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Christopher Hitchens on 9/11 September 11, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, Politics.
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OpinionJournal – Featured Article
Anyone who lost their “innocence” on September 11 was too naïve by far, or too stupid to begin with. On that day, we learned what we ought to have known already, which is that clerical fanaticism means to fight a war which can only have one victor. Afghans, Kurds, Kashmiris, Timorese and many others could have told us this from experience, and for nothing (and did warn us, especially in the person of Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance). Does anyone suppose that an ideology that slaughters and enslaves them will ever be amenable to “us”? The first duty, therefore, is one of solidarity with bin-Ladenism’s other victims and targets, from India to Kurdistan.

The second point makes me queasy, but cannot be ducked. “We”–and our allies–simply have to become more ruthless and more experienced.

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1. bogus Bristisher - September 17, 2006

What can a sorry communist say when his ideals have been shattered and has no philosphy. Hey since you have nothing left to say it is easy to become a Islam basher and suddenly he is no trouble sharing a bed Falwell like discards always do.
He has to earn a living so what better way then eat the crumbs the same people who spit on you before.
So what a decadent indiv. like CH do but join the Fallaci club

2. bogus Bristisher - September 17, 2006

What can a sorry communist say when his ideals have been shattered and he has no philosphy to carry on. Hey since you have nothing left to say it is easy to become a Islam basher and suddenly he will have no trouble sharing a bed with Falwell like all other discards always do.
He has to earn a living so what better way then eat the crumbs of the same people who spit on you before.
So what a decadent indiv. like CH do but join the Fallaci club already decadent club and immorality club


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