[ExI] riots again

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 15:33:42 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012  Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:

>>In late 2001 doing nothing and letting  Osama bin Laden sit safely and
>> openly in Afghanistan under the protection of the Taliban was simply not a
>> viable option and to pretend otherwise is unrealistic.
> > Agreed. Not to yield to the temptation of profiting from the opportunity
> was not really an option for the powers that be and their ideologues , and
> to pretend otherwise is unrealistic. :-)

Any American president that did NOT invade Afghanistan in late 2001 would
have been impeached and replaced by one that would within 3 months, and the
overwhelming majority of the American people would wonder why it took so

> This is probably the reason why conspiracy lovers have such a field day
> with 9/11. Irrespective of what actually happened, it must have seemed
> something too good to be true to some, and to some of their opponents at
> the same time.

And because it gave them this fabulous new opportunity the stock market
soared right after 911. Oh wait that didn't happen, the stock market
dropped like a rock. Sorry to let facts get in the way of a good line.

  John K Clark
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