September 11 will mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
Nine days after the attacks, President George W. Bush, speaking to a joint session of Congress, said this about the attackers:
We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century.
By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions–by abandoning every value except the will to power–they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism.
And they will follow that path all the way to where it ends: in history’s unmarked grave of discarded lies.
Yet, speaking of lies, we now know that the “weapons of mass destruction” America invaded Iraq to protect us from–at a sacrifice, so far, of more than 200,000 human lives–never existed. And more than a third of Americans suspect that their own government has lied about what happened on 9/11.
According to polls taken one month ago by Zogby International, “More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East.”
A Krishna conscious perspective on these events appears on this website in the article A Distant View of 9/11.
In today’s news, with September 11 a month away, terrorism threatens yet again. So if you haven’t already read that article, now might be a good time.