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Veterans for Peace on 9/11

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On the 14th anniversary of the notorious September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people, the mainstream media is full of the usual infotainment, with virtually every possible point of view, except for the truth. Many people question the official story of 9/11. There are certainly many reasons to doubt that story, and many contending theories for what actually happened on September 11, 2001.

What is clear that U.S. warmongers used the fear of the tragedy to move quickly into action to carry out long-standing designs to remake the Middle East, more to their liking. Despite the rhetoric, this had nothing to do with bringing democracy to the Middle East. Certainly, what it has meant in practice is regime change, destruction of critical infrastructure (war crimes), stirring up ethnic and religious conflict, pouring weapons into the region, and killing hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Syria and elsewhere.

To forward their aims, then and today, the warmongers do not hesitate to kill innocent people (collateral damage) or send U.S. men and women who wish to honorably serve their country to die or be physically and mentally maimed. Over eight thousand coalition forces died in Iraq and Afghanistan and tens of thousands were wounded, many returning home with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Military forces do not deploy or recover alone. Families who agonized while their loved one was in harm’s way, now too live with the mental and physical trials faced by those who made it back home. Far too many people wake up each day without a friend or family member who died by suicide. Far too many people face the war abroad brought home.

Now another kind of fallout it descending upon Europe: hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern refugees fleeing from war and ruin. More than anyone, the U.S. administrations under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, along with the U.S. military, are responsible for creating a hell throughout the Middle East, resulting in millions of homeless refugees.

The damage done is so severe as to be irreversible. The Middle East nations may never recover, will never be the same, and may never be whole. There may remain no strong countries to resist domination by U.S. imperialism and the former European colonial powers. NATO, a European alliance still dominated by the U.S., has become an international force for military intervention on behalf of a corporate agenda. ~ Veterans For Peace​

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