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September 11, 2001 - A Day That Lives In Infamy

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The terrorists attacked New York City because it is the anti-Mecca, the embodiment of absolutely everything they hate and loathe. It is a city of freedoms: religious, artistic, economic, and political. Differences are the foundation blocks of the community. It is where gays and lesbians found their voice. It is where Jews came to live in peace. Social restraints are simply overwhelmed by the size and dynamism of this genius city, and it is a fertile place for the mind to grow. Thus, it is anathema and frightening to the death cult of radical Islam that thinks we should retreat to the seventh century.

The dark ages mindset of the jihadists, in all their provincial and superstitious ignorance, saw New York as an economic colossus and twin to the military colossus of Washington D.C. Take out the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, they thought, and the financial, political and military might of the United States will collapse. I think bin Laden and his al-Qaeda minions were surprised to see that, quite the contrary, the attacks on 9/11 simply awakened a sleeping giant. The strength of our country is weaved into its people and character - there is no central locus to attack that can destroy it.

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. - George W. Bush

Reposted from September 11, 2006

Posted by Ken McCracken · 11 September 2007 01:44 AM

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9-11-2001... Seeing the planes crash through the World Trade Center on television and then soon realizing it was more than just two planes crashing. The silence of the sky and the loss and despair so many people suffered. I recall being flooded with questions of why, how, what, and who would want to do this to unsuspecting, innocent people??? Five years ago today our world as we knew it changed forever! This is a different kind of war that our country has ever fought before in our country. Thank God for our President and thank God for our troops!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at September 11, 2006 10:04 AM

I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop . . . I am grateful the terrorists did not have more in store for us.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at September 11, 2006 10:11 AM

They did have more in store for us! We have this administration to thank for grounding all planes that day. We have alot to be thankful for. Thank God John Kerry or Hillary Clinton or Al Gore or some other liberal idiot did not hold the reins!...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at September 11, 2006 10:44 AM

That first paragraph pretty much sums it up! Thanks for posting that, Ken.

Posted by: Eric at September 11, 2006 01:19 PM

I appreciate that, Eric.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at September 11, 2006 01:34 PM

I appreciate you, Ken!...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at September 11, 2006 02:44 PM

"The terrorists attacked New York City because it is the anti-Mecca, the embodiment of absolutely everything they hate and loathe."

It's too bad the democrats are not that far separated from this belief. On the anniversary of 9/11, The democrats are are sitting in Washington, trying to defame General Prateus and our Military personnel. It is enough to make you sick... giving passes to the code pink nuts to come in and protest... all but calling the General a liar...while he maintains his intregity and dignity.

Ladies and gentlemen, we had better muster up the strength to fight these Islamofacist's and the democrat party.

I believe Nancy Pelosi to be no more that a left-over mime from fisherman's wharf in the 60's and Harry Reid a balloon artist entertaining kids on the strip in Las Vegas.

Oh yeah, if we could rid ourselves of these two and their self-centered aspirations of political power, we could finally get around to killing Islamofacist's en masse.

Then, it would be like baking a cake, That would be a good thing.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at September 11, 2007 05:03 PM

Amen!...

Posted by: zsa zsa at September 11, 2007 06:05 PM

"quite the contrary, the attacks on 9/11 simply awakened a sleeping giant."

While I agree with the sentiment of your post, I wish it had more tangible reality. The short period of national unity following 911 has dissolved once again into intense partisan bickering. Our military is engaged in an expensive war which is unlikely to provide much benefit to the country however the conflict turns out. We have engaged econmically in feverously selling each other inflated houses and condos while piling up mortgage debt. We have a massive trade imbalance with other countries and our currency is sinking in value. We have taken virtualy no meaningful steps to reduce our energy imports. Our education system is failing to provide the employees needed by business for the increacingly high tech world. Since 911, America has rolled up its sleeves, but apparenly done little except go shoppping, using the credit card.


(And Brittany Spears can't even lip sink to her own songs any more.)

Posted by: Chris at September 11, 2007 08:15 PM

Why do people have to use my name and sound like the voice of doom?

I was here first, you know.

Posted by: Chris at September 11, 2007 08:32 PM

"I was here first, you know."

Actually, I didn't know. I had no intention to post under your name, just a coincidence.

As for my post being doom-ish, I would say only if we fail to recognize our situation or take any action to correct it. The old joke is: "The light at the end of the tunnel may not be daylight, but instead an oncoming train."

Posted by: ChrisR at September 11, 2007 09:09 PM

Six years ago today, I watched several friends die. Some were casual friends from college and grad school. Some were family friends. Two were in my wedding party.

Six years ago today, my wife and I were sudden babysitters of several children whose parents could not get out of their Manhattan workplaces.

Six years ago today, my mother - a survivor of the London airblitz - explained to my panicky wife that everyone has to develop "an everyday sort of courage."

Six years ago today, my world changed. I changed. I developed a quiet anger. And I'm still angry.

chsw

Posted by: chsw at September 11, 2007 09:22 PM

chsw... Angry is what we all need to be. AND with that anger we need to fight off these Islamic freaks. Too many Americans today are willing to accept defeat. Those individuals are willing to forget what happened and say, Peace man. Obviously they don't get that this war is waged by Islamic jihadist who believe it is a good thing to kill innocent people they have never met. AND in the process IF they need to tie a bomb on their own children to make it happen so be it. The radical liberal's have become more in line with the terrorist's it seems. AND for what? Politics.

Posted by: zsa zsa at September 11, 2007 09:41 PM

ChrisR, when you make a list like that, it becomes impossible to discuss with you. I think every single one of your complaints is answerable, but all require some length.

Perhaps it was not your intent to offer these items for discussion, but simply list why you are not encouraged. If that is so, I would give you a thought experiment: is your gloom driven by events, or is it, as I suspect, your interpretation of events that is driven by a cast of mind that desires to maintain a general narrative of how badly we are being governed?

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