America's 9/11 attack vengeance results compare poorly with Pearl Harbor attack vengeance success.
Japanese were taught to feel they were avenging Asians conquered, exploited and occupied by the white nations of Britain, France, Holland and the US as they warred upon and ejected the Western colonial governments across the pacific. That didn't work out so well for the Japanese who suffered in the end from US vengeance under the cry of "Let's Remember Pearl Harbor." America had the power to more than avenge, destroying two cites with atomic bombs and fire bombing sixty others. There is an example of our corollary - really achievable vengeance is for most militarily powerful.
As most even modestly perceptive persons now realize, Americas second vengeance crusade in the name of 9/11 has been a cover for, enabler of, Middle East oil domination. However in the final analysis the successful use of vengeance for the ruling
corporate investment community has at the same time impoverished mainstream American.
Americans go on dealing death in Muslim nations and soaking their ground with depleted uranium that will produce weirdly deformed babies for decades to come. Any wonder why Homeland Security is afraid of revenge from American Muslims?
At the same time, it is no secret, except officially, that Wall Street's investment plans has CIA and State Department making good use of al Qaeda gangs in three or four countries even while Pentagon is continuing to destroy with drone strikes the uncontrolled al Qaeda it helped create in other Muslim countries and around the world. (A good business man makes a profit from all activity, much as a butcher stakes out all parts of an animal for consumption or use.) Mentally sick America, led by TV anchors, enjoys its sporting events and silly meaningless presidential election and pretends someone else is destroying Syria and bringing death to its inhabitants.
How long will millions of intelligent Americans put up with this America uber alles mentality? This pack of mass homicide justifying lies? How long will those aware respect the mass of ignorant and self-preoccupied fellow citizens foolishly believing the war promoting investment community owned mass media, respect those deceived sons and daughters who happily follow criminal orders to murder in other people's countries in the name of all Americans.
While a growing audience of followers hear Ron Paul calling Afghanistan just one of al long series of undeclared, illegal and therefore criminal wars, the vast majority of the most influential college educated class, in all walks of life serve the death and devastation bringing ruling investment community knowingly, prostituting themselves as as professors, as clergy, as media personnel, as professionals in every field, stonewalling even this blatantly simple truth. This ignominious literate decadent American upper class is morally more more responsible for America's crimes against humanity than the hapless who pull the triggers or the cretans who believe that capital (money) accumulated from wars is more important than life itself and reason to jump out the window if lost. European society mirrors the American in every way from collaborating NATO to bailing out its international bankers and subjugating its working class where possible.
What is even more dismal is Ron Paul is unable to tell people that the wars, he denounces as stupid, are to protect the investments of wealthy capitalists his Republican party represents, and the call for vengeance is but a ploy.
Then all in all, seems like little vengeance is ever had by the poor, and often the vengeance fomented righteously by the wealthy merely serves to blow
back more misery in the end. No real purpose is served. No one brought back to life, nothing destroyed made new, nothing lost restored. Prosecution, on the other hand is something worthwhile, for it usually brings indemnity and restitution and prevention of the repetition of crime.
Unfortunately, vengeance seekers of victimized countries without weapons to defend themselves against the weapons of mass destruction collaterally murdering their civilian citizens, are willing to blow up their bodies among the families of their persecutors, and can point out with reasonable logic, that the citizens of all countries are ultimately responsible for the crimes of their government's military, this because the people are fully capable of making atrocity wars unacceptable and inoperable by non participation, non cooperation, non support and non acquiescence (as the most celebrated African-American minister preached to all listening and not to the government whose crimes against humanity he had just condemned).
Today, in various countries, people are looking for an opportunity to arrest Kissinger, Bush junior, Cheney and Rumsfeld, arrest them the way US backed Chilean dictator Pinochet was arrested. These anti-imperialists are not looking for revenge but prosecution. The want prosecution to deter future crimes against humanity that serve the investment community which their 'public servants' and carried out.
Not only ethically, but also to best effect, the prosecution should be made by people of the same society of the accused, prosecuting their own criminals for crimes against humanity. There is now an educational web site for a fledgling campaign founded with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., peoples historian Howard Zinn and Rev. Jeremiah Wright in mind. Albert Einstein, who once said, "I would rather be torn to pieces than participate in a war," would have undoubtedly endorsed the present Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign. [ click here
In encyclopedia articles and specialized collections, scholars have, in effect, already prosecuted posthumously all previous war crimes against humanity, even though the investment communities really responsible for those wars escape being exposed as much as are generals, presidents, prime ministers and emperors, probably because the investment community owns most of the publishing houses and universities.
Behind all the crimes against humanity and therefore behind all the resultant backfired attempts at revenge is the grand conspiracy of private investors ganging up on the rest of mankind. They are forced to do so by their job description ('make' money). It is mathematically necessary for brokers and their clerks and accountants to enter human beings and their trading value into the ledger along with every other commodity to be traded, discarded, destroyed according to the demands of the market, i. e., changing conditions for profitability or loss of capital.
Eventually in the age of instant world-wide personal communication we will pay no attention to the pretentious, preposterously patriotic pronouncements of the current poster politician President of the United States of America or the similar facade of European prime ministers, 'elected' politicians, servant mass media anchors, commentators, reporters, editors, and members of organized clergy, and focus entirely on the key members of the homicidal criminally inclined international community of investment bankers who are our real rulers. If they cannot be prevented from bringing the larger war their 'community of nations' (formerly 'The Free World' and before that 'The Colonial Powers') is currently preparing for with the greatest ever investments in weapons of mass destruction to be used against two of their own partners in trade, China and Russia, we will be forced to just watch. For as long as there is a still a world to destroy, capital can be accumulated with its destruction.