Thursday, September 15, 2011

9/11 Aftermath From Health Issues to Islamophobia and Perpetual War & American Imperialism

UPDATE: 3:46 PM, Sept. 15, 2011.
"One of the greatest tragedies in the Christian life is to see soldiers of God go to bed night after night with no blood on their swords."
Quote from Bill Johnson who is part of the New Apostolic Reformation movement.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mathew 7:16, King James Bible

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did itnot to me.
 Mathew 25:45  King James Bible

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Mathew 25:40 King James Bible

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Proverbs 14:31 King James Bible 

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
1 John 3:17 King James Bible 

Islamophobes claim that Islam creates a culture of violence and death and yet many Americans think the execution of an individual is something to cheer and celebrate whether the execution is carried out by US soldiers in Baghdad or in a gas chamber in Texas.

The video below leaked to the public by Wikileaks is disturbing to those in power in the US from George Bush, Dick Cheney to President Obama and Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton not because of the senseless slaughter of Iraqis but because they see the people behind the leak as having committed treason and are actively engaged in anti-American propaganda and are thereby giving aid and comfort to the enemy.This is the Topsy-turvy world we live in in which the rule of law , justice and common decency have been tossed aside as being merely quaint . These on going crimes by American personnel is seen as proof of America's resolve in its fight against terrorism in which there are no innocents -you are either for us or against us as Bush notoriously said and we now know he was deadly serious.

Leaked video shows civilian killings in Iraq

From: Freedom13111 | Apr 7, 2010 | 27,538 views
Leaked video shows civilian killings in Iraq, signifies growing power of independent Web journalism

Crowd Cheers Executions At GOP Debate - Rick Perry On Death Penalty
From: TheYoungTurks | Sep 8, 2011 | 33,896 views
2012 Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry received applause from the GOP presidential debate when he touted the death penalty executions in his state. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

and another example of the American cult of death we take a peek at Libertarian ideology as espoused by Ron Paul. Because Ron Paul's stand on the war on Terror is supported by many progressives and liberals they tend to overlook his other policies which no liberal or progressive should find appetizing.

For instance when it come to rugged individualism and law of the Capitalist Jungle Ron Paul we see is sincere and serious about his ideology of self-reliance to the point that he would allow people to just suffer and die if they do not have a good private health insurance plan. So he has put his libertarian beliefs into action as he allowed a colleague and a friend die rather than go against his principles and help him out. This is Christian Capitalism at its worst I would argue.

Ron Paul's callousness is typical of the true uberconservative libertarian who believe that life is an ongoing vicious merciless struggle of individuals who have no duty or obligation to their fellow man. They see the world in terms of winners versus losers. This is also typicla of the philosophy of Ayn Rand and her callous followerswho would see no purpose in success or being a winner if there were no losers and that those losers should be left to suffer, broken, poor, hungry, unemployed or homeless. The Homeless and those who are ill who cannot afford good health care are a real life examples that the system is is working .

Libertaians like many Uberconservative Evangelical Christians fail to pass Jesus' litmus test for "Real Christians' that it is not just a matter of claiming to believe in God, Jesus, the Gospels and that one prays or attends church because what matters is how one lives and by their actions taking care of those in need. What you do to the least of these.

Ron Paul and Liberarians argue you have the freedom to die suffering, alone and penniless. Their moto let the poor and the Homeless die and be done with it ie Ebeneezer Scrooge/Charles Dickens.

Kent Snyder the face of the uninsured in America after he died penniless the callous uncaring private medical care facilities and pharmacies went after Kent Snyder's mother to pay off his debt of over $.
So even after his demise he and his family are still being victimized.

" Kent Snyder (in photo below on the left) — Paul's former campaign chairman — died of complications from pneumonia. Like the man in Blitzer's example, the 49-year-old Snyder (pictured) was relatively young and seemingly healthy* when the illness struck. He was also uninsured. When he died on June 26, 2008, two weeks after Paul withdrew his first bid for the presidency, his hospital costs amounted to $400,000. The bill was handed to Snyder's surviving mother , who was incapable of paying. Friends launched a website to solicit donations."

Photo from the Gawker, Sept. 14, 2011.



Uploaded by KonaSilat on Sep 12, 2011
Like a boss... and a compassionate DOCTOR!! at the CNN Tea Party Express Debate on 9/12/2012 ... BTW, Bachmann dodged the same question

Ron Paul’s Campaign Manager Died of Pneumonia, Penniless and Uninsured by Seth Abramovitch at Gawker, Sept. 14, 2011

At CNN's Tea Party-indulging debate on Monday, Ron Paul, a medical doctor, faced a pointed line of questioning from Wolf Blitzer regarding the case of an uninsured young man who suddenly found himself in dire need of intensive health care.

Should the state pay his bills? Paul responded, "That's what freedom is all about: taking your own risks. This whole idea that you have to take care of everybody—"

He never quite finished that point, letting the audience's loud applause finish it for him. So Blitzer pressed on, asking if he meant that "society should just let him die," which earned a chilling round of approving hoots from the crowd. Paul would not concede that much outright, instead responding with a personal anecdote, the upshot being that in such a case, it was up to churches to care for the dying young man. So basically, yeah. He'd let him die.

As it turns out, Paul was not speaking purely in hypotheticals. Back in 2008, Kent Snyder — Paul's former campaign chairman — died of complications from pneumonia. Like the man in Blitzer's example, the 49-year-old Snyder (pictured) was relatively young and seemingly healthy* when the illness struck. He was also uninsured. When he died on June 26, 2008, two weeks after Paul withdrew his first bid for the presidency, his hospital costs amounted to $400,000. The bill was handed to Snyder's surviving mother , who was incapable of paying. Friends launched a website to solicit donations.

Dick "Torturer in Chief " Cheney's policies of torture , renditions, assassinations and secret prisons have made America distrusted and hated in the Islamic world . These policies in fact have made America less safe as these policies have helped to create even more Islamic extremists rather than less.

9/11 Legacy: Torture, rape And 'war of no boundaries'

From: RussiaToday | Sep 8, 2011 | 10,941 views
In just a few days, the United States will be marking its greatest tragedy in half a century - the terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001. What followed was a decade of invasions, torture scandals and untold abuses on both sides. As we begin our special coverage of the anniversary, RT's Gayane Chichakyan takes a look at whether the past decade's made America any safer.

After hearing Dick Cheney not just admitting to war crimes but being unapologetic even proud of his abysmal human rights record let no one in the media or even the average American if they support his policies let them not be indignant if American soldiers are treated in the same inhumane manner by any other nation.
Sadly Dick Cheney is doing just what many feared he would if the Obama administration refused to investigate Dick Cheney's crimes. He has as it were in public confessed to those crimes so it is no longer a question of whether he committed those crimes but rather should he be brought to justice.

One of the troubling issues that has arisen and is sometimes exploited is that of spreading Islamophobia in America. From Newt Gingrich to Michele Bachmann and much of the Tea Party Republicans to professional anti-Muslim bigots such as Daniel Pipes, David Horowitz to Robert Spencer and Pam Geller they are still using the 9/11 attacks to promulgate hatred and suspicion of Islam and all Muslims including American Muslims. This trend has increased exponentially it appears in the last year or so when these Islamophobes were able to raise concerns and anger in New York and across the USA over the building of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque which was to be a Muslim Community Center named Cordoba Center. This fear and paranoia and hatred arose across the US over the building of Mosques anywhere in the country. The Islamophobes are calling for legislation to stop the building of any more Mosques in America.

 Allen West hosted an anti-Mosque Event on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9, 2011. One wonders if his concern over the building of Mosques is sincere or is it just an issue he thinks may get him more support from Tea Party republicans .

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 the environmental issues and dangers to people's health including first responders and people working and living in the area were ignored, downplayed or said not to exist.
The Young Turks in this clip discuss the on going health problems ten years later of those who attended schools in the area and the staff at these schools. The various levels of government from municipal to federal have shown little interest in such issues.

9/11 Ground Zero Students Sick Ten Years Later

and so it goes,


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