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Re: 9-11 Retrospection

cyberpainter wrote:
hito wrote:

If America was justified in going to war against Vietnam and America is justified in attacking Afghanistan and Iraq then you would have to also justify the WTC attacks.

I understand your anti war stance and I agree with the foolishness and horror of wars, unjust some of them were as well. But to say the WTC attacks have to be justified if you agree with the attack on Afghanistan, is a bit absurd, since it was in response to the attack.

hito wrote:
As you acknowledge (according to interpretations of bin Ladenís speeches), America invaded his home soil and he feared annihilation from 'the great spectre' of the global spread of US imperialism. In that sense, he is justified in taking steps to preserve and promote his way of life wherever he saw fit and his actions understandable to an extent given the ideological and political context of the time.

Bin Laden was not a martyr for some mighty cause. He's not in any sense justified merely because he has a particular ideology.

And we didn't invade Saudi Arabia.

According to him, the US did invade Saudi Arabia. According to him, the US is not justified merely because they have an ideology. According to him, the attack of the WTC was in response to an attack.

The point is, there are at least two sides to a conflict. Justification is relative unless you are truly innocent.

Sep 12, 2011, 02:57


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