From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sat Sep 13 2003 - 08:26:44 EDT
Paul B wrote: > Wasn't that how the US got into the Phillipines? more than a century ago? Very similar, but there is no evidence to prove that the sinking of the battleship "Maine" on February 15, 1898 in Havana harbor was a "terrorist event." It should be noted that there is a historical connection between the Spanish-American War, which led to the Philippines becoming (for a time) a colony of the US, and the events that followed 9/11/01. The connection? Guantanomo Bay in Cuba which has been occupied by US military forces since the end of the Spanish-American War. And, of course, "terrorist suspects" are being held today at the Guantanomo Bay internment camp, in Occupied Cuba, in appalling conditions without any rights and in violation of international law and the accords of the Geneva Convention. In solidarity, Jerry > > How should we remember September 11, 2001? > > I believe that history will remember that day as the > > moment when the right-wing in the USA seized upon > > a terrorist event to whip-up nationalist hysteria and > > patriotism which was then used to change international > > relations, launch imperialist wars, repress their own > > citizens and further their own right-wing agenda. Do > > others disagree?
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