Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11 - Six Years Later

Six years ago today, two planes, hijacked by terrorists, smashed into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. A lot has happened since that day, and a lot has changed. Has enough been done? Are things safer today than they were six years ago?

I think lots of things have been done, but not all of them have been done correctly nor have they addressed the root of the problem. Are we safer? I honestly believe that things are not safe and as long as there is hate towards western culture, there is a constant threat of attacks. Airplanes might be safer, but there are a thousand other ways to wreak havoc and destruction, and new plots are being discovered and thwarted every few months.

Be vigilant, be informed, and be ready to stand up for what you believe. Never apologize for the freedom and lifestyle we have. Never forget.

Update: Tuesday

I thought something was familiar about Tuesday, and when I went to check it out on a calendar, I discovered that this is the first time September 11th has fallen on a Tuesday, as it did in 2001.

Update: CoxAndForkum.com

These guys come out with some very impressive and powerful drawings, not the least of which are for September 11 memorials.


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5 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous e. said...

Today is a day that the world will not forget.

On a happier note:

Today is Dean and MJ's 14th Wedding Anniversary !


Eddy Klars 86th Birthday!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous ThinkGlobal said...

First of all "they" don't hate our lifestyle, or our way of life.

It's not Western culture that upset a dozen terrorists on September 11, 2001. It's the international policies of the US government. And by invading Iraq, the US is just encouraging more of that feeling.

Meanwhile back in the "west", you are meant to feel scared. If you feel that there is a constant threat, then you are more likely to support the war.

It gives the false sense that we are "fighting" terrorism. Rather than bombing other countries, we should be talking with them and trying to make the world a better place.

Then "they" won't have any reason to hate us.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Trooper said...

Thanks for posting your comments.

I'd like to point out that the root of the whole issue goes back far before there was a United States, so really, they aren't to blame.

Further, we can see it's not simply policy, because this is taking place world wide. No amount of peace talks, negotiating, giving up land, or compromising in other ways has in the least bit helped to change anything. And the reason is because there's really no desire to see it happen. Not until the world is under the rule of Islam.

And I, for one, will not submit to the will of Allah.

Will you?

11:39 AM  
Anonymous thinkaboutit said...

You've got it completely backwards.

Right now we are trying to impose Western values on middle eastern countries (Iraq, Afghanistan and threatening Iran). And we're doing it with guns and bombs.

If you think this is an extension of a religious dispute (one that extends back into the Crusades when Europe tried to conquer the Islamic world) then ask yourself how this will ever end. Fighting just leads to more fighting and we'll never have peace.

I don't blame you for thinking this is Chritianity vs. Islam - because that is what you are supposed to think.

Sometimes we just have to question what is really going on.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Trooper said...

The USA is no doubt looking out for its own interests when it comes to business dealings with the middle east. This is not imposing western values. It's just business. Everyone's looking out for themselves. That's just human nature.

Is this only a religious dispute then? I think so. But not Christianity vs. Islam. It's Islam vs. Unbelievers. There are other aspects here which run parallel (the interest in controlling oil), but it's very unlikely this would have started had it not been for radical hatred of the western culture.

We're an ocean apart. What is the need for any kind of aggression, especially to the extent of 9/11? Because we're taking advantage of them? No, the small business that gets put into bankruptcy by Walmart doesn't go bomb Walmart the next week.

No, it's contempt, pure and simple, for the rest of the world. How will this ever end? That's a great question, and the answer is... probably never. We're so tolerant that we tolerate intolerance. And that is a weak point that is being totally exploited and will cause us a lot of trouble until we get back to standing up for ourselves.

4:52 PM  

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