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.
Yes you guys are right.
Heard people saying stuff just like this just days after 9/11. Changed everything.
Oh, and please dont lecture me on how these are our fellow Americans and all. That old dog just wont hunt anymore!
He already has. Van Jones and his commie ally Lennox Yearwood are heading up the White House’s Green For All propaganda effort this Sept. 11.
Thanks for the ping AV
Was just looking at other threads re Van Jones.
He is an In Your Face pick.
0 thinks he is the One and the public won’t care
or will know nothing of his background.
But, here is the worst, Van Jones is only one of tens of dozens all alike in Obama’s adm.
For some reason, I think when 0bama and Van Jones say “Gree for All” they’re talking about the color of Islam...
For some reason, I think when 0bama and Van Jones say “Green for All” they’re talking about the color of Islam...
You don’t understand... they started out West the ‘day’ it happened. I don’t get it either... you figure the shock would take months as well as the UN visits on the run-up before they let loose.
Michael Moore put forth right after it remember?
Same on the east coast as well.
You aren’t dealing with normal people. 30 years of indoctrination (it’s our fault), and they said ‘We deserved it’, right away. Never witnessed anything like it.
See Seven Days in September, the Union Square scene... it’s how it was.
The "Gulf War" was in 1990.
I suggest we all FLY the DON’T TREAD ON ME FLAG on September 11th!!!
You’re not the only one who has noted the Green convergence.
IMPEACH, CONVICT, AND REMOVE OBAMA!
[”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.”]
I wonder if he was referring to the bombs dropped on Baghdad by President Clinton in 1998. That’s the funny thing about the peace activists at any rally you see. They always name G.W. Bush or G.H. Bush or Ronald Reagan when they condemn a bloodthirsty United States for dropping bombs on people (though I don’t recall Reagan starting any wars) but they somehow “forget” that Bill Clinton used our military to blow up people and things in Haiti, Sudan, Bosnia and Iraq.
And now that Van Jones (former director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights) is working for Mr. Obama, I wonder if he’ll condemn his boss for sending tens of thousands more troops into Afghanistan to step up the bombing in that country.
What took him so long, was he sleeping off a night out with Obama?
I saw the same thing in D.C. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at Dupont Circle. The commies held a ‘Blame America’ march.
He was talking about the first Gulf war, did you forget that one?
I think Jones was referring to the '91 Gulf War and Bush 41.
Now let us start the counter campaign against the Color Of Change pressured advertising boycott of Glen Beck’s TV show.
The basis is to write letters to the company CEO’s, marketing and public relations offices to point out that we must judge a person by the company he keeps.
Submit all of Jones’ racist and bigoted remarks as the case in point that it was at the request of Jones created organization that they submit to the boycott in the first place.
So in essence Beck was entirely correct that Obama is at least a bigot at at worst a racist for allowing this lowlife into the white house and they were duped.
How can we get him impeached with this Congress?
So in essence Beck was entirely correct that Obama is at least a bigot [and] at worst a racistNot at worst.
Wow. Nice digging, kristinn.
Kind of makes it hard to claim those views on the 9/11 Truther site are not something he believed in...hahahahaha
The MSM is too preoccupied with painting a goatee and horns on all Sarah Palin photographs to be bothered with a little thing like this facist. They AGREE with him, remember?
We have to throw out every Democrat we can from office.
I don’t care if you like your local Blue Dog Democrat.
It doesn’t matter if your “guy” isn’t as bad as the others.
We must throw out all Democrats (and RINOs).
RINOs need to be taken out in the primaries.
And then Democrats taken out in the midterms.
Only a massive Republican wave will be able to stop 0bama’s vile agenda, much less remove him from office.
Thanks for this added fuel in the fire that is burning but so far not touching the Obamanation administration.
Jones must go...yet it is refreshing to see the truth behind the “greening” campaign finally being exposed as the communism that everyone who understands what has been going on has known for years.
Green is THE front for today’s communists.
And, yes, there is a natural alliance between the GREEN communists and the GREEN Jihadists....and in Obama we have both right there in OUR WHITE HOUSE!
God help this nation!
I’m still trying to figure that one out. Just doesn’t seem kosher for a White House official to bring a boycott against a citizen that is reporting the news about said White House official’s dirty dealing.
It’s time for him to go. Of all the ‘sane’ black folks in this country he had to choose a radical hoodlum that talks too damn much.
I know I live 'way out in the boonies -- but did I really miss it when America bombed the "Palestinians"?
Every one of these Czars should be investigated.