We should never forget

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  1. ricksengines

    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Today is 9/11. Back in 2001 America was attacked by terrorists and more than 3000 of our fellow citizens died in the attacks. We should never forget this terrible event in our history. What most people don't know is that the attackers were funded by Saudi Arabia. A fact that then President Bush kept from the American people. Never forget this as we approach our next election.
    I often think that if the American people had been told the truth about the Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks we would have taken Saudi Arabia out. Instead we continue to kiss their butts and our blood and treasure goes to fund their solid gold BMWs and other excesses.

    rick

     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I thought I would augment my post on 9/11. As I write this I sit here crying as I remember the day.

    It started out normally when one of my secretaries cam to my office to report that a plane had just crashed into the world Trade Center. I remember saying that it couldn't have been too bad because only a small single engine aircraft could be involved. I decided to have a look and went to a directors office where we kept a TV on and I can remember the shock I felt when I saw what had actually happened. Because of the my close proximity to the Capital Building and my feeling that this could only be a terrorist act I called every supervisor an technical lead under my purview instructing them to notify the staff that we were evacuating the building. I remember that I had to check three floors to check every workstation to assure that everyone had secured their station and evacuated the building.

    At the time my wife was attending a training class in a building that overlooked Route 1 with a good view of the Pentagon. It took about 30 minutes for me to walk there only to discover that the building was closed but that armed guards were stationed in the lobby. I could see the Pentagon burning and smoke billowed into the air from the crash site. I hadn't heard or seen the crash of American 77 but by the time I arrived at the site where I could see the aftermath of the attack I can only say that I was stunned. Firefighters had not arrived as yet and survivors of the attack were streaming from the building. I couldn't have gotten there if I had to. Traffic was snarled, people were running everywhere and what police that were there were busy helping survivors.

    Getting to work in the morning meant that we parked at one of the outlying Metro Stations so I decided to try to catch a metro train to get to where we parked earlier and hoped that my wife was able to make her way there. I was lucky to find the metro was running and was able to get on a train heading to the station where we had parked. On the way several passengers reported that a second plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. My wife wasn't so lucky. She was told that metro was shut down and waited about a halfhour before trying to catch a train to the station where we parked.

    When I arrived at the parking lot I got the car and went to the front of the station where I could see people arriving at the station. After several trains arrived at the station suddenly I saw my wife exiting an arriving train. Once she saw me and I picked her up we proceeded home on the way we got the report of the first building collapsing. Arriving home we turned on the TV and saw the second building collapse.

    As we watched stunned we saw the reruns of the plains crashing into the buildings and their subsequent collapse. I remember we were crying and in shock as we watched in disbelief as the media played the events over and over and we both vowed that as long as we lived we would never forget or forgive those responsible for the events of that terrible day.

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    Rick, I highly respect you on this Forum. I'm sure we would enjoy sitting across a campfire and have interesting stories to share and learn from.

    We will never forget! The town I grew up in on Long Island lost many husbands and fathers in the WTC on 9/11. I believe if the Nation can forgive Pearl Harbor and John MaCain can forgive Vietnam we will forgive in time, too.

    WE WILL EVER FORGET!
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I appreciate your kind remarks. About forgiveness I just can't. I also cannot forgive President Bush for keeping secret the Saudi involvement in funding the terrorists. America should have been told but I believe it was kept secret because it was all about the oil and his family possibly being in bed with the Saudi's on that score. If you would have witnessed the Pentagon burning, the people running for their lives and the helplessness I felt witnessing the event you may well feel as I do. All I can say is that it is a good thing that I was not President. If I was I would have turned the middle east into glass.

    I will never forgive or forget.

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    God can forgive them, But I never will!
     
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    Agree with your comments. Those pilots were trained by our flight schools. But I personally believe that our politicians never learn because they continue to make the same mistakes. Our country continues to train pilots from all over the world in our flight schools.
    Flight schools in Oregon are continually training Chinese Nationals by the hundreds. Have been for years, does that make sense? In some ways our open society is its own worst threat. Sakojim.
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Obviously I have a ton of additional comments to make on this subject. Unfortunately they are all inappropriate for this forum. Suffice it to say the events of 9/11 galvanized our nation. To me it is unbelievable that in just 19 years our country has become internally divisive and heading for a socialist outcome that is both unsustainable and that will result in an inevitable civil war. I can only hope that I won't be here to experience any of that.

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    Rick.
    Again, I agree with you and commend you on your ability to contain your frustrations and bear your pain. As a patriotic american wounded combat vet of the Korean war, I am quite familiar with the dangerous path our country is on.
    I also agree this forum is perhaps not suitable for further comment since it is of international membership. Unfortunately once a civil war begins, it will be to late for discussing anything. Amen. Sakojim.
     
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    Lets pray we don't have any war, much less another civil war. Depending on where you look for info about American deaths for various wars, our civil war took 700,000+/-, whereas world wars 1 and 2 together took around 500,000 Americans. If these two numbers of American deaths are looked at as a percentage of population at the time of the wars, we lost about 7 times as many in the civil war as we did in world wars 1 and 2 combined. Even more chilling, in our civil war we lost 65,000 or so Americans in our POW camps, which as way more than the number of Americans killed in the Korean war. Like you Rick, I have a lot to say, but I'll try to shut up for now.
     
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