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Why was the WTC attacked?

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Those are the questions we have to ask. It’s not seditious to wonder whether the U.S. courted danger. Sedition is a word hopefully left buried in the past for this country. In order to prevent such things from happening again, we must try to understand why they happened.

The New York Newsday has a good overview of Afghanistan’s history and current situation.

For those at all curious on what could incite the attack on the WTC, go here for an interview with Osama Bin Laden.

Israelis and Americans…what are the differences? Read More

Also, if you’re of the opinion that the Missile Defense Shield is in trouble, note that:

…“Leading Democrats in Congress have hinted they would drop their opposition for Bush’s highly-controversial Nuclear Missile Defense plan and support reneging the SALT I treaty.”…

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Another Alternet article trying to understand where the rationale for this attack could have come from (in the vein of the other articles in this post). This article is by Daoud Kuttab, who’s written pieces in the New York Newsday, warning that U.S. foreign policy is far too unjust and inflammatory.

…and, finally, of course, Michael Moore weighs in with a plea not do anything rash that would involve killing more civilians. He notes:

“Back in May, you gave the Taliban in Afghanistan $48 million dollars of our tax money. No free nation on earth would give them a cent, but you gave them a gift of $48 million because they said they had “banned all drugs.”“


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A late entry from Nico is an article by John Pilger of the The Herald. He’s been reporting on terrorism for years and been critical of the U.S.‘s foreign policy towards the Middle East, in particular. Since this article is impossible to find on the web, and the Herald search engine is less than useful, I’ve mirrored it here</php>.



I’ve actually found this article now, at Pilger’s web site.



This article concurs that it would be bad idea to go to ‘war’. It simply risks adding more people to the already swelling ranks of people who will lay down their lives to attack the U.S.



For those that doubt the ranting of Michael Moore (I know I did), here’s some corroboration of the money donated to the Taliban in Afghanistan in May (quoted at $43 million this time).