Saturday, September 10, 2022

Remembering 9/11 - Lessons Learned

On September 11, 2001, Islamic Fascist Terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City and killed more than 3,000 people in the process.  This occurred because successive Presidents going back to Jimmy Carter did not act to stop Terrorism that was a real threat to our country.  This event put in motion a series of stupid wars costing trillions of dollars.   George W Bush acted with bravado to land troops in Afghanistan and later in Iraq in response to this attack.  Both turned into a fiasco.  Of course, we must remember 9/11 and all the brave soldiers that gave their lives fighting Terrorism; but equally important we must learn the lessons of 9/11.

Never again should we engage in a land war to stop Terrorism.  That plays right into the hands of the enemy.  Instead, we should use our intelligence, technology and superior air capability to destroy Terrorism and Terrorists wherever we find them in the world.  We must cut off the head of the snake everytime a Terrorist leader emerges and kill as many Terrorists by air as we possibly can to protect our country from Terrorist attacks.  The Terrorists must know that they are safe NOWHERE on earth.  And, we must tell any country that harbors Terrorist enemies of the United States that their leaders are fair game as well.  The friend of my enemy must be my enemy.  

It is never smart to play the other guy's game.  Landing troops in far off lands is playing the other guys game.  Afghanistan is a case in point.  20 years of war, trillions of dollars spent, thousands of American lives lost only to have feckless Joe Biden turn over the country to the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the very Terrorists we initially went there to destroy.  It is good that Osama Bin Laden was finally killed when Obama was President.  I suspect it could have happened much sooner as Bin Laden was being protected by Pakistan at the same time the United States was giving Pakistan billions of dollars in aide.  Is that stupid or what. It is good that Obama, Trump and even Biden have acted to kill Terrorist leaders using drones.  We need to do more of it.  We must demonstrate that our reach has no limits.  

In any case, as we look back on 9/11 and all the fiascos that followed, hopefully our leaders and military won't make the same mistakes again.  We must just focus on killing Terrorists that hate our country and way of life to deal with the threat.  It really is pretty simple and straightforward.   

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