Posts tagged ‘9/11’

December 11, 2008

war on terrorism

There were recent arrests in Belgium(EU) of Al Qaeda ops.  They were planning a big attack on locations in and around Belgium.  Fortunately, they were caught prior to anything horrible occurring.  The story can be read here.

What we must realize is that Belgium is against the war in Iraq and has no presence there(troops wise) and yet terrorist are planning attacks on that country ANYWAY!!!.  What this tells me is what I’ve always known.  Terrorist don’t care and will attack and kill anyone, anywhere at anytime.  The worst part is that the ‘Old’ men that know better brain-wash the young men into suicide bombers.  They use tactics like poverty, unfortunate circumstances to family members and even their country to persuade them to “martyrdom’ in the name of Allah(God in Arabic). 

I watched a good movie last night that dealt with some of these issues, from both sides of the situation.  The current post 9/11 world we live in and terrorism as a reality, everywhere and in EVERY country around the Globe.  The movie is called ‘Rendition’.  The movie starts off slow, but it captivates you in a very short period of time.  I would recommend watching it to get a good perspective from both sides of the War on Terror.

I must say that I can’t believe we haven’t caught a 6’5, long bearded man on dialysis yet???  Why is that?  This world is too small for us not to catch a man like that.  Amazing.

I hope that we as humans living together in this world, can fight together as ONE and bring an end to terrorism.  This is EVERYONE’S fight, not just the USA or Belgium, but everyone.  Solidarity against terrorism is the only way!

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December 8, 2008

Pearl Harbor

Yesterday(December 7th) marked the 67th anniversary of one of the saddest days in US history.  The attack on Pearl Harbor.    I really wanted to say in this blog that I love my country and am extremely grateful for the lives of thousands of enlisted forces that have died for the great cause of country first motto and for their love for the United States as well.  I don’t want to ever forget this day nor forget 9/11 either. 

Thank God for strong leadership that is needed in times of war to make decisions that you nor I want or would like to make.  It takes a strong leader and constitution to make those decisions.  Let’s pray that our future can be a bright and hopeful one that doesn’t put political correctness or popular opinion in the forefront of decisions that need to be made for the better of all.

Keep in mind that there hasn’t been another attack on our soil since 9/11 and I believe that is because we will not stand by or handle lightly anyone that tries to attack us here at home.  I think taking the fight to them is a decision that will be looked on by future generations as a correct one.  I pray that it’s so.   Passiveness is not tolerable when terrorists are on the aggressive.  Just like Pearl Harbor, we had to retaliate and just like 9/11 we had to retaliate.  Otherwise, we are looked upon as weak and open to anyone coming here and attacking us more on our soil and that just won’t be.

God Bless these United States of America.  Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!

September 11, 2008

9/11 aka Patriot’s Day

I wanted to say a big “Thank You” to all our troops at home and abroad that are fighting for our freedoms that we truly enjoy here in the Great USA!

My wife and I went to NYC in December of 2005.  We got to see ground zero.  It was a big hole the size of at least a city block, in the middle of huge buildings all around.  It seemed like a very sad place.  It was eerily quiet around there.  There were pictures of people, places and things to come posted on the fence that closed off the entire site.  Just very sad.

I pray that nothing like that ever happens again on our soil here in the US.  I love my country and what it has done for me.  It is sad to know that people are brain-washed to thinking that we want anything more than to help others around the world be better countries. 

God Bless America, the land of the free and the home of the brave!