Four 9/11 Widows Demand Truth.
"This is a stonewalling job of far greater importance than Watergate. This concerns the refusal of the country’s leadership to be held accountable for the failure to execute its most fundamental responsibility: to protect its citizens against foreign attack. 'If we have an executive branch that holds sole discretion over what information is released to the public and what is hidden, the public will never get the full story of why there was an utter failure to protect them that day, and who should be held accountable.'"
The peace movement that marches this day includes the extraordinary people of Peaceful Tomorrows
, "an advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses
to terrorism, and identify a commonality
with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world. By conscientiously exploring peaceful options
in our search for justice, we choose to spare additional innocent families the suffering that we have already experienced—as well as to break the endless cycle of violence and retaliation
engendered by war."
''Am I proud to have served my country? Hardly.
On September 11, I will awaken at dawn. I will retrieve all my variously colored medals from their little box in my dresser drawer. I'll put my robe on, go into my daughter's room and tell her I love her. I will unlock the deadbolt (my homeland security), and proceed out the front door, remove the lid to the trashcan, and throw my medals in the garbage, where they belong." (via yellowtimes.org)
Napoleon once said he could make men fight and die for brass, and bits of colored ribbon. There will be no more fitting memorial for September 11 than destroying the symbols of a way that contributed so mightily to the terrible events of that day....an American Waterloo.
Cancer, and Carcinogens
"This event is not an isolated instance of violence.
This is not an 'act of war.' It is one symptom of a
cancer that threatens to metastasize."