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
I was sent an email within a couple of days after 9/11 by a liberal that all American women should please walk around with a scarf over their heads in support of the poor Muslim women who were afraid to walk the streets of America in their hijabs.
The first thing some liberals did after 9/11 was to pity the evildoers.
Yep.. the Palestinians were dancing in the streets while Obama’s man Van Jones was expressing solidarity with Palestinians in Oakland and hanging out with people in America that were dancing over the Pentagon attacks the very next day. Mr. Van Jones had to know that the Palestinians had been dancing in the streets the day of the attacks(it was all over the news)..yet he went out the very next day defending them and blaming America.
IT IS TIME TO IMPEACH BARACK OBAMA!!
Oh, then Van Jones isn't a nutball.
With a sound mind he was intentionally inciting sedition.
Now he's a key player in the 0bama WH.
Van Jones is just a mainstream progressive Democrat.
What the H did people expect from Obama and his crowd?
His anti-capitalist, anti-American rhetoric is MAINSTREAM!
Get used to it.
You got it!
. When he talks about the bombs falling on Iraq, he might be thinking about the Clinton Administration - Clinton bombed Iraq in 1998, ostensibly for Saddam's kicking out the UN inspectors. (There was a lot of speculation at the time that Clinton did it to take attention away from the Monica Lewinsky mess.)
Or he might even be thinking about our operation in 1991 to get Saddam out of Kuwait.
GREAT work (as always). Thanks for finding this.
Thank God for the internet. A radical communist like Jones, or any other commie can no longer get away with anything . Anything these people have said is on the record somewhere, probably going all the way back to Kindergarten.
We had been bombing Iraq occasionally since the first Gulf War, and had patrolled the no-fly zones, and had sanctions. Lefties even protested during the Clinton years. I know cause the fliers were all over my neighborhood then.
He should make Jones Ambassador to Israel!
GREEN IS THE NEW RED.
BAIT AND SWITCH, THE OLDEST GAME IN THE BOOK.
“..the hope unleashed in Seattle...”
That’s funny. What I saw of Seattle looked more like the “fear” you talk about than any “hope”.
SOP for liberals, though. “Hope” = “fear”, “peace” = “violence”.
People like Jones deserve their own country. Just not this one.
Kristinn, you are doing a great job in exposing this scum Van Jones. Please keep the great work.
So now we can understand Jones’ real purpose in organizing this stupid September 11th dog and pony show. He wants us to forget that Arab terrorists attacked us on 9/11 - because, after all, it’s really our fault. Very subtle, these extreme leftists and Marxists.
The Democratic news media needs to go along with Jones.
How are we getting your excellent information to the media? We need to get this stuff out ASAP!! Especially this latest one. The anniversary of 911 is coming up and the American people need to know what kind of people and values are inhabiting OUR White House! This is the man that Obama tasked with turning the memory of 911 into a ‘Green Day’ for Christ’s sake! It is critical that they know that this man was expressing solidarity with America’s enemies the very day after 911!
Look at Obama's inner circle throughout his life...and the picture is clear.
Van Jones = Frank Davis = Bill Ayers = Bernardine Dohrn = Jeremiah Wright = Tony Rezko = Rashid Khalidi = Raila Ordinga = Carol Browner = Rahm Emanuel = Henry Gates = John Holdren = Rosa Brooks = Eric Holder = Ezekiel Emanuel = BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
This is who the man is. A cauldron of corruption, greed, marxism and communism...with disturbing ties to Islam.
...he is also now the President of the United States of America, and he is going about, with a will, and very methodically destroying the free market and fundamental republican principle within our nation.
Hey Obama,...Service This!
Agree totally with your post.
They need to be fired. Obama needs to be jacked up against a wall, and put down a number of levels. His ego has elevated him beyond that of President of the United States. A most important position, possibly in the World, but he’s not a GOD as he seems to think.
Those Czars are for circumventing the system. They are Obama cronies in vital positions being paid with taxpayer dollars, and not one is vetted by our Congress. Not one has any representative of the people of this Nation had the opportunity to endorse.
It’s wrong, and dammit what is wrong must be made right.
Why isn’t the Czar situation being persued? Just because previous Presidents had a Czar, or two doesn’t mean Obama can have 40, or however many he has now.
All “H” should be breaking loose over this BS.
Maybe Rev. Wright is available to replace Jones...
It should but it is not. When they have you [us] behind the barb and razorwire with machine guns aimed at us it will be too late. I used the term “us” generically. Whenthat time comes I will already be dead.
YEP. I got home early work (After Flight 93 flew over my state and the brave passengers ended the threat to the Capitol building) and there were candles and peace signs on the sidewalks. The only thing in my lib neighborhood that didn’t make me mad that night was a goofy teen running around screaming “we’re all gonna die!” I had to laugh at that. Only laugh I had for a while.
This is no longer Dem vs Republican, Liberal vs Conservative - it’s people who love America vs those who don’t.
“In the words of professor Jeff Atkinson of DePaul Law School, impeachment is designed “to protect our country and our Constitution from leadership that has become a danger to the country. Phrases used by the framers of the Constitution include ‘corruption,’ ‘abuse of power,’ ‘subversion of the Constitution,’ and ‘neglect of duty.’”
After a mere 8 months in office, Obama has committed 3 of these offenses that we know of and possibly the 4th.
IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH!
Van Jones makes Bill Ayers look like William F. Buckley, Jr.
He's OUTTA THERE!!!
You are right. He apparently is gone. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2333209/posts
He’s gone, outta there. Who’s next? Rangle? Jarrett? or Obama himself?
Van Jones hates Jews too: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/showc/445/7662215
9/05/2009 11:17:14 pm PDT
One of the issues that really disgusted me about Van Jones which as far as I could tell got ZERO mention in this recent brouhaha was how rabidly anti-Israel he was, to the extent of becoming one of those on-the-scene pro-Palestinian “reporters”/propagandists in the West Bank sent there by the Stalinist radio station KPFA. He also joined in with the frothing maniacs of Students for Justice in Palestine in several “actions,” including an infamous one in which they hijacked a Holocaust Remembrance Day and took over the protest site by force and then read kaddish for all the victims of the the murderous Jews.
I witnessed myself that second incident, shortly before I made the conversion to the zombie persona. In fact, it was one of the things that pushed me away from moonbathood.
I didn’t know! I didn’t know! I just picked his name out of a hat! That’s how I picked every last czar and half my cabinet. Honest.
I was in NYC, and on my way to work that day, and I saw people gloating and celebrating, or blaming Bush in wild conspiracy theories that required studious ignorance, while the towers were still falling and the lower part of Manhattan was covered with a huge cloud of smoke and dust. DOWN WITH THE CZARS!
I agree...but this is not an option with the House and Senate firmly in Dhimmicrat hands...and with Nancy and Dingy Harry at the helm of both houses of congress, all you will see is some Republican giving a speech on the floor when congress is ajourned for the day.
we must push for a change in congress for 2010, and in the mean time if zer0bama goes too far(there is no 'if' it already is under way), States must exercise their 10th amendment rights....
hell that is a description of zer0bama
How much more of this BS will we be subjected to before something happens.
maybe Obama is doing this to provoke a violent response from the right. Then he can implement martial law and then the fun really begins.
Or maybe he really does think he is above the law and can use his powers as only he sees fit and the hell with the rest of us.
Either way, we are in a bad way.
What is really scary is that apparently these are the best people The Marxist Onada can find to work for him.
When Onada was allegedly elected I predicted he would bring the dysfunctionality of the black community into the WH. He has.
“Im not sure, but we impeached one lefty rat. We can impeach another.”
Van Jones’ resignation needs to be directly connected to Obama and his knowingly appointing him. At this point, to my knowledge, Obama hasn’t even acknowledged the issue.
Meantime, I’m just wondering if you have any research completed on Cass Sunstein or Valerie Jarrett?
B T T T
The practitioners of Ingsoc create their own reality.
The left won’t be happy until every man, women, and child in the USA lies starving or dead.
I don’t know about the happy part - they will still see that as being unfulfilled.
The majority of the Left are incapable of being ‘happy’. They have to have a sore, a scab, something to pick at.
Let’s assume they have annihilated the Right, or picked our pockets clean to support them; they will still have something else to harp on.
It is discontent that drives them. The only dim hope is that at that point, they will feed on themselves.
A BUMP and reminder:
As the anniversary of 911 looms, stop to remember how we all felt that day. Our country had just been attacked, 3000 Americans were burning and dying in agony at the hands of evils soldiers..our country was in shock.
And to think, that while most Americans were coming together in sorrow,resolve,and steadfast love of country... people like Van Jones were busy sowing the seeds of disunity and distrust the very next day while our countrymen still burned. People like Van Jones were defending the Palestinians as they danced on our countrys grief and horror. People like Van Jones were blaming our country for this unspeakable evil. People like Van Jones were organizing to spread smears and lies about our own country.....working to distract and divide.
And NEVER FORGET Van Jones pathetic resignation letter:
“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide,” Jones said.
It’s interesting that a speaker from South Africa was there. The blacks in SA have been killing, robbing and raping whites en masse for a number of years now.
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