Sunday, September 11, 2016

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American Airlines Flight 11 - 87 passengers and crew.

United Airlines Flight 175 - 60 passengers and crew.

The World Trade Center - 2,606 civilians and first responders.

(U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson)
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American Airlines Flight 77 - 59 passengers and crew.

The Pentagon - 125 civilians, soldiers, and sailors.

(U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Mark D. Faram)
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United Airlines Flight 93 - 39 passengers and crew.

Shanksville, Pennsylvania - 1 police officer on the ground.

(U.S. Government photo)
The youngest was 2 and a half, the oldest was 85.

How many years of life experience were erased that day? How many years of potential  were erased? We will never know. We can only mourn the dead. Not bring them back.

I wish I could forgive those who perpetrated these heinous acts fifteen years ago. But it isn't in me, God forgive me, but I cannot forgive this, ever.

I remember, I mourn.

Woe to those who would let such a thing occur ever again. That too will not be forgotten, nor forgiven.

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Note: In the casualty figures above, I do not include the perpetrators. May they rot in Hell for all of eternity and may their names never be spoken again. May they be forgotten, unforgiven and unmourned. Forever.

32 comments:

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    1. Thanks WSF. There are a lot of talented photographers out there.

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  2. It's a beautiful day here in Wisconsin, just like it was 15 years ago. Which it was on the tenth and fifth anniversary. I think it might be that even God wants us remembering. I know I will. Like Chris, I have not the ability to forgive, as somethings cannot be forgiven.

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    1. I will never forget that day. A day of breathtaking beauty became, first, a day of immense sadness, then second, a day of overwhelming rage.

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  3. These facts are beginning to fade. Thanks for posting these photographs and your heartfelt commentary. I could not agree more. We must never forget the facts of that day. It changed the world. It gave a cause to the PTBs to justify the shedding of our best, young blood - once again.
    I have such strong feelings about war where there is no understanding of what winning looks like. I say bomb Mecca and Medina, bring our people home, and let them kill each other to the last man, woman and child.

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    1. I cannot argue with that Dave. Let them feel what war really is.

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    2. Roger that, Dave. Set the WRCS panel to "bombs, ripple" and have at it. (Of course that's F-4 talk, don't know what the settings/panels on the newer stuff look like :) )

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    3. I like the way you think Scott.

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    4. Can't an F-4 carry as much as a B-52 if you use full burner for takeoff? I'll check the charts.

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    5. More style points for using an F-4. Six fewer engines and that cool bent wing has to count for something!

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  4. A most excellent post!!! I know we're supposed to forgive our enemies but, like you, this is something I
    just can never do! They had a special on earlier this week about the hit on the Pentagon and it covered so
    much that just never made the news. Very touching. I never knew about the memorial with the benches for
    those lost at the Pentagon.

    And despite what those in our current government seem to want, I will never forget!!

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    1. I was there at the Pentagon Memorial in the spring. Looking out to where the plane came from, then in to where it impacted. Reading the names on those benches. It was nearly overwhelming.

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  5. And yet only seven years after this event America voted a quasi-Muslim into the Presidency, Barack Hussein Obama. BHO is continuing his actions to import into this country tens of thousands of virtually unvetted Muslims from an area of the world known to hate America. Congress, and the States, allow this traitorous action to continue. So it is true that many have forgotten 9/11.

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    1. The progressives must be stopped. Otherwise the United States will be a battleground.

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    2. Funny, I remember listening to the trial of some sheik. Then learning after he was CIA trained. See, his group planted the bomb in the basement. I remember going to work, a different day and hearing of the towers being hit, and sincenogoodconnection, driving out to an open spot, to watch the news with others of the collapse, thinking, oh this time they did it right. Still think the same thing, how much better to declare a police action, and go for the bad guys, not making bad guys thru war, agan USA. Yeah, laws yeah, retribution, eye foreye only creates Hatfield's and McCoys. Hate breeds hate. The idea never dies

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    3. Problem is, we went after the wrong people.

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  6. A very special thanks for this great post.

    NEVER FORGET!

    Paul L. Quandt

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  7. Every time I drive down the hill from the Marine Corps Exchange I am forcefully reminded of those we lost. I mourn for them and the rawness of the loss will NEVER go away. I can not forgive the twisted philosophy that caused this. And we should not forgive, or forget, how some of our politicians have condoned that philosophy and have refused to confront it with the force required to halt them in their tracks. And I mourn for the fact that I live just outside the Washington beltway and today the only flag on my block flies from my porch. Unfortunately it is the troops who have gone to war, America has gone to the mall.

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    1. I've made that drive.

      I don't understand what has become of my country.

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  8. Ya'll DO know, don't you, that the FLT 93 Memorial in Penn was infiltrated by an Architect soft on Muslims and is built in the shape of a crescent with a tower memorial facing Mecca. One of the more obscene acts.. It is officially known as a "Crescent of Embrace." They tried to snow the critics by making it a full circle but the part of the circle "filled in" is done with trees so the stone and brick Crescent still remains intact nonetheless. and all is STLLL oriented toward Mecca. GO SEE WIKI on Nat Flt 93 Memorial and Powerline Post HERE

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    1. PS. Also VERY GOOD is a 4 Aug 2011 article by Pam Geller HERE

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    2. You have got to be shitting me!

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    3. Virgil, that link to the Geller article comes back here.

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    4. PS. Also VERY GOOD is a 4 Aug 2011 article by Pam Geller HERE

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    5. Don't know what I did. I guess in interim just go to Pam Geller/Atlas Shrugs and hit archives for 4 Aug 2011..

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    6. I've tried to fix link but no joy, my html fu has left me for today, it seems.

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  9. Old as I'm getting to be, there's still anger over this burning inside me. The thoughts that cross my mind are not Christian in nature.
    Saudis did this? Then let us nuke Mecca. Turn it into a giant slab of glass and slag. Tell Russia to keep out of it. They are in no danger. Warn all the other Muslim nations in the area that if they wish to try anything similar to what the Saudis did on 9/11 to remember one thing . . . the name "Ohio." Just sayin'.

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Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)