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IWW Saturday Forum- 9/11 and War

The mainstream media and politicians take for granted that we must all fight a war on terror. They never care to explain why terror might be directed at the US in the first place.
The mainstream media and politicians take for granted that we must all fight a war on terror. They never care to explain why terror might be directed at the US in the first place. Public examination and control of the foreign policy are not allowed by the ruling interests of this country.

On the third anniversary of 9/11, these issues will be examined at an IWW Forum by local peace activist Will Seaman. IWW member, Morgan Miller will discuss some of the history of class struggles in the middle east that has led up to the current war in Iraq.

The Forum is at 7PM, Saturday, Sept. 11th.

IWW hall is 616 E. Burnside

phone: phone: 502-231-5488
address: address: 616 E. Burnside

First things First 10.Sep.2004 12:04

Truth Seeker

Before you can talk about why someone would attack the US, you have to find out if they did.

50% of NYC residents believe Bush and Cronies Consciously let 911 happen. There is evidence that they may have done it themselves.

We have a moral obligation to find out the truth before we lay the blame at other peoples feet and explain why they might do it. YOU DO NOT KNOW IF THEY DID!

OK... 10.Sep.2004 13:09

a wob

I think the point is that 9/11 and terrorism is being used as reasons for what is happening in the middle east.

The forum isn't specifically on 9/11.

Demand truth 10.Sep.2004 16:50

Truth Seeker

They are being used that way. However, the original post says "They never care to explain why terror might be directed at the US in the first place."

This sentence assumes/implies that the terror was directed at the US by an outside agency because of US foreign policy. You cannot explain why someone would attack the US in the context of 911 unless you know they have attacked the US. If you do not know, and you do not, you are helping lay the blame on the wrong people. By talking about why some people would attack the US, you are validating the big lie that has been used to justify the now endless war.

Demand the truth. Don't inadvertantly propagate and support the lie.

50% of NYC residents think Bush consciously let it happen. Most likely the Bushmob did it! Now Cheney is threatening to do it again.