Hard to believe it has been 15 years since that horrific day- September 11, 2001- when a bunch of Muslim extremists started what has become an escalating violent battle against Western civilization.
Since then, Al-Qaeda has splintered, the Islamic State (ISIS) has now taken center stage, and they all have a common goal- they want Islam to dominate the world, and will mercilessly kill anyone to accomplish that goal.
Since then, we've had 15 more years of violence. Thousands upon thousands of people have been massacred by the evil scourge of the world. And all I know is that I am sick of the slaughter. However, I also realize it will not end, at least not any time soon, and probably not in my lifetime.
And the threats continue:
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri threatened the US that the September 11, 2001 attacks will be repeated "thousands of times", in a video marking the 15th anniversary of the deadly assault.
Addressing the United States in a video message posted Thursday on YouTube, Zawahiri blamed 9/11 on "your crimes against us".
This is why we must never forget. Since 2001, it's happened in Europe and elsewhere, perhaps not on the scale of our 9/11, but don't think it can't happen again. Here. This is why our porous borders need to be secured. This is why Muslim immigrants and tourists need to be vetted. They did it with people from Communist countries during the Cold War, it needs to be done now.
Homeland Security has posted a series of publications and documents from the 9/11 attack.