How ironic that on the 12th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government is getting ready to provide aerial offense for Al-Qaeda affiliated “rebels” in Syria – the same rebels who are on a jihad to oust President Bashar al-Assad's secular government from power and replace it with a distorted form of Islamic government replete with shariah law.
So, is Al-Qaeda the good guy or the bad guy?
I hope Americans finally realize what many of us “conspiracy theorists” have been saying for a long time: Western imperialists gave birth to Al-Qaeda in the 1970s to advance their own neocolonialist agenda, whether it be bringing down rival super power the old Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which at that time jihadists were the good guys, pulling off false flag operations like 9/11 to justify perpetual war in the resource-rich Middle East or fighting for regime change in governments that resist Western hegemony like Libya and Syria.
Let's do our part to stop this vicious cycle by peacefully rallying on the streets against another war that would once again profit corporations and bankers while bankrupting ordinary Americans. Come to the Hands Off Syria protest Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Historic Square in downtown Murfreesboro.