The State Department and 9/11

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.”   Thomas Jefferson, first Secretary of State of the United States

On September 11 of 2001 Islamic Terrorists flew hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing some three thousand innocent people. Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers had been fast-tracked into this country from Saudi Arabia, despite a large number of obvious red flags that should have prevented any of them from getting visas. This attack on our nation had at least one thing in common with the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963; it could have been, and should have been, prevented by the US State Department.

Don’t expect to hear that in a college history course. College professors, like other liberals, are reluctant to question the efficacy of government bureaucracies. Leftist tend to view Government as the source of all wisdom, and the solution to every problem. It would be hard for any left winger to admit that negligence on the part of government officials facilitated the deaths of thousands of innocent people.

And the State Department is held to be even more sacrosanct than other government agencies. Criticizing the State Department for sloppiness in security matters is, after all, the original sin of right wing “McCarthyism.” It shouldn’t surprise anyone that stories of bureaucratic inefficiency and irresponsibility at Foggy Bottom tend to be left out of mainstream history books.

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Why Oswald Killed Kennedy

Coexistence with Communists is neither possible nor honorable nor desirable.” Joseph McCarthy

In November of 1963 an American Communist named Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Bureaucratic apathy, and misplaced ideas of tolerance, allowed Oswald to commit this crime; by which he removed from office a staunch anti-Communist hated and feared by the Kremlin.  But don’t expect to hear that in a typical college level history class.

Most history professors and textbook writers are leftists who are very reluctant to acknowledge any connection between Communism and anything bad. Mainstream historians like Dr. Eric Foner show more sympathy for Soviet agents who lost their jobs in the US government after being exposed, than for the millions of innocent people, President Kennedy included, who lost their lives at the hands of Communists during the twentieth century.

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