Sixteen years is getting to be awhile, yet I’ll never forget watching the ‘9-11’ events unfold live on television that fall morning – first out in NYC, then in Arlington, VA and finally outside Shanksville, PA. The thoughts going through my head -the sights I couldn’t believe! The link above is from my ‘9-11-01’ post last year, which I tried to keep simple.
For those of you wanting to review the terrorist events of 9/11 in some detail, perhaps you have some questions, etc., you can find many of the details here at history.com.
This war began on 9-11-01 (actually many years earlier) and it continues today. There is really no end in sight… it just goes on! The terrorist weapons now include rented and stolen vehicles used to mow down innocent civilians walking the sidewalks in major cities around the world… lone gunmen open fire in dance halls, hotels, and in local government meetings -anywhere! Suicide bombers walk into hotels, anywhere they want, and cause death and chaos. Or maybe someone jumps out of a car and starts slashing passers-by with a knife or machete.
They can’t win on the battlefield, so they go after innocent civilians -on our streets and in our shopping malls. The battlefront is shifting. It’s time we change the rules of engagement. Fight for your rights… as enumerated in the Bill of Rights of our Constitution. It doesn’t need updating to reflect the 21st century, it just needs enforcement! When out and about, pay attention to your surroundings, and get to the range more often -remember when your parents told you that practice makes perfect -they were right! And don’t forget to hit those trails hard -stay strong! And if you’re young enough and tough enough, enlist in the military and fight this evil!
Remember, freedom ain’t free!
73, Mike, KEØGZT Clear!