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
The Americans need to return to power in 2010, then maybe something can be done.
And on September 13, 2001 the most recent missile strikes on Iraq were ordered by Bill Clinton, not George Bush.
This Reverend Wright in a seat of power in Washington is not going to sit well with a populace as engaged as ours.
I’m expecting to hear next the Bill Ayers is advising the Messiah.
Retail businesses that are 'going green' sure get bitchy when you ask them why they support communism... :-)
What we have here is simple to understand. We have the New Black Panther party running the once most powerful nation on Earth. The Muslims are in the White House. This is truth. We will all be tested..
That is the tragedy, we can’t. Out in LaLa land we hope some dims will wake up and save our country. It is their country too.
COME ON 2010—FIRE THE BASTARDS.
Agree 100% — vote out every Dem including the Blue Dogs that elected Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. If they voted for her and they all did, they need to GO!
It is apartheid he is for, but not the way it has been in the past.
Kristinn, you rock bro.! Glad to say I met you personally in Charleston around 2001 at the Freep Convention.
My God, kristinn.
This reads like crazy fiction, but it’s not.
The comments at Indybay.org Sept. 13, 2001, also confirm the time frame.
I agree 100% — they need investigated and the American people need to know who is paying their salary. If it is us, then they need to be vetted and NEVER again have a CZAR for anything. Next Republican better not appoint one CZAR!
Not just retail businessess - all businesses have had pressure and propaganda applied....as have all Americans....
They simply have no idea the power behind the green “comrades”...and now, thanks be to God, Van Jones has single handedly EXPOSED the true nature of the “green” movement.
Be patient with businesses.....we now have a poster child for green communism....and we can now use it in conversations with those who are still blinded by the propaganda.
I would like to thank you, Kristinn, for keeping on this. Your dedication is VERY appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We may not know whether it is the White House or one of the executive departments that is paying their salaries, but it doesn't matter because THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS are paying the salaries.
I Do have small Old Glory flags in my garden and as a small hanging banner.
Oh boy. This !#!$!#@$#@ always makes me the MOST angry of all....
“a growing climate of racism, nationalism and anti-Arab bigotry was a focus of the rally.”
“...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.”
Oh, my stomach is churning! Somebody insulted your turban? Call the police!
It’s so much worse than having your head sawed off!
I had not seen that video before. Thanks for mentioning it.
If someone like this had worked in the Bush administration, the networks would have been on this 24/7 and Keith Olbermann would have had a stroke on the air!
I was ticked off WELL before that nonsense came up.
Would you settle for increasingly ticked off, then?
That's my question. Didn't he take an oath:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
If he is putting enemies of the Constitution in the White House, in our government, isn't that cause for impeachment?
"Therefore, we must categorically reject Bin Laden's tactics of terror via underground cells. And we must also reject Bush's tactics of terror via overhead bombers. We must be willing to oppose the Bush agenda of global corporate domination. And we must reject the Bin Laden agenda of global religious domination. All together, our movements offer a third way out. If we stay true to our transformative agenda, the hope unleashed in Seattle and Durban will ultimately prevail over the fear unleashed in Manhattan and D.C."
Add Reverend Wright and a few more of Obama's little inner circle and the pod is packed, as we await even more of same from Obama - we've come to expect it from him.
Article I, Section 2 states: "The House of Representatives . . . shall have the sole Power of Impeachment."
"The Executive will have great opportunitys of abusing his power; particularly in time of war when the military force, and in some respects the public money will be in his hands. Should no regular punishment be provided it will be irregularly inflicted by tumults and insurrections."
While it may be argued that some articles of impeachment have charged conduct that constituted crime and thus that criminality is an essential ingredient, or that some have charged conduct that was not criminal and thus that criminality is not essential, the fact remains that in the English practice and in several of the American impeachments the criminality issue was not raised at all. The emphasis has been on the significant effects of the conduct -- undermining the integrity of office, disregard of constitutional duties and oath of office, arrogation of power, abuse of the governmental process, adverse impact on the system of government. Clearly, these effects can be brought about in ways not anticipated by the criminal law. Criminal standards and criminal courts were established to control individual conduct. Impeachment was evolved by Parliament to cope with both the inadequacy of criminal standards and the impotence of courts to deal with the conduct of great public figures. It would be anomalous if the framers, having barred criminal sanctions from the impeachment remedy and limited it to removal and possible disqualification from office, intended to restrict the grounds for impeachment to conduct that was criminal.
The Stop the War Coalition formed on Sept. 21st, ANSWER formed a group a week before that. They were already prepped for the IMF and WTO:
On MGJ and movements (articles as well, start at page 2):
For some... you can see a slower transition:
UK other countries as well:
I’m sure you’d find many if you looked.
Yes, this is exactly the caliber of individual that the Kenyan Clown finds most sympathetic: he sat 20 years listening to Reverend Wright damning America, and Mr. Jones’ words right after September 11, 2001 are right up Obama’s alley.
Thank you, I’m going to start asking that question at any given opportunity.
This is directly from the group with his quote, though this is from November 2001:
I thot he said that the 911 attacks were an inside job.
Perhaps it’s time to reconstitute the House Unamerican Activities Committee.
I’m with you brother but how?
As I have said before, for all those on FR who said they would rather have Obama than a RINO and voted third Party or sat home election day, They have goten what they deserve.
Just to bad good Americans have to suffer along.
Thanks. The press release states the rally was held Sept. 12. The mods have kindly corrected the headline here.
Please note the press release linked at comment #81 stating the rally Jones spoke at and organized was held Sept. 12, 2001, not the 13th as I originally wrote.
I’m not sure, but we impeached one lefty rat. We can impeach another.
I think you’re right, the 911truthers. I bet he argues with himself a lot too. (The me myself and I thing)
And you know that since he was picked on so much as a kids, all of this criticism has got to hurt. (Snicker snort)
Are you in contact with other media outlets on this?
Just when you think this Van Jones character can’t be a bigger piece of shit, he tops himself.
Thanks for the ping, and great job!
WOW that brings back memories. Weren’t they dancing in the street when the planes hit the towers.
What started in the public consciousness with the a-hole video (also FReeper-found, by DefendGlenn.com) now ends with a FReeper finding once again. Bookends that mark the career gravestone of one Van Jones.
Game. Set. Match. Free Republic, baby.
I don’t believe those people actually believe Bush ordered the attack.. I believe they say that to foment hatred amongst their followers.
“THIS is the deathblow. Jones will be gone Tuesday.”
8:5 you are wrong. I hope I’m wrong!
It is strikingly difficult to be able to tell the two apart.
We have elected a Hate America Politburo.
Simply appointing Jones to this Czar position should cost 0bama his job.
Its the same to me as though he appointed Farrakhan to a Czar position.
This guy is either under the bus come Tuesday, or Obama’s got some splainin’ to do...
I’d almost relish the splainin’ more.