How far advanced or how much retrograde have we backed-up in over a dozen years?
Direction and Respect
Regardless of our opinions, wisdom regarding the facts and personal experiences, we continue to honor those who lost their lives and greater numbers who were harmed in New York, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania.
After honoring others, our thoughts shall turn to where is civilization going with anti-terrorism or reanalyzing events that led up to the tragedies on 9/11 and since.
President Obama plans to outline the new approach against ISIS in a press conference this (9/10/14) evening.
Just by letting the budding global jihadist ISIS and Al Qaeda fight over . . .
just who thinks they are leading the extremist action.
Too bad any infighting will not cancel either of those factions out of the picture.
NewsOne has blogged an article about the most eleven (11) compelling conspiracy stories two years ago. Did the presidential administration stage it? Were Osama Bin Laden tapes faked? Was the defense systems ordered to stand-down? Were bombs planted in the Pentagon and WTC? Did Israeli intelligence and the Jewish community in New York forewarned? How is it possible that aluminum airplanes could penetrate steel building structures? Were phone calls from the highjacked flights faked? Was black-box evidence kept secret?
With all due respect of the passing of 2,977 victims – 246 died on the four hijacked airplanes, 125 were killed in the Pentagon, and 2,606 lost their lives in the World Trade Center – “We Remember.”
Details are listed on the following website = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_September_11_attacks.
In the words of the passengers on United Flight 93, “Let’s Roll!”
Human Rights / Liberty / Killing Ironies
But should we be concerned that American civil liberties and citizen rights have been abridged!?!
American efforts to address terrorist threats has led the U.S. to adopt the attributes of the enemy and extremists – for better or for worse. This irony can kill US.
Honor / Respect / Action
The World Trade Center Survivors’ Network (reference it at http://www.survivorsnet.org/) has a number of resources, medical and mental health care expenses for emergency responders and survivors, maintains WTC evacuation, fire and building safety research studies, support docents for the Memorial and Museum, and plans to commemorate the 2014 anniversary with an outdoor gathering and luncheon. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Flight 175 impacted the 93rd to 99th floors.
Two years ago, Abraham Wagner’s analysis of anti-terrorism technologies was published in the Huffington Post. Check it out at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abraham-r-wagner/counterterrorism-technolo_b_1874521.html.
There is another good website focusing on counter-terrorism at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-terrorism#Counter-Terrorism_and_American_Law_Enforcement.
There are wide variety of concerns and specialties now grouped under the super Department of Homeland Security. Transportation safety, cybersecurity, terrorism prevention, border security, as well as academics, disaster relief, human trafficking, economics, local law enforcement, and immigration. (Reference: http://www.dhs.gov/topics)
My ‘caution to the wind’ is that perhaps we might:
(1) have created a monster bureaucracy or
(2) are spreading focused actions too thin
thus, rendering too many efforts ineffective.
We can pray and hope that our ingenuity and innovation can stay ahead of misfortune.
Mr. President, God’s speed.
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