[lbo-talk] What the 9/11 bombers wanted

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Sun Dec 18 09:23:50 PST 2011

On Dec 18, 2011, at 12:05 PM, James Heartfield wrote:

> How do we know what the 9/11 bombers wanted? From their leader’s
> political statement Letter to America, 2002
What is the evidence that this statement is not exactly what its words scream it out to be: a fabrication designed as propaganda to prepare the genocidal attack on Iraq?

Shane Mage

"scientific discovery is basically recognition of obvious realities that self-interest or ideology have kept everybody from paying attention to"

> ‘The first thing that we are calling you to is Islam. ... We call
> you to be a people of manners, principles, honour, and purity; to
> reject the immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants,
> gambling's, and trading with interest. ...
> You are the nation who, rather than ruling by the Shariah of Allah
> in its Constitution and Laws, choose to invent your own laws as you
> will and desire. You separate religion from your policies,
> contradicting the pure nature which affirms Absolute Authority to
> the Lord and your Creator. You flee from the embarrassing question
> posed to you: How is it possible for Allah the Almighty to create
> His creation, grant them power over all the creatures and land,
> grant them all the amenities of life, and then deny them that which
> they are most in need of: knowledge of the laws which govern their
> lives?
> ...
> You are the nation that permits Usury, which has been forbidden by
> all the religions. Yet you build your economy and investments on
> Usury. As a result of this, in all its different forms and guises,
> the Jews have taken control of your economy, through which they have
> then taken control of your media, and now control all aspects of
> your life making you their servants and achieving their aims at your
> expense; precisely what Benjamin Franklin warned you against. ’

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