Are we serious about the war on terror? Just asking the question should show everyone that the rest of the world believes we are not. This also tells the terrorists that there is no better time to attack us than right now.
We just went through the sad 12th anniversary of the attack on September 11, 2001. We also went through the embarrassing first anniversary of the attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
On September 11, 2001 we lost nearly 3,000 citizens to terrorist attacks where four planes were used to slam into both towers of the World Trade Center, and the pentagon and the heroes on flight 93 where the passengers fought back and retook the plane saving another target in Washington DC but crashed in Pennsylvania. Our response? On October 7, 2001 we began bombing in Afghanistan.
On September 11, 2012 we lost four people in the attack in Benghazi. One ambassador, and three American heroes. We did nothing to defend them, and the only thing that has been done since is that events have been covered up. Then we’re distracted by another scandal at the NSA, then another at the IRS.
Several weeks ago, we discovered that Syria used chemical weapons on its’ own people. Do we find this acceptable for any government to use chemical weapons on its people or others? Apparently so.
Since the incident, President Obama said he would make a statement by hitting Syria, but then began to say it was going to be a response but in a remote area but not hurt anyone. Does that mean that he’s found a dumping ground for our outdated bombs that we have on hand and we’ll use that dumping ground? Or are we just going to throw some firecrackers into the desert and hope someone hears the noise?
The only thing that the United States of America has proven over the past several weeks is that we have a President that is wishy washy at best and certainly looks incompetent.
As a people we stand up for the downtrodden. We didn’t stand up for those that were attacked with Chemicals. But then we didn’t stand up for our own people that were killed in Benghazi so maybe we should be pleased that at least they made a show of considering a response.
Are we serious about the war on terror? It seems the answer is no. If it seems that way to us, what does it seem like to the terrorists that want to kill us?
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