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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

"They Had It Coming"

I wonder if Ward Churchill has pondered the similarity of his position that the victims of the World Trade Center were deserving, with Tim McVeigh's view of the workers at Oklahoma City's Murrah Federal Building:

The chairman of the ethnic studies program at the University of Colorado gained notoriety for calling the victims of 9/11 "little Eichmanns." By this he meant that those murdered in the Twin Towers were not innocent, but deserved what they got. "They were civilians of a sort," wrote Churchill in an essay titled "Some People Push Back."

"But innocent? Gimme a break:

"They formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire – the 'mighty engine of profit' to which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been enslaved – and they did so both willingly and knowingly."

"Payback can be a real motherf*cker," this subtle chap gloated. For al-Qaeda, Churchill had only compliments. They were "combat teams" and "secular activists" who made "gallant sacrifices."

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