Skip to comments.Don't Let the 18s and Under Forget; and be sure the 18s and Over Remember...
Posted on 09/11/2019 10:17:30 AM PDT by Starman417
It's strange to know young adults now, who have no personal recollection of the 9/11 attacks. Even stranger still to know people who lived that day and seem to have "moved on", without interest to look back and reflect.
Damning, triggering cartoon.
To not remember; and to not remember those no longer with us.
What is aggravating are those growing number of Americans (and non-Americans) giving in to conspiracy theories. I see it in every comment stream on news sites that bring up 9/11. Building 7. Jet fuel. Inside job. Controlled demolitions. 28 redacted pages. So many nutjobs living amongst us. Idiots!
It's also quite sad how political differences have torn us asunder to the point that it feels as though our diversity is no longer a strength, but a weakness. The division is so palpable. The rift so wide that it feels like we are two nations living within one.
I hope it does not take another traumatic attack to bring us together as brothers and sisters and one nation.
Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, those memories touch American presidential history. Shortly after the attacks began, the most powerful man in the world, who had been informed of the World Trade Center explosions in a Florida classroom, was escorted to a runway and sent to the safest place his handlers could think of: the open sky.Go to Politico to read the rest.
For the next eight hours, with American airspace completely cleared of jets, a single blue-and-white Boeing 747, tail number 29000filled with about 65 passengers, crew and press, and the 43rd president, George W. Bush, as well as 70 box lunches and 25 pounds of bananastraversed the eastern United States. On board, President Bush and his aides argued about two competing intereststhe need to return to Washington and reassure a nation and the competing need to protect the commander in chief. All the while, he and his staff grappled with the aftermath of the worst attack on American soil in their lifetimes, making crucial decisions with only flickering information about the attacks unfolding below. Bush struggled even to contact his family and to reach Vice President Dick Cheney in the White House bunker.
The story of those remarkable hoursand the thoughts and emotions of those aboardisolated eight miles above America, escorted by three F-16 fighters, flying just below the speed of sound, has never been comprehensively told.
This oral history, based on more than 40 hours of original interviews with more than two dozen of the passengers, crew and press aboardincluding many who have never spoken publicly about what they witnessed that daytraces the story of how an untested president, a sidearm-carrying general, top aides, the Secret Service and the Cipro-wielding White House physician, as well as five reporters, four radio operators, three pilots, two congressmen and a stenographer responded to 9/11.
The Soufan Center Intell Brief:
18 YEARS AFTER THE 9/11 ATTACKS, WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF AL-QAEDA?
Bottom Line Up Front
Eighteen years after the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the group has evolved significantly and looks much different today than it did nearly two decades ago.
- Eighteen years after the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the group has evolved and looks much different today than it did nearly two decades ago.
- The influence of al-Qaeda core and its senior leadership hiding in Pakistan has been reduced, while franchise groups have grown in prominence.
- The story of post-bin-Laden al-Qaeda has primarily been driven by the groups attempt to remain relevant in Syria and its competition with the Islamic State.
- Over the past several years, al-Qaeda leadership has released a steady stream of messages that reiterated the importance of the global struggle and urged its followers to launch strikes against the West.
(Excerpt) Read more at Floppingaces.net....
December 7, 1941.
September 11, 2001.
Dont worry....public schooling will make them forget.
I was just telling my husband last night that is is hard to believe there are adults now who were not here on 9/11/01.
Our history will be rewritten/forgotten in no time.
I was born just 17 years after Pearl Harbor Day. It’s significant to me. No doubt. But only from a historical perspective.
Problem is - 18 year olds today cannot even understand 9/11 from a historical POV. The media has rewritten, revised and distorted the truth of what really happened that day.
Islam is of Satan.
I can feel my blood pressure going up. Such a horrible day.
They’ll just have learn all over again...the hard way.
The media is not the only suspect
Someone did something
Incredibly, the esteemed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D. Minn) has joined the parade. Way to go Minnesotans!
Islam is at war with Civilization. Islam has been at war with civilization ever since Mohammed and his bloody-handed followers came roaring out of the desert with fire and the sword in the Year of Our Lord 610. Islam is at war with these United States of America. Islam has been at war with these United States of America since October 11, 1784 when Islamic Moroccan pirates seized the American flagged brigantine "Betsey". This war of Islam against everybody else has ebbed and flowed, but it has never ceased. It cannot cease while both Islam and Civilization exist.
Islam is neither a religion exclusively, nor a political ideology exclusively. It combines both, and does so in an utterly totalitarian and violently expansionist way. Islam demands to subjugate and destroy all other ways of thinking, of living, of worshiping God.
Islam exists in both the secular realm and the spiritual realm, and wages war against Civilization in both realms. Islam is aggressive violence; Islam must be fought with defensive lethal force. Islam is absolute subjection of the person; Islam must be fought with liberty. Islam is the blasphemous worship of demons; Islam must be fought with the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We must prosecute this fight for as long as Islam continues to exist.
Islam Must Be Destroyed.
The forgetting is moving right along.
Minnesota and Michigan voters did forget...
My late mother’s memories.
My own memories.
Other than to go online.
I was 12 on 9/11 and I’ll never forget. It’s probably the one event in my life I remember most vividly, and so it’s weird to know people who either weren’t alive or were too young to remember what happened that day. Makes me feel old. It’s essential they know the truth and not be swayed by the “Islam is a religion of peace” BS.
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