Doug Collins was 81 when he died Saturday, September 29th, 2001
 
Truth And Consequences
By Doug Collins
The Collins Column c. 2001
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9-16-1
 
At this writing, it is not known who organized carried the ghastly carnage in the U.S., although the media have already fingered Osama bin Laden. But when the news broke on Tuesday morning my first thought was about what was behind it, and I thought of Israel. I believe that the atrocities were the result of the Americans' undying (and now dying) support of that country in the face of opposition from the Arab and Islamic worlds.
 
My second thought, after the appeals for blood donations were broadcast, was to offer some of mine. Unfortunately, the blood banks don't want old blood, which is all I have to offer.
 
I then had a third thought: would the West's politicians admit that militant support of Israel by the U.S. was at the root of the matter? None have. And none will. They go on about about evil, outrage, barbarity, cowardice, etc., without mentioning the probable cause of it all. Most of the mainstream media have done the same.
 
George Will of the Washington Post said that the Americans had been drawn into the world that the Israelis have to live with every day. No mention of what the Palestinians have had to live with every day, or every year since 1948.
 
The best the New York Times could come up with was an editorial headed, "An Unfathomable Attack".
 
Unfathomable to The Times, perhaps. Unfathomable also to the Aspers' National Post, which in effect called for a Holy War against all suspect countries and people, including Yasser Arafat, who, incidentally, denounced the bombings.
 
But it wasn't unfathomable to everyone.
 
In the Toronto Sun, Eric Margolis reminded readers that the Arab and Muslim worlds are filled with enemies of America. "The U.S.," he said, "arms, finances, and protects Israel, whose repression of Palestinians is broadcast nightly on TV to 1.2 billion Muslims. "Five hundred Palestinian children have been killed or wounded to date by Israeli soldiers, provoking threats of revenge from Morocco to Indonesia. Israel's campaign of assassinating Palestinian leaders has also produced vows of retaliation against Israel and the U.S., which is seen to have encouraged the killings.
 
"Over the past 25 years,"he went on, "the U.S. has bombed or committed acts of war against Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and Serbia, creating a large pool of potential enemies thirsting for revenge."
 
In the U.S., syndicated columnist Joseph Sobran stated: "Until now we have had no experience of what the U.S. Government has so often inflicted on others. Now, at least, we have an inkling of what it feels like.
 
"Government spokesmen," wrote Sobran, "have responded with their usual cant of 'cowardly attacks' by 'terrorists. who hate 'democracy and freedom'. Rubbish. A fanatic who is ready to die is the opposite of the coward, and nobody can 'hate' such abstractions as 'democracy and freedom' with that kind of intensity.
 
"Imagine hating a country so much that you are willing to cross an ocean and carry out an elaborate revenge against its people, killing yourself in the process.
 
"The United States," he concluded, "is now a global empire that wants to think of itself as a universal benefactor, and is nonplussed when foreigners don't see it that way."
 
Some of the hypocrisy was almost beyond belief. Our prime minister is against terrorism. But not so much that he has wanted to do anything about keeping terrorists out of Canada. In the 1970s and '80s we became a world centre for Sikh terrorists. More recently, we have favored the Tamil Tigers, of whom there are now thousands here. Cabinet ministers even attend their dinners and MPs who question that are denounced as racists.
 
Are all Sikhs and Tamils terrorists? No, but in today's world terrorism goes with the territory, once you permit mass immigration from all over. Before we opened the gates, we never had such joys as drive-by shootings and large-scale immigrant crime.
 
The Vancouver Sun also causes me to throw up. For years it has blubbered over the sad fate of "refugees" and has not a word to say about the dangers of universal immigration.The day after the bombings however, it ran an editorial demanding that immigration laws be tightened and that we should "plug our porous borders".
 
Welcome to the club. But you are a bit late.
 
As for Asper-contolled TV in B.C., it informed us that the reason the Islamic fanatics don't like us is that Hollywood dispenses what to them is pornography and immorality!
 
The U.S. will not change its ways. In Washington the Jewish influence is so powerful (Pat Buchanan called it Israel's "amen corner") that it will continue to be a case of "Israel right or wrong". Terrorism will also continue, and the politics of the situation are such that the U.S. would risk an all-out war.
 
Have a nice day.