posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 04:26 PM
Originally posted by thedman
Today is the anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the WTC. A van packed with 1500 lbs of explosives
was detonated in the basement (B2 level) of the building with the intention of collapsing one tower into the
other killing tens of thousands ....
Here is link to timeline of events leading up to bombing..
I'm trying really, REALLY hard not to condemn the followers of Islam as having blind devotion to their Grimms fairy tales as well as being
desensitized to the value of human life. After all, there are many non fundamentalist Muslims who emigrate here specifically because they want to
worship in peace and don't want to strap a suicide bomb to their children's bodies just because some mullah ordered them to...BUT when I see people in
Afghanistan rioting and getting killed over literally nothing more than a pile of burned paper...not to mention, the entire Muslim world rioting and
burnign down buildings over cartoons of Mohammed in Danish newspapers...it puts Islamic fundamentalism into its proper context.
Let's face it, neither the first WTC bombing or the 9/11 attack really had any practical short term benefit for Bin Laden's bunch. They did it simply
to follow the millennia old formula to kill people and get people terrified in the hopes it would influence gov't policy. They didn't understand that
after 200 years of Yorktown, Gettysburg, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Inchon, and others that dictating terms to us at the point of a sword does nothing but
kick over the hornet's nest. On the other hand, we don't understand Islamic fundamentalism isn't going to embrace democracy, women's right to vote,
and religious tolerance simply because of what a lot of touchy-feeley speech writers say. The clash of values are simply too alien to each other, so
I can't believe the friction between Islamic fundamentalism and western values are going to go away even when we do leave Afghanistan.
26-2-2012 by GoodOlDave because: (no reason given)