Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11th, 2015

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When Hope n' Change reflects on the anniversary of 9/11,  we think of the New York skyline and are overwhelmed by the emptiness. Empty not just of the souls and structures which were once there, but a new and growing emptiness of resolve, national unity, and moral courage.

Over fifty of our nation's top intelligence experts are now complaining that their reports on the dismal progress being made in the fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda are being changed and buried at the topmost levels of government, so that the disconcerting facts don't conflict with the more calming, but entirely untruthful, narrative from the White House.

Barack Hussein Obama's utter failure to enforce his "red line" in Syria when Assad used chemical weapons marked the loss of our last shred of national credibility and opened the door for the rise of ISIS as well as the flood of refugees which is now changing the face of Europe - and quite possibly opening the doors to new acts of terror.

Meanwhile, Al Qaeda is decidedly not "on the run," and ISIS is issuing fresh threats of violence on 9/11 - a day of heightened watchfulness for terror for everyone except the White House and Hillary Clinton's State Department who utterly missed the symbolic significance of the date when considering security measures for our ill-fated people in Benghazi.

In terms of national security, our borders have fallen, ISIS terror cells are being investigated in all 50 states, and those in the highest reaches of government refuse to even speak the words "radical Islamic terror."

Instead, the president claims that nonexistent "manmade climate change" is the only real threat worthy of our national attention - not uncoincidentally because the end result of his climate change policies would be the same deconstruction of the United States sought by our enemies.

Which might be written off as an unintended consequence were it not for the fact that Obama, Kerry, Hillary, and a preponderance of Democrats have also joined forces to deliver $150 billion (plus another $75 billion a year in oil money) to the largest state sponsor of terror in the world.  And that's just for them to raise hell with until they complete their now sanctified nuclear weapons.

Many of us had our lives changed irrevocably on 9/11. But sadly, what should have been a galvanizing and uniting event for our entire nation has been forgotten or deliberately buried by too many. Painful truths have been lost in the blur of daily life, celebrity news, fiercely stoked domestic divisiveness, deceptive politicians, and a populace more interested in social media than social responsibility.

The emptiness in their souls is the same emptiness that we see, and will forever see, in that New York city skyline.


REM1875 said...

Bravo Doc, well said. Sad day made sadder by the actions of our media and elite.

Mike aka Proof said...

Maybe this year the press will tell us why they had to play the Rodney King video over and over, but people falling to their deaths from the Twin Towers is too inflammatory for the public to see?

Fred Ciampi said...

What Al Qaeda started, obama and his soros media is finishing. So sad....

Colby Muenster said...

Your posting should be on the front page of every newspaper in the world today! It's an extremely sad but accurate summary of the state of a country that is a mere shadow of its former greatness. Did those faceless cowards really accomplish what they set out to accomplish? May it not be!

The fact that FORTY TWO United States Senators have now shown their enthusiastic support for our greatest enemy, Iran (especially during this time) is almost too disturbing for words.

Let's make an effort today to stand for what is right, and point out to anyone we can that is was not a Confederate flag, the weather, or a cop that murdered so many on 9-11-2001, it was the people who we now will be aiding to destroy and kill perhaps millions. We need to especially somehow convey this message to our youth since they will not get it from the "media" or at school.

Judi King said...

In remembering one of the saddest days of my lifetime, I also remember 9/12. For at least one day we were a united country and felt love for our fellow Americans. I remember the hundreds of American flags that appeared almost instantaneously on that day and wish the feeling of unity and pride had never ended. Sadly, it didn't last long and now we are more divided than ever.

opsailor said...

Your commentary highlights this administration's sad leadership in bringing us to this point in time.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@REM1875- Exactly.

@Mike aka Proof- The latest ISIS video depicts a gay man thrown from a building. I don't know if the subject and timing isn't meant to echo the visuals of those who fell (or jumped) from the twin towers, but I wouldn't be surprised.

@Fred Ciampi- I want to disagree but can't. In hindsight, I don't think anyone - including Bin Laden - knew just how big a "win" Al Qaeda scored on that terrible day.

@Colby Muenster- In my own small way I'm trying to get the word out, but it's hard not to be dumbfounded and frustrated by the president of the United States clearing the way to give terrorists hundreds of billions of dollars with the blessing of his party. I have never doubted - never - that Barack Obama does indeed believe that the 9/11 attacks were our "chickens coming home to roost."

@Judi King- Well said. That's a particularly deep ache for me, too. I thought that the experiences of the day were so profound and self-evident that everyone would be changed permanently. But that unity dissolved more quickly than I could ever have believed.

Perhaps because, even in the midst of tragedy, politicians will still be politicians. Which is why Hillary Clinton stood on the Senate floor and displayed a bold-faced headline claiming "BUSH KNEW" about the impending attacks but didn't stop them. That was a lie - unlike the documented truth that "HILLARY KNEW" about the near certainty of an impending 9/11 attack in Benghazi and did nothing to stop it.

Fred Ciampi said...

And I think it's sadder still that the reason we are divided is because of the questionable leadership in the capitol of our country. BHSO has done nothing to unite us and everything to divide us. He is without question the worse president this country has ever had. And many, many of those who are supposed to take care that he do his job properly are not doing theirs. And I mean the congress, the senate, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

And this is just a bit off subject for today's topic but it has been on my mind.

I just had a thought: If an elected county clerk (who evidently took an oath of office because it is an elected position) refuses to do her job and gets thrown in jail for contempt after being ordered by a judge to do her sworn duty, gets 'rescued' by no less than a well known presidential candidate, and receives hero status by the sheeple, then how come a baker who refuses to bake a cake gets fined by the government and that same presidential candidate is silent?

GenEarly said...

I'm not at all sure "WHO" did the Syrian Gas Attack. After LBJ',s famous Gulf of Tonkin Charade to escalate Vietnam, sorry the last people I trust are those leading the Feral Gubmint. I have heard the military felt they were being "set up" for a boots on the ground war in Syria. The involvement of McCain promoting more war in Syria and Ukraine is Treasonous IMO.

The rest of your commentary reflects my views, with the caveat that the Chamberpot Repubs enabled the DemocRats all the way on Obamy's "Deal".

Six pieces of offal "leaders"have really put us in the soup: Obamy, Reid, Pelosi, McConnell, Boehner, Roberts. More Rope!

Michael McClain said...

Never forget. Never forgive. Never submit.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Fred Ciampi- Excellent points on both subjects.

@GenEarly- I'll readily concede that in this shadowy world, the Syrian Gas Attack may have been committed by someone other than Assad. Which wouldn't much change my opinion about the damage done by the Obama/Clinton policies.

Regarding the Republicans and the Iran deal, Barry has put together enough support to largely prevent them from killing it - but I'm beyond disappointed that on an issue this important the Republicans haven't made a bigger and bloodier (metaphorically speaking) fight of it. They're all largely complicit at this point.

@Michael McClain- Amen.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@opsailor- Thanks. I wish I could have sounded more hopeful and positive today.

American Cowboy said...

@Michael McClain

Those sentiments could well get someone put on a three letter government agencies watch list, somewhere. At least I will have company, as I fully endorse your comment.

Rod said...

I'd send some money to help fund the publishing your editorial today in much wider & unavoidable national circulation. Let me(us)know if it can be done. Thank you Stilt.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@American Cowboy- We've reached the point at which if there IS a government list of those opposed to the policies of this president and his party, I want to make damn sure I'm on it.

@Rod- I appreciate the offer, and actually wish there was a way to pull it off. There is, at least, a way to propagate the editorial free of charge: share a link with your friends (or copy and paste to an email), share from Facebook (HopeNChangeCartoons and Stilton Jarlsberg both have pages), from Twitter, or - new this week - on

I keep thinking about doing something for Youtube, too, but there never seem to be enough hours in the day.

CenTexTim said...

Michael McClain +1

John the Econ said...

The WTC site today is also a symbol of everything that has gone wrong in America since 9/11; Due to modern-day politics, it took about 4 times as long to replace it than it took to build the original. But the memorial is worth the effort if you ever find yourself near NYC.

Just watched some senator give a lame speech about "Giving Iran a chance". All I could think of was a comparison to some poor, abused woman married to an abusive husband who honestly believes that she can still change him. That's how you look to me, Democrats. Weak and pathetic.

ISIS non-intelligence: It's hardly ironic that the administration is using doctored intelligence to argue that Islam and ISIS isn't the problem we all know it to be, while they also use doctored science to argue that it is human-caused "climate change" that will ultimately doom us all. Those of us who don't end up beheaded, anyway.

And if you've been watching the refugee crisis on TV, you might have been fooled into the nature of most of these people landing on western Europe's doorstep. Contrary to the images mostly of women and children, the vast majority, 72% in fact, are males, and most of those under the age of 40. In fact, Europe hasn't seen an Muslim invasion like this since the 7th century. Except this time, the invaded countries will be cheerfully signing up the invaders for welfare and free health care.

An aside: Am I the only one who is convinced that all the more Biden questions that he will run against Hillary, the more certain it is that he will do just that?

What BS it is that he really doesn't want to be President. He did previously run twice, after all. And this whole thing about mourning his son I am convinced is a prop; Yes, I have no doubt that he's doing just that, as any father who outlives a child would naturally do. But how this is constantly pointed out to us is suspect. No doubt working to capture the weepy female sympathy vote away from Hillary, who is about as sympathetic character as a black widow spider.

So will this ultimately be the Democrat's pitch to America next year? In 2008, out of guilt we were supposed to vote for the affirmative action President. So in 2016 we're supposed to vote out of sympathy?

No doubt when Biden ultimately runs, Democrats will argue that it's not fair to hold Biden in any way responsible for the post-Obama global chaos that is now taking place. The non-existent "red line", the mis-judged "Arab Spring", the backfiring "reset" with Russia, and Europe being overrun with more Muslims. Make him President. After all, his son died. Hasn't he suffered enough?

Jan Blickenstaff said...

Since 1968, dems have never found a war they did not want to lose.

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