Whodunnit - or Whydunnit?
Whoever toppled the Trade Center is
trying to teach US a lesson. America's cities have never been bombed
in a war. But we have probably murdered over a million innocent
civilians from the air during the last century - Hiroshima, Nagasaki,
Tokyo, Germany, Vietnam, Iraq come to mind.
If you believe in karma, this is
just the first little interest payment on a truly enormous debt!
Scary, but something to think about.
So it is ironic that the grim
debt-collector came calling from the air, with our own civilian
The fact that the US is always the
one dishing out the bombs without getting hurt is one big reason for
resentment against us all over the world. Although the leaders of all
the nations will publicly voice regret, my guess is there are billions
of common folk who kind of feel it was about time America got a taste
of its own medicine.
So much for the general theory of
why. Specifically, the USA massively sponsors the campaign of the
ethnic cleansing of Palestine, which has been going since the
beginning of the 20th century. And throughout the century before that,
the USA ethnically cleansed its own continent.
Every month, 5000 children die in
Iraq from the consequences of US bombing and
Somebody is saying, enough. You are
going to stop now. There is no room left to push peoples around like
that on this little planet. And they are right. What are US F-16's and
Israeli nuclear warheads doing in the 50-mile wide sliver of the Holy
The sooner America catches on that
it is not the untarnished good guy of the world, and stops reacting
like a trigger-happy cowboy, the less retribution we will pay in the
end. Because someday we are going to have to pay for the rivers of
innocent blood we have shed. I am convinced the universe works like
that, no matter that Hollywood and Pentagon scenarists would have us
There is a proverb, "The stomachs
of the poor are the sword of God." But even a knife is enough, when
you press them hard enough.
I love my country, and I write this
because I would like her to spare herself the full retribution, and
not add to her moral overdraft with wanton abuse of aerial weaponry in
reprisal. I hope she will learn quickly from this, what Europe and
Asia have learned over the centuries: what civilian casualties really