We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Al-Qaeda’s real origins exposed

Click here to access article by Finian Cunningham for PressTV.

Although the author focuses mostly on the US collaboration with Saudi Arabian support of jihadi terrorists in recent years, he does make brief reference to their first application against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan which was mainly retaliation for their material support of the National Liberation Front of Vietnam and its struggle for independence from the US Empire.
The US has been working covertly with Saudi Arabia and British military intelligence for more than three decades to foster and fuel al-Qaeda extremists, beginning in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union from the late 1970s until 1990.
And, then there in considerable evidence of Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11.