10th Anniversary: Did US Decisions Trigger 9/11?

Today it’s safe to say that the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York on 9/11/2001 was the result of decisions made in the USA.

And I’m speaking here of karma, not conspiracy.

I’m not suggesting that political leaders and the super-rich here in the States covertly planned and executed the disaster (though many believe that); what I’m saying is that the 9/11 tragedy was almost certainly the result of intense Arab/Middle Eastern mistrust toward the western world in general, and toward the US in particular… and that the intense mistrust among Arabs was understandable.

Since World War II, the US has cultivated puppet regimes in the Middle East because of our two big interests in the area—massive oil reserves and Israel. As one bright blogger wrote recently:

“America’s… ‘moderate’ Arab clients, Egypt, (Tunisia,) Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman and some of the Gulf states, followed (a) model of ersatz elections, ferocious internal oppression, and absolute obedience to Washington….”

(Read more on that)

Essentially, the US employed its military, its clandestine organizations (e.g. CIA), and its corrupt Mideastern regimes to keep the Arab public ignorant, tame, and obedient to US demands. That kind of unrelenting oppression invariably causes a build-up of pressure until things explode. What we’re seeing today in the Middle East is that explosion in slow motion… what’s being called “the Arab Spring.” It involves a series of overthrows of those puppet regimes.

What we saw ten years ago—the destruction of the Twin Towers—was the trigger for the explosion that’s underway today.

The explosion should come as no surprise. World-watchers have been monitoring and warning about the build-up of tensions in the Middle East for a long time. This was written twenty years ago by another bright blogger, Sheldon Richman of the Cato Institute:

“The United States, as the heir to British imperialism in the (Mideastern) region, has been a frequent object of suspicion. Since the end of World War II, the United States, like the European colonial powers before it, has been unable to resist becoming entangled in the region’s political conflicts. Driven by a desire to keep the vast oil reserves in hands friendly to the United States, a wish to keep out potential rivals (such as the Soviet Union), opposition to neutrality in the cold war, and domestic political considerations, the United States has compiled a record of tragedy in the Middle East.”

(Read more on that)

That tragedy, produced in the US and played out in the Middle East since World War II, has caused an incessant build-up of pressure… leading to the religious-political-economic explosion that’s unfolding in slow motion today.

The destruction of the Twin Towers 10 years ago, as I said, was the trigger.

What the US decides to do next is key to the American future… and perhaps to the fate of the world. Whether we decide to conquer the Middle East and mount an ever-larger karmic debt, or to face the consequences of our karma, first of all by withdrawing our military presence, will determine the spiritual destiny of this struggling, once-great land.

Finally, I want to make it clear that this article is in no way trying to justify the destruction of the Twin Towers… only to help explain the reasons behind it. It was truly the loss of one of the modern wonders of the world.

Experience that wonder, courtesy of New York Times…

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About Mark Macy

Main interests are other-worldly matters (www.macyafterlife.com) and worldly matters (www.noblesavageworld.com)
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