Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Lady Liberty Cried
Another bright September day
Another sun-filled sky
She stands her ground with endless pride
As planes above her fly

She looks upon her children
Her loved ones dear to heart
As they go through their normal chores
Some only just to start

But soon the peace was shattered
As men so filled with hate
Soon turned their rage to senseless acts
To meet their horrid fate

First one and then another hit
Impossible to seem
Two other impacts hit elsewhere
As in a horrid dream

Tho some did fight the evil
As heroes they had died
And as the proud twins met their fall
The Lady Liberty cried

© "Amalthea Celebras" K.C. Fahel 11 September 2001



DEN said...

In broad terms, we saw the project as building upon the defense strategy outlined by the Cheney Defense Department in the waning days of the Bush Administration.
The Defense Policy Guidance (DPG) drafted in the early months
of 1992 provided a blueprint for
maintaining U.S. preeminence,
precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping
the international security order in
line with American principles and
interests. Leaked before it had been formally approved, the document was criticized as an
effort by “cold warriors” to keep defense spending high and
cuts in forces small despite the collapse of the Soviet Union; not surprisingly, it was subsequently buried by the new administration.

It was therefor Clintons' fault 9/11 occurred.

PNAC Doctrine


Gerald said...


David B. Benson said...

Gerald --- Here is a link which enables one to follow bioenergy developments:


Yes, ethanol is a biofuel, but not the best one. It does take lots of water. However, Jetropha does not and is used for biodiesel. There are many other plants also suited to Iran's climate.

Gerald said...


I hope that this link is not screwed up!

Gerald said...

DBB, Biopact has some very heavy information to comprehend.

My background with corn is that it is good tasting in the Fall from the farmer's market.

DEN said...

Gerald, the violent do not want the NON-violent getting in their way.

Fr. John got in the way.

David B. Benson said...

In today's International Herald-Tribune, A Parrot's Loving Goodby

Ave, Alex.

Carey said...

From yesterday: Edwards wins in the E-primary (online) in Texas with 37%. Obama gets 21%, Clinton 20%.

Thanks Alan. Very interrresting.

Petraeus has a way of talking over the questioner, be it a Representative or Senator. He speaks all the way through what the person is saying.

This is a juvenile tactic of domination. Apparently Petraeus thinks it appropriate for a military officer to behave this way in front of a Congressman. Me thinks not. Methinks it's a total violation of protocol and, more importantly, rank of power. Military people are not above Congress people. Furthermore, Petraeus is testifying and reporting before Congress.

Petraeus postively astounds me. He makes no bones about his insincerity. He just blurts it all out without a care. Where is this respected military general so full of integrity I've been hearing of?

Gerald said...

Buscaglia was right

Leo said that he had no superheroes. He would picture them sitting on a toilet and they became very human.

Where are the true American heroes?

√≤¿√≥arol said...

Yet another cradle-robber. Ben Kingsley married for the 4th time. He is 63, she is 32.

If ANYONE favors Fred Thompson they should have their head examined.

Gerald said...

The founder of the Nazi Party was corrupt that is simply amazing! THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME! No wonder why the current Nazi Party is so corrupt? They are emulating their founder - Honest Abe!

Gerald said...

Carol, the aging males may vote for Fred, the cradle robber, because they may view him as someone they would want to emulate. A great many men pass through their second stage of adolescence around 50 years of age. The swing voters could be these men in their second stage of adolescence. There are men in their 80's who cannot have enough sex and they are looking for a younger woman to help them. At least Dr. Ruth has shared some of these stories about older men with us. The psyche of men is truly amazing.

David B. Benson said...

Heros die young...

micki said...

The hand-on-their-heart jingosits privately say, "Oh, thank heaven for September eleven."

That day in 2001 will go down in history as the day when citizens of the United States ceased being a rational people -- their healthy skepticism morphed into irrational fear. Such a pity. The powers-that- be hijacked the events of the day and used them to fabricate a state of perpetual fear (and xenophobia). This is freedom?

We are never -- never! -- going to find the will to mitigate climate change, much less do something about universal healthcare or fixing our crumbling infrastruture unless we throw off the shackles of fear and start behaving like rational, free citizens. Our cowardly leadership is the instigator of this crippling fear, but why the f**k do so many of us fall for it?

I'll be glad when 9/11 is "just another day" in our lives. There have been attacks on U.S. soil in the past and we "got over it" in the sense that we learned and moved forward. In addition to Pearl Harbor, there were other attacks on U.S. soil during World War II -- on the Aleutian Chain where U.S. citizens even became prisoners of war; at Goleta, California at an oil pumping station; on the Columbia River at Fort Stevens in Oregon; some place on Long Island (name escapes me); etc.

September 11th will be used my our myopic, fear-mongering leadership for years to come and the result will be further erosion of the rule of law and human rights, increased inequalities, rampant xenophobia, more divided and damaged communities, and more violence at the street level.

Boy....I bet you bloggers are glad to see me back. :-)

Sorry about the downer of a post, but I'm really, really sick of the fear factor.

micki said...

Where is this respected military general so full of integrity I've been hearing of?

This *respected* military general is working real hard on his FIFTH star. I think he has it in the bag.


micki said...

While I think Petraeus is a fucker of the first order, I think MoveOn wasted a lot of dough, a lot of clout, and a lot of influence on that stupid ad in the NYT.

Talk about handing the neocon hawks red meat!

Plus, WTF didn't MoveOn have the good sense to focus on the Betrayers-in-Chief, (Cheney & Bush) rather than using that sophomoric neologism "Betrayus?" (I thought I came up with that??!! -- That's fine for spouting off on a blog or between friends, but come on!)

Oh, well...I have to go plant by winter veggies that I started before I left town! They've sprouted REAL nice!

micki said...

WTF -- why the f**k (variation)

WTF -- what the f**k

Carey said...

working real hard on his FIFTH star.

Oh my God! That guy was more decorated and adorned than Liberace.

Talk about handing the neocon hawks red meat!

On a diamond-studded platter!

Carey said...

Okay, once again my computer is running super slow like it did yesterday before I lost the internet connection. Before I continue I'm going to do some maintenance work.

David B. Benson said...

Congress has to approve military officer's promotions.

David B. Benson said...



Stupid grammar rules anyway...

David B. Benson said...

THE most important problem:

Very Bad News

Gerald said...

I Believe

Dear Posters:

Colin Powell said that we broke Iraq and we have to fix it. A Middle Eastern professor at John Hopkins says that we will never leave Iraq. The outgoing ambassador before the current ambassador says that we will be in Iraq for generations. It appears to me that we will fleece and steal Iraqi natural resources and so with the pundits’ reports as support I believe that we should welcome Iraq into the United States of Evil as our fifty-first state.

Welcoming Iraq into the United States of Evil as our fifty-first state will give our mass murders and war crimes a legitimate reason for attacking Iraq in what John Paul II had said is a wrong and an immoral war.

We will be able to say that our real reason for the Iraq war was to welcome Iraq as our fifty-first state. We could also say that we did not attack Iraq for her oil and other natural resources. We could also train Iraqis to be Nazi America’s future cannon fodder to fight our endless wars in the Middle East.


micki said...

Congress has to approve military officer's promotions.

General officers are nominated for promotion by the POTUS and confirmed by the Senate. Yup.

I can see a Dem Senator or two voting in favor of promoting a Four Star Toady to a Five Star Toady -- that's all it would take to get confirmed because the Repugs would undoubtedly vote in lockstep.

In typical Orwellian fashion, I can envision bush NOMINATING Petraeus to 5-stars as "proof" of his superior military leadership in the mode of Washington, Pershing, MacArthur (well maybe), Eisenhower, and the one or two other 5-stars in U.S. history.

Bush and Company would play the 5-star card for all its worth.

Sure...it would make excellent theatre!!

micki said...

THE most important problem:

It will be up to the rest of the world to do something. The United States has no will and no leadership on global warming.

micki said...

So. Is this part of the long prelude or what....? From the UK Independent:

The 'proxy war': UK troops are sent to Iranian border

British soldiers return to action as tensions between US and Iran grow

Published: 12 September 2007

British forces have been sent from Basra to the volatile border with Iran amid warnings from the senior US commander in Iraq that Tehran is fomenting a "proxy war".

In signs of a fast-developing confrontation, the Iranians have threatened military action in response to attacks launched from Iraqi territory while the Pentagon has announced the building of a US base and fortified checkpoints at the frontier.


The deployment came within a week of British forces leaving Basra Palace, their last remaining base inside Basra city, and withdrawing to the airport for a widely expected final departure from Iraq.


The operation is regarded as a high-risk strategy which could lead to clashes with Iranian-backed Shia militias or even Iranian forces and also leaves open the possibility of Iranian retaliation in the form of attacks against British forces at the Basra air base or inciting violence to draw them back into Basra city........

The move came as General David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, the US ambassador to Iraq, made some of the strongest accusations yet by US officials about Iranian activity. .....

In an interview after his appearance before a congressional panel on Monday, General Petraeus strongly implied that it would soon be necessary to obtain authorisation to take action against Iran within its own borders, rather than just inside Iraq. .....

erling krange said...

The fall is approaching. The birches are allready turning yellow. My wife and I are leaving today for a two weeks vacation in Turkey, as we do every year in order to strech the summer a few more days.
I can see that Petraeus is reaching for the stars.
(Hopefully, no bombs in Turkey this year!)