is the only motive our Government has ever publicly attributed to Osama bin Laden, who has taken responsibility for the attack, and no one — not the media, not our government, not our leaders, has dared to openly question, “WHY DID THEY ATTACK US?”
We urge you to read the public statements of Osama bin Laden contained in the Petition for Redress of Grievances discussed below.
If you can read them with an open mind and an open heart, you too may experience the pangs of the hard truth that both our Government and our nation may in fact bear a large measure of responsibility for the attacks of 9/11 and the current condition of our world and our Republic.
By abandoning our spiritual principles and our founding documents, it is now clear that we have engaged in the “War on Terrorism” with “unclean hands.” We have allowed our government to trample our Constitution, suppress the truth, and finance the injury and abuse of untold human beings across the planet — most of whom, not coincidentally, practice the Muslim faith.
Aside from the significant (and still unanswered) questions regarding what foreknowledge our government may have had about the 9/11 attacks and the collapse of the (three) WTC skyscrapers, we trust you will find bin Laden’s words to be most revealing and disturbing.
The implications of his statements are profound not only for our understanding of the true causes of 9/11, but in understanding the current state of world affairs and understanding how a free nation — a nation founded upon the principles of Christianity — financed and sanctioned the chaos our Republic and our planet now endures.
We leave it to you and your posterity to judge who bears — and shares — the ultimate guilt for the attacks of 9/11.
Petition for Redress of Grievances
Based on our review of the book, “Messages To The World: Statements From Osama Bin Laden” and other materials (see list and links below), we have prepared a Petition for Redress of Grievances regarding the United States’ unconstitutional financial aid to Israel and the unlawful occupation of various countries in the Middle East.
The Petition contains extensive quotes from public statements made by Osama bin Laden over almost two decades. The quotes detail his moral and legal justification for his jihad [defensive war] against both Israel and the United States.
We recommend you do not begin to read the Petition unless you have about an hour of quiet time to read the material once or twice and to think carefully about what you have read.
Those of you who have been following our articles of late know that as we have been developing our position on the constitutionality of the Government’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East our research has included a study of the following documents:
For a discussion of these documents see our articles beginning March 18, 2007 (see article links below)
2. The report by Jimmy Carter titled, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid“.
3. “Extremism In America: Tax Protest Movement“ on one of the Israeli Lobby’s websites.
(Don’t forget to click on UPDATE)
4. “Liberating America From Israel“ by Paul Findley, the former congressman from Illinois.
5. “Support for Israel in Congress is based on fear“ by James Abourezk, the former Senator from South Dakota.
6. “Inside America’s powerful Israel Lobby“ by Gregory Levey. On December 11, 2006,
7. The failure of AIPAC to respond positively when formally invited to participate in GML2007 to address
the facts presented by Mearsheimer, Walt and Carter.
8. The failure of the Israel Embassy to respond to our invitation to the Israeli Ambassador to participate in GML 2007
to address the facts presented by earsheimer, Walt and Carter.
9. The failure of the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC to respond positively to our
invitation to the Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice for a representative of the Government
of the United States to participate in GML 2007 to address the facts presented by Mearsheimer, Walt and Carter.
10. The positive response to our invitation to the Palestinian Ambassador Abuznaid for a representative
of the Government of Palestine to participate in GML 2007. Two experts on the Palestine-Israel conflict did
attend and each attested that the information presented by Mearsheimer, Walt and Carter was accurate.
These experts were Dr. Muhammad Hallaj, a Palestinian, and Dr. Norman Birnbaum, a Jew.
11. “Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: Media & the Israel-Palestine Conflict” a one hour and 19 minute
video that provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in
on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American
political elites–oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others-
work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence
over how news from the region is reported.
12. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3497308896275775092&hl=en the Dutch documentary
that was created as a result of the controversy created by Mearsheimer and Walt’s article on the Israel Lobby.
13. “About That Word Apartheid,” published in The Link by Americans For Middle East
Understanding (AMEU).Click http://www.ameu.org/page.asp?iid=271&aid=584&pg=1
14. “All Eyes on Israel,” at http://www.hopevideo.com/audio_with_david_asscherick.htm
RIGHT-click to download #26, “All Eyes on Israel.”
15 “Messages To the World; The Statements of Osama Bin Laden“, authored by Osama Bin Laden,
edited by Bruce Lawrence, and published by London-based Verso Books. (available on Amazon.com)
Additional WTP Articles about Israel and the Israel Lobby:
March 18, 2007
Mid-East Policy v. the U.S. Constitution:
GML 2007 to Debate Divisive Question Click Here To Access the Update
March 22, 2007
Israel Lobby Targets
Tax Honesty Movement Click Here To Access the Update
April 7, 2007
U.S., Israel and AIPAC: “No, Thank You”
Palestine: “Yes, Thank You” Click Here To Access the Update
April 10, 2007
& U.S. Foreign Policy:
Apartheid and Manipulation Click Here To Access the Update
April 15, 2007
Who and What is “Israel”? Click Here To Access the Update
Click Here to Access the Petition for Redress of Grievances
Regarding U.S. Aid to Israel which details
Osama bin Laden’s justifications for the 911 attacks