9/11 and Afghanistan: Trying to See the Forest despite the Trees… by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 25, 2011

…and Finding Some Ones

Can we just step back for a few minutes, put aside all the little meddling points showcased by the propaganda machine media and political showmen, take a look at the following facts, and try to see the forest despite the trees?

An ‘alleged’ Mastermind executes a terror attack on September 11, 2001, with a few men, to be exact 19.

Our government responds by sending over at least 150,000 men and women.

That ‘alleged’ Mastermind implements the 9/11 terror plot with a few hundred thousand dollars; in the range of $400,000.

Our government spends more than $1,000,000,000,000 in response, on wars on terror abroad, at least that much here at home, and keeps on spending.

Our government has been using lots of this:

US Air Force 090318-F-0000K-900 Dropping bombs

Image via Wikipedia

To bomb the hell out of this:

Barefoot Observer

Because we have this:

The Pentagon US Department of Defense building

And they have only this:

Abdulai before the giants

The 9/11 Terrorist Attack cost us 2977 innocent lives. 19 terrorists’ also died on that day; resulting in 2996 deaths.

In Afghanistan alone our government’s response has resulted in the deaths of more than 2600 coalition forces, at least 10,000 civilians, and many more thousands lumped together as Taliban, Militants or  simply unknown; our estimated total around 20,000.

We suffered greatly as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, with 2977 deaths, nearly 7000 treated for injuries, and tens of thousands suffering the losses of their loved ones.

As a nation we’ve been suffering continuously since then; for almost a decade: with thousands of our soldiers killed, many more thousands wounded, and many many more thousands of these men and women’s loved ones suffering the results. We have also been suffering the loss of trillions of our hard-earned tax dollars. For a decade; Continuously.

As a nation we’ve been causing lots of suffering too; for a decade; continuously. With tens of thousands of people we’ve killed and seriously injured, and with many more tens of thousands of orphans and loved ones left behind to suffer those losses.

Tens of thousands of lives. Trillions of dollars. Tens of thousands of disabled; orphans, and widows. Suffering there. Suffering here.

There must be ‘some ones’ out there immune to all this suffering. Obviously those ‘someones’ have not been suffering. In fact ‘some ones’ must be gaining a lot from all this suffering.  And maybe, considering the tremendous level of ‘gains’ involved, ‘some ones’ actually want, thus, start and inflict the suffering. Otherwise what could ever explain this insanity?

Tens of thousands of lives lost there. Thousands of lives lost here. Tens of thousands more in pain; and many more mourning. Millions deprived of Trillions of hard-earned dollars. And there are those ‘some ones’ who have been earning billions of dollars from many millions’ sufferings; for almost a decade, and, continuously.

Who could these ‘some ones’ be? Any food for thought?


Rick Rozoff: U.S. Afghan Strategy: Senseless And Merciless

Julia Davis: The Terror Within, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

Time to Look at the New Heirs ala CIA by Sibel Edmonds

Paul Craig Roberts: Blackout on legitimate investigations regarding 9/11, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

Afghanistan on Dandelion Salad



4 thoughts on “9/11 and Afghanistan: Trying to See the Forest despite the Trees… by Sibel Edmonds

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  3. dear sibel,
    your courage before and after 9/11 is so well received by many like myself. It gave me the impetus, after we invaded Iraq, to get out and stand in dissent ( going on 7 years straight ) . it gave me the impetus to write as i do for sites like this fine dandelion salad one, when many other ‘ so called ‘ progressive sites refuse to challenge the Democratic Party for their ENABLING of the Bush/ Cheney Cabal and what you infer in your fine above piece.
    sibel, is is the ‘ lack of morality ‘ that most normally decent Americans have that keeps us as a nation from real CHANGE. too many of our fellows buy into the LIES and HALF TRUTHS and HYPE on this phony ‘ War on Terror ‘ that only terrorizes most of the 3rd world.
    if our neighbors and friends nationwide refuse to see that our ‘ smart bombs ‘ are not smart at all, and that our empire destroys innocents for sake of the profits for those you wrote about… ‘ May justice prevail .. or the heavens fall! ‘

  4. They are the same someones Smedley Butler wrote about in War is A Racket. They are the Corporatist-Militarist Ruling Class Parasites who control Wall Street, most banks, and all branches of the U.S. government.

    They are the 1% wealthiest who never go to war themselves, but profit mightily from it.

    They are the well-dressed, smiling sociopaths who do everything, no matter how brutal and murderous, to stay in power and increase their immense wealth and power.

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