Bush Lied to the American
People about 9/11 Terrorists' Motives
Bush's lie hides from many Americans the fact that we were attacked
by Al-Qaeda because of specific foreign polices and not because
we are the"brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity"
Quick Guide to Motives for
We don't deserve to be lied to. What Bush lied about was WHY WE WERE
TARGETED. The day after the worst terrorist attack in American history,
President Bush addressed the nation. Those looking for an explanation
for why the terrorists attacked America got only a lie. Bush claimed,
"America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon
for freedom and opportunity in the world." But the truth was revealed
in the FBIs statement to Congress and bin Ladens
own words: Opposition to U.S. military forces in the Persian gulf area,
most notably Saudi Arabia, U.S. support of corrupt Middle Eastern countries,
U.S. support for Israels brutal occupation and the ongoing assault
on civilians in Iraq.
The FBI testified clearly that Al-Qeada had specific
goals. "One of the primary goals of Sunni extremists is the removal
of U.S. military forces from the Persian gulf area, most notably Saudi
Arabia." - The
Terrorist Threat Confronting the United States The FBI made it
clear that the terrorism was done "in order to overthrow all governments[in
Muslim lands, check what Osama and Richard Reid have actually said] which
are not ruled by Sharia (conservative Islamic) law." That is what the
FBI has said the motives are.
Here is what a terrorism expert says: In fact, says terrorism expert
Richard E. Rubenstein, Bin Laden has made clear in previous remarks that
he is seeking to force a U.S. withdrawal from the Arabian peninsula. He
also hopes to destabilize pro-Western regimes in the Middle East and possibly
provoke a U.S. military response that will further anger and alienate
the Muslim world. "It's actually quite clear what he wants," Richard E.
Rubenstein says. "What makes him different is not what he wants, but the
way he proposes to get it."
Now here is what Osama bin Laden has said:"The Western regimes and the
government of the US bear the blame for what might happen. If their people
do not wish to be harmed inside their very own countries, they should
seek to elect governments that are truly representative of them and that
can protect their interests."-bin Laden, May 1998. "We swore that America
wouldn't live in security until we live it truly in Palestine. This showed
the reality of America, which puts Israel's interest above its own people's
interest. America won't get out of this crisis until it gets out of the
Arabian Peninsula, and until it stops its support of Israel." -bin Laden,
Oct. 2001 Here is what the shoe bomber (Richard Reid) has said:"The reason
for me sending you (a document he calls his "will") is so you can see
that I didn't do this act out of ignorance nor did I just do it because
I want to die, but rather because I see it as a duty upon me to help remove
the oppressive American forces from the Muslim land and that this is the
only way for us to do so as we do not have other means to fight them."
Now what did the President say? He told us a lie that we are being targeted
because we are the "brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity in the
is about why we were targeted, not about if we are
"the brightest beacon." Yes, we are the "the
brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world"
but the point is President Bush is lying when he uses that
as the reason for why we were attacked. The truth is we were
targeted for attack because of specific foreign policies
which are objected to by Al-Qaeda.
Bush deceives Americans about the
terrorists motives to shield U.S. foreign policies from public scrutiny,
his first concern is the special interests he serves. He does not respect
our right to the truth and the media is just as bad.
The cover story that Bush feeds the American
people robs the American people of the chance to decide for themselves
if they want to continue to be put in harm's way over specific foreign
Not one mainstream media reporter pointed out that Bush
lied, the media for the most part played along with the official lie.
[After two years the chance to hear the truth has improved, David Corn
has a new book that identifies this particular lie of President Bush.]
Who, what, where, when and why are standard press question but when it
came to 9/11 most of the media avoided the why. The media has provided
a very poor public forum for anyone wanting to understand why America
was targeted. CNNs Paula Zahn even questioned the very idea that
a person could understand why America was targeted. Paula Zahn asked,
Professor, let me jump in here, but implicit in that -- aren't you
saying that you understand why America was targeted? Noam Chomsky
answered, Do I understand? Yes, so does the U.S. intelligence services,
so does all of scholarship. I mean, we can ignore it if we like, and therefore
lead to further terrorist attacks, or we can try to understand.
Graham E. Fulller, former CIA, warned
in 1998, It is dangerous to divorce terrorism from politics, yet
the U.S. media continue to talk about an abstract war against terrorism
without mention of the issues or context that lie behind them.
Get the word out to
your fellow citizens.
"The Lies of George W. Bush"
includes Bush's lie about why we were attacked.
far as I know, none of the other recent Bush lies books points
out this BIG ONE (the lie about why we were attacked ). David
Corn did a good job by writing about Bush's outrageous lie that
we were "targeted for attack because we are a beacon of freedom".
I have been writing about this specific lie for over two years.
Sadly it looks like mainstream media is still unwilling to tell
the truth about this.
Currently, I still don't see this lie being discussed outside
of this particular book. Now that Mr. Corn has pointed this out,
this scandal should be reported by mainstream media. I think Mr.
Corn presents this particular lie VERY fairly. I would like to
add that Bush's lie robs the American people of the chance to
decide for themselves if they want to continue to be put in harm's
way because of specific foreign policies. Mr. Corn says this in
a slightly different way. In his article in the Nation, Mr. Corn
writes that Peter Bergen said, "What he [bin Laden] condemns
the United States for is simple: its policies in the Middle East."
But I was pleased to see that in the book Mr. Corn includes more
of the Peter Bergen quote to include the next sentence too: ""What
he condemns the United States for is simple: its policies in the
Middle East. Those are, to recap briefly: the continued U.S. military
presence in Arabia; U.S. support for Israel; its continued bombing
of Iraq; and its support for regimes such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia
that bin Laden regards as apostates from Islam."
the word out to your fellow citizens.