Where were you that fateful morning?
I remember where I was that morning. I woke up in the bedroom of my house I rented in
We turned on the news and sat stunned at what we saw.
“They had better get everyone out of those towers!” I remember someone saying. No one replied. We were all simply too scared to talk and admittedly drawn towards the TV in an attempt to get any information at all, and to bare witness to this entire spectacle unfolding in front of our eyes. Who would do this? Who could pull something like this off? Why were we taken so off guard?
The building suffered massive structural damage after the initial attack. The blast cut off the center's main electrical power line and cut off telephone service for much of lower
The terrorists reportedly wanted the smoke to remain in the tower, therefore catching the public eye by smothering people inside, killing them slowly. He anticipated Tower One collapsing onto Tower Two.
At this point my head was spinning with the notion that we are seen as this “great Satan” to much of the Middle Eastern world. Remember that most of these areas are vastly poor and completely uneducated regions of the world. Mark Steyn recently spoke to this point on an interview with Mark Levin when he cited statistics showing that
Yet we are attacked by terrorists who would rather cut off the head of a captured American journalist to make their point than enter into any type of discussion or negotiation. These people are still in the dark ages for all practical purposes, so any debate would be folly. Only a pro-active “War on Terror” (although I hate that phrase) will ultimately rid the world of these murderous zealots. We must stand together on this principle. This is after all the MAIN role of our Federal Government, the protection of its citizens.
The attack on the
I remember where I was that morning.
(1) Wikapedia.org excerpts