The enormity of it all seems
beyond human comprehension. The
evil of it all seems beyond imagination.
The extreme suffering, the heroism of those who tried to save
others, the innocence of those who paid the ultimate price:
All stand in
stark contrast to incredibly evil and dark minds that perpetrated such monstrous acts
in the name of God.
The World Trade Center Buildings Before the Terrorist Attack
The Pentagon After the Terrorist Attack
The World Trade Center Buildings After the Terrorist Attack (Sept.
Courtesy of Space
Now, what do we do to prevent
further acts of terror in the skies and on the ground?
The only moral justification for
the existence of any government at all, is to protect the natural
rights of its citizens. If our government fails to
retaliate with the moral use of defensive force, then it will have
failed the very purpose of its existence. Our retaliation
against terrorism worldwide, is not only morally justified, it is an
absolute necessity if we are to prevent further acts of such terror in
U.S. skies or against U.S. citizens throughout the world.
Make no mistake about it, this attack upon the structures and
peoples of the United States, is an attack upon the natural rights of
all freedom-loving peoples to be secure in their persons, property and
freedom of political/religious choice.
We should give an ultimatum to the
Taliban to deliver Osama Bin Laden, and all his cohorts, to us without
further delay (he is already known to be the source of death for those
in our African Embassies). If they refuse, then Nato Nations
should promptly invade and take over Afghanistan.
Next, we give the ultimatum to Iraq
to allow sufficient Nato troops to peaceably enter the country and
completely search the country for any evidence of violation of the
order to not develop weapons of mass destruction. If they
refuse, then we should promptly invade and take over Iraq, seize Sadam
Hussein, put him on trial and hang him.
We need to persuade all banking
institutions of the world to freeze any funds they hold for
governments and organizations that aid and abet terrorist
organizations. Those that
refuse to cease acting as a repository and laundry for the terrorists,
should be cut off from all world commerce.
We should post large rewards (and even political asylum, if
necessary) for any whistleblowers that would report the existence of
specific bank dealings with terrorists.
Those are just starter actions to
root out worldwide terrorism and destroy it.
This is WAR!
It will be a long and hard battle.
We will have to accept military casualties, but we dare not shrink
from what must be done, or we will eventually suffer nuclear and
biological attacks upon U.S. soil by terrorists groups that continue
to gain strength, while too much of the world wrings its hands and worries about
hurting innocents in those countries that harbor, promote and aid the
There is no place in this world for
For Our Time
following are the words in the printed statement, which Neville
Chamberlain waved, as he stepped from his plane, on September 30th,
1938, following the Munich Conference:
the German Führer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister,
have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that
the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for
our two countries and for Europe.
We regard the agreement signed last night and the
Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two
peoples never to go to war with one another again.
We are resolved that the method of consultation
shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may
concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our
efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to
contribute to assure the peace of Europe."
read the above statement in front of 10 Downing St., and then said:
"My good friends, for the second time in our
history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing
peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time...
Go home and get a nice quiet sleep."
September 14, 2001
Robert J. Boser
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The Editor of this Web Page, now retired, was an airline pilot for
33 years and holds 6 specific Captain's type-ratings on Boeing Jet Airliners,
including the Boeing 767 and 757