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Ron Paul correctly labels 9/11 a blow-back

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In the Republican debates that were broadcasted by Fox News, the clear winner as far as I am concerned is none other than Congressman Ron Paul of Texas.  You may ask why.  It is when he used the term ‘blow-back’ as the reason we were attacked on 9/11.  What that shows me is that he has been paying attention unlike Rudy Giuliani who has no foreign policy experience to speak of.  Instead of brushing up on foreign policy he has been busy making speeches in which last year he made $9 million dollars.

It was only after digging into this blow-back affect that it changed my mind in relation to terrorist attacks that befell us on 9/11.  Yes, I did once believe in these conspiracy theories, but chose to educate myself instead of following the pack.

In my last article speaking of this blow-back in which I compare Saddam Hussein to Che Guevara you will clearly see evidence of this blow-back affect.  In fact to my detractors who lambasted my challenge of ‘Loose Change’ the popular docu-fantasy of the events that surrounded 9/11, in private emails, all I asked was if the person had watched the three-hour feed taking apart that movie piece, by piece by piece.  Some blatantly stated no they had not.  Now, some of these people are applauding Congressman Ron Paul and I do find that interesting.  I would repost the link to that three-hour feed, but it is up to you to search my previous article for it.

Now, I am going to ask my detractors once more to watch a feed called Secrets of the CIA which chronicles our use of the CIA to topple many governments and our blunders in foreign policy.  To my detractors; do you have at least one and a half hour to watch this feed since you did not watch the other three-hour feed?

When Rudy Giuliani stated of this blow-back affect, "I don't think I've heard that before," In my opinion he has no business being the president of the United States if he does not understand or know of our history.  Does Rudy Giuliani know that we used the CIA in the Congo which led to 3.7 million deaths?

When Ron Paul cited how we sanctioned Iraq during the Clinton administration after Bush Sr. left office, according to George Galloway one million Iraqis died as a result of being starved and being denied medicine.  This was due to the sanctions put in place by the United Nations.

This is the statement made by George Galloway when he was summoned before our senate subcommittee looking into the oil for food scandal on May 17th, 2005, “I gave my political life's blood to try to stop the mass killing of Iraqis by the sanctions on Iraq which killed one million Iraqis, most of them children, most of them died before they even knew that they were Iraqis, but they died for no other reason other than that they were Iraqis with the misfortune to born at that time. I gave my heart and soul to stop you committing the disaster that you did commit in invading Iraq. And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.” 

Giuliani also stated, “I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for Sept. 11." To that I add; is it possible and yes probable that some terrorists did come to hate us especially when they saw our deadly foot print during those years kill one million Iraqis?  Isn’t is at least possible, Rudy, that this and other actions coming from our government angered these terrorists and their only recourse was to answer us back? If you cannot see that Rudy, again, you have no business being president.  It had nothing to do with our freedoms but their hatred towards this government.  To those that saw the results of our sanctions killing one million innocent people, it was not absurd to them.

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In reading this article I zeroed in on this passage, “Paul was responding to a question about the origins of terrorist attacks on US soil and noted the generations-long history of US involvement in Middle East politics, including a CIA-sponsored coup to overthrow Iran's leader in 1953” Yes, if one actually sits and watches that hour and a half feed Secrets of the CIA, they do mention this Iranian coup.  In that coup we put in place the Shah of Iran and the blow-back to that was when the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power with his anti-American sentiment.  It has been in place ever since.  In fact it is he who controls Iran’s military under the Iranian Constitution.  Not their president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  Does Rudy Giuliani even know that? 

While I hate to give this terrorist, Osama bin Laden a venue, one can read his edicts by going to this link.  All I will say which is mentioned in that Secrets of the CIA feed is that he mentions our actions in the Soviet/Afghan war.  He also mentions how the Muslim nations take to our occupation of their land.  Not to excuse their hateful actions on 9/11, but we should have learned from our past mistakes.  We should learn from them now. 

Our country has a habit of reacting to events instead of preventing them.  Preventing them actually means listening to the intelligence warnings in which President Bush failed at doing.  It means that President Bush should have listened to experts like Richard Clarke who is a counter-terrorism expert that served under several administrations.  He shouted at the Bush administration to pay attention to al Qaeda and they failed.  In fact I did write of a Sixty Minute interview which took place between Richard Clarke and Leslie Stahl in which Clarke stated, “He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could have done something to stop 9/11. Maybe. We'll never know." He was referring to President Bush. 

As it relates to the war in Iraq, we must start changing the way this government operates.  Right now as a result of this war we have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis and displaced millions more.  Are we in fact setting ourselves up for the next terrorist attack?  We have just successfully campaigned on behalf of terrorists groups like al Qaeda. 

Lastly to the Republican Party as a whole; when will you demand of your president, George W. Bush that he actually fulfills his promise to capture Osama bin Laden?  You know the monster that was responsible for 9/11?  I would also like to question; how is it that we came to invade a guiltless country meanwhile Osama bin Laden got away Scott-free?  You have all misused our armed services and now they are broken.  Yet, we are supposed to trust you with national security?  I would not trust you with walking my dog.  If there were any Republican candidate that should go onto win the Republican nomination, it is Ron Paul.  At least he is the only one that has learned from history.

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