Thursday, February 26, 2009

6 Killed, 1,000 Wounded In World Trade Center Attack

A local news radio station reports via their website at on the devastation at the World Trade Center after the bombing. With politicians having their heads up their asses in the clouds, an attack for which we were totally unprepared took place on the World Trade center today in 1993 and resulted in 6 people being killed and about 1,000 being wounded. I have to wonder, why this anniversary is not prominently being reported on, if reported on at all, at Fox News, CNN, MSNBC. I cannot find it on their home pages). Has 16 years, since that 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center been so long that the rest of America, other than NYC, has all but forgotten about it? Only 8 years was enough for us to have forgotten about it the first time around and to become totally lax. The result of our laxness in that short time span of only 8 years was another attack on our soil. The short time of 8 years was what it took foreign terrorists between the bombing on February 26, 1993 until 9/11/2001 when they undertook another much more heinous attack on our soil. Yet somehow, just 8 years after 9/11, we again sit smugly and comfortably in our homes. We allow our borders to remain open as if the dam had burst. We moan and groan that we are in a financial mess of our own making. We worry that there may not be a lot of value left in our homes. Yet we allow politicians to spend as if there is no tomorrow on bailout after bailout and stimuli unfettered in what amounts to the biggest ripoff of the taxpayer ever; all when that money could be better spent protecting us from what is coming that will be worse than losing millions of dollars, but the politicians have us hoodwinked into believing that this is what we must do to remain strong. What we need to do is work at that while never forgetting the other threat that hangs over our heads, but apparently our leadership - even in the department of Homeland Security pretty much has relegated that threat to the back burner. Just watch or read the recent news on the speech given by The Secretary for Homeland Security. It covered home defense from storms, from financial woes, from earthquakes, but very little of it was about terrorism. How is it that we have such short memories, how is it our leaders have especially short memories? Our enemies don't have short memories, they are attacking us for things that took place as long ago as centuries past! They hate us, they see us as something to be destroyed so they can reign supreme.

Stay alert, remember the WTC attacks, remember the Pentagon, remember a field in PA, remember all those attacks abroad, and bear in mind they are coming here within our borders to attack us again. Mark my words on it, it is a surety against which I fear we are ill prepared.

All the best,

1 comment:

Humble wife said...

Chilling that you close with such words, and I fear the same.

We were in Germany, living on the economy(not on base but in a rental) Bill's unit commander came to all family's that lived off base and discussed the safety. We were counseled on the reality of not being on base as Americans and were warned to be very aware of our surroundings.

It was pretty scary(as I was prego with third son, and Bill was off at a training).

I confess Glenn, that we have become complacent as a people. I am trying to be calm...but times are looking bad.

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