Saturday, September 11, 2010

THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT



I walked into our pastor's office to say, "Hi" to the staff before going to my own office to start my duties for the day.

"A plane has crashed into the World Trade Center," said the pastor.

He had a TV in his office and the entire staff was watching as the newsmen tried to make sense of what they were reporting.

Suddenly our secretary shouted out, "Wait...there's another one."

We looked at each other and I muttered, "This is no accident."

Sure enough, 19 Middle Eastern men, it turns out, were involved in a plot to fly two jets into the twin towers, one into the Pentagon and one, presumably, into the Capitol building in Washington DC.

This was an attack that killed 2,977 innocents in those two towers.

The Twin Towers represented all that is "wrong" with the Great Satan, America to the perpetrators...the center of the economic activity of the U.S. and the world.

In the Middle East, there was celebration...some of it very public, much of it in clandestine meetings in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

Make no mistake, the leaders of this radical element of Islam considered this an act of war on the U.S. and saw it as a great victory.

Now days it is fashionable to "try to understand" what might have driven these radicals to such a dastardly deed.

What did America do to cause such hatred?

The answer is, "No matter...there is NO excuse for the taking of innocent lives."

Just as there is no excuse for killing in response to the burning of a few copies of Qur'an.

Just as there is no excuse for killing in response to drawing a cartoon of Mohammad.

These people just like to kill, and will do so for almost any reason.

They kill their own women for breaking imagined religious rules.

They cut off the hands of thieves.

They inflict cruel and unusual punishment routinely, so that it is cruel, but no longer unusual.

To point out these propensities is called "Islamaphobia."

Well, I confess: I hate this element of Islam, and will defend myself against it to the best of my ability.

Today, we have the insidious suggestion that building a "community center" that includes a place for these very people to worship is somehow going to build a bridge of understanding between them and us.

It will not.

If you think that is the motive for the building of such a center, you are Pollyannic and can't see the truth when it is as close as the end of your nose.

In the minds of the perps, this was a successful war on America.

As a forgiving society, we are on the verge of forgetting what really happened on that day nine years ago.

We do so at our peril.

If we are to remain the land of the free and the home of the brave, we must

NEVER FORGET!!

15 comments:

Tom's Place said...

Never give up, never give in, always remember. I will...

Too bad others have.

Joe said...

TP: I will, too.

Silverfiddle said...

Well stated.

Ginsu said...

Too bad it's happened before, history just repeats itself...Judges 2:10-14...The consequences are coming.

Joe said...

Ginsu: If history repeats itself, does it also mumble? Or is that just President BO?

Ginsu said...

mumble mumble

Leticia said...

Never forget, never give up and keep fighting the Muslim aggression.

God Bless the United States of America!

I still remember quite vividly where I was when I heard about the first plane hit and then when I heard about the Pentagon, I knew we were under attack... I will NOT forget that tragic day.

ablur said...

That week went from great joy to utter horror in just a few days. I explain it on my blog.

We must never forget!

sue said...

Joe - This is one of your best posts.

Z said...

Excellent post, Joe...... Sue's right.
No, we'll ever forget; this year even feels MORE upsetting...because of that horrid mosque and that lying imam.

WomanHonorThyself said...

lovely and spot on Joe..thank u.

Lisa said...

you always get it right Joe.
A day we can never forget and should never forget.
I looked around on the liberal blogs for a tribute but guess what there were none.
Good luck tomorrow Joe.

Mark said...

"Now days it is fashionable to "try to understand" what might have driven these radicals to such a dastardly deed."

People were saying that the day after, Joe.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is this:

The day it happened I told people they attacked symbols. The WTC was a symbol of our economic power, the Pentagon a symbol of our military power. I believe they were headed to the Capitol building or the White house, either of which can be considered a symbol of political power.

It was all about symbolism with them. The loss of live was just gravy to them, the murderers.

tha malcontent said...

I agree with what"Z" said.. Excellent post, Joe...... Sue's right.
No, we'll ever forget; this year even feels MORE upsetting...because of that horrid mosque and that lying Imam.

But what do I know? I'm just an impostor with 1,000 names. LMAO
I have what is commonly called a case of Internet Impostor Syndrome.
But, no big deal, it's not life threatening, only threatening to liberal's with guilt feelings.. I'll live.

Susannah said...

Political correctness is what got us to where we are. It is time to start saying NO! Heaven help us, that it's not too late!