This beginning has nothing to do with triathlon or training or anything like that so you may want to skip down. I just need to get some of this stuff out of my head.
The Path to 9/11:
I watched this show and really enjoyed it. It laid out events in such a clear timeline it all made sense. When you are living through these things you don't always see the big picture. A classic case of not being able to see the forest for the trees. I did come away with a couple of things resounding in my brain.
First, if there is anyone who thinks we can negotiate with Al-Qeada or any of the Islamofacists you're freaking crazy. Those people want us dead or Muslim and there is no middle ground. From their point of view, it's us or them.
Second, if you don't think we are already in World War III, you're freaking crazy. These people are not going to stop until the entire world is on fire. Their stated goal is to create a situation where the famed 12th Imam will return and the Caliphate will be reestablished. That is their goal and as long as the US exists it ain't gonna happen.
Third, how the heck did those people in charge in our government get there??? What a giant clusterf**k. No one wants to take responsibility for making a decision. How did they get into positions of power without being able to make a decision??? The leader of the Northern Alliance had a great line, "Are there any men left in Washington, D.C.??" Apparently not. (Note: this is not a condemnation of the Clinton administration (although they deserve it) the Bush administration has it's faults too). These people were so busy playing CYA that no one had the balls to stand up and speak up.
Fourth, isn't' it ironic that the guy speaking up the most about a possible terrorist attack in the US is killed in the WTC???
Fifth, does anyone still wonder why it's necessary for the government to do things the general public doesn't need to know about. When it appears on the front page of that rag, the new york times, our enemies can see it too.
Sixth, I think it's quite possible that Usama will never be caught. At this point, if he is captured and/or killed by the US he will become the biggest martyr ever. We should just contain him in the mountains of Afghanistan/Pakistan and effectively neutralize him.
Finally, thank god there are Americans like those on Flight 93. Those are the kind of people that make me proud to say I am an American!!!
Wow, things are not going so well this week. Last week I felt like I was getting a head cold but thought I had shook it off. Apparently not. This week I've felt tired and dragged out and this morning I feel like the head cold is reappearing.
On the jellyfish front, rumor has it they are going to make the race a bike-run-bike. But, no official word has been given yet so I don't know what's going to happen. Ugh!!!! I just hope I'll be up to race on Sunday.
Okay, that's it. I have much more I want to write about I just don't really have the energy right now. Maybe later.
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