Foreign Policy & Terrorism | January 27, 2005
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sending me the "Executive Summary" [of a book on the
Neo-Cons]. All in all, it sounds a lot like what was brought out
in "Fahrenheit 9/11", although in more detail, as in
"Hijacking Freedom", the more well documented
documentary narrated by Julian Bond, which Barry Gordon
presented on his show one evening.
can buy into the argument that the Neo-Cons looked the other way
while convenient allies in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were
funding the likes of Bin Laden, whom I'm still convinced is a
black sheep of the family, which he'd like to overthrow (much
like Geo. Bush II thinks he's outdoing his father, on earth, not
in heaven, egad).
immediate prizes are the pipeline through Afghanistan and the
oil in Iraq; but the greater prize for the Neo-Cons is projecting
power, from better bases in Iraq (better than in Saudi Arabia).
It's sheer bullying, imperial hubris.
don't think the Neo-Cons wanted the attacks on the World Trade
Center and Pentagon -- Bin Laden was correct in assessing those
as both symbolic and substantial centers of American economic
and military power -- but they did state that they were just
waiting for a Pearl Harbor-type attack to exploit. To me, that
is even scarier than an outright plot (which, of course, would
be treason): It demonstrates a complete and utter disregard for
human life, more than even an active, violent contempt (which,
of course, the Neo-Cons also practice, in spades).
say that the worst form of child abuse is not violence, as bad
as that is; the worst form of abuse is neglect -- it tells the
child you just don't care.
think the bullies of this world, from the Neo-Cons down to the
kids on the schoolbus, are empty inside. They loathe themselves
and just don't give a damn about anyone else. It's like the
Nazis, in that piece I wrote. It's as pathetic and malevolent as
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