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BILL STEWART

Understanding Your World

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:48 pm, Fri May 16, 2014.

President Barack Obama went to New York this week and led the official opening of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on the site of the old World Trade Center. It was an impressive ceremony for an equally impressive monument to the almost 3,000 people who were killed Sept. 11, 2001.

The attack that day on New York — and on the Pentagon and aboard the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania — ushered the U.S. into the age of terrorism. There had been smaller attacks in the U.S., of course, as well as major ones abroad. But Sept. 11 stunned the country like nothing since World War II, and we have been dealing with its consequences ever since.

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2 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:51 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

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    "That decision is made especially difficult when the circumstances are clouded with conflicting reports. When there is doubt and confusion. This is what makes Benghazi a tragedy, not a scandal."

    The scandal is that some of the conflicting reports clouding the decision making were intentionally misleading, released to cover up the fact that Obama hadn't actually won the war on Al-Qaeda, despite campaign boasts to the contrary.

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 2:08 am on Sun, May 18, 2014.

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    You talk as if the U.S. has had no role or intent (since the nineties), to destabilize Ukraine, as you accuse Russia of doing. I wonder what your perspective would be if Russia were "meddling" with Mexico? Also laughable, is your reference to "our national interests". Why didn't you explain what those interests there are? They would seem to be more a concern of European nations (EU) than the U.S. Obvious, but not said, is that multi-national businesses have interest$ there; thus the U.S. is on-board to facilitate the agenda of global economic vultures. It's also unclear (but conveniently overlooked) what flavor of oppressive "freedom-fighters" the U.S. is supporting there.

    I'll suppose you aren't aware of the recent news that Joe Biden's son has joined the board (become employed by & with) the largest gas company in Ukraine. (link below) For those of us not beholden to defending the Obama administration regardless of it's clumsy optics (if not outright "meddling"), that business deal by a close-member of the administration might raise questions about motives and judgement.

    http://pontiactribune.com/?p=258

     

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