9/11 Plus 16

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

         IT DOESN’T SEEM POSSIBLE THAT SIXTEEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THAT AWFUL DAY ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, WHICH KILLED NEARLY THREE THOUSAND AMERICANS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON AND ON THAT AIRPLANE IN PENNSYLVANIA THAT WAS PREVENTED FROM STRIKING THE CAPITOL OR WHITE HOUSE BY BRAVE PASSENGERS.

         THE TERRORIST ATTACK BY A GROUP OF MUSLIM FANATICS MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. AMERICA DID NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY THE THREAT POSED BY ISLAMISTS WHO HATE THE WEST, CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND EVERYTHING WE STAND FOR. WE DELUDED OURSELVES THAT THE WORLD WANTS TO BE LIKE US AND IF WE JUST SHOW THEM HOW WELL WE GET ALONG WITH OTHERS, THEY WILL DO THE SAME.

         THAT IS A DANGEROUS FALLACY. OUR ENEMIES VIEW SUCH NOTIONS AS WEAKNESS, WHICH THEY ARE EAGER TO EXPLOIT. THEY USE OUR GOOD INTENTIONS TO GAIN A FOOTHOLD TO EXTEND THEIR REACH INTO THE WEST AND ULTIMATELY INTO THE BELLY OF AMERICA, WHICH THEY REGARD AS “THE GREAT SATAN.”

         HAVE THE INTERVENING YEARS MADE US MORE AWARE AND MORE ALERT TO THE THREAT? IN SOME WAYS, YES, BUT IN OTHERS, NOT SO MUCH. THEIRS IS A LONG-TERM GOAL. TIME AND PATIENCE ARE ON THEIR SIDE. I’M CAL THOMAS.