9/11 Is Still Used To Justify Endless Wars 8 Years Later

3781559928_c195ebbe05_oToday, commemorations for the 8 years anniversary of the 9/11 attacks were held in New-York and Washington DC. The somber day of 9/11/2001 still has a deep impact on all of us, and on America’s collective psyche.

President Obama paid tribute to the victims in a speech at the Pentagon.

“No turning of the seasons can diminish the pain and the losses of that day. No passage of time, no dark skies can ever dull the meaning of this moment. Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still. In pursuit of Al-Qaeda and its extremists allies, we will never falter,” said President Obama.

The consequences of this tragedy, and the vicious circle of retaliations in its aftermath  have changed world affairs forever. It is not a coincidence that Al-Qaeda picked the World Trade Center twin towers in its brazing attacks against America, it was just a  first salvo targeting the very symbol of America’s financial  power and prosperity.

In retrospect, it is pretty obvious that Al-Qaeda’s goal was to get America to commit to endless wars in order to bankrupt the US economy. Since last year global economic meltdown it has become hard to deny that Al-Qaeda’s long term strategy has worked. The World Trade Center towers collapsed in a few hours, but 8 years later the US is still committed to the war in Iraq & Afghanistan with no end in sight, and further bleeding the shaky American economy.

Just like the Bush administration did 8 years ago, the Obama administration is still using the tragedy of 9/11 to justify the never ending wars. How much longer can this argument be used? How much longer do we want to live in a state of fear and paranoia? More and more Americans are starting to do the math by linking our current economic crisis with the catastrophic military spending triggered by the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, and are wondering if any of it was worth it.


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