I say the Twin Towers fell on 09/11/2001.  That was 8 years, and 96 days ago, and from that time until this very day, I
am not certain who caused the catastrophe.  I have my opinions, theories and/or beliefs, but I do not know for sure.  In
my own simple mind, only God knows the real truth and I do not believe any human being is going to come forward to
testify.  Perhaps the real truthers are dead – I do not know.

Our
government said we needed to go after Osama bin Laden and that he was hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan.  
Okay.  They said they were 100% sure.  Yep, and George W. Bush made the argument why we should go and because
so many
people will believe whatever their government tells them, many of them eagerly rallied behind the president.  Oh
and least we forget the simpleminded and/or forgetful Americans that refuse to recall that Colin Luther Powell helped
The People to believe that G.W. was right.  Sad?  Hmmm.  Well, whatever.

    George Walker Bush was our president and because he had some of The People
    fooled, we now have a Nation of sheep.  Who in their right mind would believe that
    crap?  I was not convinced then and certainly not now.  So, anyway, The Village Idiot
    talked the Nation of sheep and some of our allies into going to Afghanistan.

    In October, the U.S. ordered an Iraqi INVASION.  Okay, but then to the Sheep’s
    surprise, The Village Idiot said WMD’s were in the hands of Saddam Hussein Abd al
    Majid al-Tikriti.  Uh Huh, so in March 2003, we turned our attention away from the
    war-torn-down Afghanistan.  Uh huh.

    Although we did not fully abandon our mission in Afghanistan, we did not focus on it as
    much or at least give it the attention it may have deserved - at the time.  I suppose it
    may have been the thought of us causing harm to the best outlawed opium in the
    world.  (The Untied States knew what side or who buttered their bread.)  Or perhaps
    we could consider the thought of us building an oil pipeline for Israel as well as
controlling the heroin market. One thing for sure, this war will never benefit america.  One thing is for sure, we do not
need another Vietnam on our hands.  And if so, hopefully and prayerfully, we do not find out about it before it is too late.

Too late would be when there are more dead soldiers.

Too late to add to Bush’s terrible worst-president legacy.

Too late to destroy Obama’s Pulitzer Prize winning legacy.

Too late before we cause even more distance and animosity around the world.

Anyway, we went after the man who had weapons of mass destruction.  We said Saddam had them and of course he
did!  We
gave them to him!  (I cannot get the tune out of my head, “Money makes the world go 'round. The world go
'round, the world go 'round ... 'Cause money makes the world go 'round….”
)

I wonder who the real bully is but am certain that War equals money.

The events that lead us to this thing that the Village Idiot calls “the war on terror” makes me wonder if we will ever win.
  • September 11, 2001 (9/11)
  • Anthrax terrorist attack killed 5 people
  • Jim David Atkins shot people attending a liberal church
  • Two days before the invasion of Iraq, a man killed 2 soldiers and wounded 14
  • 1993: World Trade bombing
  • December 2001, was the shoe bomber attempt
  • 2002: a terrorist attack in Los Angeles ended with 2 dead and 4 wounded
  • October 2002, the DC sniped was convicted of terrorism charges for gunning down 10 people
  • 2005: A Muslim in Seattle, WA killed 1 and wounded 5 and said it was due to his hatred of Israel
  • 2006: Iranian graduate student who claimed to be a follower of one of the al qaeda members
  • 2006: a man killed 1 and wounded 13 in San Francisco
  • The 2008 attack at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, ended with an 18 year old woman dead in the streets
  • December 25, 2009 foiled terrorist attack: Nigerian national, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate an
    explosive device while onboard flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. The device did not explode, but instead
    ignited, injuring Mr. Abdulmutallab and two passengers.

Almost very day, we receive reports that someone wants to kill us, but its impossible to kill every single terrorist as they
only find a new camp and recruit more and more members.  There will always be someone with the desire to kill us.  
Often, I pray that our Nation does not suffer another 9/11, but let it be known I am still not certain what happen on that
fateful day and who was involved.  I do not have the facts nor have I been able to make sense of what may or may not
have occurred, but I am not too sure if it happened the way our government reported it to The Sheep.  If it went
according to the U.S. government, it may have had something to do with the UN Security Council vote to lift sanctions
against Afghanistan.  Again, I do not know and I certainly doubt we ever will, so I will let it go.  …for now.




















Anyway, through all this mess, we have assembled a group of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.  But, what is Guantanamo
Bay?  Do we actually need Gitmo?  What did our government think was going to happen to the detainees?  I know my
first thought was that it would be a breeding ground; a place where only a man and/or woman could sit and think and sit
and think and sit and think and then plot.  A place to hatch terrorist.

Let me say first, that I thank God that Abdul Mudallad (Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab) was not able to ignite a device on
that 253 Northwest Airline December 25, 2009 however, I am not surprised it happened.  I just hope in the future that we
will be more cognizant of how we check people in and out at our transportation stations.  We need to improve it, today.

While watching Hardball, Chris Matthews asked two commentators what should be done in the future to protect the U.S.
from possible terrorist attacks.  One said we should do
this and the other agreed while adding we should do that.  I
agreed with both commentators who said that we should hold suspects until a thorough investigation could be done, but
then Chris Matthews asked for how long, as we could not hold them forever.  I do not recall what was the commentator's
reply, but I say why not hold them forever?  We have ALREADY created a terrorist, how do we let them leave our
breeding laboratory?






















Israel says they are not profiling a certain group of people, but if you think about it, they are.  Alternatively, that is THEIR
policy to fly into THEIR country.  They do not apologize for their stance as they distinctly said that they are aware that
not every Muslim is a terrorist, but they go on to say that every terrorist they have encountered just happened to
be
Muslim.  Again, I do not believe they should apologize.  It is what it is.  

We need to do that and more in the U.S.  Would our actions violate or take away people’s rights and/or freedoms?  Of
course!  Americans gave up all rights the day Transportation Security Administration (TSA) took responsibility for all
security modes of transportation.  Now we take off our shoes and our bags are subjected to intense searching.  Of
course, it does not help that we only pay the TSA workers a small amount of money.  Hey, you get what you pay for,
right?  (It is the same with
teachers.  For years, our government has stressed how valuable education is, yet their pay is
menial.)

Notwithstanding, the United States should hire additional security personnel and pay them more than just a measly $13.72
to $20.57 per hour.  Train these security officers to profile every single human who comes in and out of the U.S.  Train
them to look for signs, twitches, etc.  And if it takes more time then what it currently does, then that is just too bad.  If
anyone feels that their rights are violated, then they have the option of building their own transportation device.  I am
aware of federal airspace violations and the cost, but that is the individual’s choice.  If you want to travel here, then you
must comply with the rules and regulations.  You have the right to travel, but you do not have the right to violate the law.

    I have decided the best way to enter the TSA checkpoint, is to arrive at
    the airport in a coat with a two-piece bikini underneath.  Perhaps too
    scant, but it is easier for them to check you and quicker for you to get
    through security.

    With a new law in place, the new security officers will not racially profile
    anyone, but just simply check each individual that travels anywhere within
    as well as outside the United States of america.  This search may involve
    additional seizures and will cost more, but that is the price American and
    foreigners travelers must pay.  Benjamin Franklin said, “They, who
    would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve
    neither liberty or security,” but what did he know?

The terrorist will exist.  They will reside all over the world - even here in the U.S., but it is up to us to decide how we
must secure ourselves.  No, we cannot fight them all, as we will continue to have people like Hamid  Karzai and General
Pervez Musharraf who harbor terrorists.  The fight will never end and neither will the money will.

I believe, in my heart of hearts, that we will never end the war on terror just as we have never – and never will – end the
war on drugs.

War equals money, and the investors of war feel a great need to have more of it.
         Terror Means War - War & Terror

















The War On Terror:
When the planes hit the towers, I was asleep.  At that time, we were avid Unfair Fowl News
watchers, so while I’m sleeping, my spouse would turn on the television and when I awake, I
watch whatever is on the news.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I opened my eyes.  I see what I believe is a coming
attraction of serious action movie.  It is only seconds when I learn that what I’m viewing is an
attack on the Country in which I live.

The news report says that two planes have struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in
New York City.  It was reported that everyone in the planes and on the ground were dead.  It was
horrific.

I will never forget that day, where I was and what I was doing.  That day, my Mother went to
sleep and died three days later.  

It was a memorable day.  A day of deep sadness and later contentment.  I was glad my mother
never learned of the horror.

I recall days later having a conversation with a family member who said that we – meaning the
United States of America, - needed to find the terrorist who killed thousands of Americans.  My
family member said we needed to go after Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden - the
leader of Al Qaeda.  That Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks.  I
said I would agree only if we – the United States of America – were certain that Osama bin
Laden was responsible.  My family member seemed to believe whatever the news reporters said.  
As if it were all factual.  I am the youngest of seven crumb-snatchers and believe my family
member should have known better; just because they
report the news, does not mean their
correspondence is the truth and nothing but the truth.  They only report what they are told.

I mentioned that I was not certain that this terrorist group was responsible.  (Days later, the news
reported that Al Qaeda denied any wrongdoing.)  Who and what are we to believe?

War equals money.
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The War On Terror
  • A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army
    of thieves.
    ~German Proverb

  • You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
    ~Jeanette Rankin

  • Only the dead have seen the end of war.
    ~Plato

  • It doesn't require any particular bravery to stand on the floor of the Senate and urge our boys in Vietnam
    to fight harder, and if this war mushrooms into a major conflict and a hundred thousand young Americans
    are killed, it won't be U.S. Senators who die. It will be American soldiers who are too young to qualify for
    the Senate.
    ~George McGovern

  • When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
    ~Jean-Paul Sartre

  • War is the only game in which it doesn't pay to have the home-court advantage.
    ~Dick Motta

  • We saw the lightning and that was the guns and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and
    then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was
    dead men that we reaped.
    ~Harriet Tubman

  • The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
    ~William Westmoreland

  • We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
    ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard
    before starting a war.
    ~Otto Von Bismark

  • War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.
    ~Benjamin Disraeli

  • Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
    ~Herbert Hoover

  • Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?
    ~Holly Near

  • The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his.
    ~George Patton

  • Borders are scratched across the hearts of men
    By strangers with a calm, judicial pen,
    And when the borders bleed we watch with dread
    The lines of ink across the map turn red.
    ~Marya Mannes, Subverse: "Rhymes for Our Times, 1959"

  • Studies by Medical Corps psychiatrists of combat fatigue cases... found that fear of killing, rather than
    fear of being killed, was the most common cause of battle failure, and that fear of failure ran a strong
    second.
    ~S.L.A. Marshall
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