It’s interesting that this subject is coming up in the UK while in the States, as far as I can tell, few folk if any are talking about it now in the era of the Trumpeter Swan. The Trumpeter Swan rules as the topic of conversation although his loss last night in the Wisconsin primary to Ted Cruz may slow down his gallop. I would also think that average American would not think it was possible for 9/11 to have been an inside job. But then as an average American myself, like Pope Francis, who am I to judge. IF IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB, a big if, it will probably take someone in Europe to pop it open. The problem is, Snowden is not beloved here nor the Wikileaks fellow with the name hard to spell and difficult to remember. I don’t even know if he’s still holed up in that embassy. I wouldn’t even be thinking about this stuff if the Brits had not expelled my father from Ireland after two years imprisonment on Spike Island off the coast of County Cork in 1920. I’d be planting pototoes probably in Ballyheigue, County Kerry, Ireland. Or I’d have died like so many relative from “consumption,” called TB over here.This is a dangerous site for me to be reading. Could give me nightmares. All the best to those in the UK.
Hope you don't have any nightmares, especially about the trumpeter swan. The reason for more interest in 9-11 is doubtless due to the fact that it's all happening in our back yard. Refugees drowning in the Mediterranean Sea by the thousands each year, fences going up on what should be open borders, scenes people camping on railway lines and main roads, lines of refugees reminiscent of world war aftermath, etc., and the feeling that it's all related to the war in Iraq seen as an illegal aggressive war in large measure in Europe, for which 911 was the excuse to launch it. And so a desire to get to the bottom of these events, that are affecting Europeans in the Balkans, Greece, Italy, and many other countries on a daily basis.
Gwil,I hope the Europeans keep looking into what ever happened at 9/11 because nothing would surprise me. Whatever truth we hear is usually let out by someone not in the administration, whatever administration that might be, going way back. I first voted in 1960 for JFK and when he and his brother and Martin Luther King got assassinated in the Sixties, everything went bonkers after that. We don't know who to believe. I feel deeply for both the refugees and for what is happening in Europe but many of us over here don't trust our government to be able to keep the Jihadists from coming in with the good ones. We have our own Jihadists, born and bred here. I am told the Koran says it's okay to kill infidels or tax them highly. If I weren't as old as I am I'd be worried. But I do worry about five kids and nine grandkids. This is the first election that I have no idea who to vote for and I always vote for the one I think will cause the least trouble. Love your site and the issues you raise, even if some of them are a kick in the groin to my people here and in Eire. At times we have it coming. Take care.
Thanks Donal, I was in Ireland a few years ago and visited the Kennedy farmstead. Spoke to some of JFKs relatives. Just chewing on the breeze as it were. Can you believe I went nearly the whole way round the island and it only rained one day in 14. That must be some kind of record. As to the other thing. Shine a light, that's all we can do. Firefighters and other victims deserve at least that much.
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It looks like you've got your arguments and your counter-arguments all lined up, Gwil.(sorry for the double post>>delete)
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I just am loving the picture - innocent me.
I found it today when I was looking for something else. It's usually the case with me. I'd forgotten I'd painted it. Glad you like it though.
Like Weaver I was also admiring the picture, love the colour choice - I like it, and I didn't know you painted. Greetings Maria x
I haven't painted very much. I'm more of a dabbler, when the mood takes me.
A Primary HaikuAfter Wisconsin,we see a Trumpeter Swanswimming in circlesDonal Mahoney
I haven't seen the swan lately. Does it still have an orange wing? I expect it does.
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