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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The upcoming anniversary of September eleventh is just about upon us! Whether your a left winger or a radical tea bagger I am sure we can collectively come together on this very issue and day.
I was a senior Department of Defense employee on this date and yes you can say this "happened on my watch". The very sight of those 500 mph projectiles haunts me to this very day!
It was my hope that the radical Muslim would have been eradicated on my watch. Much to my chagrins this will not come to fruition.
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. At present, the International community has been unable to formulate a universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition of terrorism. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or ideological goal, and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).
Some definitions also include acts of unlawful violence and war. The history of terrorist organizations suggests that they do not select terrorism for its political effectiveness. Individual terrorists tend to be motivated more by a desire for social solidarity with other members of their organization than by political platforms or strategic objectives, which are often murky and undefined.
The word "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged, and this greatly compounds the difficulty of providing a precise definition. Studies have found over 100 definitions of “terrorism”. The concept of terrorism may itself be controversial as it is often used by state authorities to delegitimize political or other opponents, and potentially legitimize the state's own use of armed force against opponents (such use of force may itself be described as "terror" by opponents of the state).
Terrorism has been practiced by a broad array of political organizations for furthering their objectives. It has been practiced by both right-wing and left-wing political parties, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governments. One form is the use of violence against noncombatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause, or individual.
Some would want you to believe that the pejorative connotations of the word can be summed up in the aphorism, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter".
No matter how you slice it there are a plethora whom fit this bill and would love nothing more than to continue the rampage of terror on the United States.
With all the talk of burning qurans, building mosques on "hollowed grounds", racial profiling anyone with a rag on their head......please lets not lose focus of the job at hand, and certainly lets not let those whom perished on this day be in vain!
Fight the good fight America, which is not Red V Blue, Left V Right, the sane V the not so sane, Dem V Rep.
This is where Dana Loesch and her brigade of radical banshees need to display their stolen flag titled "DON'T TREAD ON ME"!!! Any other display by this group is a mockery of all that is American!
Remember the ninth anniversary of 9/11.......................