The Horrors of 9/11

in ecotrain •  5 months ago

The Good Ol´ Boys

Yesterday the US was drowning in self-pity again, remembering "the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor" or whatever labels are used to describe 9/11/2001.
Donald and Melania gave their show and everybody was playing the once a year favorite game "Where were you on 9/11/2001?".

Funny enough, I also still remember that day.
I was in a big sports store in my hometown Wiesbaden, Germany, when suddenly I saw the burning towers on the big screens they had on the walls.
I watched in disbelief, hoping that it was some Die Hard flic, but alas, it was "reality".
All day long we then watched the second plane come in and the towers finally falling, wondering if this is the prophecy fulfilling.

Babylon Falling

Wether or not we will ever get to know the truth in 2031, after the usual 30 years when some CIA files are made public, it was some event for sure and, let´s face it, a moment of silent or not so silent joy and a bit of Schadenfreude (yes that´s German!) for many.

My aunt summed it up nicely when she told me: "I pity those people who died there, but now the Amis know what it´s like. All year long they bomb the shit out of other people and now they got a taste of their own medicine!"
And, as a member of the one white people to ever get seriously bombed by the Americans (nowadays they prefer to bomb "brown" people), having trembled in the bomb shelters of World War II as a child in Germany, she knows a thing or two about death and destruction, about having to pass the corpses of those who didn´t make it to the bomb shelter in time the next day, about the horrors people are going through right now in Syria and before that in Iraq, and maybe soon in Iran.

Cleaning up the hero of 9/11/9

Don´t know how they can be so sure of the date, but according to this site 9/11 was also a black day for another empire. According to them, 9/11/9 is the day the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ended.

In what would be called classical guerilla warfare nowadays, three Roman legions plus auxiliaries were annihilated by Germanic warriors under the leadership of Hermann, der Cherusker, leading to the famous sentence by emperor Augustus which I, more than 1900 years later, still had to learn in Latin class:
Quintili Vare, legiones redde! - Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!
(How´s that for Germanic Schadenfreude?)

Varus, the commander of the Roman troops, had been Roman prefect in Syria before, and when he came to Germania he treated the local population as he had treated the Syrians – with no respect and demanding heavy tolls in gold and silver.
So when the Syrians watched the arrival of his severed head in Rome on CNN, they were all like "Alhamdulillah, another bully got what he deserved!" 😎

Germans against immigrants 😘

But the one 9/11 which is the most horrible for me, the one for which 9/11/2001 could be seen as karmic justice, is 9/11/1973, when a military coup in Chile, sponsored by The Good Ol´ Boys, lead to the death, torture, imprisonment and suffering of thousands of people.
We cannot say for sure if President Allende would have turned Chile into another Cuba, the American argument for supporting the coup, but for sure he was democratically elected and representing the will of the majority of the Chilean people. And I think International Law also is against a country interfering into another country´s internal affairs.

But in those dark days another Germanic hero rose to the support of the supressed.
Willy Brandt, then chancellor of West-Germany, applying the German constitution how it is meant to, gave asylum to many Chilean refugees or asylum seekers, as they were called in those days.
This wave of political refugees enriched and invigorated political discourse and protest culture in Germany, like the Kurds do today.
The slogan El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido, rendered nowadays as The people united will never be defeated on many a demonstration in the US, could be heard during those days in the streets of Germany.

And if I then see members of the Alt-Right in T-Shirts with slogans like Pinochet did nothing wrong I could just throw up.

El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido

Hard to watch but that´s what American foreign policy is about up till today

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Look into Larry "Pull It" Silverstein.

History is full of war, strife, and atrocities.
It's the nature of the beast. Living amongst the enemy is the true horror.

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Interesting those's almost as if the US 'took' that date so they could rain on someone's parade. I remember 9/11 very well too. I was actually in a phone booth (yes, we still had them) on the phone to my American (ex) husband. He told me what was going on while watching the news. I was working in hospitality at the time, just after returning to Holland, filling in for a friend. One day at work, not long after the 'attack' they had a moment of silence at lunch hour. One of the Yugoslavian workers said: 'Moment of silence...shit, they didn't have a moment of silence for all those people killed in my country.' He was so dead on. It only seems to be an American (Western?) thing.

Not sure if CIA files will ever contain the truth. I think a lot of people already know that the 9/11 drama was different from what everyone thinks. I for one do, there's no way it happened the way they try to make us believe. But now that I read other historic events happened on that date, I have some more digging to do. There could be a connection...

If Allende would have turned Chile into another Cuba...yes, we don't know. Not sure if it would have been possible. Cuba is tiny and easy to contain. It's a lovely place by the way; one of my favourite places on earth. Hopefully it still will be now that Americans are back allowed there. As for Chile, they traded a president the US wanted to get rid of for another who was even worse. Nice one. Well done, the US managed to fuck it up again.

I am sorry your aunt had to go through the horrors of the war. But it wasn't the American people who bombed Germany, just like it wasn't the German people who bombed my city in broad daylight at the beginning of the war and killed 11 civilians, 5 were children. My mother was friends with 3 of them, three sisters. Their father never got over their deaths and ended up drinking himself to death. I heard my family speak in the same way as your aunt, just not about the Americans (and then we moved to Germany LOL). But it was never 'the Germans' or 'the Americans', it was always their dirty (shadow) governments.

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