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The service at the Ground Zero site where 2,753 people died 

Compared that to 200 thousand of innocent Iraqi that lost their lives, people lost their father, mother, son and daughter. Families were tear apart after that. Because of what? Freeing them from tyrant? Number Iraqi victims already passed more than actual number when they ruled by tyrant. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/09/911-us-invasion-iraq-counterfactual/

Country they should be held responsible still the same as they before in 2001

https://www.nytimes.com/article/afghanistan-war-us.html

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What does the writer think “shattered the sentiment” of the day? Oh, a video release by Trump. Yeah right. Like any sincere mourners are gonna stop mourning or remembering cuz Trump released a video.

But this one is my favorite:

Heart-wrenching commemorations also took place at the Pentagon and Shanksville, where former President George W Bush said the unity America showed following the attacks "seems distant" from today.

"So much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear, and resentment. That leaves us worried about our nation and our future together," he told mourners.

The guy who was the talking head for all the "naked appeal to anger, fear, and resentment” now says he’s worried about our future.

Do these writers have any critical thinking/writing skills?

I shouldn’t be surprised at this, since the corporate MSM cheerleaded the country on back in the day. By the way, did we ever find those WMD in Iraq?

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But former President Donald Trump shattered the sentiment, releasing a video slamming the "inept administration" of Biden for its "incompetence" over the Afghan withdrawal, and later telling New York police officers that the U.S. had been "embarrassed."

Not even on the 20th anniversary of an extremely tragic event could Trump give it a rest. Instead of calling for unity, he throws gas on the fire by constantly running off at the mouth.

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Donald Trump did not attend.

Former President George W. Bush called on Americans Saturday to confront domestic violent extremists, comparing them to violent extremists abroad and warning that they are "children of the same foul spirit."

He read his speech at the flight 93 memorial service.

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But former President Donald Trump shattered the sentiment, releasing a video slamming the "inept administration" of Biden for its "incompetence" over the Afghan withdrawal, and later telling New York police officers that the U.S. had been "embarrassed."

Thanks Trump for always telling it like it is. 20 years later the taliban are chasing America out. They say there’s still Americans in Kabul. The taliban flag is flying high, and Americans today are offended by the American flag. On 9/11 we were all United as Americans; 20 years later, we’re divided by stupid stuff like crt and defunding the police. The pandemic’s a mess, crime and homelessness are rampant. And most importantly, Americans are willing to trade in more freedoms for “safety”. Thank you to Trump for saying what needs to be said. Biden has brought a grey cloud over the 20th anniversary. And to make things worse, some Americans hate Trump but love Ilan Omar who simply said “something happened” 20 years ago. Joe is sooo delusional if he thinks America’s back and that he’s the one to unite us.

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Zichi- Sorry, but GW has as much credibility as BO. Pretty much none.

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But former President Donald Trump shattered the sentiment, releasing a video slamming the "inept administration" of Biden for its "incompetence" over the Afghan withdrawal, and later telling New York police officers that the U.S. had been "embarrassed."

Projecting much there, Trump? I've never been more embarrassed to be an American than the last 4 years. It was master class in ineptitude.

It is also yelling that Trump was the only living president not to attend the 9/11 memorial. Apparently giving up golf for one morning was just too much to ask.

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It is also yelling that Trump was the only living president not to attend the 9/11 memorial. Apparently giving up golf for one morning was just too much to ask.

he was actually commentating a boxing match - he needed the money

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Mr. NoidallToday  08:02 am JST

> Thanks Trump for always telling it like it is.

A compulsive liar tells it like it is? Sure, that makes complete sense.

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But former President Donald Trump shattered the sentiment, releasing a video slamming the "inept administration" of Biden for its "incompetence" over the Afghan withdrawal, and later telling New York police officers that the U.S. had been "embarrassed."

Truth hurt?

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On 9/11 we were all United as Americans; 20 years later, we’re divided by stupid stuff like crt and defunding the police. The pandemic’s a mess, crime and homelessness are rampant. And most importantly, Americans are willing to trade in more freedoms for “safety”. Thank you to Trump for saying what needs to be said. Biden has brought a grey cloud over the 20th anniversary. And to make things worse, some Americans hate Trump but love Ilan Omar who simply said “something happened” 20 years ago. Joe is sooo delusional if he thinks America’s back and that he’s the one to unite us.

yup, and your side of course has nothing whatsoever to do with that breakdown in unity…

if recent Joe is indicative, think you need to change that to was delusional.

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I was in NYC that day. Now 20 years later looking back at it all, was US engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan succesful? If "success" means kept any further foreign terrorist attacks on US soil from happening after 9/11, then yes, I suppose it was. Was it worth the price? I'd be hard put to say it was. So many lives lost, Afghani civilians and troops, US troops, Allied nations' troops, all for such a long period.

Removing the Taliban completely was a pipe dream from the start. I'm not at all surprised at he present outcome. But the U.S. ending it's military involvement in Afghanstan is necessary, and frankly I think it took guts on the part of Pres Biden to go through with it. There is no way the US can confront the new challenges and threats posed by China and Russia, with one foot still stuck in the mud.

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Poor Americans. about 2977 people died in 911 and about 7000 died in Afghanistan and Iraq war. What a waste of lives! War really makes everything very miserable.

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On 9/11 we were all United as Americans; 20 years later, we’re divided by stupid stuff like crt and defunding the police. The pandemic’s a mess, crime and homelessness are rampant. And most importantly, Americans are willing to trade in more freedoms for “safety”. Thank you to Trump for saying what needs to be said. Biden has brought a grey cloud over the 20th anniversary. And to make things worse, some Americans hate Trump but love Ilan Omar who simply said “something happened” 20 years ago. Joe is sooo delusional if he thinks America’s back and that he’s the one to unite us.

Agreed. Joe is the worst thing that has ever happened to America. Everything he touches goes bad.

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The great threat to American is now internal extreme right-wing groups.

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zichiToday  09:03 am JST

The great threat to American is now internal extreme right-wing groups.

You have got to be kidding me!!!

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It’s always a sad reminder when we look at what happened and the lives that were lost. So many innocent people woke up that morning, took the car, walked, bus or train not knowing that day would be their last including the people at the Pentagon and the passengers of flight #93 and the other 3 jets.

So much death and destruction, people jumping out of windows and now more people died from breathing in all that toxic dust than from the actual attack by the terrorists. Now you think looking at all the death and destruction that NYC was done, but look at it now. Loved Bush’s speech back then addressing the firefighters and cops that the people responsible for this will pay and the biggest targets did and that’s why I’m a huge fan of Rob O’Neill’s for ending OBL great man, the nation will always remember this warrior. Was happy to see how the NYFD were just ecstatic to see former President Trump come and speak to them, great highlight moment.

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What especially Americans need to reflect on at this time is how their foreign policy and the exploitation of the resources and peoples in many regions of the world by their transnational corporations was deeply connected to the 9/11 aerial attacks and how the anger and fear after led to the US military conducting an illegal and unjustified war of terrorism against mostly people not at all involved in 9/11, both abroad and in their own country.

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@takeda.shingen - to Trump's credit, he wasn't playing golf; he visited the New York police and fire departments. Whatever anyone may think of the military, the NYPD and FDNY were full of true heroes, rushing into certain death to save office workers trapped in the buildings.

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NYFD were just ecstatic to see former President Trump come and speak to them.

Wait what?!

Trump made surprised visits to a FDNY ladder house and NY Precinct 17 police department?

But the article above only mentions a video? Why would they not mention that?

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Such a shame that terrorism is still a threat - this time with the added fear of domestic terrorism in US of A. Friends of my relatives in NYC have lost loved ones and I can't imagine what they were going through.

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And what did America do? It went and inflicted repeated 9-11s on Afghanistan and Iraq.

I wonder how the Afghanis and Iraqis feel about 9-11.

Will America ever take a moment to consider why people may have bombed them on that day?

I doubt it.

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US military conducting an illegal and unjustified war of terrorism

I disagree, it was justified, we got Saddam who was a cancer in that region and should have been brought to justice back in the first gulf war. I still believe getting rid of him was an important key factor in this bigger conflict. But if you make the argument about what is legal and what is not in war then your opening up questionable arguments and you can apply that same analogy to literally every war in history. Americans think the second world war was justified, many Japanese and Germans didn’t. You attack me, I don’t need to ask permission in seeking retribution.

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You attack me, I don’t need to ask permission in seeking retribution.

The 9-11 terrorists were quoted as having said the same thing right before the 9-11 attacks.

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The 9-11 terrorists were quoted as having said the same thing right before the 9-11 attacks.

Right, they don’t need permission and we don’t either.

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bass4funkToday  09:46 am JST

I disagree, it was justified, we got Saddam who was a cancer in that region and should have been brought to justice back in the first gulf war. I still believe getting rid of him was an important key factor in this bigger conflict.

Saddam Hussein is completely irrelevant to 9/11.

But if you make the argument about what is legal and what is not in war then your opening up questionable arguments and you can apply that same analogy to literally every war in history. *

I’m not exactly sure what you’re trying to say here, but I can tell you what is legal in war is very clear.

Americans think the second world war was justified, many Japanese and Germans didn’t. You attack me, I don’t need to ask permission in seeking retribution.

A lot of Japanese don’t think the war was justified because they were taught they were the victims. As for Germans, I believe you are incorrect about their feelings.

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/international/articles-reports/2019/11/09/70-germans-say-country-has-atoned-nazi-past

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Amongst the national shock and mourning, I’ll never forget his Trump bragged that he now had the tallest real estate development in NYC pos collapse.

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Dozens of US drone strikes having civilian casualties.

The wars will always come back as terrorism if US don't apologize or compensate the affected casualties.

And they keep attacking back as "anti terrorism".

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Rest in Peace to the nearly 3000 innocent souls from countless nations who were cruelly taken from their children, parents, wives and husbands, by twisted, evil, Islamist terrorists.

No one will ever forget where they were at that moment 20 years ago. The world will never be the same.

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Rest in Peace to the nearly 3000 innocent souls from countless nations who were cruelly taken from their children, parents, wives and husbands, by twisted, evil, Islamist terrorists. 

No one will ever forget where they were at that moment 20 years ago. The world will never be the same.

That’s right. Never forget.

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General Colin Powell, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, brought the Iraq invasion into perfect clarity when he asked the architect of the Iraq invasion, VP Cheney, "What are you, nuts?"

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Saddam Hussein is completely irrelevant to 9/11.

Not exactly. It was Saddams attack of Kuwait (supposedly green lit by the US BTW) that got US troops stationed in Saudi Arabia, leading to Bin Laden declaring war on the US back in May of 98.

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I think calling it an anniversary is innapropriate.

My empathy to the survivors and prayers to the poor innocent souls that perished and thankyou for your service to rescue services and first responders.

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Solemn ceremonies aside, Saudi continues to be the focal point.

Saudi strongly supported the Dollar for global oil trade, enabling greenback to become the international foreign reserve currency.

This has enabled US to keep printing money since 1970's.

For this, US bows to Saudi, again & again..

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I wonder WHY Al Qaida terrorists attacked and killed so many people in the first place? Afghanistan/Pakistan are about 10,000 miles (flight distance) far away from the US. It seems to me the US did something to Muslims so Al Qaida did attack. If the US didn't figure it out, tragedy would happen again.

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The great threat to American is now internal extreme right-wing groups.

I agree and would add their media in the US and around the globe. And of course their politicians, especially those in the QGOP, the Trump sect of the Republican Party.

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@bass4funk: I might not agree with you on most things but you are informed and passionate about what you believe in. Today, I am just sitting here wondering how on earth you can defend Trump on a day like this. Sometimes, silence is golden.

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There is a lot of money to be made in spreading lies, and inciting hatred.

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Exactly where are you anti-Republicans getting your news from? MSNBC? CNN? Joe Biden? Nancy? Adam?

Republicans party is the most patriotic party America will ever know.

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limitless ability to generate as much wealth as you want and keep most of it.

I have no idea what cloistered community you have lived in in the US, but trying telling this bit of triumphalist boilerplate to the tens of millions being kicked of unemployment and eviction protection this month.

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Republicans party is the most patriotic party America will ever know.

If by “patriotic”, you mean “jingoistic” and “nationalist”, I agree.

I know many Democrats who are veterans who take a back seat to nobody on patriotism. They just don’t puff out their chests and use the Flag As a fashion accessory.

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bass4funkToday  01:02 pm JST

> Well, hasn't happened in other countries yet, so there doesn't need to be any finger pointing.

Of course a minority becoming president of the US hasn’t happened in any other country, that would be ridiculous. Also, we aren’t finger pointing, we are pointing out your logic failure.

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I know many Democrats who are veterans who take a back seat to nobody on patriotism. They just don’t puff out their chests and use the Flag As a fashion accessory

I don’t think there is anything wrong expressing and voicing love for your country, if you want to hold it close to your vest, that is your personal right, if you want to be more vocal about it, that’s your right as well. There shouldn’t be a limit to what or how you should be able to express yourself. That are some of the things that make the US special. There should never be a limit to what you can or cannot say, including your own admiration for your country and love of patriotism.

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