September 11, 2001 - "The First War of the 21st Century"

Remember - 9/11/01

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On September 11th, 2001 the United States was attacked by terrorists when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were struck by high jacked jet airliners.  A third plane struck the Pentagon and fourth was heroically retaken by passengers over Western Pennsylvania but still crashed in the struggle.  Here you will find some of the requested graphics, midi files and links that you can use on your own websites or to share with friends.

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Picture of the Memorial Lights at the site of the World Trade Center
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Much is being made of the fact that major media won't allow people to access images or footage of September 11, 2001.  Some say it's "inflammatory" to bring it up again.  This picture of a person jumping from the WTC is indeed upsetting.  It is also history,

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An open letter to a terrorist 

Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America. You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America. You used helpless American bodies, to take out other American bodies, but like a poor marksman, you STILL missed America.

Why? Because of something you guys will never understand. America isn't about a building or two, not about financial centers, not about military centers, America isn't about a place, America isn't even about a bunch of bodies. America is about an IDEA. An idea, that you can go someplace where you can earn as much as you can figure out how to, live for the most part, like you envisioned living, and pursue Happiness. (No guarantees that you'll reach it, but you can sure try!)

Go ahead and whine your terrorist whine, and chant your terrorist litany: "If you can not see my point, then feel my pain." This concept is alien to Americans. We live in a country where we don't have to see your point. But you're free to have one. We don't have to listen to your speech. But you're free to say one. Don't know where you got the strange idea that everyone has to agree with you. We don't agree with each other in this country, almost as a matter of pride. We're a collection of guys that don't agree, called States. We united our individual states to protect ourselves from tyranny in the world. Another idea, we made up on the spot. You CAN make it up as you go, when it's your country. If you're free enough. Yeah, we're fat, sloppy, easy-going goofs most of the time. That's an unfortunate image to project to the world, but it comes of feeling free and easy about the world you live in. It's unfortunate too, because people start to forget that when you attack Americans, they tend to fight like a cornered badger.  The first we knew of the War of 1812, was when England burned Washington D.C. to the ground. Didn't turn out like England thought it was going to, and it's not going to turn out like you think, either. Sorry, but you're not the first bully on our shores, just the most recent.

No Marquis of Queensbury rules for Americans, either. We were the FIRST and so far, only country in the world to use nuclear weapons in anger. Horrific idea, nowadays? News for you bucko, it was back then too, but we used it anyway. Only had two of them in the whole world and we used 'em both.  Grandpa Jones worked on the Manhattan Project. Told me once, that right up until they threw the switch, the physicists were still arguing over whether the Uranium alone would fission, or whether it would start a fissioning chain reaction that would eat everything. But they threw the switch anyway, because we had a War to win. Does that tell you something about American Resolve?

So who just declared War on us? It would be nice to point to some real estate, like the good old days. Unfortunately, we're probably at war with random camps, in far-flung places. Who think they're safe. Just like the Barbary Pirates did, IIRC. Better start sleeping with one eye open.  There's a spirit that tends to take over people who come to this country, looking for opportunity, looking for liberty, looking for freedom. Even if they misuse it. The Marielistas that Castro emptied out of his prisons, were overjoyed to find out how much freedom there was. First thing they did when they hit our shores, was run out and buy guns. The ones that didn't end up dead, ended up in prisons. It was a big PITA then (especially in south Florida), but you're only the newest PITA, not the first. You guys seem to be incapable of understanding that we don't live in America, America lives in US! American Spirit is what it's called. And killing a few thousand of us, or a few million of us, won't change it. Most of the time, it's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of Spirit. Until we're crossed in a cowardly manner, then it becomes an entirely different kind of Spirit. Wait until you see what we do with that Spirit, this time. 

Sleep tight, if you can. We're coming.

-- Charles Brennan

Dear Osama Bin Laden,

We are pleased to announce that we unequivocally accept your challenge to an old-fashioned game of whoop-ass.  Now that we understand the rule that there are no rules, we look forward to playing by them for the first time.  Since this game is a winner-take-all, we unfortunately are unable to invite you to join us at the victory celebration.  But rest assured that we will toast you -- LITERALLY.  While we will admit that you are off to an impressive lead, it is however now our turn at the plate.  By the way, we will be playing on your court now. 

Batter up. 

The 270,000,000 citizens of the United States of America

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