Thoughts for September 11th

by Jack

Tomorrow is 9/11, a bloody date in world history and the blackest day in American history. 2,996 innocent people were murdered.   Tens of thousands of family members were never the same again. Literally, America changed in that day forever.   It was a despicable act committed by despicable people. We should never forget what happened that day and who did it and why, lest we go through it again.

911 the towers9/11 ought to be a day of shame for Muslims around the world, but is it really? I sure don’t see it, if it is. There’s not a lot dialog suggesting empathy. Oddly, if there’s a dialog it’s turned away from 9/11 to something that is critical about us or it goes to concerns over virtually non-existent backlash or how misunderstood the Muslim religion is by us infidels. We’re the problem! But, the fact remains, the 9/11 plot was carried out by many Muslims with diverse personalities and backgrounds, but they were all united behind the words in the Koran. That should be a stain on the faith, but the feelings among the broader Muslim population is very mixed isn’t it? I remember those scenes of dancing in the streets the day of 9/11.


Typically, we tend think of terrorist threats as belonging to Al Qaeda and now ISIS, but this isn’t always true. Many acts devastating acts of terrorism were previously committed by Muslim radicals with no formal connection to any known terrorist groups. This makes them the most dangerous of all, because they are off our radar. We simply can’t predict when and where they will strike, only that they will as evidenced by the Fort Hood shootings, the Boston bombing, the attack on the recruiting office in Times Square, the beltway sniper attacks in Columbus and many others attacks.

Fortunately, we have that fat-rat KSM in custody and Osama bin Laden is dead, but hundreds, perhaps thousands more, remain at large who are just as fanatical, just as lethal and just as devious. And they wish do us harm. They exist among the mainstream Muslim population wherever Muslims live and that means they here. The radicals represent a continuous, lethal threat due to their recruitment and willingness to inflict harm by whatever means on any target of opportunity. For our counterterrorism agency this about the numbers and probability, call it risk management. That’s all, it’s not Islamophobia, but the numbers are enough for the prudent to be cognizant of the potential threats and to be ever watchful. Things could get out of hand very quickly if even 5% of the Muslim population decides Allah wants them to wage jihad against the infidels.

There are 1.5 billion Muslims world-wide and 3.4 million live in the United States and it’s absolutely assured that a certain percentage of this huge number will become active ausskiesonterrorists. History proves it.   There is no reason to think the future will be any different, unless we see a fundamental change in this religion. If anything the motivation for extremism is only growing stronger with regional conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Libya and in many other African nations that subscribe to strict Sharia law.  But, because we’re Americans and we embrace and respect all races, all religions and all ethnicities we tend to view the world through our friendly eyes.  Reality says there’s a lot of people in the world who do not share our kind nature and hate us enough to do us harm.  We have a lot of trouble accepting this, and we sometimes find ourselves in harms way because of it.

Back to 9/11, terrorists of all ilk strive for notoriety to inflict maximum damage far beyond the scene of their crime, that much is a given. This makes 9/11 a likely time for another attack and the US (or the UK) the likely target. The fact that 3.4 million Muslims live in America, makes the threat a high probability. But, the day they choose could be Ramadan, Hajj, Eid-ul-Adha or any number of significant dates. The NSA, CIA, FBI and many other agencies track these days and monitor the net and phone chatter around the world in order to postulate probabilities for another attack. Indications are something is up, but where? If we know, we’re not saying.

We hope 9/11 is never repeated, but we know there will always be those who will try trump what Osama did.  As 9/11 approaches again, heightened security around the western world is now in place.   ISIS and Al Qaeda have made their threats…now we wait and see.

Never forget – never forgive (and always be heads up).

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17 Responses to Thoughts for September 11th

  1. Libby says:

    Blackest Day? No, the day we bombed Nagasaki still takes that honor.

    And take all that persecuted paranoia off to the therapist, would you please!

  2. bob says:

    The blackest day in US history?

    I disagree. Look at the battle of Antietam in the Civil War. In a single day neary 23,000 Americans were killed or wounded. And this was at a time when the population of the US was a fraction of what it is today.

  3. Tina says:

    As always Libby comes down on the side of hand-wringing hesitation…she wouldn’t make the difficult, but right decision…instead she, like our President, would attempt to avoid…delay…fidget…hem and haw.

    The end result is many many more deaths and the enemies of peace and freedom made stronger. We dropped the bomb to save lives and end the war. if you want to blame someone try blaming Hirohito for being so incredibly arrogant and prideful.

    Just heard a discussion on the radio in which a Muslim man, speaking against violent acts and extreme ideas (good for him), who insisted that you can’t fight the war on terror because terror is an idea and you have to fight ideas with ideas.

    This was said after Bush declared the war on terror and many lefties picked it up as if it were genius.

    The war on terror is not a war waged against an idea.

    The war is a defensive response against an enemy that has taken an idea out of the halls of respectful debate and brought it to the battlefield…an aggressor that is no longer willing to discuss but instead is determined to be as violent as possible to win the argument and impose its will.

    So this is a war to rid ourselves of those who engage in terror. One side in this war is extreme in its aggression and the other side willing to stand in defense of civility, peace and freedom no matter what it takes. The aggressor, a group of religious fanatics and tyrants, is choosing to wage war on the free world…it is not a war against an idea but against evil, intolerant, violent, aggressive men…and women.

  4. Post Scripts says:

    Bob, The Battle of Antietam may have been worse in terms of loss of life, soldier v soldier, during our civil war. But, it’s a grave injustice to elevate Muslim killers who wage war on women and children to that status. 9/11 was murder in the 1st degree. It was our blackest day when nearly 3000 non-combatants were murdered in cold blood. I think it’s important to make that distinction.

  5. Post Scripts says:

    Libby, will you please get off your high horse? You are 100% wrong if you think dropping the atomic bomb on Japan was a mistake. This has been analyzed from every angle for the last 60 years and the correct answer is yes, we had to do it and it saved lives by bringing the war to a quick end. It’s estimated that a ground war into Japan would have cost us dearly. “When Japan rejected the ultimatum, Truman authorized use of the bomb. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson felt the choice of using the atomic bomb against Japan would be the “least abhorrent choice.” This would be weighed against sacrificing the lives of thousands of soldiers. Military advisers had told Truman that a potential loss of about 500,000 American soldiers was at stake.

    It was vital to produce the greatest possible blow upon the Japanese, if the war was to be effectively shortened and the lives of the U.S. soldiers were to be saved. The atomic bomb provided such a blow. The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were selected as targets after exhaustive study by military specialists. Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been virtually untouched by the U.S. and Allied bombing runs.”

    Libby, open your mind to something besides that liberal swill you’ve embraced and you will be a better person for it. Right now you’re just another mouthpiece for the extreme left…predictable and boring. Think for yourself – you might enjoy it.

  6. Peggy says:

    Here’s a trip down memory lane for us “old” people. Wish we still had entertainers like this in Hollywood today.

  7. Peggy says:

    Hey Libby, since you brought up Japan did you hear the latest gaffe by your guy Obama? For being pandered for being so smart I guess his mysterious aka: secretive university grades would have told us how he really did in US history.

    Gaffe: Obama Thinks Hirohito Signed Japanese Surrender; “Victory” Not Goal in Afghanistan – Video:

    “Not a good week for President Obama. He’s created the whole police “acted stupidly” fiasco. Now he has made another historical gaffe, this time by saying Japanese Emperor Hirohito signed the surrender of Japan to Gen Douglas MacArthur in 1945. Problem is: Hirohito didn’t sign the surrender! On September 2, 1945, General Yoshijiro Umezu and Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu represented Japan in signing the Instrument of Surrender aboard the Battleship Missouri. Here’s video of the surrender:

    Obama used the incorrect historical reference to support his statement that “victory” is not necessarily our goal in Afghanistan:

    “I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur,” Obama told ABC News.

    This from the President who the media tells us is the smartest, most intellectual President we’ve ever had.”

  8. Tina says:

    Peggy it breaks my heart that young people today have no experience that is equivalent to that illustrated in the God Bless America tribute by that cross section of American entertainers. My oldest son has expressed similar sadness that America is so divided and so many living here now don’t seem to know, or care, what it is to be an American and love America…putting diversity first is destroying that sense of shared pride.

    Thanks for the memories.

  9. Libby says:

    Oh, to be an ignoramus, now that Spring is here! Only … it’s not Spring. We’re coming up on Autumn here, people, catch up.

    If you’re going to quail and quiver in terror over two beheadings and 2000 dead … well … in the great, cosmic, and historical scheme of things … that makes you … craven. (I was gonna use the “P” word, but that would be unfeministical of me.)

    We have not suffered … not nearly.

    And, Tina, … you won’t hear, but I’m telling you anyway: Hiroshima ended the war. Nagasaki was us wondering what the bigger bomb would do to a previously unbombed population … and … we will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever live that down.

  10. Tina says:

    That’s okay Libby you can be an ignoramus in any season without even trying.

    You lefties are such narcissists, believing yourselves to be oh so much more in touch in the great cosmic scheme.

    What our response to beheadings makes us is civil.

    Your response makes you detached and bored from having to deal with lesser beings…the same space our president often occupies. It doesn’t really fool anyone…you put your panties on one leg at a time just like everyone else.

    We have not claimed that we have “suffered”…your imagination does run wild.

    On the other hand, the mere thought of “P” sends you girls into a tizzy. Men are here to stay, thank God, and its a good thing too…get over it.

    “we will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever live that down.”

    Nonsense! The dippy sixties anti-war left will forever hand-wring about it. (You can’t stand the thought that you were too young to protest toward a US loss.)

    The rest of us have grown up.

    Imagine if Hitler had beat us in the race to build the bomb.

    War is hell and hellish choices and decisions have to be made. Winning them is necessary to restore order and civility and stop unscrupulous murdering tyrants.

    You are free to sit in your corner and imagine. All you are saying is give peace a chance….

    How can you get to be an over thirty person and not realize that we have given peace a chance and someone has decided to intrude on that peace in an ultra violent manner?

  11. Peggy says:

    Libby: “we will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever live that down.”

    And you Democrats will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, live down all the millions of unborn babies you have killed and will kill in the never ending future “right” to abort a living human being.

    There is a big difference in killing someone who is attacking you or your country in defense of one’s own life and the killing of an innocent weeks old children.

    The slaughtering of these children I believe will be marked by historians as the worst atrocity EVER committed by this nation.

  12. Tina says:

    Well done Peggy…it is long passed time that we of the boomer generation stood up to leftist bullies who have brought so much destruction on our nation through divisive activism and corrupted values.

    Reading through Ari Fleischer tweets I was transported to a time when adults were in charge who took their jobs as America’s leadership seriously and whose purpose was to serve America and all Americans…what a contrast to accounts of Benghazi, for instance!

  13. Peggy says:

    Tina, I am looking forward to next week when the Benghazi hearings begin. I can’t wait to see those responsible held accountable for their actions and their lies.

    The hearing is set to begin 9/17 at 10am eastern time. Hopefully, CSAN will cover it.

    Ari Fleischer tweets should be shared over and over to remind people about what took place that day and how our president reacted before it was determined we were under attack and shortly after when in front of a group of school age children he didn’t panic and scare them. He kept his cool.

    On the other hand, no one is showing the videos of the planes flying into the towers any more. So, young people born after 9/11 have no idea of the horror that took place that day.

    Fox is showing a reporter at a university asking them what 9/11 means to them and none of them knew anything about it. One guy even said it was Thanksgiving.

    What are they learning of our history and how are they going to deal with protecting a country they think is just a great big Disneyland?

    We need to protect our very young so they feel safe, but at a certain age they need to put their big boy and girl pants on and learn to deal with the real world they live in.

    It’s house cleaning day, so I’m taking lots of breaks which is why I have posted so much. Sorry, but I hate cleaning bathrooms and dusting. Much rather read and write.

  14. Tina says:

    Peggy at this point in your life you should do as you please…the toilets can wait a day or two.

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