Monday, July 09, 2007

9/11, Terrorism, Etc. -- Archive

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9/11, Terrrorism, Etc. -- Archive

9/11 was one of the issues and events that accelerated the evolution of my thinking and shaped my current world view. Other issues and events that have influenced me profoundly include climate change (which I tuned into in the late 1990s), the stolen US elections in 2000 and 2004, the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Bush's failure to respond before, during or after Hurricane Katrina, the corporatist monopolization of the US mainstream news media (which I have been observing closely over the two decades), and, of course, the catastrophes in Iraq and Darfur.

9/11 was pivotal for me, but perhaps not in the way you would assume. It was not the terrorist attack that surprised me, it was the failure of the US mainstream news media and the political establishment to hold those who looked the other way accountable for their inaction.

Although I respect many of those who raise serious questions about what happened at the WTC or at the Pentagon, and whether or not "9/11 was an inside job," I do not indulge in those lines of speculation or investigation.

As someone who has focused on security, risk and intelligence for most of the last twenty years, it is enough for me to know that the Bush-Cheney national insecurity team came into office, promptly undid what good the Clinton-Gore administration had done, and then proceeded to blow off the dozens of warnings they received in the months, weeks and days prior to 9/11. Furthermore, many of the leaders of the Bush-Cheney cabal are on record as wishing for another "Pear Harbor) in the PNAC document. All of this is a matter of public record. Unfortunately, the 9/11 Commission buried the lead, pulled their punches, and punted on the worse of the truth.

I do not need to know anymore.

There are many references both to 9/11 and terrorism in general throughout the archives of Words of Power. This particular directory contains posts which have 9/11 as their central theme. They are listed in reverse chronological order.

-- Richard Power

Where There is Smoke There is Fire -- Words of Power from Wilkerson, Ventura, Whitehouse, Soufan & Pelosi

Why is the Heavy Lifting Left to the Old Men? Conyers & Carter Put Their Shoulders to Seemingly Immovable Mountains

What We Know for Certain Seven Years After 9/11

Benazar Bhutto Dead & Unavenged, the Innocents Slaughtered on 9/11 Dead & Unavenged; Harriet Miers? Lobbying for Pakistan. Musharraf? Seeking Asylum.

Hard Rain Journal: Bhutto, Bin Laden, 9/11, What Should Have Been Uttered From the Well of the US Senate Several Years Ago, & What Must Be Done Now

Osama Bin Laden, the Terrorist, is Safe in Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, the Democrat, was Not; Musharraf Truly is Bush-Cheney's "Strong Ally"

Hard Rain Journal: The NIE and Its Implications for the 2008 Election and the Fate of the Republic

Hard Rain Journal 11-24-07: Bittersweet Victory in Australia as Tragic Defeat Looms in Afghanistan, A Message for the Democratic Party

Hard Rain Journal: Asking the Right Questions -- It is Tyranny, Treason & Torture, Not Terrorism, that Will Destroy Us, Unless We Resist.

Hard Rain Journal: 7 More Nails that the US Mainstream News Media Won't Pound into GOP's Coffin; False "Daddy" Meme Must Be Perpetuated At All Cost

Randi Rhodes Interviews Naomi Klein -- "Not just the craziness of the Bush gang ... the logical culmination of a 25 year war on the state ..."

Hard Rain Journal 9-28-07: Ellsberg Says It, "A Coup Has Occurred."

Hard Rain Journal: Iraq, Iran, Insanity & An Ugly Secret about the US Electorate

Hard Rain Journal 9-27-07: Travesty after Travesty in the US Senate, Meanwhile Nuclear-Tipped Pakistan is in Danger of Falling to Al Qaeda & Allies

Hard Rain Journal 9-11-07: "Six years ago three thousand Americans lost their lives. They need not have."

Hard Rain Journal 9-9-07: Response to Bin Laden, Bush, Zawahiri & Cheney -- 3 Heroes of Post-9/11 Era -- Mariane Pearl, Salman Rushdie & Pat Tillman

Hard Rain Journal 9-3-07: Update on the Coming "Confrontation" with Iran -- Will the USA Stumble From Stupidity to Insanity

Hard Rain Journal 8-5-07: Treat Terrorism As What It Is -- A Political Football, And Instead of Cowering, Shove It Down The Republicans' Throats

Hard Rain Journal 7-16-07: Iran Switches to Trading Oil in Yen, Fidel & Ron Paul Concur on Threat of New 9/11 -- Will Recent History Repeat Itself?

Hard Rain Journal 7-10-07: An Update on the War IN, OF, FOR and BY Terrorism

Hard Rain Journal 6-29-07: Katrina, 9/11 and Iraq -- An Almost Incomprehensible Truth

Hard Rain Journal 6-19-07: Bring Me the Head of Osama Bin Laden, or Shut Up & Release the CIA Inspector General's Post 9/11 Report

Words of Power #34: Religion, Politics and Business: The Dalai Lama, MLK and the Importance of Dennis Kucinich

Hard Rain Journal 10-6-06: 911 Widows Speak Out on Woodward Revelation of the Bush-Cheney Insecurity Team's Failure to Heed Warnings

GS(3) Thunderbolt 10-5-06: Simple Arithmetic of Anguish -- 7/10 + 8/6 = 9/11

Words of Power #28: On 9/11/06, Ask Yourself "Is This My Country?"

Hard Rain Journal 9-7-06: While ABC Catapults the Propaganda, Bush’s “Key Ally” Makes Peace with Al Qaeda

Hard Rain Journal 8-16-06: Soros calls "War on Terror" "Counterproductive, Self-Defeating," & "A False Metaphor," Sri Lanka Bombs "Terrorist" Children

Hard Rain Journal 6-15-06: Foreign Affairs survey of 100 US policy leaders grades Bush-Cheney "failed" at 1.8 out of 10

Words of Power #23: A Reality Check, What A Real World War on Terrorism Would Look Like, and a US Mid-Term Election Strategy

Words of Power #15: Bring Me the Head of Osama, Nero Fiddles while the Planet Burns, Religion as the Crystal Meth of the People, & The Democrats' Plan

Words of Power #13: What You Need To Know About The Port Security Scandal

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