May 8th, 2009

Age=32, 1986, Japan

Fmr. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski Kicks Donald Rumsfeld's Ass


At 5:20 she speaks about how the world (in general) had looked up to the US before these incidents.

On a side note, here is one perspective as to why the attack of 911 happened:

Starting on page 74 of "Great Transition" which is in the chapter called "History of the Future":

"... The benefits of economic integration were confined to a global elite. At the same time, growing concerns with the environment, persistent global poverty and the culture of consumerism were expanding the popular challenge to the market consensus, especially among youth.

The denouement of naïve market euphoria came in 2001 with the horrific “9/11” terrorist attacks on the citadels of global financial and military might—the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the United States. This traumatic rip in the culture of complacency awoke the world to the depths of anger fermenting among those exposed to globalization but excluded from it. ..."

http://www.tellus.org/documents/Great_Transitions.pdf