24 thoughts on “#6WSP — Evil

  1. Carol anne September 11, 2021 / 11:44 am

    Yep! Horrible terrorists! Hope they all rot in hell!

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  2. Hetty Eliot September 11, 2021 / 5:08 pm

    I hate to make a joke out of the situation but all of them look like they’re missing one or more chromosomes, how the hell did they pull it off?

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    • Fandango September 11, 2021 / 5:12 pm

      It takes fanatic dedication to sign on for a suicide mission.

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  3. Richmond Road September 14, 2021 / 4:33 am

    I have to disagree a bit here.
    The individuals in your picture were not the personification of evil, but just a bunch of fucked up guys who failed to filter the pervasive bullshit of religion and politics that they had exposed themselves to. They probably loved their families and, in another world, might have enjoyed an afternoon at the football eating hotdogs just like the rest of us. But the world is full of pathetic individuals like this. Let’s not delude ourselves that some ‘Good vs Evil’ battle is at play here. Because that’s exactly what THEY thought.
    The traditional reaction to acts of mindless gross violence is to react in kind, with mindless gross violence …. and it’s about time that we recognised the stupidity of that.
    Any expressed desire that the perpetrators of horrific acts such as 9/11 should ‘rot in hell’ not only references an idiotic justification of ‘an eye for an eye’ (revenge, in other words – repackaged as ‘justice’) but implies that an afterlife reckoning awaits us all – which is precisely the logic these men applied to justify their actions.
    I do not mean to offend.
    But I agree with Hetty – they just look like a group of frightened little boys begging for attention.

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    • Marleen September 14, 2021 / 7:18 am

      And, to add (only part of) what I heard from an intelligence expert on the anniversary or Remembrance Day this year, we knew that there were people learning how to fly but not land.

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      • Marleen September 14, 2021 / 8:49 am

        This was on msnbc, by the way (with Ali Velshi and Stephane Ruhle hosting but neither of them being the one saying these things). I thought I got a screen shot of the woman’s name and the organization she was representing, but I only have a picture of her face.

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      • Marleen September 14, 2021 / 9:40 am

        I can give the time, though. This (blonde and long-haired) lady’s interview segment ended at about 1:43 eastern. She’s a person of authority, not just a talking head. [We are also aware that both Clinton and the second Bush had known Bin Laden was wanting to attack on our soil.]

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        • Marleen September 14, 2021 / 10:03 am

          Blinken ADMITS NO PLAN To Afghanistan Exit, Blames Trump Admin During GRILL SESSION On Capitol Hill · 3/4 hours ago

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          • Marleen September 15, 2021 / 4:43 am

            Here, Blinken says there was planning and a plan. I’m going to share the tag line the posting people gave the following video — but, then, I’m also going to give my own headline for it.

            Blinken ADMITS thousands of US legal permanent residents still stuck in Afghanistan

            Better: Two Men in Washington D.C. have a CIVIL and Rational Conversation

            {My caveat comment, meanwhile, is that Romney missed the thread, there, when Blinken said we were taking a risk.}

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      • Richmond Road September 14, 2021 / 2:14 pm

        Believe it or not, people taking flying lessons with no intention of ever qualifying for a licence is more common than you might think. That said, even without a bit of racial profiling, these guys should have stood out from the crowd.

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        • Fandango September 14, 2021 / 5:06 pm

          I agree. The signs were there and were missed (or ignored).

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        • Marleen September 14, 2021 / 7:36 pm

          I have a son (my oldest) who started taking lessons but didn’t feel like putting in the effort (book work) to get the license back then. (I have a second son who did put in all the work.) But learning to land is early and easy…. although none of it is “easy” to me because I feel sick in the small plane. I don’t know that anyone wants to hear what I think it means that these guys were overlooked.

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          • Marleen September 16, 2021 / 5:03 pm

            I’m gonna go ahead and say what I think ignoring those guys was about. Somebody (somebodies) powerful in our realm wanted war, a good excuse, so to say.

            Kim Iversen: Rand Paul And America [want] To Know, Who Is Being TARGETED By Predator Drones?

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    • Fandango September 14, 2021 / 8:21 am

      I’m not saying you’re wrong, but these men, who were, I agree, fucked up and perhaps brainwashed, knew that their actions would kill thousands of innocent people, and yet they willingly, if not eagerly, embarked on this mission. Maybe they weren’t the “brains” behind the mission, but they were the ones who carried it out. And, to me, that makes their actions evil.

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      • Marleen September 14, 2021 / 12:18 pm

        They are certainly evil. Bigger evil people all across the globe (and, I’d guess, in nearly every neighborhood) often use others who are stupid or who even think of themselves as doing something good. There’s not a way to think what they did was or could be good.

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      • Richmond Road September 14, 2021 / 1:13 pm

        Then unfortunately you would have to concede that the reaction to this event was equally evil – as the retaliation that ensued was also carried out with the full knowledge of the fact that innocent people would be killed. Perhaps evil is not to be found in the individual but simply manifested in the actions of the individual. What alarms me most is the ease with which we recognise ‘evil’ in others and are so blind to it in ourselves.

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        • Fandango September 14, 2021 / 5:05 pm

          I agree that the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, along with the war in Iraq, as a result of the 9/11 events, was ill-conceived and possibly evil, but what acts of violence and war aren’t evil? That said, most soldiers who are called upon to fight a war are not evil, but terrorists who are willing to inflict injury upon innocent, non-military citizens are, in my opinion, carrying out inherently evil action.

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          • Richmond Road September 14, 2021 / 6:38 pm

            I suppose that the act of killing innocent people (or guilty ones, for that matter) is unacceptable as a means of making a point. Rightly or wrongly, the terrorists viewed themselves as soldiers and honestly believed their actions justified – as horrifying as that may seem.
            I absolutely agree though, that war is the the most evil of all human activities (and, let’s face it, there’s a few to choose from).

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  4. Shweta Suresh September 20, 2021 / 10:31 am

    Perpetrators of such evil. Thanks for joining in, Fandango 🙂

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