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Blaming Israel for 9/11


Today, Sept. 11, we remember this day of infamy, sixteen years ago.  Last night, Jewish Currents put this day in context with the following:

Notwithstanding widespread rumors in the Arab world that the Israeli Mossad was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and that Jews had received “advance warning,” between 300 and 400 Jews were among the nearly 3,000 victims of Al Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center in New York on this date in 2001. Some 60 Muslims also died in the attack. In the aftermath, the United States of America has wounded itself grievously with costly, unnecessary wars, policies of torture, a loss of civil liberties, a wave of xenophobia, and a general degradation of its reputation and capacities that Osama bin Laden could not possibly have anticipated.

One need not entirely agree with the above statement to appreciate it in general.  Unlike the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US intervention in Afghanistan was arguably a legitimate reaction to the attacks on 9/11 — despite the ongoing unhappy consequences there.

One Response to “Blaming Israel for 9/11”

    September 11, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    Excellent commentary!!

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