18 Years Since 9/11

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  1. Jiehfeng

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    I have a question, I'm not too well familiar with this, but I believe I do know the basic information.

    Why is this so well remembered while there are plenty of much more tragic events that have occurred, especially in third world countries? :unsure:
     
  2. sarkwalvein

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    The twin towers were a popular icon worldwide, like the Eiffel Tower, etc. They we part of the pop culture, sure people will remember this (not only for the tragedy per-se).

    I hope people don't take my comment badly.
     
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  3. Jiehfeng

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    I see, but is that sarcasm or? The way etc is used with just one example each.
     
  4. sarkwalvein

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    No sarcasm, but I'm lazy. I guess you could add Notre Dame, the Liberty Statue, and many others sorry laziness strikes again.
     
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  5. Jiehfeng

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    I guess that answers it somewhat. But it seems to me as if the building itself is what's getting most of the attention according to you, not the lives lost. However if we take how many lives were lost as the factor instead and compare it to other tragic events, it doesn't add up why this one is more important, see the dilemma?
     
  6. Hanafuda

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    The nature of the attack itself was rather spectacular (not in a good way), don't you think????

    Besides, just within the scope of terrorist attacks, can you name another that killed 3,000 people?
     
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    Saudi people did it.

    Iraq and Afghanistan was invaded.

    U.S. still licks Saudis ass.
     
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  9. IncredulousP

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    Wow. 18 years since the government launched one of history's most successful false flag operations. Time sure flies by. And with technology as advanced as it is, it'll invariably happen more.
     
  10. HarvHouHacker

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    This is definitely a Muslim attack. Supposedly, from what I've heard, the attack was actually scheduled for the previous day, due to it being a Jewish holiday, but for some reason they didn't make it on time, so it just seemed appropriate to do it on a day that matches the national emergency number. However, I can't seem to find proof of this.

    Notice that they did it on the first year of a new century, considering that there is no year zero, thus a literal century is the years 1-100 AD, 101-200 AD, etc., and we're in the 2001-2100 AD century. Decades are the same too, though we often do it starting with 0, not 1. In other words, we're doing it wrong. :P Yet the Muslims knew this and decided to strike, expecting us in the U.S. to not know what was going to happen. It worked.

    They were also testing us. What would we do if we were attacked? They were baiting us, and we fell for it. Bush's Homeland Security was supposed to protect us, but all it has done is restricted the innocent instead of targeting Muslims. To top it all off, Obama allowed Muslims in through our borders, making Homeland Security's purpose useless.

    We are a nation in peril, and we don't even know it. :(
     
  11. Glyptofane

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    I was biting my tongue and almost drank myself to death last night over it. Israel, US, and Saudi Arabia pulled off insane theatrics that day, then they struggled who to blame for it. "You mean they won't believe Iran? Shit!".
     
  12. Taleweaver

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    You said he didn't try. I proved you wrong. Thanks for acknowledging that.
     
  13. Subtle Demise

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    There's a lot of good arguments for both sides of the 9/11 conspiracy debate. I'm still skeptical, but they sure did take full advantage of the fear. The Patriot Act was actually written in 1995 IIRC, but it wouldn't pass until national hysteria was at an all time high. Then came Obama's NDAA, and now the TAPS Act seeks to restrict things even further. Basically in this country the mere suspicion of terrorism is enough to be imprisoned indefinitely, and no guarantee of a trial to prove your innocence. It's supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but the US justice system has a 90+% conviction rate (unless you're a cop, then that becomes the acquittal rate), so nobody really stands a chance anymore. If they want you gone, you will be.
     
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  14. Legba013

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    9/11 was a false flag event that killed thousands of american citizens and was carried out to justify the invasion of a sovereign nation to confiscate oil reserves.
     
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    it was none of thee above
     
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    amen brother.
     
  17. leon315

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    that was a direct consequences made by their own government for invading other countries, the numbers of victim of 911 are far less than the victims caused by USA's invasion or civil wars fought by USA's puppet governments.

    yep like ''The Raping of Nankin, China'' in that war alone China has over 5 million of civilian causalities committed by japanese imperial army, and yet only american's ''tragedy'' is remembered....
     
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  18. weatMod

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    only half true , it wasn't for oil reserves , and it wasn't just one sovereign country , more like 7 and for the benefit of another country and it's expansion , the one that control this one
    for oil is is disinfo , that is why Michael More was able to make his film and have it in theaters nation wide, the real reason would never be given that publicity
    oil, opium ,put options, and insurance money were only mere side benefits
     
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  19. Shubshub

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    Wow that's kinda racist.... Not all Muslims are bad I agree that the US is in a Pointless war, But you dont need to ban an entire Race/Religion of People
     
  20. Taleweaver

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    Okay... I disagree with most of not everything you wrote.

    First of all : the Islam isn't a hierarchical religion like Christianity. There are local imams, but no authority figure. This leaves the religion vulnerable for all sorts of cult phenomena. It also means there's a very large amount of Muslims disagreeing with the actions of those clowns, but again : without an authority (someone like the pope in Christianity), it's easy to dismiss those.

    And congrats : I thought I've heard most conspiracy theories about the tragedy, but this is a new one to me (note: yes, 2001 wasthe first year of the 21st century. But I SERIOUSLY doubt they've just waited just to call firsties on the disaster front)

    Testing? Baiting? Sorry, but Bin Laden spent most of the rest of his life hiding while his organisation got destroyed. The attack was a desperate gambit to strike against his enemy. It failed.

    And you might want to recheck your history : the USA was always a 'land of the free'. The fact that even a racist leader can't just change that is an attest to that legacy.
     
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