September 11, 2001.
As with most people, this is a day that changed my life. I remember I had gotten up early to do something that seemed important at the time. I walked out and turned on the news as I do every morning. There were images of the 2 towers burning on the TV and I thought to myself, "Jeez, they are playing Die Hard awfully early." I then proceeded to change the channel and could not understand why Die Hard was playing on every channel, huh??? Finally I hit CNN and realized this was not a movie. I stood there listening to the news folks with my mouth hanging open. Then of course, all the other info came in, the Pentagon, Flight 93, etc. Wow!!
I remember waking my husband up saying we'd been attacked.
In stunned silence and disbelief I got ready for work and headed off. When I got to work we all sat around talking and listening to the radio. Our lab was located near Honolulu Airport and it was bizarre how quiet the skies were. It would be like that for a couple of days and when we heard the first plane we totally freaked out. Then the first planes we saw were military and that really scared us. Later than day when the first commercial plane took off, we actually cheered and felt like things were getting back to normal.
The country was a different place after that. Things changed. Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of people have forgotten that these people want to kill us. For no other reason than we exist. It's very similar to the Nazis. Follow me here. Hitler convinced the German people that the Jews were the source of all their problems. Well, Isalmic leaders have convinced their people that Americans and Israelis are the source of all their problems. Once we are gone the 12th Imam can come and things will be great.
If you did not watch "The Path to 9/11" last night you missed out. This is a very complex problem with no easy solution and they did a good job trying to explain it.
Okay, I'm not going to get all political on you, just remember, they won't be happy until we are dead or Muslim.
One more note, it's not a war on terrorism. Terror is a tactic. It's a war on Islamofacism.
Okay, 'nuff said.
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