Tuesday, September 10, 2013
On September 11th, 2001, the United States of America was cowardly attacked by enemies sworn to bring our way of life to an end. All of us watched in spell-bound horror as the mighty Twin Towers, the symbol of the United States economic might, crumbled. We gasped and cried out loud as we watched in real time, people, as they jumped out of the Towers to avoid perishing by the heat and flame. Folks in the States and for that matter world-wide, were astounded to see people covered with white ash as they ran to escape this unholy terror. Those ash covered people did not number in the tens or twenties but in the thousands. But those cowards were not satisfied with just the Towers attack.
They flew a plane into the Pentagon, the seat of the United States military operations, killing more. On another plane, the brave passengers of Flight 93, upon discovering their fate, decided to make their sacrifice meaningful and made sure that their plane never got pasted Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The target of Flight 93 was Washington, D.C. It does not take genius to know that Flight 93's target was either the White House or Congress. Almost 3,000 men, women, and children of all ages and religious persuasions died that day; more were physically injured and some have night-mares that will haunt them until they die. And then there were quite a few who, after discovering their loved one's fate, committed suicide. This was a well planned, financed, and coordinated attack on the United States Homeland; never, ever forget this fact.
To add more pain to the suffering American public, the media ran news reels of our enemy's rabid supporters dancing in the streets upon receiving the "news of the death of the Great Satan." To paraphrase the great American, Mark Twain, the news of our dearth was greatly exaggerated. When you pull the bull's tale, when you flick the eagle's beak, and when you piss on enough Americans, you will get what you deserve, and more.
Twelve years have passed since that fateful day. It is not over; our enemies still want to destroy us. For all of us who lived through that horrible time and remember what we were doing when we heard what happened, we must never forget. How can we? Why should we? Since 9/11/2001, another generation has been born and more will follow. We must teach these new generations what happened; 9/11/2001 must never be relegated to the dust-bins of history. We must be awake; we must never forget.
Copyright @2013 Terry Unger
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