The 911 Commission Report
Topic: Current Affairs
I am going to read the report. Thanks to my brother, Tim, who gave me the link
to the Washington Post where I could download the report and put on my PDA. This may take a while but I do think it's important.
The preface is truly sobering. We didn't know what was going on and certainly didn't realize how serious it was. We have such a great country that we could not comprehend that people hate us. Not as many as the liberals think, but enough. The europeans don't so much hate us as feel superior and put us down at the same time. According to them us Johnny-come-lately's don't have the right to not be like them.
The terrorists, who do hate us, also hate Europe and Europe refuses to believe this. They think if they can just be understanding enough and nice enough the terrorists will leave them alone and, if they don't, it's the fault of the United States, which is crap. They hate a social structure that isn't fascist and think they can stay socially back a couple milleniums while enjoying all the benefits of modern life and science. Ain't going to happen.
But I digress. The paragraph that I think best defines terrorism is as follows:We learned about an enemy who is sophisticated, patient, disciplined, and lethal. The enemy rallies broad support in the Arab and Muslim world by demanding redress of political grievances, but its hostility toward us and our values is limitless. Its purpose is to rid the world of religious and political pluralism, the plebiscite, and equal rights for women. It makes no distinction between military and civilian targets. Collateral damage is not in it's lexicon.
I read that paragraph and thought "This is against everything that the liberals say they believe in. Why are they supporting the terrorists? Why are they trying so hard to stop us from protecting ourselves from terrorism?". I look at Afghanistan and Iraq and see the administration working to help women with schools, hospitals and fighting for as many rights as they can get. I see the religious right in the fore front of the fight against slavery in Africa, which is mainly operated and run by muslims, very often black muslims, which I suppose is one reason the African American activist groups in this country don't want to acknowledge how wide spread it is. After all how can they say that slavery is racist when black africans are enslaving black africans.
Ok, we have an enemy who intends to kill us or convert us and even if they convert us they'll probably kill us anyway because they hate everything that we are. Next is Chapter 1. I looked at it quickly but it's about the hijacking of the planes on September 11, 2001 and I know it will bring back the fear when I couldn't get hold of my daughter and the horror that people could actually do this and the terror that our world has changed because of the hatred of people without a conscience and with no value but hate. I listened to Hugh Hewitt read some of it on Friday and I cried again but I think we do need to remember and repeat and read and never forget September 11, 2001.
Posted by rachela
at 7:57 AM MDT
Updated: Sunday, 25 July 2004 7:58 AM MDT