America has just experienced the most spectacular and deadly terror
attack in modern history. Four hijacked passenger planes were flown
directly into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in
Washington. Thousands of Americans were maimed and killed. The cost of
this tragedy to American taxpayers is not known yet, but you can expect
it to be tens of billions of dollars. This dastardly attack will
undoubtedly cause America to suffer huge economic losses and change the
way Americans have leisurely lived and traveled for decades. It may even
lead to an American and worldwide depression.
These terrible acts of terrorism must be fought with every ounce of
American resolve. And those who commit such heinous acts must be
punished to the fullest extent of the law. No such act must ever be
permitted on American soil.
We Americans must ask ourselves why we are hated by such groups. Why do
people sacrifice their lives to bring terror on our soil? Why is there
terrorism against the United States of America? Unless we understand
the "why" of these acts, we can never completely prevent such acts in
the future. For every nation is vulnerable, and always will be, to those
who are willing to sacrifice their lives to kill others. That's why it
is equally important, if not more so, to find out what causes terrorism
as it is to strike back at terrorism.
The news media have done its best to tell us who is responsible for this
bloody attack on the American people but nobody yet has told us why the
attack took place. All that we know is that a bunch of "Arab Muslim
cowards" committed this act.
Calling the attackers "cowards" may not be the best way to describe
them. The terrorists committed an indescribably horrible and ruthless
act against the American people, but calling them cowards is not the
best description. Kamikazes may be misguided, but sacrificing one's own
life for a cause has never been called cowardice. And using words such
as cowards or madmen doesn't answer the question of why these horrendous
acts occurred, unless one thinks every coward and madman wants to blow
up the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Those descriptions help prevent people from discovering the reason why
the event actually occurred. And, if we want to prevent such occurrences
from happening in the future, it is absolutely vital to understand
Maybe a good question to ask is why these "crazy," "cowardly," Arabs
never attack Switzerland or Sweden? What could it be that these
countries do, or don't do that causes them to be ignored while we are
Let me be direct and come straight to the point. The cause of this
terrorism is our involvement in and support of the criminal behavior of
the Israeli government. You can be certain that you will never hear
this accusation from the controlled news media, but nevertheless, let
the truth be known. It may not be the "political correct" response, but
political correctness is not one of my concerns.
You see, the Palestinians and many of their Arab allies have been the
target of a half-century of unrelenting Israeli terrorism. Israel took
over Palestine and drove out over 800,000 people from their homes
through horrendous acts of terrorism. Among those acts was the sadistic
massacre of over 250 Palestinian old men, women and children at Deir
Yassin. After the bloodletting, the Jews then purposely publicized the
event so as to make the people flee in panic from their homes and
businesses from which they still haven't been allowed to return.
The terror also was applied to the British, such as the horrendous
bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
Not only did they establish their Israeli state over Palestinian land,
the Jews took the Palestinians' personal property: their land, farms,
homes and businesses. After driving out the Palestinian refugees and
refusing their return, they then passed an "abandonment land" law that
gave it to the Jews.
In 1980s Israel killed an estimated 40,000 civilians as it invaded the
nation of Lebanon and relentlessly bombed and attacked cities and
villages, including the ancient and beautiful city of Beirut. The
current Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, oversaw the massacre of
thousands of refugees in the Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon.
And what about Iraq? Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
called the death of 500,000 Iraqi children from starvation due to UN
sanctions, "acceptable and worth it" during a CBS interview on "60
Minutes" a few years ago. In other words, it's worth having 500,000
Iraqi children die in misery in order to safeguard Israel's position.
It has not stopped since. Israel has more prisoners per capita than any
other nation of the world, more than Stalinist Russia, or Red China
during their worst periods. It routinely tortures its Palestinian
prisoners, and is in fact the only nation in the modern world that
legally sanctions torture.
Israel has targeted and assassinated thousands of Palestinian leaders,
and this includes scholars, clerics, businessmen, philosophers and
poets, anyone who inspires the Palestinian people to restoration of
their homeland. These assassinations have occurred all over the world,
even in the United States.
In the process, they have killed many thousands of women and children.
Even today, while America reads of the World Trade Center Tragedy,
Israeli troops have killed 20 Palestinians in less than 72 hours,
including two young Palestinian girls, ages 9 and 11 and one Palestinian
boy, age 14. Ariel Sharon is taking advantage of America's tragedy to
hide any news coverage of his continued carnage and destruction to the
In addition to the many human rights violations committed against the
Palestinian people, Amnesty International, in 1999, reported that
"Since 1987 the Israeli authorities have demolished at least 2,650
Palestinian homes in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.... As a
result 16,700 Palestinians (including 7,300 children) have lost their
In addition, the Israelis have uprooted over 100,000 olive trees which
were, in many cases, the only sources of income for these Palestinian
farmers. These homes and olive trees were demolished with American made
bulldozers while the leaders in Washington looked the other way, giving
the green light to these Israeli barbaric acts.
And it has not just been the Palestinians who have suffered Israeli
terror. In April 1996 the Israeli military targeted a Lebanese Refugee
Camp in Qana, Lebanon that killed 103 innocent men, women, and
especially children, in which a U.N. investigation found Israel to be at
fault. When a vote was taken in the United Nations to condemn Israel
for the killings, the United States was the only country to vote against
the condemnation. What does that tell the rest of the world?
Every Palestinian and Arab is aware that Israel's half century of terror
could never have occurred without the active financial, military, and
diplomatic support of the United States. They know that the Jewish Lobby
has dominant control of American Mideast Policy.