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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Twenty years to the day after a pair of hijacked airliners destroyed the World Trade Center towers, another plane punched a gaping hole in the Pentagon and a fourth passenger jet crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers sought to regain control from hijackers, Americans across the country reflected on the events that forever changed their country.

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Happy Moral Hazard day.

#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2021-09-11 11:00 AM | Reply

Pouring one out for my homey, Building 7.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-09-11 11:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And we haven't learned jack ----

#3 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-09-11 11:25 AM | Reply

Bin Laden won.

#4 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-09-11 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is that weird part of the Venn diagram where Heliumrat and I intersect.

That's how you know Bin Laden won.

#5 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-09-11 11:49 AM | Reply

Not to mention, what used to be called 9/11 is basically every other Tuesday for most of the past year.

#6 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-09-11 11:51 AM | Reply

Bin Laden won.

#4 | POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT

If bin Laden won, then the Cia won, because he was working for the Cia.

You have to admire the fact that Cheney kept his word to bin Laden and helped bin Laden's family escape from the USA.

to reciprocate, bin Laden allowed the US to capture/kill him while he was hours from dying of kidney disease. They gave the US and the Saudi radicals a political victory.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2021-09-11 11:54 AM | Reply

9/11 is the equivalent to a poor man bashing a rich man in the back of the head with a brick after being oppressed an exploited for years by the rich man.

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-09-11 12:19 PM | Reply

#7

CIA always wins. Even if they have to rid themselves of a president.

#9 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-09-11 12:23 PM | Reply

"CIA always wins"

The CIA will always do what is best for the continuation of the CIA.

#10 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-11 12:39 PM | Reply

I've been told that George W bush managed to say some remarkably intelligent and insightful things today. I'd like to thank his wife for telling him what to say.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-11 12:45 PM | Reply

"I've been told that George W bush managed to say some remarkably intelligent and insightful things today."

What he should have said:

We are the origins of war: not history's forces, nor the times, nor justice, nor the lack of it, nor causes, nor religions, nor ideas, nor kinds of government, nor any other thing. We are the killers. We breed wars. We carry it like syphilis inside. Dead bodies rot in field and stream because the living ones are rotten. (The Lion in Winter)

#12 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-11 01:43 PM | Reply

#12 | Posted by pumpkinhead

You idiot. That was the elephant, not us.

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-09-11 02:01 PM | Reply

September 11th 2001 was a horrible day. It is imprinted indelibly upon the minds of practically anyone who was more than 10 years old when it happened. And here we are 20 years later.

For me, many questions remain. America lost almost 3,000 lives that day. There are more incredible stories of heroism from than day than anyone can comprehend or imagine. Yet the unfortunate truth is, that day set off a sequence of events in following years that America should truly be ashamed of. The wars that followed 9-11, politically justified by that horrible day, wasted thousands more American lives. Those wars also cost and wasted an unimaginable number of foreign lives. By some estimates millions of people perished in America's falsely justified vengeance. We should also stop to wonder at the number of new "terrorists" we have now created.

To this day, justice for the attacks on 9-11 has never been served. Fifteen of the nineteen men who hijacked those planes on 9-11 were not Afghani. They were Saudi. Osama bin Laden is a member of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families. There is evidence that Saudi's were behind bankrolling the attack. Yet, in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the Bush administration downplayed any role Saudi may have had. In fact, the Bush Administration allowed many Saudi officials to leave the country on special, chartered flights. Even as all but military flights were grounded in America for several days. Saudi Arabia has paid no consequences by the U.S., for its role in 9-11, or for any act of terrorism it has ever sponsored. As we all know, Saudi royal can literally get away with murder.

America occupied Afghanistan on pretty sketchy pretense. America all but abandoned the hunt for bin Laden to occupy Iraq. on completely false justification. The results were occupation, and attempted nation building, in a part of the World that had absolutely no interest in our freedom or ideology.

No, justice has not been served by our country's acts of aggression after those attacks. In fact, I think we should all be using this time to consider the incredible amount of needless loss and destruction that has occurred in the following 20 years. It has achieved nothing, but to cost our treasury trillions to enrich those connected to our military industrial complex. Afghanistan is full circle back under the control of the Taliban. Iraq is now significantly controlled by Iran. All of which are far more likely to fall under strong influence from China than America. America and the World are much worse off for America's actions following 9-11. I don't know that this nation can ever recover its integrity again.

#14 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-09-11 02:03 PM | Reply

Bush43 Compares 1/6 Insurrectionists To 9/11 Jihadists

'As a nation, our adjustments have been profound. Many Americans struggled to understand why an enemy would hate us with such zeal. The security measures incorporated into our lives are both sources of comfort and reminders of our vulnerability. And we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them.'

#15 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-09-11 02:10 PM | Reply

#15 wait, We're coming after snoofy and that commie guy that claims to be Christian? That's just wrong. That's oppression. You don't oppress people for being stupid or gullible.

#16 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-09-11 02:28 PM | Reply

Worked for Stalin.

#17 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-11 07:03 PM | Reply

#2
Here's an photo I saved:
081901 TWR7

Here's a song from Thievery Corporation / Tower 7:
www.youtube.com

#18 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-09-12 06:19 AM | Reply

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