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On September 11th, 2001, 19 radical Islamists killed themselves in a hijack caper that also killed some 3000 Americans and brought down two proud symbols of American capitalism, the Twin Towers. 14 out of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, not Iraq, not Iran....Saudi Arabia, an alleged partner, like Pakistan, with America in it's proclaimed "war on terror".
It's been over 6 years now.....you decide how it's all working out....
Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve as suicide bombers or to facilitate other attacks, according to senior American military officials.
The most significant discovery was a collection of biographical sketches that listed hometowns and other details for more than 700 fighters brought into Iraq since August 2006.
American officials have accused Iran, the largest Shiite nation in the Middle East, of sending powerful bombs to Iraq and of supporting and financing Shiite militias that attack American troops. They also contend that top Iranian leaders support efforts to arm Shiite fighters.
But whatever aid Iran provides to militias inside Iraq does not seem to extend to supplying actual combatants: Only 11 Iranians are in American detention, United States officials say. Link
While Saudi Arabia, the country that produced 14 hijackers for 9-11, continues to produce more extremists.....and Pakistan, where 9-11 financing came from, continues to harbor Osama's gang, whether willingly or not.....the U.S military, presumably representing America's interests, is busy with an occupation of a country that had no representatives at all in the 9-11 crime, neither producing nor harboring any Islamic extremists and without any dangerous weapons.
The kicker is that knowing all this......the neo-conservatives, who planned the Iraq takeover, are determined, hellbent even, to attack Iran.
Somehow, all these facts have been construed by conservatives as "proof" that resolute and strong Republican leadership has been busy "keeping us safe".
Excuse the hell out of me.....but.......I'm not seeing it.