Sept. 11 Legacy: One Endless War Against Many Radical Enemies

Last Sunday we observed the 9/11 attacks that caught the country by surprise…..those attacks led to the endless wars that we are fighting today and will probably last for a generation or more……

I read an excellent piece in NPR (you know them…the demon that the GOP has been fighting for decades)…..the article talks about our endless war of revenge (or some may call justice)……

The U.S. went to war after Sept. 11 and has now been fighting for 15 years, the longest unbroken period in its history. Despite disappointing results, there’s broad consensus it should continue.

Source: Sept. 11 Legacy: One Endless War Against Many Radical Enemies : Parallels : NPR

More perspective on the years following the attacks of 9/11……

From its opening salvo, in other words, this conflict has been an air war. With its 75% success rate, al-Qaeda’s 9/11 mission was a historic triumph, accurately striking three out of what assumedly were its four chosen targets.  (Though no one knows just where that plane in Pennsylvania was heading, undoubtedly it was either the Capitol or the White House to complete the taking out of the icons of American financial, military, and political power.)  In the process, almost 3,000 people who had no idea they were in the bombsights of an obscure movement on the other side of the planet were slaughtered.

Source: Bombs Away! A 9/11 Retrospective of America’s 15-Year Air War | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Sad thing is that there is NO end in sight…..is our wars after 9’11 actually done anything to benefit the planet?

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7 thoughts on “Sept. 11 Legacy: One Endless War Against Many Radical Enemies

  1. Our wars after 9’11 actually done anything to benefit the planet?
    No,but the M.I.Complex might think otherwise….not to forget Empire Speak…
    Lordy, I hope to pass soon….with the taste of billy goat in my mouth & a decent Rioja!

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