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September 11, 2007

Where Were You On 9-11


Those delivering death and destruction, the terrorists

"I don't think you can overstate the importance
that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism
will have to the rest of the world in the
century ahead-especially if, as seems possible,
its most fanatical elements get their
hands on nuclear and chemical weapons
and the means to deliver them
against their enemies." --Ronald Reagan


The USA responds to the terrorist's

Wild Thing's comment........
We were having breakfast and the TV was on in the family room. I had gone back into the kitchen to get something and Nick went to get the paper. As he walked into the family room he looked at the TV and called out to me. As I got to the room he was pointing at the TV....." LOOK Chrissie, we are being attacked!".

We knew one of our nephews would be there, he is a firefighter in New York and his fellow firefighters had been to our home many times. We had all become good friends.

I realize we are only one of many families effected by the attack, the whole country had been attacked. Later we found out that our nephew was safe, some injuries but would be ok physically. The other news of the 11 friends of his that we had gotten to know did not make it. They died in the towers that day, one of them was one of their Chief's. He was decapitated as he tried to help other get down the stairs.

Six years later, our nephew is just now able to talk about all of this.
Six years later we have men and women in our government that care more about their hate for a man that is President then they do about supporting our troops fighting the enemy. Six years later our borders are still not secure.
Six years later there are actually people in our leadership of this great and mighty Nation that complain about the Patriot's Act, profiling, wire taps, doing all they can to make this a PC fought war, complaining about the hassle of flying now, and not being able to just pack like they used to.
Six years later we have had to hear the likes of Murtha lie about our troops. And those in both Houses aiding the enemy in their speeches and actions. Not giving a hoot about the morale of our troops.
Six years later we have more mosques on our soil then ever before. More Saudi schools here then before 9-11.
Six years later we have people that think getting fed, clothed and pampered prisoners at GITMO is not enough and that putting some underwear on the heads of terrorists at GITMO is a freakin war crime.

I could go on longer then this, but we also have this.

Six years later, Saddam is dead, many of the names on the list hunted for are caught or killed. We have won in Iraq and Afghanistan thanks to our awesome troops. We won the war in Iraq, and the Taliban, many have been killed or captured. Schools and so many other things have been built. Water is running where Saddam would not allow it before. People got to vote without their lives being threatened and many Iraqi's now have successful business's up and running. This list also could go on and on.

Is it perfect, is everything all done and ready for our troops to leave. NO sorry but not yet. I don't think it ever will be. Heck we are not perfect here in the USA, we are a divided country more then ever before. But the war the one that is world wide fighting Islam and tracking down terrorists that want to kill us goes on, and that war is bigger then Congress or the Senate and their cowardly terrorist ass kissing agenda of the left. That war is why we can never give up, never back off.

You are invited to visit my Tribute Page for September 11, 2001

Posted by Wild Thing at September 11, 2007 12:55 AM


I was at work. They brought us all into the break room and I cried. I couldn't help it.
Who would do such a horrible, terrible thing as to hurt and kill so many innocent people?
And why?
I will NEVER forget 9-11. It's my husband's birthday and shortly after that, I found out we were having our second child. What a world for her to come in to. I pray every day for those lost and those who survived and that this war, in time, will end peacefully. IF any one doubts that, well, they know what they can go do.
God Bless America, Bush and all our troops out there defending our very right to live the way we want to without fear.

Posted by: Lynn at September 11, 2007 06:08 AM

Being an Electrical Contractor, I get to pick the jobs I will do. On September 11, 2001, I was working aroung the corner from where I lived at the time, which was nice I could go home for lunch.

As usual I had the Radio on, tuned to (WWWE)3WE, 1100 out of Cleveland, it was a talk radio station, Rush started at Noon, and since it was two days after the first NFL game of the season, they had the sports announcer on talking about the Brwons.

It was, I think about 8:45 AM when one of the announcers said, that a plane had hit the world trade center. The sports guy said, well thats strange there is no airports areound that area, and he had flown into New York many times to do the a Browns-Jets game and he just couldn't imagine how a plane got that far off course. Right about that time another news break and they announced another plane had hit the other tower.

Now my first thoughts are 'What the hell is going on'.

Now the announcers are starting to question, what is going on and one brought up terrorism, and the others dismissed him out of hand.

I stayed on the job until they announced the third one had gone down. At that point decided I was going home.

Strangely enough, the plane that went down in Pennsylvania flew over our house according to the map and the air traffic control report, before they went down in just southeast of Pittsburg. Then all air traffic was grounded. We have the 911th Air Wing right down the road from where we lived and every plane in the Area was landing there.(aka, Youngstown Airport)

By this time I was sitting in my living room watching the tube.

Of all the crisises I have seen in my lifetime, Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy Assasination, This one desparate act of Terrorism had to be the worst.

As Lynn said, God Bless America, the President, and our Troops.

Posted by: Mark at September 11, 2007 08:32 AM

The first ones to fight back in defense of America on 9/11 were the Militia aboard Flight 93; ordinary men and women who rose to the defense of their nation when they realized what was happening.

The Spirit of those men and women aboard Flight 93 lives in the young men and women defending our nation today in Afghanistan and Iraq. Six years later and every one of them that's been there and is there now are Volunteers. They weren't forced or cohered into volunteering. Many went against the wishes of their parents (Casey Sheehan) and friends saying, "I'll go, send me". That, my friends, is what makes this nation the greatest on the face of the Earth.

Posted by: BobF at September 11, 2007 09:15 AM

Great comments again from WT and her family of readers. All I can say is, six years later and we still have not properly defined our enemy. Our enemy is the cult called islam. All moslems are at the very least potential enemy fighters. Smiling, friendly Ahab the taxi driver or cheerful Abdhul the convienience store clerk will do what their local iman orders.

And our government continues to let more moslems immigrate here, even encourages it. That and no border security. Our troops are beyond awesome, there are godly. But is their battle in vain as they fight under restrictive ROEs, with an unsupportive Congress and a back door open?

Posted by: TomR at September 11, 2007 11:58 AM

At the time of the 9-11 attack I was working at a small machine shop making very high speed precision drill and router motors for the PC board industry, I had a shipment to finish assembly and runups on so I came to work early that morning. Before I left home the first plane crashed into the tower, everyone thought it was an accident until that second one hit the other tower. I left for work and got there before everyone else, I went directly to the upstairs conference room where there was a TV on satellite and turned it on, only to watch that tower collapse. I then went downstairs to to get to work. That's when the crew showed up, and noticed that I wasn't in a good mood, they asked and I said we've been attacked, go see for yourself on the TV upstairs. I put out a lot of work that day because I was very angry, they all stayed away from me because I was the only old fart with prior service in the entire building, and only one of two in a blood rage that didn't blame America for the cold blooded murders that took place that morning. I'm not the least bit ashamed that I had murder in my heart that morning nor do I apologize for that same feeling every time I pass that 'temple of islam' on my way to visit my family. This attack is a personal affront, what I can't stand are the apologists that condone them.

Posted by: Jack at September 11, 2007 02:38 PM

Sorry, I got carried away and overlooked the main question. I was at home getting ready to go somewhere when the radio announced an airplane had hit a WTC tower. I turned on live tv coverage and realized that was a commercial airline or large military aircraft that had hit the tower, not a small private plane. I wondered how that could happen on such a clear morning. Then, ten minutes later, the second plane flew into the second tower and I knew immediately that the shooting war had started. I did not hesitate to think it was terrorism. About the same time the hit on the Pentagon was acknowledged.

I really thought we would strike back at Saudi Arabia and the Palestinain camps. How different things turned out. And it is far from over.

Posted by: TomR at September 11, 2007 08:22 PM

I live in Jersey City, NJ just across the Hudson River from where the Twin Towers stood and seeing them stand tall was part of my normal view whether in town or traveling to and from work on the NJ Turnpike. I was home that day and heard on the radio of the first plane hitting the tower. I was glued to the TV and radio coverage all day in total shock and disbelief.

My niece's husband worked on the 53rd floor if I remember correctly of the first tower hit. We anxiously heard from him a few hours later as he and the others in his company made it out in time walking down the stairs from the middle of the building before it collapsed. He was lucky enough to get out safely and make it home to NJ by ferry later in the afternoon. Our family was lucky that day. Our neighbors and country were not.

I still look to the skyline and imagine the World Trade Center towers being there. Those Islamofascist bastards did more damage to this country than most people are willing to acknowledge. My blood boils at the traitorist ranting and ravings of the Defeatocrats in Congress disrespecting General Petraeus and the troops, their George Soros/ sponsors, and the idiots who see us as the problem and not the terrorists.

Go to the following Zogby poll story to see just how screwed up this country is when it comes to 9/11.

Study: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Gain Ground

I am so proud of our troops fighting the Islamic terrorists who declared war on us. They and their families are the best of this country. Unfortunately, the troops are also being attacked from the rear by the worst of this country, namely, the Democratic terrorists at home who, despite what they say, don't support the troops. These political hacks are in charge of Congress and maybe the White House too in 2009. We are in deep trouble.

Posted by: Les at September 11, 2007 08:33 PM

I just want to thank each one of you for sharing about that day. It means a lot to me to read your thoughts and how each of you found out about what was happening.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 11, 2007 11:46 PM