Today we observe the worst attack on United States soil since Pearl Harbor. This piece is solely my thoughts, and remembrances of the fateful day in history.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was at the Ford Engineering lot in Dearborn, loading 6 test trucks to take up to another Ford testing facility about an hour and a half northeast of Detroit.
While I was loading, the fellow I was hauling the units for came up, and said he had heard on the news the World Trade Center had been hit by a plane. He didn’t know much, as neither did the news stations at the moment.
So, I finished loading, got signed out of the facility, and turned on WJR on the truck radio. This was about the time the second plane hit. I said to myself, “this isn’t a goddamn accident. We are being attacked”. By the time I rolled into my drop location, the plane had hit the Pentagon. The shipping and receiving fellow I always dealt with came out, and took me in the building, into the break room, where EVERYONE was gathered around the TV in there. Some one said that they thought it was hijackers, some said Russians, I thought to myself, NO, it’s GOT to be militant Islamists. Turns out I was more right than even I knew at the time.
We watched the news coverage for a couple of hours, by then, the planes had all been grounded, they let those who had outside work to do go ahead back out to do it.
I unloaded and reloaded some test cars going back down, after that, I, and most of the rest of us, just didn’t have the gumption to keep working, so home I went, where I stayed glued to the tube for pretty much the rest of the day.
Some random thoughts here:
1. Our nation was sure caught with our pants down. Who would EVER think these animals would deliberately take aircraft full of people, and fly them into occupied buildings? Guess we must NEVER underestimate what savages who have no regard for life, indeed, those who seem to revel in death, will do for their “cause”.
2. While hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20, there were warning signs. Too bad no one had the common sense to say “WAIT A F#$^*(G minute! Someone wants to learn to FLY, but NOT to take off and LAND ? Jesus Christ, Helen Keller could have seen THAT ONE coming.
3. The government, under Bush, tried to do the best they could, I believe, but, it seems like shortly after the shock wore off, the left went into full on hate mode. They tried everything to connect him to these cowardly attacks. Hell, they still do blame him.
4. It seems said government has learned NOTHING about militant Islam in the years since. Allowing muslims at the highest levels of government ? Our military? People who, because of their “religion”, think they have to FORCE us to it, or kill us? What kind of morons do we have running this show? Are they REALLY this stupid, OR are THEY part of the deal? With the piece of shit who occupies the White House, I have ZERO doubt in my mind.
5.When,or should I say IF, we get ADULT leadership back in D.C., I believe a purge, from top to bottom, of ANY muslim HAS to be undertaken. I simply DO NOT care if their feelings are hurt, if CAIR gets pissed off, whatever. It wasn’t militant Jews who attacked on 9/11. It wasn’t militant Buddhists who shot up Fort Hood. It wasn’t “catholic jihad” who attacked our “consulate” at Benghazi last year, for which we STILL haven’t gotten the truth of. No, you name the atrocity, with the exception of Oklahoma City, ALL these attacks have been linked with militant Islam. If those of you reading this disagree, PROVE to me your “religion” is truly peaceful. I’ll be waiting.
To close out, I just want to offer my prayers to those who lost loved ones that day, and may you all find some peace and solace.
Just some “reminders” of the day.
NEVER,EVER forget WHO did THIS to us.
Then, maybe again, THIS. The WORST to come out of this attack is THIS….
Time to shitcan it. And the political hacks who continue the charade.