Skip to comments.Sept. 12, 2001: Van Jones Blamed America For Terror Attacks at Rally That Cheered Pentagon Attack
Posted on 09/05/2009 5:23:13 PM PDT by kristinnEdited on 09/05/2009 7:13:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
"The bombs the government drops in Iraq are the bombs that blew up in New York City," said Van Jones, director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, who also warned against forthcoming violence by the Bush Administration. "The US cannot bomb its way out of this one. Safety at home requires justice abroad."
Oakland, CA (September 13) - Hundreds of people gathered at Snow Park in Oakland tonight to mourn, provide support for each other, and speak out against violent United States policies at home and abroad, which they say are the underlying reasons for unprecedented terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington DC. Organizing against a growing climate of racism, nationalism and anti-Arab bigotry was a focus of the rally.
Organized by youth and people of color in Oakland and San Francisco, solidarity speakers included supporters of Palestine, people returning from the WCAR in South Africa, police brutality activists, anarchists and socialists, anti-gentrification activists and other people representing dozens of cultures and ethnicities. International solidarity was the theme as community and activist groups stood together against the threat of more US violence. Michael Franti of Spearhead also spoke, saying that "we need to be in a war against war."
In addition to an open mic, people at the rally talked with friends and strangers, cried, and began coming to terms with the events of the last three days. Many people who attended have family members still missing on the east coast. And many others have been the target of increased racism and discrimination during times of crisis in the United States, like the Oklahoma City bombing or Gulf War.
A recurring theme of the speakers was the brutal violence committed by or supported by the United States government on a daily basis. "The bombs the government drops in Iraq are the bombs that blew up in New York City," said Van Jones, director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, who also warned against forthcoming violence by the Bush Administration. "The US cannot bomb its way out of this one. Safety at home requires justice abroad."
In a diverse international community shocked by recent world events, deep feelings about the United States government were expressed. A young Puerto Rican person said that "the belly of the beast had something back to eat." A young Filipino human rights activist said that "when we found out what kind of place got hit, we were kind of glad to see the Pentagon burning. But we also know that thousands of Puerto Ricans, Haitians and other workers were in those buildings." An African-American man who works on gentrification issues in West Oakland said that "we're always seeing Americans drop bombs on people. We watch the Vietnamese get bombed, Iraqis get bombed, Palestinians get bombed, now it has come home to roost." Japanese-Americans spoke about internment camps and the nuclear holocaust brought on by US militarism.
From a report at Indybay.org Sept. 13, 2001.
People Of Color Groups Gather to Stand In Solidarity With Arab Americans and to Mourn the East Coast Dead
EVERY ‘czar’ this a$$hat has chosen (and, yes, MSM....OBAMA CHOSE these people) needs to be scrutinized!!!!!!!
Will this assclown even be mentioned at the Sunday Democrat Shows outside of FOX?
Impeach the Racist Obama.
Ol’ Van is just another Rev Wright - a communist racist who hates America and Israel.
Now that’s what I call investigative reporting. Nice get, my FRiend.
Jones and Obama, two peas in a pod.
Someone feel free to correct me but this makes no sense. We got attacked on Sept 11, 2001. We didn’t go to war in Iraq until March of 2003. I must be misreading something??
I'm not sure of their system but it could be that the rally was held the day after the attacks on the night of Sept. 12, 2001.
This is what happens when you have 40 government paid czars (aka Obama friends) who were not vetted or approved by anybody. Somebody should sue the administration that these czar positions are unconstitutional.
Czars - The Obama friends and family plan !
Maybe he was referring to the US enforcing the no fly zone in Iraq since Gulf war I...or maybe just referring to Gulf war I in general.
SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL NATION. IMPEACH THE COMMIE BASTARD NOW!!!!!
He is going to destroy us if we do nothing.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!!!!!!
Clinton ordered bombings of Iraq over Saddam’s failure to comply with UN weapons inspectors and over violations of the no-fly zones established after the 1991 Gulf War.
We didn’t invade Iraq until March of 2003.... not sure why Jones is even talking about Iraq in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001.
The question is... why was he picked in the first place (as with others, including those from Fannie/Freddie that he lied and said they didn’t work for him... yet still did).
Case in point.
I suppose, but it sure is coincidental..... :-)
The question now is why is he still in the White House? Surely our allies have to be concerned with our having terrorist sympathizers in our leadership.
Or maybe this is just new to me.
The bullsh*t that the Left generates and perpetuates is beyond me.
Just that one line
“ Japanese-Americans spoke about internment camps and the nuclear holocaust brought on by US militarism.” pisses me off.
I commemorate as well as celebrate August 6 and August 9 each year.
Perhaps 0bama will make Van Jones the Master of Ceremonies at his 9/11 Day of National Service state parade.
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