Eric Margolis – Sun Media Sept 2, 2001 (nine days before the Sept 11 attacks on New York and Washington DC.)
As Americans enter the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on their nation, they still have not understood the true cause of these dreadful attacks.
Who can blame them? Our politicians and media have totally obscured the truth behind these and subsequent attacks that we call 'terrorism.' While we mourn 9/11, US B-52 heavy bombers are raining bombs on what's left of Afghanistan in a futile attempt to crush tribal forces (aka Taliban) fighting the western occupation.
We did the same thing in Laos in the 1970's, as President Barack Obama properly noted during his visit there last week. Laos has never recovered and Afghanistan won't either.