“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America.”
– U.S. President George W. Bush, 9/11/01
We will never forget the cowardly attacks on America three years ago from today. Out of this, our nation has become stronger, closer and more resolute. This year’s election notwithstanding, all Americans can agree that terrorism is now a very real danger.
More recently, we’ve seen the terrorist attack in Chechnya, where these fanatics took innocent men, women and children hostage for several days, before unleashing their form of “negotiation” on them in the guise of homemade bombs and cowardly shootings in the back (of kids, no less!).
We cannot afford to forget the lessons learned over the last decade of the lengths to which these fascists will go to undermine freedom, democracy and decent lives for the common man; their hatred and lust for oppressive power in the name of their divine guidance drives them to these insane and inhumane courses. It is unfortunate that, like the airplanes on 9/11, these idiots have hijacked what should be a peaceful religion, and now subvert it to their own, selfish desires.
For me, I am tired of trying to sympathize with these terrorists– the same who use homicidal bombers (let’s not kid ourselves; these aren’t suicide bombers because they don’t just kill themselves– if only they would!) to try and get the rest of the world to bow before their self-proclaimed superiority. I no longer care to understand why they wish utter and complete destruction on the free world. I only want it to stop, and if that means eradicating these fanatics, then I’m all for it.
There can be no sympathy or understanding for people who would willfully slaughter thousands of non-combatant civilians in the name of their religion, and I don’t just say this because they attacked my homeland.
The civilized world should completely condemn these people. The civilized world should work to remove them from their positions of influence and power. The civilized world should never forget the bravery and courage of those who sought to save the victims of these senseless attacks, here in America, and around the globe.
The civilized world should never forget the events of September 11, 2001.
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