US Response to 9/11 Seen as Driving Force in Spread of Terror

Hollande: Europe a Victim of US-Instigated Chaos

While within the United States, there is still plenty of willingness to use the 9/11 anniversary as a time for politicians to make public appearances and give hawkish speeches praising America’s “unity” in reaction to the attacks, internationally there is growing willingness to be more circumspect about the results.

France, which has found itself a primary target for ISIS terror attacks, increasingly sees the US reaction to 9/11 as the instigating cause of that, with several high-profile analysts and top officials saying that the post-9/11 interventions led to an “era of instability” of which much of Europe, including France, has been a victim.

French President Francois Hollande echoed this sentiment, noting that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the creation of ISIS, and that even though (France’s then-President) Jacques Chirac refused to participate in the war, France has become a main target for ISIS.

The US used false claims of 9/11 links in its effort to build support for the invasion of Iraq, and while Iraq had no meaningful al-Qaeda presence when the US arrived, the US occupation and the installation of a Shi’ite government ultimately led to a substantial al-Qaeda affiliate in Iraq, which ultimately split with al-Qaeda and renamed itself ISIS.

The global spread of jihad after 9/11 was by design, at least according to Osama bin Laden’s son, Omar, who said his father was aiming to set up a “grand showdown” with the Americans with the 9/11 attacks and that “I was surprised the Americans took the bait.”

Bin Laden has been dead for years at this point, but many US officials are still eagerly ‘taking the bait,’ consequences be damned.

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  • rybo1

    The United States will not hesitate to vaporize its own people in order to achieve the goals of its own nefarious agenda. That’s the hard reality of September 11, 2001. And, in good time they won’t hesitate to do it again as conditions permit.

  • curmudgeonvt

    Again and again, the writers of articles and the “experts” who offer opinions in the Opinion-verse on the efficacy of the purported response to 9/11 but nearly all avoid the question of and the search for the answer to “Why?” I would think that if we Americans are sincerely interested in avoiding another incident like 9/11 – or worse – as well as bringing those responsible to justice then the question of “why” has to be vigorously and relentlessly pursued. Which, in my opinion, never has been and likely won’t. Regardless, the answer to the “why” will lead to the who and only then can this country really begin to heal.

    But, that’s just this old Curmudgeon’s opinion…

  • TellTheTruth-2

    The way I see it 911 was done to rationalize using the USA to push The Greater Israel Project forward. General Wesley Clark said he was told: “We’re going to attack and destroy the governments in 7 countries in five years – we’re going to start with Iraq, and then we’re going to move to Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.” Now, 15 years later we see how badly the Ziocon war mongers have screwed up. Not only have they failed to accomplish their complete goals, they have made the USA the # 1 HATED country in the world. Like Hitler did to Germany, if the USA does not stop, they’ll bring their wars home to the USA.

    • eric

      If the U.S. is the number one hated country in the world . why are all the U.N. resolutions passed against Israel ? I think the United States has the leadership they wanted and voted for . Trouble is we don’t jail our leaders when they break our laws . Israel does jail their leaders if they break the law . Even the top leaders . This is why Israel has the best government and justice system in the world . You can even ask Israel’s Arab minority if you don’t believe me

      • TellTheTruth-2

        The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation. … (right click) … http://www.ifamericansknew.org/

  • Sep 5, 2016 – 9/11 Suspects: Rudy Giuliani

    Mayor Giuliani oversaw the illegal destruction of the 9/11 crime scene and is criminally liable for the deaths of hundreds of emergency workers for not passing on prior warnings about the collapses of the Twin Towers. It is no wonder, then, that the Fire Department of New York so passionately detest Giuliani for his actions in disgracing their fallen brothers and covering up the 9/11 crime.

    https://youtu.be/Cl85JSvDmsA

  • 2.3 TRillion Dollars Missing from DOD Day before 9/11/ 2001

    https://youtu.be/HsggT9hD0Q8

    SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 Defense Business Practices

    Secretary Rumsfeld and other officials talked with reporters about the need to refine the Defense Department’s business practices. 

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?165947-1/defense-business-practices

  • May 25, 2014 – FDNY 9/11 Survivor Witness and Whistleblower Speaks on WTC 7

    Listen very carefully starting at the ’20’ second mark! As a firefighter on 9/11, he was at Ground Zero and was there when Building 7 came down.

    https://youtu.be/ePPdUUISQOs?list=UUhwwoeOZ3EJPobW83dgQfAg