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Re: 9-11 Retrospection

JS -

This quote of yours certainly does make some good points, and I am not at all in disagreement with you that mistakes in US foreign policy played a large role in setting the stage for what happened on 9/11.

However... as you surely know, that quote you used was a part of Mr. Churchill's damage-control campaign after his initial over-the-top provocative statements backfired and led to folks calling for him to be fired from his position as a University professor. Here's an excerpt from the actual essay:

Ward Churchill wrote:

...Well, really. Let's get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. They formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire the "mighty engine of profit" to which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been enslaved and they did so both willingly and knowingly. Recourse to "ignorance" a derivative, after all, of the word "ignore" counts as less than an excuse among this relatively well-educated elite. To the extent that any of them were unaware of the costs and consequences to others of what they were involved in and in many cases excelling at it was because of their absolute refusal to see.
ely, it was because they were too busy braying, incessantly and self-importantly, into their cell phones, arranging power lunches and stock transactions, each of which translated, conveniently out of sight, mind and smelling distance, into the starved and rotting flesh of infants. If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I'd really be interested in hearing about it.
Source: Wikipedia

Sep 12, 2011, 01:43


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