wednesday, september 12

Scathing indictment of the causes of recent events from Michael Moore:

Because the airlines consider my safety SO important, they pay rent-a-cops $5.75 an hour to make sure the bad guys don’t get on my plane. That is what my life is worth less than the cost of an oil change. Too harsh, you say? Well, chew on this: a first-year pilot on American Eagle (the commuter arm of American Airlines) receives around $15,000 a year in annual pay. So spare me the talk about all the precautions the airlines and the FAA is taking. They, like all businesses, are concerned about one thing, the bottom line and the profit margin. Four teams of 3-5 people were all able to penetrate airport security on the same morning at 3 different airports and pull off this heinous act? My only response is, that’s all?

What I do know is that all day long I have heard everything about this bin Laden guy except this one fact – WE created the monster known as Osama bin Laden! Where did he go to terrorist school? At the CIA! When the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan, the CIA trained him and his buddies in how to commits acts of terrorism against the Soviet forces. Bin Laden was grateful for what we taught him and thought it might be fun to use those same techniques against us. We abhor terrorism – unless we’re the ones doing the terrorizing. We have orphaned so many children, tens of thousands around the world, with our taxpayer-funded terrorism (in Chile, in Vietnam, in Gaza, in Salvador) that I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised when those orphans grow up and are a little whacked in the head from the horror we have helped cause.

contrasted with an article of admiration for Americans: UPDATE:This article was written 30 years ago | link

Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States. I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don’t think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.