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  1. Date: 10/6/2012 12:32:00 PM
    Sorry Chris, been drifting in another universe. I think your write here was (is) brilliant and was not trying to be flip below but trying to understand below the surface. One thing I did say that I meant was that realistically we can only guess, and that evil does not reside mostly in our backyard and that civility, because of human nature, sometimes has to be demanded by force----but as you have eluded--who decides--we flawed humans--who the hell knows--who the hell--Your respectful friend

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 8:51:00 PM
    Soup mail!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 4:13:00 PM
    Well said. The biggest money scheme in history!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 4:30:00 PM
    So much going on in this poem, so much to think about....the world won't forget 9/11...Two strangers/ faced with a certain reality,/ decided not to go it alone./ Instead,/ they locked eyes, held hands/ to make their final mortal stand./ Do not doubt/ how in that fragment,/ in that shred of existence/ when time momentarily froze,/ those two attained a clarity,/ a oneness so pure,/ many people will never/ experience such rarity. -- Gave me chills!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 1:05:00 PM
    "Be wary of the unbalanced scales of justice/ hanging from well-oil.ed propaganda,/ for it can be too easy/ to hate the oppressed,/and love the oppressors."!!! It's a Slam Dunk! ...it's too easy! : ) Great write, Chris. PS: I hope this comment arrives in the + pole. ; )

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:27:00 AM
    In the end no secret will be hid.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:13:00 AM
    A lot of truth in what you say Chris, it's hard and unreal and unexpected when the war we bring abroad on ..how many FRONTS? now comes home to roost, how many 'foriegners' have lost their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends as we continue to 'police' the world. [Thanks Chris I put in that [,] and changed the ending on Bric-a-brac] Light & Love

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/12/2012 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Doobie, how many fronts, indeed? Ah, you added a comma there. Right on. I have 3 commas in just this reply.
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 10:10:00 PM
    I used to see so many things connected to this tale of woe, chris. It made my head spin and some of my friends thought I was crazy the things I was wondering about. Who are the two strangers of whom you speak? that really got my curiosity. So many many things people should be asking. I love this.

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, I am glad that you enjoyed the read. I am going to keep the two strangers a bit of a mystery. Here's a little hint: they were inside the North Tower(Tower 1)when American Airlines Flight 11 flew into it at 8:46am, on September 11th, 2001.
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 9:15:00 PM
    A thoughtful write, Chris. I would love to know more about this document that connects the dots back to 1983. I may not be sure who is who, but I'm sure the culprit is greed under the guise of religion.

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rhonda, you typed, "I may not be sure who is who, but I'm sure the culprit is greed under the guise of religion." -- that's all the truth you need to set you free.
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 7:59:00 PM
    Ahhh, but another mental puzzle so cleverly spread on the table for our perusal!! Thank you for your comments btw. What two countries Saudis and the Afghans (Osama and Al Queda)? And the dome so simple as a world within a small glass toy to be shaken until the snow settles. I do believe we have to be lifted and shaken but I think you and I might have issues about who is the antagonist and who is the whatever----interesting thoughts---but I think something is sure, perhaps, we can only guess???

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/12/2012 2:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Btw John, I blocked you because you were such a huge asshole in the past....but feel free to sneak into the 'reply section'. Hey, since you are into the Christian "Golden Rule", treating others as you would want them to treat you, I will work your golden game -- go fuck yourself! You truly do look as dumb as you actually are....
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/12/2012 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sure. But if someone is murdering children, and you kill the murderer, are you as guilty of murder then? And wot if one pulls the trigger, but misses the target, instead hitting nothing but dirt?
    loving iii Avatar john loving iii
    Date: 9/12/2012 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The bottem line is any and all persons pulling triggers are guilty or murder.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 11:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *cont'd* -- If you want antagonists besides bin Laden, who didn't even cook-up the WTC suicide attacks, but over-rode some of the decisions made by the original planner, Khalid Sheik Mohammed; follow the trail back to Osama bin Laden's original handlers in Afghanistan, and also who double-crossed him in Bosnia.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 11:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *cont'd* -- and wot does Saudi Arabia have to do with it exactly? bin Laden was obviously born there, but in the 90s he declared Jihad on Saudi Arabia -- he despised the policies of his motherland just as much as he did the West for double-crossing him in Bosnia. The Saudis were already humiliated on the world stage for several reasons pertaining to the merging of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban....they were trying to distance themselves from those two groups, especially since they were business partners with Rumsfeld, Cheney and the Bush family(among many other prominent Americans).
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *cont'd* -- So when the Taliban was asked to cough up bin Laden, even if they WANTED to, they refused to break the ancient code....their hands were tied. Remember also that the CIA originally trained bin Laden to help usurp the Soviets in Afghanistan. Osama was America's 'baby' suddenly gone rogue, because of a deal gone sour in Bosnia many years later. A CIA operative leaked to bin Laden that he was now a dead-man because the Americans wanted their dirty secret to disappear, now that he(Osama)had helped to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Craig, I don't need nor want to have 'issues' regarding antagonists, etc. Wot exactly did the Afghans(Taliban)and Saudis do again, when pertaining to 9/11? It was an Egyptian by the name of Ayman al-Zawahiri who came up with the brilliant idea to send ultrafanatical Moroccan suicide bombers into Afghanistan to assassinate Ahmad Shah Massoud, the sworn enemy of the Taliban mullah, Omar. There is an ancient Afghani honour-code dictating that Omar now owed Al-Qaeda an 'eternal' favour for killing his enemy. The term from bin Laden was to give Al-Qaeda permanent sanctuary in Afghanistan.
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 7:38:00 PM
    Thank you for your memorable poetry, love and light vie

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading, Vie.
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 5:08:00 PM
    I am surprised you have not received more comments on this one, especially today. Your poem really makes it clear that you know more than I do about what lead up to the catastrophic event. hmmm... I am very interested to know these things. why not put up a blog, or soupmail me some info. Thanks! hugs, catie :)

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2012 11:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heya, Catie. Any info will stay on this post.