Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 09:23:39 AM EST
20 Years Military Operation Shock and Awe has Sizzled Out - Cost of US Wealth expressed in $$ trillions (military technology, arms investment and bribes) and loss of American diplomatic prestige overseas.
"You are either with us, or with the terrorists."
As the United States prepares for the 20 Year Commemoration of the 9/11 Attacks on America ...
President Bush has been talking to world leaders since last Tuesday, when terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, killing thousands.
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair met with the President just prior to the speech and accompanied him to Capitol Hill. "We stand side by side with you now, without hesitation. This is a struggle that concerns us all, the whole of the democratic and civilized and free world," he said.
Prime Minister Blair sat to the right of First Lady Laura Bush during the address. To her left was New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani.
The House chamber, which is always used for joint meetings, was packed for the event. Mr. Bush's only other speech to the legislature was back on February 28, when the bitterness of last year's presidential election dispute filled the hall. The atmosphere this time was very different. There was unity, sorrow and determination. "Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment," he said.
Throughout the speech there was a vivid reminder of how much has changed in America since last Tuesday. Vice-President Dick Cheney was not in the chamber for the address. Historians say it is the first time security concerns have kept a Vice-President of the United States from participating in a joint session of Congress.
Curtain of Death - The Fall of Donald Rumsfeld
Bush, 11 September and the Conflicting Strategies of the 'War on Terrorism' | Jstor |
In Kabul today ...
Illustrates the lost fight for democratic principles, inequality, inclusion, education and women's rights.
One in three Afghans are facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity and child malnutrition | UN Relief Web |
The rationale of the Iraq War debunked
How the Press That Sold the Iraq War Got Away With It | Rolling Stone |
Matter of fact, the US mercenaries for regime change across the globe were Saudi jihadists which emboldened terror in many nations. The result is a state of high security big brother style, limited personal freedom, security checks at airports across the Western Hemisphere, intrusion into personal life across all technology and the Internet.
The worth of US promises is personified in a single person ...
His very last message ... Mission Accomplished!?
Will Zalmay Khalilzad Be Known as the Man Who Lost Afghanistan?
American Viceroy: Zalmay Khalilzad's mission | The New Yorker |
The "moderated" Taliban leadership in Afghanistan today ...
From a recent diary …
Under Trump's leadership Mike Pompeo meets Mullah Baradar in Doha, Qatar to sign Peace Agreement on Feb. 29, 2020 ... the Taliban won't interfere with US Military pulling out ... literally ... read my lips.
The United States totally humiliated by the Taliban providing sanctuary to not only OBL and Al Qaeda, but a multitude of terror groups across the region.
Secretary Blinken today ...
A string of Afghan leaders corrupted by their role for the CIA ended here in the UAE, the gutter of criminality, ill gotten wealth and a totalitarian state run by despots. America's ally joined by Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in hosting US Military might and Forward Operating Bases.
On the diplomatic front to offer relief of Trump's illegal sanctions on Iran and shredding the JCPOA agreement ...
Biden retreating to a defensive ME policy in compliance with the interests of ally Israel and the signed Abrahams "Economic" Accords with the UAE, specifically Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Global Community Gathers in Russia
US Ambassador's Khalilzad pure fiction about the circumstances of S Ossatia in 2008 ...
"Que será, será"