The thought occurred to me that as a U.S. Army veteran, who enlisted to fight Islamic terrorism after 9/11 that I should say something on this, the anniversarry of Sept. 11, 2001.
My next thought was, “Do I have to?”
Honestly, thinking about where how much 9/11 has been forgotten in this country, with the War on Terror, pushed to the side in all of our mainstream news media, from the right-leaning FOXNews to the left-leaning MSNBC, and everywhere else, writing about 9/11 seems just too depressing to do.
But I felt like I must.
To be clear, the WoT still wages on, and there are plenty of Americans who “get it,” who realize the threat of Islamic terror and who support our troops, including some who try to raise awareness (on Word Press and elsewhere) of terrorism, persecution of Christians and other issues. But much of our news coverage centers on a bevy of other issues. I am not going to list them. Yes, some of these issues are important, and, yes, some of these issues are utterly superfluous. I am not going to diverge off into all of them. But there are still Islamic terrorists, who are irrationally and murderously angry at us for both real and imagined reasons, who are training and plotting to kill us.
And, no, all of you conspiracy theorists out there, 9/11 was not done by a secret conspiracy of the American government, the Illuminati, the Zionists, the Vatican, the Lizard People, the vampires, the Bilderberg Group, the Rockefellers, Skull and Bones and the New World Order. (And, yes, people reading this who are in-touch with reality, some of those groups I listed do not even exist.) It was done by Islamic terrorists, and no amount of spin, anti-Americanism, conspiracy-pushing, scapegoating and blaming of both innocent groups and boogie men who do not exist can change that.
Perhaps, it is not said enough that both President Obama and his predecessor, President Bush, managed to lead the War on Terror with such effectiveness that we have continued to fight them overseas and not on American soil and we have not had to experience and mourn another 9/11.