Remembering 9-11

by Jack

17 years have passed since that fateful day on the 11th of September when a handful of terrorists caused the death of over 3,000 Americans and forever changed the world we live in. 4 airliners were hijacked, 3 of the planes reached their intended targets, the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. A 4th plane was deliberately crashed into a corn field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

We would soon learn this horrible suicide attack was directed by a Saudi named Osama bin Laden. He was the leader of al Qaeda global, a terrorist organization seeking Islamic domination of the world. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were also Saudi’s, the remainder were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Lebanon.

Just prior to the 9/11 attack Bin Laden and his inner-circle were given safe haven Afghanistan. This was at a time when it was one of the most developmentally backwards nation’s on earth (despite all our efforts to fix it – it remains much the same).

We went after bin Laden and al Qaeda and we joined forces with the Afghanistan resistance, opposed to the strict rule of the Taliban. Years later we finally killed bin Laden in his Pakistani hideout. Why we remained in Afghanistan after the bin Laden fled and the Taliban were kicked out is a giant mystery for history to solve. Our involvement in their never ending civil war has done little to enlighten the Afghan society and turn them away from radical Islam. However, it has added to the death toll begun on 9/11. That war has caused over 149,000 deaths, including the deaths of over 6800 Americans.

Despite every thing we’ve done to help them, Afghanistan remains virtually lawless, tribal, corrupt and dangerous. It has been like a bottomless money pit for  the American taxpayer.

We may have exacted vengeance on the terrorists of 9/11, but have we created a safer,  saner world?   We still involved in war in Afghanistan. And the Muslim terrorist attacks have not abated.  In fact they are in far greater numbers than in 2001.

17 years later you really have to ask yourself what we have accomplished? What have we have done for our national security? What have we done to stop the spread of Islamic fundamentalism that is the source of terrorism?  How have our actions impacted places like Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt and Syria?

It’s apparent that our nation is more politically divided than I’ve ever seen before!   We’ve lost sight of who the real enemy is and we’ve turn to self destruction.  I’ve never witnessed more conflict, more protestation and more stupid behavior from California to Washington.

Yep, our world has certainly changed since 9/11, I wonder what it will look like in another 17 years?

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7 Responses to Remembering 9-11

  1. Pie Guevara says:

    It doesn’t seem like 17 years. It seems like yesterday. I doubt I’ll last another 17. Remember the horrid, idiotic left wing “chickens coming home to roost” theory from the despicable left? That moronic narrative is not going away.

    If it happens again, the morons will happen again. They are happening now s evidenced in the lib comments in these pages have recorded.

  2. J. Soden says:

    We all remember where we were and what we were doing when the 9/11 attacks occurred – and we always will.
    We were traveling and in a motel in SoCal when I went to their coffee bar that morning and saw the first tower burning on TV. Went back to our room and turned the TV on in time to see the 2nd plane hit. Horrifying! And when the tower collapsed, all I could think of was about those First Responders.
    And 17 years later, at a time when many of us are still mourning the loss of those lives, here come the Lefties like Joe Scarborough trying to make 9/11 into an excuse for bashing TheDonald.
    DISGUSTING!

    • Tina says:

      Especially since the Donald knew so many people who were lost.

      The left is out of it’s collective mind. They just can’t accept the election loss…or the possibility (yikes) that America really is tired of their BS and their policies.

      Record jobs for women, minorities, teens and wages rising…finally! And they can’t find it in themselves to be happy. Good Lord…all I can conclude is they have to be in control or they freak!

      So many things to remember about that fateful day. Every possible emotion was experienced and the outpouring of first responders help from all over the country was so inspiring. America really is a nation of good people. But we are also a nation changed since 911. A lot has changed for many reasons…not all of them good.

  3. RHT447 says:

    Comment from another blog—

    “I remember. And I will never forget.
    Til the day I moved out of NY state I was still seeing people die from 9/11. Slowly, horribly, from respiratory and blood cancers that had never been in the family line. Firemen from all over the Tri-State area volunteered to work on The Pile to find all the remains so that families could have closure. Most of those volunteers covered the fire houses in NYC, so that the NYFD folks could find the remains of their own. My next door neighbor went down 4 separate times for 2 week stints. She had just started dating again after being married to a true SOB, she had been divorced for almost 15 years. The fellow she was seeing, was killed when the North Tower came down.
    When I was doing home care nursing, we were just starting to see folks in end of life care who had worked on The Pile, or who were retired from the fire service in the City and had “moved up-North” as being in the City was just too much for them, mentally.
    The 9/11 syndrome is a real thing. Of that, I am convinced.
    My (then)husband had said to me that TPTB had declared the air quality to be fine. I told him that TPTB didn’t have a clue, there was no way that stuff in the air was anything at all healthy to breath, given how old some of the surrounding buildings were that were crushed when the Towers came down on top of them.
    I agree we should have dropped a couple of nukes on them. Still think we should.”

    From here—

    https://oldafsarge.blogspot.com/2018/09/no-i-cant-forget.html#comment-form

  4. Peggy says:

    Besides remembering the horrors we watched on 9/11/01, I also remember the 9/11/12 attack at Benghazi when Obama, Hillary and his administration left about 40 Americans to die. Four did die and then the cover-up began with lie after lie.

    I watched every minute of every hearing when those who were there and watching it on camera feeds here told what really happened. Then the spin began and we heard nothing but lie after lie.

    Obama is still lying and now trying to re-write history.

    President Obama tries to re-write history on Benghazi:
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/09/11/jason-chaffetz-president-obama-tries-to-re-write-history-on-benghazi.html

    Benghazi Hero Hits Back at Obama: Only ‘Conspiracy’ Was His Admin’s ‘Deflection’:
    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/09/11/barack-obama-benghazi-conspiracy-john-tig-tiegen-reacts-americas-newsroom

    Benghazi hero: Obama’s remarks were a ‘slap in the face’: (Excellent)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neE4E1FS13o

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