Posts Tagged: 9/11
Noam Chomsky updates his classic text with reflections on the death of Osama bin Laden.
This is, of course, the week before the tenth anniversary of the day that "changed everything."
The U.S. Institute for Peace wants to change its name. What's the matter with peace all of the sudden?
Violent jihadists don't represent Islam any more than the Anders Breiviks of the world represent Christianity.
Media caution and skepticism are in short supply.
The terrorist network's resort to dramatic spectacle was at once a brilliant tactic and a desperate effort to revive its own fortunes.
The building replacing the Twin Towers may be vulnerable to a Mumbai-style or Stinger missile attack.
Preferring Occam's Hairball to Occam's Razor, conspiracy theorists draw strength from their deep-seated distrust of government and the mass media.
With Osama bin Laden's demise, it's high time that our leaders realize that short-term gains from alliances with tyrannical regimes aren't worth the long-term problems they foster.
In the duel between Washington and Osama, the latter was, at the time of his death, far ahead on points.