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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The President lectures us to not get angry over 9/11



Well the radical Muslim apologists are out, lead by the Cat Food President this morning at the site of the Pentagon attack. He spoke of “we are” and such and such and lectured us to not challenge such things as the GZ mosque.

Instead, he says, the nation will resist "those who sought to divide and demoralize us." "We will stay true to our traditions at home, as a diverse and tolerant nation," he says. "We will not give in to their hatred," Obama said, despite the terrorists' efforts to spark conflicts among faiths. "

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He said not one word about our rights and our history and why we should never tolerate the building of a monument to the radical Muslims at the site of their despicable attack on people whose crimes were being at work in the World Trade Center. In short, the radicals must be allowed to tell us what to do.

Now as he and the other apologists blather and gather around their Dear Leader and claim that 9/11 and all of this is our fault…….

Well, dear Apologist, wherever you are:

I think it is worthwhile mentioning that, whether you remember it or not, we were in a very real, very nasty “Cold War” with the Soviets. And that the friends and shipmates of mine who died were just as dead as their uncles and fathers who died in WWII and Korea.

And while the Shah was a dictator and had his secret police, his radical Muslim replacements are dictators and have their religious police.

Do you actually believe that more people were tortured/killed under the Shah than under the religious fanatics that replaced him? And do you understand that, at least, under the Shah we had some influence and were pushing his government towards democracy?

Do you remember it was Carter whose failure to support the Shah created modern day radical Muslims and their terrorism supporting states?

Do you understand that we used Iraq to keep Iran from taking control of the oil in the Iraq and then the SA peninsula? Would you have preferred we let Iran have control of what was then a huge percentage of the world’s oil supplies? Or would you have preferred we used our military, and perhaps nuclear weapons, to stop the Iranians?

Maybe we should not have given the Taliban weapons to defend themselves against the Soviets and bleed the Evil Empire a bit. But I seem to remember we were weak and actually had “trip wire” divisions in Europe that were expected to fight and die when the Soviet’s attacked while we brought up reinforcements.

Do you remember that it was our refusal to go along with the English that allowed Egypt to survive as an independent country? How much did Kosovo cost us and how many Muslim lives were saved? Do you know we were in Lebanon on a peace keeping mission?

And have you forgotten that Israel was attacked by its Muslim neighbors within hours of its independence? Are you aware that none of the Muslim neighbors have ever been willing to accept immigrants? Do you know that in the negotiations set up by Clinton between Israel and the PLO, Israel gave the PLO 90% of what they wanted? And yet the PLO walked away?

BTW – Can you show me a Palestinian coin?

Have you read that it was Saddam who claimed the right to invade Kuwait and threaten Saudi Arabia over his desire to have more oil and more control over the west? And that after agreeing to the terms of his defeat how he kept violating them? How he corrupted the “oil for peace” UN officials and starved his nation’s children?

How he gassed his own people and how he violated the weapons agreements, rattled his sword and, we now know, planned to get back into the WMD business as soon as possible?

Did we cause Munich? The Rome Airport? The highjacked TWA flight? The 'Achille Lauro'? WTC in ’93? USS Cole? The attempt at blowing up LAX? The German nightclub? Pan Am 103? Was it our lack of a vigorish response to these attacks on the west that caused 9/11?

Monday morning quarterbacking is fine but it is always helpful to remember that the QB’s choices were limited and that maybe throwing a 60 yard interception was better than taking a sack on his own 20 yard line. At least in the first case the defense had a chance to make a play or two.

Now we have benched the football players in favor of letting the cheerleaders meet with the other side.

Based on Ft Hood, the underwear bomber and the Times Square attempt I would say that is not working out very well. Hopey changey has not imptressed the killers.

But at least we are being taught to apologize. Serfs and slaves do that a lot. I think the President wants us to get use to that.


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“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

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The 9/11 Jumpers

I had flown into town the night before for a business meeting the next day. The meeting was not to start until around 10:30. I spent the night in a hotel that featured a free breakfast.

I wandered down for breakfast and noticed a room half full. Everyone was watching the big screen TV. At first I thought it was a movie and then I realized it was not.

The world changed before my eyes and before breakfast.

We never know what we will wake up to.




They began jumping not long after the first plane hit the North Tower, not long after the fire started. They kept jumping until the tower fell. They jumped through windows already broken and then, later, through windows they broke themselves. They jumped to escape the smoke and the fire; they jumped when the ceilings fell and the floors collapsed; they jumped just to breathe once more before they died. They jumped continually, from all four sides of the building, and from all floors above and around the building's fatal wound. They jumped from the offices of Marsh & McLennan, the insurance company; from the offices of Cantor Fitzgerald, the bond-trading company; from Windows on the World, the restaurant on the 106th and 107th floors -- the top. For more than an hour and a half, they streamed from the building, one after another, consecutively rather than en masse, as if each individual required the sight of another individual jumping before mustering the courage to jump himself or herself. One photograph, taken at a distance, shows people jumping in perfect sequence, like parachutists, forming an arc composed of three plummeting people, evenly spaced. Indeed, there were reports that some tried parachuting, before the force generated by their fall ripped the drapes, the tablecloths, the desperately gathered fabric, from their hands. They were all, obviously, very much alive on their way down, and their way down lasted an approximate count of ten seconds. They were all, obviously, not just killed when they landed but destroyed, in body though not, one prays, in soul. One hit a fireman on the ground and killed him; the fireman's body was anointed by Father Mychal Judge, whose own death, shortly thereafter, was embraced as an example of martyrdom after the photograph -- the redemptive tableau -- of firefighters carrying his body from the rubble made its way around the world.

From the beginning, the spectacle of doomed people jumping from the upper floors of the World Trade Center resisted redemption. They were called "jumpers" or "the jumpers," as though they represented a new lemminglike class. The trial that hundreds endured in the building and then in the air became its own kind of trial for the thousands watching them from the ground. No one ever got used to it; no one who saw it wished to see it again, although, of course, many saw it again. Each jumper, no matter how many there were, brought fresh horror, elicited shock, tested the spirit, struck a lasting blow. Those tumbling through the air remained, by all accounts, eerily silent; those on the ground screamed. It was the sight of the jumpers that prompted Rudy Giuliani to say to his police commissioner, "We're in uncharted waters now." It was the sight of the jumpers that prompted a woman to wail, "God! Save their souls! They're jumping! Oh, please God! Save their souls!


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The problem is that too many have forgotten. We have tied ourselves into silly knots over rights for people that are waging war on us.

I am an old man. I worry for my country. I worry for my grandchildren.

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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson