Opinion | The Real Lesson of Sept. 11 - The New York Times


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I learned that Osama bin Laden’s strategic logic was to embroil the United States in a never-ending conflict to ultimately bankrupt the country. “All that we have to do is send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written ‘Al Qaeda,’” he said in 2004, “in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving for it anything of note ….” Why are we continuing to do what Bin Laden wanted all along?
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10 weeks ago by wahbahdoo
US Army veteran Joe Quinn on "The Real Lesson of Sept. 11" https://t.co/uWvKJfvj99
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10 weeks ago by davegullett
It has taken me a while to realize something. Seventeen years ago, I saw a picture of Mohamed Atta for the first time , and my blood boiled from the sound of…
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10 weeks ago by jcontonio
It has taken me a while to realize something. Seventeen years ago, I saw a picture of Mohamed Atta for the first time , and my blood boiled from the sound of…
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10 weeks ago by davejavou
We don't entirely agree, but generally endorse the direction of the spirit of this opinion.
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10 weeks ago by mjb