originally posted here and at Tizonas.
While many people died in the atrocities in 2001, we tend to remember most the Twin Towers falling.
Many of us watched it happening in real time, even myself here in Melbournistan, Australia.
Seven years after the event, the enormity of it is something that never leaves; perhaps that really was the end of history as we know it, rather than the year 2000.
For someone with the gift of the gab, this is one that renders me nearly speechless, and so I will just leave you with a comment of the frollicking mole’s from Tim Blair’s old blog:
I saw people jumping and never considered it suicide. It was a choice between the auto-de-fe of the islamists or the quick death of their own making.
They made a CHOICE not to die by burning, I only hope they closed their eyes and thought back to when they were 5 and could fly….
In the interests of tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism, and for those who think that America (we) deserved 9/11:
I hope you fucking rot in hell.
God bless America and her martyrs.
(crossposted at Tizona’s)
Thank you, Bosch, for you have the pictures when I’m stricken dumb.
crossposted at rightwingdeathbogan.
I remember September 11, 2001, I thought that we would unleash the Dogs of War to do what they do best, unfortunately the lace panty brigade had enough influence prevent this. General MacArthur said that “In war there is no substitute for victory”. After WWII the only war we fought to a clear victory was the war against communism in Greece during the late 1940s, we fought this one to a clear victory because most people didn’t know about it and couldn’t argue to stop the killing.
History says that you worry about winning the hearts and minds of your enemy after you have won the war, not while the war is still being fought.