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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget

Even if you don't care for Bruce Springsteen, please listen to these two songs from The Rising, a collection of songs that he composed in response to 9/11:




(the story behind The Rising)

The passage of time helps to assuage grief, but nothing ever completely wipes away grief – especially when a loved one is murdered. I know because, over forty years ago, I lost a beloved family member to murder just a few days before a family reunion.

Never forget exactly who committed the vile deeds on 9/11 (Please watch the video timeline!) in the name of Allah and who still commit such murders in the name of Allah.

Never forget.

To forget is to desecrate the memory of the nearly 3000 who perished that day and to betray America herself.

39 comments:

  1. The Boss did well. The note from the 84th floor is a very moving story. I can not imagine what that women must be feeling after all these years.

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  2. As for me, I remember September the 11th for the Attack on my Country, for the Attack on my City and for the Attack on my fellow Americans. NOT for it being a "National Day of Service". As Barack Obama has asked, because he doesn't want to "offend" anybody!. In my opinion this day is NOT a day to go to my local Soup Kitchen and volunteer to serve the Homeless. This is not what September the 11th means to me.
    Let’s be honest: When we talk about “the meaning of 9/11, we are referring to the Savages that murdered 3,000 innocent people. If I wanted to serve the Homeless which I don't, there are 364 other days in the year to do that.

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  3. HI AOW.

    Fars marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon with pictures, videos, and this conclusion: "Scientists with highly scientific experiments have been successful in raising doubts about the authenticity of the event."

    Yup it was made in 'Hollywood' or made by the 'Juice'.

    http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13910619001423

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  4. Today, in Public Speaking and Current Events class, we will, of course, be talking about 9/11. Many of these students have little or no memory of that day. Eleven years have passed.

    But, for me, 9/11/01 is fresh in my mind. Too fresh.

    Here in the D.C. area, today's weather is the same as on 9/11/01 -- the same blue sky.

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  5. Always on Watch,

    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one due to an act of murder, the continued pain of having something which was precious taken from you. Undoubtedly, many of the children who lost a parent on 9/11 are now moving into adulthood without the guidance so many of us take for granted.

    May our nation be blessed today. May those who grieve today receive many hugs. I send a hug your way today also, Always on Watch.

    God Bless the U.S.A.

    Tammy Swofford

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  6. I've never been one to boycott an artist because of their politics. Springsteen loves America, he just does so from the opposite side that I do.

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  7. Never forget exactly who committed the vile deeds on 9/11 (Please watch the video timeline!) in the name of Allah and who still commit such murders in the name of Allah.

    I think that is the thing. We seem to be forgetting this

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  8. Thanks for sharing these beautiful Springsteen videos. My condolences to you on the loss of that family member 40 years ago. God bless America.

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  9. I just posted on this same subject. "Never forget who committed the vile deeds..."

    Right, that also my post, though while everyone else points a finger at al Qaeda and the Taliban, I don't. The bin Laden family is very close to the Saudi Royal Family and they were both in Texas visiting their good friends, the Bush family, when the twin towers went down.

    Just like the Japanese ambassador in Washington was preaching peace as Pearl Harbor was being bombed.

    History ALWAYS repeats.

    Our enemy is the Saudis. Nobody else.

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  10. Is it constructive to focus on the group who did this in the name of Allah?

    Was it all Muslims?

    It's a real danger to let that hate fester so that it can't discriminate.

    People who hate Islam and Muslim fundamentalists, they need each other.
    Something to think about.

    A neighbor of my father's whom dad was friendly with died on Flight 11.
    I don't know how he would want his death to be remembered. No way to know. But I see no value in holding a festering hate against a billion people especially when many of them are themselves caught in the crossfire.
    And barring word from the dead I'll assume this is proper.

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  11. The radical Islamists haven't forgotten either.

    Today, they overrun the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and pulled down the U.S. flag and put the black Islamic banner in it's place.

    I posted the photo.

    It's a black day for America made blacker still by the refusal of so many to see what is STILL going on!

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  12. Unless I lose my mental faculties through disease, there isn't the slightest chance that I will ever forget 9/11/01.

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  13. That's right, Mike. A group was rioting to to the new film
    from Terry Jones the Koran burner.

    Like I say, you need each other.

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  14. A Wry Memorial

    The Swarthy Ones took over;
    And made weapons of four planes.
    The riders had no cover;
    They suffered dreadful pains

    That ended once their deathtraps
    Burst into roaring fires
    Turning instantly to mere scraps––
    Cinders––made of former flyers.

    The burning towers crumpled,
    And fell into the street.
    New York was more than rumpled;
    Briefly, it knew defeat.

    The nation drew together;
    We felt collective grief.
    Anger broke its tether;
    To express it gave relief.

    But only ten years hence
    We're at each other's throats;
    We've built ourselves a fence
    Over which the Devil gloats.

    We've failed to give the orders
    To build a proper wall
    Sealing off our borders
    To the fiends who’d have us fall.

    Instead, we've made division––
    Went to war against ourselves––
    And are mired in derision
    Sparked by partisan elves,

    Who forget this blessed land
    In pursuit of powers lost
    In close elections manned
    By fraud. So, tempest-tossed

    The country is in turmoil.
    The enemy's our own.
    He says it's all for Big Oil,
    And he'll soon usurp the Throne.

    The heap of twisted rubble
    Raising toxic fumes for weeks
    No longer gives us trouble
    Because of media leaks

    Designed to throw us off the scent
    Of whom we need to blame
    And encourage ruinous dissent
    That hopes to break the frame

    That holds us all together
    And preserves our liberty,
    So many now doubt whether
    We really should be free.

    And each rabble rousing louse
    Should 'neath these words be pinned:
    "He who troubleth his own house
    Shall inherit–––the wind"

    ~ FreeThinke

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  15. One of the resons that those jihadists of al Qaeda did those evil things on those planes on September 11, 2001 may be explained, in part, in the Bible. For it is written "Bloodthristy men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright." Proverbs 29:10[NIV]

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  16. Islam inspired the formation of al Qaeda. What those al Qaeda operatives did on September 11, 2001 was a sin unto God and a crime against humankind. Furthermore, what al Qaeda did that day not not only a tragedy but also an afront. All this evil had started in Arabia with therise of the false prophet Muhammad. In fact Jesus dis warn "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
    Matthew 7:15. [KJV]

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  17. Criticize Terry Jones if you like. But he and his small group are not flying planes into buildings, setting off suicide bombs, etc.

    There is simply no way around it that a particular GROUP is working mayhem in the name of Allah. Furthermore, where is the stampede of moderates to take back their faith?

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  18. Mike,
    Today, they overrun the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and pulled down the U.S. flag and put the black Islamic banner in it's place.

    I've been out of touch since 9:00 AM EST because of work obligations.

    I groaned when I read your comment.

    Cairo -- the city that BHO chose to reach out to the Islamic world. That's really worked out, hasn't it? [sarcasm]

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  19. Walter,
    Islam inspired the formation of al Qaeda.

    No way getting around that FACT.

    Supposedly, AQ is on the retreat. Frankly, I think that point of view is way too optimistic.

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  20. Silverfiddle,
    I'm not a dyed-in-the-wool Springsteen fan. However, in my view, The Rising is a work of art.

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  21. Tammy,
    Losing a loved one to murder is something that the bereaved never recover from. It's been well over 40 years now for me, and my heart still aches.

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  22. Black Sheep,
    Only the Saudis? I don't go along with that. Nonetheless, I'll check out your post on the topic.

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  23. Wow:

    Game Over, Pew Poll Reveals Majority of Muslims Are Anything But "Moderate"

    Game Over II: Poll of Egyptians Shows 84% Want Apostates Stoned to Death

    Game Over III: 78% of British Muslims Want Limits On Free Speech When It Comes To Criticizing Religion

    Game Over IV: 75% of Egyptian-Americans Who Vote In Egyptian Elections Vote For Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

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  25. For once Libidiot and I agree. The complete and absolute incompetence of Bill Clinton to let al-Qaeda grow and fester into the threat they became.

    You despicable little worm. You are the poster child for what my blog post was about today.

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  26. Beautiful songs! And absolutely a precious tribute.

    I know I will never forget who caused the murders of all those innocent people. NEVER!

    God bless you and thank you for this tribute. God bless America.

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  27. Nostradumbass (Ducky)- After all these years, never found a Jooo he couldn't hate or a Muslim he couldn't be an apologist for.

    I give him a 4.0 in invincible ignorance studies.

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  28. We knew so little about Islam before that day ... and learned so much since. At least some of us have.

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  29. Some good and insightful comments here, as well as some ignorant ones. I knew almost nothing about Islam on 9/11, and since have read 18 books on the subject including much of the Koran and the Haddith.

    The implacable hostility of Islam towards all non-Muslims has been well known in America since the time of the Barbary Pirates in 1786. Islam is violent because its founder was violent, and it can be nothing else if it is to remain true to that founder.

    Now that I know so much more about Islam, I can only say that I hate the religion with all of my heart, as I seen no redeeming qualities, virtues or worth to it whatsoever. I belong to no religion, and my detestation of Islam is not based on any ideology, except peace, tolerance, and the value of human life and human liberty, all of which are impossible in an Islamic society.

    God bless the victims of 911 and the families who suffered the aftermath.

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  30. Today is a sombre day.
    But ! it is also a day to renew our resolve , and i choose NOT to sit here in unhappiness all day long, but to remember who our enemy is and what we need to do to defeat this scourge known as Islam.
    And yes it is a religous war,The Muslimes made it that way contrary to what the Liberal Media and their Libtard supporters claim.
    And today is a day to celebrate the heros on that day whose selfless sacrifice reminds us what this nation is all about.
    Just Google the name Rick Rescorla....you'll see what i mean.

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  31. I don't want to listen to THE BOSS but I will certainly NEVER FORGET.

    My head's swimming with Obama's apology to Egypt today.....I wonder that he hasn't apologized to the muslim world for 9/11.

    Oh, and LIbboy's going around cutting/pasting his bon mots (except they're taken from leftwing sites)...
    oh, brother.

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  32. I just Googled Rick Rescorla like Paladin (above) suggested.
    A Brit who showed more courage and patriotism than most Americans could or would. WHAT A MAN. He wouldn't leave the World Trade Center Morgan Stanley floor until everybody was safe...he got many people down the stairs instead of staying in their seats as the loudspeakers were advising, saved many lives, called and told his wife he loved her and she'd made his life, and the last time he was seen was at the 10th floor, going up to make sure nobody else was up there. wow. reading that kind of capped off 9/11/12 for me.
    Thanks, Paladin.

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  33. Paladin and Z,
    I know that I have heard the story of Rick Rescorla, but at first I didn't recognize the name.

    What a hero!

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  34. Jason,
    Hello! I was hoping that you'd stop by for my 9/11 post!

    You know, if not for 9/11, it is likely that many of us would never have "met." In my own case, my research on Islam sent me to the Internet, where I have met so many doing their own research and making their own commentary.

    I started at Jihad Watch, where I found Northern Virginiastan. Later, of course, I found Beak's circle of friends: you, Warren, Mustang, etc.

    What sickens me: that 9/11 did not impact more people to find out for themselves why that day of sorrow occurred in the first place. I suppose that it is easier and more comfortable NOT to know -- this mindset from so many people who admire Realism. **sigh**

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  35. Yes, I wanted to remember with friends who remember ... and understand. Best regards to everyone. -Jason

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  36. Jason said:
    "Yes, I wanted to remember with friends who remember ... and understand. Best regards to everyone. -Jason"

    And to you my fried.

    Warren

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