9/11 Revealed – The New Evidence by Ian Henshall is a substantive overview of issues raised by investigators who challenge the official 9/11 story.
Another book I’ve almost finished is Debunking 9/11 Debunking by David Ray Griffin. Shocking and amazing. I hope more people will take the risk of waking themselves up by reading it.
Guantanamo’s Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr provides a balanced and clarifying account of the background, capture and detention of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr.
Toronto Star, June 4, 2008
“Conservatives reject call to bring detainee home”
CBC, June 23, 2008
Governments fail – probably by their nature – to adequately provide a long list of services, including a sound financial system, security, peace, justice, freedom, truth, etc.
Specifically in this case, the Canadian government fails every day to provide proper justice and protection for all Canadian citizens, by leaving Omar Khadr to face American make-believe “justice” in Guantanamo.
“Justice” and “citizenship” therefore become empty promises.
The principles of justice and due process should apply to everyone. The government should bring Khadr back to Canada in the same way the British and Australian governments have brought their citizens back from U.S. detention. If it drops the ball when it really matters for some, it will do the same for others.
But many Canadians would prefer seeing the abuse continue rather than admitting there is something fundamentally wrong with the Canadian government and especially their heroes in the U.S. government who created this evil called Guantanamo.
It’s not clear whether 15-year old Khadr actually threw the grenade that killed Sgt. Christopher Speer. Sgt. Speer was in combat as a Special Forces soldier, not apparently functioning as a doctor as some want to believe. The crucial point is that if someone fights back against soldiers – someone who survives a massive bombardment – is it a crime all of a sudden? I don’t think so. This is insane “post-9/11” Orwellian thinking. Whenever I hear this idea, I don’t blame the family, but for everybody else who adopts it, I just consider it madness.
And then there is the guilt by association. Since Omar Khadr’s father was involved with Osama bin Laden, therefore the child is supposedly guilty by association! Blame the children for the sins of the fathers?? Again, totally insane “post-9/11” totalitarian new-think.
Many would rather trust the U.S. government for some reason. But if the U.S. government was directly involved with Osama bin Laden in the 1980’s (at least), we should think the U.S. government is innocent? And we should believe their stories? If bin Laden family members were allowed to leave the U.S. after 9/11, that’s ok?
Treat individuals with decency? Too much effort! “Innocent until proven guilty”? Too much effort! Treat him as a prisoner of war at least? Too much effort. It’s just too much effort to wake up to where the real problem lies – in our compliant attitudes towards government.
The attitude is to identify with the powerful and persecute the weak and beaten. It’s not enough that this teenager had massive holes in his chest and was blind in one eye after the bombardment and firefight. We have to make up new concepts of “justice”. None of this “eye for an eye” anymore, that’s not enough in their minds. No, people want to make him suffer his whole life – for being and doing whatever – without even having a real trial. That’s easier than holding governments accountable.
According to this type of thinking, killing is ok when it’s done by soldiers, but nobody is allowed to fight back without being sent to a U.S.-created hell as a punishment. “Resistance is futile” and that’s the message many powerless beaten-down tax-paying Canadians believe as they shamefully rant and rave at the very idea that Omar Khadr should be brought back to Canada.
The Canadian government isn’t doing what it is supposed to do.
November 16th, 2008