Monday, August 23, 2021

The 20th Anniversary of 9/11

As someone who was in the New York City area when 9/11 occurred in 2001,  I remember the events vividly.  It took me three weeks to get back to my home in California at the time because flights were cancelled.  Most important, 9/11 was a shock to our country that forever changed the world.  Aside from the thousands of people that died that day, millions have died or been wounded since then fighting various wars and Islamic Fascist Terrorism around the world.  

This year is the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  It should be celebrated by Western countries as a day we prevailed over Terrorism and instead it is likely that the Taliban in Afghanistan will fly the Taliban flag over our embassy in Kabul, which we have abandoned by Joe Biden.  What is occurring in Afghanistan is disgraceful.  Joe Biden will forever be associated with this national failure.  Biden told us that "chaos" was to be expected as a result of removing our military from Afghanistan; but it did not need to be that way.  This fiasco will go down in history as one of the worst chapters in American history because Biden and his team failed so miserably to anticipate all contingencies.  

Sadly, nearly 2,500 Americans were killed in Afghanistan and 20,000 were wounded in the last 20 years.  About 3,000 contractors were killed and about 1,000 of our allies soldiers were killed too.  And for what, to turn Afghanistan over to the Taliban, Al Qaeda and other Islamic Fascist Terrorist groups 20 years later.  And, to be sure, in a year or two, we will be sending cruise missiles and bombers there to take out Terrorist bases.  It is inevitable.  

So the Taliban have given Joe Biden until August 31 to get all Americans, Allies and Afghan partners out of the country.  Biden should tell them to pound sand and stay there as long as it take to get the job done.  Joe Biden has no guts; so don't count on it.  

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