Thursday, 11 September 2008

9-1-1: Murderous Sabotage

Photo taken in October 2001 in Harley, Pennsylvania

Just before 9-1-1, or 911, I was listening to WOR radio NYC, and the big issue was whether or not the U.S. National Anthem should be played at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The controversy was that it might seem "jingoistic". The aforementioned argument was dwarfed and became specious and ridiculous on 9-1-1. I thought it was symptomatic of a spoiled and ungrateful polulation--that this should have been an issue. Then later in the day on 911, the congress stood on the steps of the Capitol and sang "God Bless America". This show of unity, predictably, lasted a couple of weeks, and then the same ol' America haters began the Blame Game. I attended a seminar in October 2001, with members of the press at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, where leftist David Corn and others took immense pleasure in blaming the new administration for 9-1-1. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney began bleating in 2002 that President Bush was to blame for 9-1-1. Hardly surprising, that, coming from a follower of Louis Farrakhan. People forget that the White House was trashed by the Clinton administration's minyans--computer systems completely destroyed, et cetera, and that the usual transition period for a new president had been shortened by four months. The resultant scrambling, quick catch-up that the Bush administration went through for nine months prior to 9-1-1 was a distraction planned by the Clintons and their scorched-earth policy, certainly causing them much satisfaction, and oh, yes--remember the terrorist attack on the USS Cole? That was but one of the terroristic acts of murderous sabotage that occurred on President Clinton's watch. And if I had time right now, I could cite a lot of other things that really stink about the lead-up to 9-1-1--like Egyptian World Trade Center bomber Mohammad Atta meeting with Saddam Hussein in February, 2001.