Wednesday, 9/11/13, Public Square

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20 responses to “Wednesday, 9/11/13, Public Square

  1. It’s ‘one of those days.’ A day we all remember where we were and what we were doing when we learned why this day would be ‘one of those days.’

    I looked at images for the header. The date is enough.

    I find it impossible to think of this day without also thinking of the horrors that followed. This day won’t ever stand alone for me.

  2. I agree, Fnord. The events at the WTC, the Pentagon and the Flight 93 were all bad enough. But what those events were used for, the shredding of the constitution, the NSA and FISA power grabs, the demonization of anyone who didn’t agree with Dear Leader following those events, and the lives and public treasure lost for buscho’s budget destroying war of choice, those all add up to far greater tragedy than the original events.

    And the Saudi’s remain, to this day, unscathed…

    • At least the republicans who remember 911 and then their memories skip to January 20, 2009, are spared these horrors. Those of us with intact memories, not so much.

    • Of course they do, pp. They got oil reserves, they got bases the U.S. can use, and the fact that the Wahabi (the Muslim sect to which at leat 17 of the hijackers belonged) are allowed to operate with little interference from the government is of no moment.

  3. Tolerance should be a lesson we all learn from the brave soldiers who went into battle. Has this lesson been learned? Extremists are the reason this date is “one of those days.” Extremists who didn’t tolerate the differences in their fellow men. I think we should celebrate and definitely learn from those differences! Listen to the soldier tell us why he wears the uniform.

    • Now if we could just get a few mega preachers and their Bubba cousins – the televangelists – to straighten up and fly right…

      I can imagine Jesus telling these fools – Sit down and STFU

  4. A few days ago when I began looking for images to use in this day’s thread header, I came across this article about an image taken on 911. The article isn’t for the ‘faint of heart,’ but if you have the courage it does tell a story from a different angle and gives another perspective of the history of this day.

    The Falling Man
    http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ0903-SEP_FALLINGMAN

  5. My son really has not talked about it much, having been in both countries.
    He did say that both he did see how the people were suffering and that in both the leaders of the country evil.

    I so have mixed emotions about the prospect of another military engagement in Syria. We should not be expected to be the Police officers of the world. There has been gains from us playing such a role, stopping the Holocaust and the systematic destruction of a people based solely on their Religion or race.

    “All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing!”.

    • “America is not the world’s policeman,” Obama said. “Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act.”

      I believe it takes much greater strength to keep us out of war than to send other people’s children to fight in war!

      • I agree, but as history (see pre-WWII German expansion) teaches, sitting back and doing nothing is not a true option. There are times, few in number but real, when action (including sending other people’s children to war) becomes necessary. This is hard to say, given my deep distaste for the political misuse of the military, but I feel it is true.

        Oh, if anyone pulls “Imagine” out one more time, I’m going to become violent. Lennon, by his own actions, didn’t believe what he wrote (did he divest himself of his possessions, or did he sue, etc., in order to increase them, no shame in so doing to be sure, but, as the younger and her generation have noted, extremely hypocritical to say the least), as he knew it was against basic human nature which is immutable as it has evolved.

      • But…why should the Americans do anything about only a few evil leaders?

        China has done about the same to their people …..but yet our corporate elitists all line up with their tongues hanging out of their mouths in order to make more money – hand in hand – with the Chinese.

  6. 9/11 Budweiser Commercial (Aired Only Once)

    Aired only once and that was during Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on 03 FEB 2002

  7. Prairie Pond took the words right out of my mouth….

    And the Saudi’s remain, to this day, unscathed

    AND I still want to know if GWB even once thought to ask that Saudi King what was up with his homeboys that flew those planes into our twin towers that day.

    Perhaps GWB was too damn busy holding hands with the King while strolling through their lovely garden..

    • The history goes way back before the day everyone remembers. This article is from 1990 — Bush1 years, and the 1998 United States embassy bombings happened exactly, to the day, eight years after American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia On August 7.

      (from the link): The American troops and planes being sent to Saudi Arabia tonight are intended to be part of a broad international force designed to deter an Iraqi attack on Saudi oilfields and to intimidate President Saddam Hussein of Iraq.

      BUSH SENDS U.S. FORCE TO SAUDI ARABIA AS KINGDOM AGREES TO CONFRONT IRAQ; Bush’s Aim’s: Deter Attack, Send a Signal

      Published: August 08, 1990

      http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/08/world/bush-sends-us-force-saudi-arabia-kingdom-agrees-confront-iraq-bush-s-aim-s-deter.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

      • After the attacks on 911 President Bush ordered the FAA to stop ALL flights. If you recall, all of America was grounded from air travel except for one flight. Which was it, you ask?

        It was a flight containing every single member of Osama bin Laden’s family who happened to be in America at the time.

        That’s right! The man who the government believed was behind the attacks somehow convinced the government to send him back all of his family members.

        This is to say nothing of the fact that the Bin Laden family was a business partner of the Bush family for years.

      • We are talking about Republicans – let’s not forget that fact.

        These are the same folks who worship St.Ronnie Raygun – even knowing that Raygun sold weapons to our enemy Iran.

        If that does not bother them…nothing will.

  8. While remembering 9/11 is a sad time for me…..that week in 2001 was also a traumatic time in my brother’s life….

    His wife died instantly in her bed from a massive coronary.

    She was only 48 years old.

    It was on September 14th……..I still remember getting that phone call. It seems so unreal….

    Life is not fair…..

  9. Republicans — thy name is hypocrisy.

    • How many Republicans feel shame that they deliberately – and with malice – completely ruined these three women’s careers?

      May God have mercy on their souls..

      OH, what the Hell…..Just throw all the hypocrite Republicans into the abyss and call it good… LOL