Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Twelve Years Ago...

It has been 12 years since the September 11th attacks on the United States. In some ways, it feels like it was yesterday; in others, it seems like the distant past. I still haven't forgotten the images from that day, or since; I'm still angry, too angry for words right now.

So, I think it's best to focus on the heroes of that day. The NRA has a series of profiles of ordinary folks who rose to the occasion that fateful day, stories like these:

I'd rather focus on the heroes; on those that helped their fellow man that day rather than those who planned the slaughter. There were many heroes on September 11th; from those that walked into the towers that everyone else was fleeing to those that lined up around the block to give blood to the victims.

I'd still like to see a flaming orange nuclear crater in strategic areas around the globe, too, mind you.

Never forget. Never forgive.

That is all.


Ancient Woodsman said...

I'll probably burn in Hell for saying this, but I've already said it more than a few times in the past 12 years: I think we had maybe a week of sympathy & good will from all righteous folks on the planet during which we certainly could have gone all-out and turned various parts of the earth in to glass. And worse still, I firmly believe that we should have. Take the week after 9/11/01 and flatten certain parts of the globe with everything we had in our arsenal.

No warnings, no demands, no nothing until one day after cessation of our one week of vengeance, during which 43 could have had a very short press conference: "Anyone else want to pull that sh*t?"

I cannot watch the remembrance ceremonies in any form. I still to this day have a very black spot in my soul that physically hurts inside at the thought of what happened, and am pretty sure that I'll never forget. Ever.

Rob said...

The mushroom cloud should have happened in Iran in 1979.