How do you think we are doing, post 9/11? Betraying the Dead…

I think we have lost momentum and ground. How we can do that with the memories, footage and gaping hole at Ground Zero staring us in the face everyday is beyond me.

I found the following article and thought I would share it here. Please share your own thoughts, memories, praises and grievances of where we are and where we should be:

Betraying our dead

Forgetting the vows we made

Last Updated: 3:26 AM, September 11, 2009
Ralph Peters
NYPost
Excerpt:

Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died.

We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot.

We’ve learned nothing.

Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we’ve excused it.

Instead of killing terrorists, we free them.

Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them.

Instead of acknowledging that radical Islam is the problem, we elected a president who blames America, whose idea of freedom is the right for women to suffer in silence behind a veil — and who counts among his mentors and friends those who damn our country or believe that our own government staged the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

Instead of insisting that freedom will not be infringed by terrorist threats, we censor works that might offend mass murderers. Radical Muslims around the world can indulge in viral lies about us, but we dare not even publish cartoons mocking them.

Instead of protecting law-abiding Americans, we reject profiling to avoid offending terrorists. So we confiscate granny’s shampoo at the airport because the half-empty container could hold 3.5 ounces of liquid.

Instead of insisting that Islamist hatred and religious apartheid have no place in our country, we permit the Saudis to continue funding mosques and madrassahs where hating Jews and Christians is preached as essential to Islam.

Instead of confronting Saudi hate-mongers, our president bows down to the Saudi king.

Instead of recognizing the Saudi-sponsored Wahhabi cult as the core of the problem, our president blames Israel.

Instead of asking why Middle Eastern civilization has failed so abjectly, our president suggests that we’re the failures.

Instead of taking every effective measure to cull information from terrorists, the current administration threatens CIA agents with prosecution for keeping us safe.

Instead of proudly and promptly rebuilding on the site of the Twin Towers, we’ve committed ourselves to the hopeless, useless task of rebuilding Afghanistan. (Perhaps we should have built a mosque at Ground Zero — the Saudis would’ve funded it.)

Instead of taking a firm stand against Islamist fanaticism, we’ve made a cult of negotiations — as our enemies pursue nuclear weapons; sponsor terrorism; torture, imprison, rape and murder their own citizens — and laugh at us.

Instead of insisting that Islam must become a religion of responsibility, our leaders in both parties continue to bleat that “Islam’s a religion of peace,” ignoring the curious absence of Baptist suicide bombers.

Instead of requiring new immigrants to integrate into our society and conform to its public values, we encourage and subsidize anti-American, woman-hating, freedom-denying bigotry in the name of toleration.

Instead of pursuing our enemies to the ends of the earth, we help them sue us.

We’ve dishonored our dead and whitewashed our enemies. A distinctly unholy alliance between fanatical Islamists abroad and a politically correct “elite” in the US has reduced 9/11 to the status of a non-event, a day for politicians to preen about how little they’ve done.

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5 Responses to “How do you think we are doing, post 9/11? Betraying the Dead…”

  1. Garrysr Says:

    I think that many have forgotten. It is good, I think, that we can live our lives most days without remionders we are at war. That speaks to the effectiveness of our troops, and law enforcement. We need to remember, however, that we are at war, and that we were told at the onset it would be long and drawn-out. It will not end this year, nor in this presidency, no matter what the expectations are. The enemy is not going to go home if we do.

  2. Claire Says:

    Well said Garrysr!

  3. John H Says:

    How can I, we, any of us ever forget. Yes, I have days where it is not the foremost thing on my mind but it is never completely out of my thoughts.

    December 7, 1941, as declared by FDR, was The Day of Infamy. September 11, 2001, joined that Day of Infamy and will be forever engraved indelibly in our minds. That is why we will always REMEMBER.

    As Garrysr implied, We did not start this War but we will end it. Maybe not in my lifetime or even the coming decades, but We will ends this War, all of us, in and out of uniform.

    The nightly news is now reporting more than I’ve seen or heard of all day in any of the media. Betraying the Dead…? Lord, I hope not. For those who died on 9-11-2001 and those who have lost their lives since in pursuit of its perpetrators, we must be ever vigilant. And We Can Never, Ever Forget!

  4. usn-g-man Says:

    Sadly, I must agree with the article posted above.

    Most Americans do want to forget and our children who were 4-6 at the time are now in their teens and most have NO knowledge of 9-11 or the War on Terrorism.

    (as told to me, when I asked my Own Granddaughter if they were taught about 9-11 in school) They know the words “it’s about the Attack on the Twin Towers” but sadly, doesn’t even know what the “Twin Towers” were or anything else about that day.

    Garrysr said it very well when he said; “We need to remember, however, that we are at war, and that we were told at the onset it would be long and drawn-out. It will not end this year, nor in this presidency, no matter what the expectations are. The enemy is not going to go home if we do.”

    Our elected officials have either forgotten we are at War with the terrorists or are ignoring that fact in an effort to gain votes and popularity.

    The Truth, as I see it though, is fairly simple.

    Leaving Iraq and Afghanistan will allow them to recoup, reorganize and plan. This is Exactly what they want. Leaving, will give them the Victory they need to recruit more terrorists throughout the World.

    No matter whether we leave Iraq and Afghanistan, we will STILL be at War. The difference is that we will most likely be fighting them in the cities of Our Country instead of theirs.

    Americans have so little patients for War and the entire World knows it.

    It’s been like that since Korea.

    The Rhetoric is amazing as most comes from people who know nothing about War, especially the Politicians.

    They say “We certainly don’t want another Vietnam” yet they are the ones who make it so, not the enemy!

    Neither Vietnam or Korea were lost on the battlefield. Neither will Iraq or Afghanistan, but will be lost and bogged down due to the cowardly acts of our elected officials who would rather win an election than a War.

    Oh Yeah! and don’t forget the Media! High losses and casualties are news, not the Schools, Training, Food Aid, Hospitals, Roads and free elections, etc, which hardly get a mention.

  5. Jackie T. Says:

    I don’t believe those directly impacted by 9/11, whether rescuers, family members of the lost, or the military, will EVER forget. I do believe the general public, especially those not directly involved, have forgotten…they’ve buried their heads in the sand because it is easier and doesn’t hurt as much to live that way.

    Has America changed the way we do business? As a general rule, no. As with most catastrophic occurrences, most Americans have reverted back to their selfish, arrogant “me” ways of life. And, in my opinion, that presages another attack, possibly in my lifetime.

    The changes that happened because of 9/11 (more scrutiny (not better security) at airports but not necessarily at other well-traveled areas (Disney anyone?), Homeland Security (putting American’s on the “watch” list just because their names match someone else on the list)…not educating the public about typical terrorist activities (someone could leave a knapsack or briefcase with a bomb at a school…our school officials are NOT trained to pay attention to anything out of the ordinary), are a step in the right direction, but we are failing in these protections.

    I believe more attention needs to be paid to the problems on American soil…there are and have been domestic acts of terrorism since then and there will be more, which means more lives will be lost.

    Unfortunately, peace and war go hand-in-hand…you can’t have one without the other. America as a whole needs to be made aware of this again, again, and again and be prepared for anything.

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