Sunday, September 11, 2005

9/11: We Have Forgotten and We Haven't Learned a Thing...

"Creating too many euphemisms for what happened robs people of the ability to re-live it and therefore the motivation to prevent it in the future".
-Former NYC Mayor, Rudy Giuliani

"They took all the footage off my T.V....Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say...If it was up to me I'd show it every day.
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight...After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right".
-Daryl Worley

"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum." -Julius Caesar
("If you want peace, prepare for war")

I have been incensed lately at the direction of the war (let our boys do what it takes to win!), the "war on terror" (call it what it really is) and the lackadaisical attitude of to many Americans. Do you think Katrina was bad? Do you think 9/11 was bad? Do you know that the stated Al Qaeda "goal" right now is to kill 4 million Americans? Try to fathom that.
The most fitting tribute to those that were murdered this day four years ago that I could think of was to return to my anger.
Wake up from your apathy and get pissed!
Let's take a walk down memory lane...

1979: US embassy in Iran is stormed and hostages held for 444 days. One of those terrorists is now the President in Iran. Sixty-six hostages were taken. Eight US servicemen from a Joint Special Operations Group were killed in an aborted rescue attempt. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


1982: US embassy in Beirut is bombed. 63 people are killed. 18 of them are Americans. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


1983: US Marine barracks is blown up by a truck bomb. 241 Americans are killed. 220 of those killed were Marines. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


1985: The Achilles Lauro is taken over by terrorists and American, Leo Klinghoffer, is killed and thrown overboard in his wheelchair. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


1988: Passenger jet, Pan Am Flight 103, is bombed and crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland. 270 people from 21 countries were killed. 189 of the victims were American. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


1993: The World Trade Center is bombed. Ramzi Yousef, the chief planner, was involved in another bombing conspiracy. In January 1995, Yousef and his associates plotted to blow up eleven U.S. commercial aircraft in one spectacular day of terrorist rage. In the '93 bombing 6 people were killed and over 1,000 were wounded. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


1996: Housing complex in Saudi Arabia occupied by the US Air Force is bombed. 19 Americans are killed and 200 people injured. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


1998: US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya are bombed. 213 were killed and over 4,000 were injured as simultaneous car bombs were detonated. These acts were carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


2000: The USS Cole is attacked in Yemen's harbor. 17 Sailors were killed and 39 others were injured by the explosion. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


2001: The World Trade Center is reduced to rubble, the Pentagon is hit and a plane goes down in a Pennsylvania field. 2,749 are killed in the Twin Towers (an estimated 200+ people jumped to their deaths to escape the jet-fuel flames). There is still 10,000 unidentified bone and tissue fragments that cannot be matched to the list of the dead. 45 killed on Flight 93 and everyone on Flight 77 died and 125 people were killed as it crashed into the Pentagon. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.

"This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others; it will end in a way and at an hour of our choosing." ~ President George W. Bush

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." ~Ronald Reagan

"Pain is only bearable if we know it will end, not if we deny it exists". ~Viktor Frankl

"These individuals are tyrants, and so they hate democracy. They are bigots, zealots, and persecutors, and so they hate America s freedom tolerance, and respect for all people. The terrorists of Sept. 11 live and flourish in darkness. They cannot survive in the liberating and inspirational sunlight of American freedom and democracy." ~Ted Olson


2004:
Beslan School Bombing, Russia. (Watch The Children of Beslan on HBO!!! and think about this happening here --to American children). 171 children were killed and over 200 adults when extremists took more than 1,000 people hostage in a Russian school for three days. The things that happened in that school during that time are unthinkable. People were fighting over urine to drink. children killed. Parents executed in front of their children. Bombs strung all around them. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.

"I was hoping that Harry Potter would come and be able to get us out with his invisible cloak" ~Child Survivor
"Every house should have missiles to protect it from terrorists" ~Child Survivor


2004: A train in Madrid, Spain is bombed in a series of 10 explosions. 191 people are killed and almost 1,500 people are wounded. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


2005: London Transit attacks on 7/7 and second attempt on 7/21. Four bomb attacks were carried out during rush hour. 56 people were killed and 700 injured. This act was carried out by MUSLIM MEN.


On this day I pray that Americans wake up. That we honor ALL of these that were murdered in cold blood in that name of Allah by never letting it happen again... That is my greatest wish. The thought of ONE more person dying because we couldn't stomach the REALITY of this war...The thought of my children paying the ultimate price like the Beslan children becausae of political impotence...
It's more than I can bear.

RIP all these victims of the religion of peace.

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