9/11

Before I begin I want to say a few things, 1) I know I haven’t written anything in a while but I am very busy but I will hopefully have a new post out soon and 2) I know this is after the fact but I will still talk about it.

Of course 9/11 is a day of sadness and mourning but it really is rather insignificant compared to the amount of death perpetrated by other countries at various times in history. For example, from 1948-2009, there have over 14,000 people killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and guess what? [1] The Jews of Israel face this type of terrorism every single day! It is amazing how meek the 9/11 attacks were in comparison, the September 11th attacks killed around 3,000 people. While that is terrible it is nothing compared to the amount caused by conflict of religious land. And what of the genocide in Darfur, or Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo? The list goes on. The point is that the 9/11 attacks were just so insignificant in the grand scheme of things yet we make it out to be something worthy of invading 2 foreign countries and commit war crimes all so we can have our bloody vengeance. If that was how the world worked there should have been multiple global nuclear wars to make up for the loss of life in the aforementioned genocides.
As to our intervensionalism: I find it sadly ironic that one of the primary motives of the attacks was that

 …the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, U.S. support of Israel and sanctions against Iraq.[2]

pissed them off yet we proceeded to invade 2 more countries! It’s insane. But anyway, that is the end of my tirade. Good day.

~~Peter

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1: “Wars Since 1900.” The Poly-national War Memorial . N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2011. <www.war-memorial.net/wars_all.asp>.
2: “September 11 attacks – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11#Motives>

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