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9/11: A 10th Anniversary Interview – Pt 11/11

September 11, 2011



September 11th, 2001.

The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.

10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.

What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.

It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

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Question #11:

After an eternity, we finally had the death of Bin Laden himself & the 10th anniversary of the start of the War On Terror is coming up.

Where do you think the conflict, the War On Terror, will go in the next 10 years ? Where will it be in 2021 ? Is there a victory coming up, is there a defeat coming up ?

What’s going to happen in the next 10 years ?



Friend: Well, I think sooner or later some of those guys are going to run out of men, even though…

X-Mer: The terrorists or the US troops ?

Friend: The US troops is very unlikely, I think… the terrorist groups, maybe they do have a lot of recruits, who knows & who can tell ?

It goes back to the fearmongering, when you start presenting people by trying to group them together like “this is the bad group” you’re going to create that hostility, that hate. So, yeah then it could go on forever.

But I think there’s going to be… another group of people & then the focus will be on that group of people. They’ll probably still be fighting in Afghanistan but you’ll never hear about it. It will all be about…

X-Mer: “60 Minutes” will talk about something else ?

Friend: Like you said about Ian Davison, that’s not something you should ignore, that’s quite a dangerous man.

X-Mer: Imagine if he escapes ? Won’t he be mad, what if wants revenge ?

Friend: That’s a very big possibility.

X-Mer: & he knows how to make poison !

Friend: Sure & who’s to say he’s not going to make much more of it ?

It’s where do you put your focus. I don’t know who the next group is going to be, some people say North Korea maybe or maybe it’s going to be the Russians again because they’re growing as a superpower.

X-Mer: Let’s not foget the Chinese.

Friend: The Chinese. So, who knows ? You have all the development in India, the knowledge & technology is growing there…

X-Mer: Both India & Pakistan have nuclear capabilities now.

Friend: Yeah, so who’s to say who’s going to be the next group of people ? & would it take another incident like 9/11 to escalate things ? Maybe, maybe not.

X-Mer: Like you said, the 1st World War started with that prince being shot dead & that was used as a startingpoint, possibly an excuse…

Friend: Yeah, that was the excuse I think.

X-Mer: …& then here the events of 9/11, another startingpoint for another conflict, so there’s always these…

Friend: There’s always… seems to be a startingpoint & excuse, like World War II & you had Poland & Hitler. They allowed Hitler, before Poland, to “collect” all those countries & they said: “if he does this THEN we’ll do something, then we’ll start the war”.

X-Mer: Took a long time before they started the war.

Friend: Yeah true.

I think it’s just gonna go on forever, unfortunately.

X-Mer: You don’t think there’ll be a victory by either side ?

Friend: It’s just a vicious cycle.

X-Mer: You won’t see, suppose he’d lived, see Osama Bin Laden taking over the White House or President Obama proudly walking across a safe frontier between Afghanistan & Pakistan ?

Friend: I think it’s very unlikely. Take India & Pakistan, how long have they been fighting amongst eachother ?

X-Mer: & the thing is, that’s basically brother against brother because you had 1 nation.

Friend: Right. You had the division because of religion but it probably was about money & power. As long as that greed is going to exist, we’re still going to be having those conflicts.

So, no I don’t see it ending anytime soon. It’s just going to… the names will be different but…

X-Mer: So, 10 years from now there’ll be something new to take the focus ?

Friend: Yeah, sure.

I saw “Watchmen” the movie yesterday… well, in order to achieve worldpeace you really have to give people a common enemy, so… unless we get invaded by aliens I don’t see worldpeace coming.

X-Mer: Ok, so could there be a World War III as a result of 9/11 ?

Friend: Maybe we already had it but we don’t realize it. Could you say the Arab Spring is now part of it ?

X-Mer: Do you think it’s part of it ? You could argue that there’s all these types of events, starting from 9/11 ?

Friend: I think it’s all connected. I mean there’s probably stuff…

X-Mer: Earlier stuff.

Friend: Earlier stuff, you had the Russians trying to invade Afghanistan & you had the US helping out…

X-Mer: The CIA apparently trained Bin Laden.

Friend: Yeah, sure. You can’t really locate the beginning of it & probably won’t see the end of it.

X-Mer: Any closing thoughts on the subject matter ?

Friend: Well, I think we pretty much concluded that it’ll never end. That’s a bit of a downer, of course but you know…

When you get down to it, we’re all just people trying to live our lives &… it’s a shame there have to be people with a lot of power… I just think that they ruin it for all of us, really.

I think we all have the ability to be good people & you know, all this… war & things like that, it’s just bullshit really.

X-Mer: [LOL] Wait a minute, profanity on my blog ?

Friend: [LOL] Sorry.

It’s like… people creating conflict where there couldn’t be or shouldn’t be any. Like you said, it’s just about the greed.

X-Mer: Ok, let’s leave it at that. Thank you for your time !

Friend: Thanks for the interview, it was a lot of fun & it was quite different from what I expected.

X-Mer: Really ?!?

To sneak another question in there, what did you think… you must’ve have had some sort of thought or idea of what might happen.

Friend: Yeah, I thought 11 questions were going to be a bit too much & wondered if you could come up with them but you did quite a good job I think.

X-Mer: Thank you.



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That’s it for part 11 & also this interview on the 10 aniversary of 9/11.

It took a serious amount of prep time & elbow grease later on, to make all of it come together.

& now that it’s over & am finally able to look back on it, it was most certainly worth every effort along the way.

RIP to the innocent victims of 9/11 & all those since then.



Thanks for reading !



9/11: A 10th Anniversary Interview – Pt 02/11

September 2, 2011



September 11th, 2001.

The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.

10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.

What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.

It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

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Question #02:

Now the impact of that day lead to people of different backgrounds to begin pointing out what they deemed to be inconcistencies & question how the events really happened.

Like for example how the WTC collapsed, if the plane hijackers were really guilty & the secret service agencies knowing beforehand that this was about to happen but not doing a single thing to prevent it.

In other words, people didn’t trust the official story & so the 9/11 conspiracy was born.

Friend: Conspiracies, I think.

X-Mer: Probably, yeah. Now, 10 years later with all that’s been said, shown & “proven”, do you have your doubts about what happened ? Could it for whatever reason actually have been an inside job or was the evidence so clear-cut that it didn’t raise any questions whatsoever in your mind ?



Friend: Well, I think a lot of questions were raised months after. Not by people who come across like “oh, that’s a crazy guy & he’s probably saying stuff to get attention”.

X-Mer: Right.

Friend: So, I do believe there’s the possibility that it was an inside job or maybe it was a circumstance of “oh, this is about to happen & we can use it”, a political agenda.

So, I think there’s a very strong possibility that it happened… something along those lines. We’ll never know for sure.

X-Mer: There could have been an ulterior motive for what we think the official story was & that there was a hidden agenda or something like that ?

Friend: Sure. I mean it could’ve happened like we saw it. Just a bunch of crazy guys & wanting revenge against America, “so, let’s get on a few planes & start crashing into buildings”.

Well, there’s also the conspiracy theories & some of them do make sense. It all seems very… “it sounds so unreal, it’s gotta be true” or something like that.

X-Mer: Are there any specific doubts or questions you’re dealing with ? Like how the towers fell or… is there anything that stands out in your mind ?

Friend: Well, the tower thing is something I actually read about not so long ago. That’s quite interesting because you have the 1st tower, that’s very obvious how that happened but the 2nd one…

I don’t know, it’s kinda strange how that 1 fell down.

X-Mer: Seems kinda… ?

Friend: It seems like “how did that happen ?” So, that stands out.

Um, more conspiracy questions… thinking back to my history classes I had years ago, there was something about the First World War, there was the shooting incident with the prince… Austria or… ?

X-Mer: Yes, he was Austrian & he was shot by this uh…

Friend: Hungarian ?

X-Mer: I think it was someone from the former Yugoslavia, I think it was… a Serb maybe or…

Friend: Could be.

But they used that incident to start WWI but there were actually a lot of things happening around that time that made them say “oh, let’s use this as an excuse to” & I kinda felt this [9/11] was also an excuse to… get certain things done.

X-Mer: All that followed [9/11] ?

Friend: Yeah. So, whether it was an inside job or not, they used the event.



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That’s it for part 2 but please check back tomorrow for part 3 of the interview, where I ask my friend about the hate crimes that followed 9/11.


No Chocolate For You !

February 26, 2010


Question: How do you celebrate the birthday of the founder of a major world religion ?

Well, I suppose there are many appropriate ways you could do this.

For example, you could give a hopeful speech just like President Obama does.


But in the case of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, or as I like to call him “Crazy Uncle Mo”, the birthday of the final prophet was marked by…

(wait for it)

(wait for it)

…declaring holy war.

On the West.


Rambling like Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, Uncle Mo said the following:

“Let us wage jihad against Switzerland, Zionism and foreign aggression.”

& also…

“Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against Muhammad, Allah and the Qur’an.”



…Uncle Mo, does that include Muslims eating that deliciously tasty Swiss milk chocolate ?


But seriously, I can imagine how these statements might seem like serious fighting words to untrained eye.

But it’s nothing like that.

Uncle Mo is only taking revenge for the arrest of his wife & son in Switzerland coming to the aid of those poor 4 minarets in Switzerland.

It’s not like he has a hidden agenda here.


& even in the event of World War III, there’s no need to worry about this folks !

As Uncle Mo forgot 1 crucial thing here.

The Swiss do whatever they want because they have…

NEUTRALITY !


Source: Who knew Crazy Uncle Mo had a hatred for chocolate ?

The Swiss Are Coming !

November 29, 2009

Perhaps you recall a previous post where we talked about Crazy Uncle Mo & his even crazier scheme to convert hot women non-Muslims to Islam ?

His 1st stop was Rome, Italy.

It should have been Zurich, Switzerland.



But… it’s too late now.

For the Swiss people have spoken & now a majority supports a ban on… minarets (you know, those long thingies beside a mosque).

Life must sure be tough over in Switzerland where, apparently, there are as many as FOUR whole minarets.

Yes, 4 of them.

Can you even imagine that level of daily horror ?

No wonder the Swiss People’s Party held a referendum.



Switzerland's Minaret Initiative


& as plans go, this one of course is brilliant.

It’ll teach al-Qaeda a lesson they’ll never forget !

Why, I can almost see the poor bastards already…



Switzerland's Minaret Initiative


So, evildoers all over the world beware !

Because the Swiss are coming & your religion will be next…


Nobel Neutrality

October 10, 2009

Seems Prez Obama won himself a lil’ Nobel Peace Prize today.

Aw, that’s nice.

I mean, how many people can claim they’ve won a prize for achieving absolutely nothing ?

*pause for laughter*

…no, the mentally retarded do not count.

*pause for more laughter*



Anyhoo, all this has made me think of Switzerland.

Good ol’ Switzerland. The land of chocolate, cuckoo clocks, knives, music boxes & of course neutrality.

Yes, the wonderful neutrality of the Swiss.

I wonder if there’s something… anything on this planet that would make the Swiss think twice about their policy ?

Anything at all.

Hmmm…



I mean back during WW II their attitude was all like…

Fight Hitler ? Who ? Us ??? LOL ! No, no. We are neutral.”

A World War was being fought out between the forces for Good & the forces for Evil & yet they didn’t budge.

& I’ll bet if Germany had won, they would’ve respected that neutrality.

But back to the question at hand.

…nope, try as I might, I can’t think of a single damn thing that the Swiss would perceive as big enough of a threat to make them change tactics & finally take a stand.



Switzerland's Minaret Initiative



Perhaps they’ll get the Nobel Peace Prize next ?

*pause for yet more laughter*