Monday, September 8, 2014

9/ 11 A peoples history of american imperialism by Howard Zinn


Thirteen years after the 9/11  attacks on the U.S. , we mourn and we remember those who died on that day. Of the  attackers 15 out 19 were from Saudi Arabia; none were from Iraq.  Their terrorism headquarters was in Afghanistan.

Yet, neo-conservative hawks in the U.S. led George  W. Bush to order the invasion of Iraq.  More than  4,480 U.S. soldiers died and more than  32,000 were seriously wounded. More than one  million Iraqis were killed, and the current crisis with ISIS in Iraq and Syria is a direct consequence of the invasion.
The  anniversary of the 9/11 attacks provides an important moment to pause and reflect on where we have come and where we are headed

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