An Accurate Answer at an Accurate Time

By Nathaly Duran

The morning of September 11, 2001, the world stopped to watch the live broadcast coverage of the terrorist attack that forever changed history. The emblematic “Big Apple”, New York City, a symbolic icon of the United States’ hegemony, was bitten into pieces, when two hijacked commercial airplanes crashed into The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, tearing down simultaneously both the buildings and an entire country.

On the days that followed the event the American nation needed to fill the blanks, countless questions came along and the country’s mainstream media played their role of persistently answering them like never seen before. It was clear what had happened, how, when and where, but why… It was a question no one seemed to have asked, at least no mainstream journalist seemed to bother answer it.

A strategic answer to this question was given by President George W. Bush, who stated that an act of evil drove terrorist who: “hated our freedoms-our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble” to behave in the very worst evil of human nature, moreover Vice-President Dick Cheney affirmed Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. It was later proven that President Bush’s hidden agenda was to go into war at all costs.

Sadly, the media’s failure to further inform the country of the different reasons the accused terrorists may have had to attack the U. S., led to a vast approval of Bush’s plan of going into war. One interesting reason for the lack of intention from the media to answer the question Why is mentioned in the book “Mightier than the Sword” by Rodger Streitmatter, it is that any intention to find a reason for the attack would have been interpreted as “ unpatriotic and an effort to justify the attacks”.

Today, ten years later, there is the slight possibility that many Iraqis, after proving they did not hold any weapons of mass destruction, are asking themselves the same question, Why? Why is the U.S still attacking us, making one wonder where could this unanswered question be leading them?

Published in: on April 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

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