Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11- Lest we forget!

It's been 8 years since that dreadful day; a day that some of us, who witnessed the true face of evil, will remember in vivid, horrific detail. The 3,000 innocents who died. Those poor souls who chose to jump to their deaths rather than burn alive. The massive destruction and devastation. But for others, as the years pass by, the memories start to fade and what happened on that fateful Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001 has less impact, and in some cases forgotten. A few days ago I mentioned to someone that we were approaching 9/11- they asked what was so important; they had simply forgotten what had occurred that day.

What transpired that tuesday was not a terrible accident, or a tragic act of nature, it was a deliberate, flagrant act of aggression against this country and its citizens by religious Muslim fanatics. And although those Saudi Arabian funded jihadists who hijacked the planes on 9/11 would be considered extremists, what about all those people who were dancing in the streets in the Middle East, celebrating the death of 3,000 men, women and children? Should they too be considered extremists? I think not.

The problem with the passage of time is that complacency settles in, and with complacency we become less vigilant. Back when the memories were fresh, we understood how real the threat of Islamic fundamentalism was and were being proactive. But things have changed since then. We have become politically correct, appeasers, unwilling to offend those who would love to do us harm. What was once coined "the Global War on Terror", is no longer part of our government's terminology in describing our fight against global terrorism. Suddenly, the terrorists have rights and our CIA are under scrutiny. With Obama's naive and frankly dangerous belief that we can reach out and touch an Islamic fundamentalist, by trying to negotiate with the likes of the Taliban and other crazies like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will lead this country to destruction, or at least another terrorist attack on our soil.

I realize that there are times when it is best to forget and move on, but there are certain events that we should never forget, and 9/11 is one of those. And we need to be even more vigilant.

God Bless the victims, their families and all the heroes of 9/11!


namaste said...

an excellent tribute. we must never forget. God bless our America.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Amen to your part about it not being a tragedy. Man that really irks me. It irks me more than students who sag and that is really saying something.

Jane said...

I can't believe anyone has forgotten. We must never, ever, ever forget. Thank you for your post and your tribute to the heroes of 9/11.

table kitchen said...

We must never forget what had happened that day. It was the worst that could ever happen.