Liberty In Peril

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9/11 Catastrophe Revisited                   9-15-17 and Continuing  ©2017 All Rights Reserved

September 15, 2017

The sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack brings back sad, heartrendingly poignant memories of the catastrophe.  Worse, gallingly, remains a haunting reminder of all civil and constitutional rights and liberties forfeited, lost, intentionally, determinedly, concertedly abrogated by the gutless, sniveling bastards of both major political parties.

Readers are reminded the Bush "The Tush" and "Slick Dick" Cheney Administration egregiously failed to do full background checks on the 9/11 hijackers.  Worse, failed to heed warnings by the flight schools the terrorist bastards wished only to learn how to fly straight and level, not take off and land.  Not one head rolled.  Not one.  No one held accountable for this egregious failure to act.

Instead, both Democrats and Republicans chose to abrogate all civil and constitutional rights and liberties in a phony effort to 'protect' the American public.  Homeland 'Security' Act, USA 'Patriot' Act, 'Real' ID Act, etc..  Sadly, the list can go on and on.  The terrorists won that day.  The American public lost constitutional protections and guaranties wisely intended by the Founders.  All falsely, in the name of 'security.'

As Franklin shrewdly opined well over 200 years ago, anyone willing to trade liberty for security deserves and winds up with neither.  Precisely, what happened after 9/11 at the hands of the traitorous bastards in Congress.  Both parties.  Now, egregiously exacerbated by election and inauguration of an unfit, unqualified, national socialist narcissist to the highest office of the land, the Presidency, now occupied by the Trump nazi.

As this clueless, insane, fascist bastard continues to reek havoc, our formerly great country continues to deteriorate, transform from the de facto fascist police-state we already live in to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  This man and his henchmen present an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

Again, as repeatedly stated in this publication ad nauseum, no foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element present a greater threat to our way of life, life itself, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all levels and branches of government including their criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  The revolution doomsday clock indeed strikes ever closer to midnight, -- as our formerly great country continues to nazify.  An unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looming.

While there are indeed some who believe the government would win due to overwhelming military superiority and weapons systems, it would be a colossal mistake to underestimate the determination of a well-armed citizenry who would never accept the imposition of nazism in this country.  The unwanted war would be extremely bloody, costly, long-term, and employ guerilla tactics to level the playing field.

Precisely, why this ongoing issue must be resolved before too late.  Well before the point of no return.  Few countries make it two hundred years before a revolution.  Ours came dangerously close during the Vietnam debacle fifty years ago.  Our country remains far more divided today.  Precisely, why the status quo remains unsustainable.  There must be change.  The alternative?  Unwanted.  Dreaded.

NBC News reports:

"President Donald Trump observed the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks Monday, his first presidential remembrance of the attack that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.  The president, joined by the First Lady, called the occasion "extraordinary."  "Our values will endure. Our people will thrive," Trump said, speaking at the Pentagon paying tribute to those who perished there on 9/11. "Our nation will prevail and the memory of our loved ones will never, ever die."

The problem remains, "our values" clearly have not.  Been perverted, lost to systemic cowardice, rise of the Nazi Right.

"The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit but America cannot be intimidated," Trump said. "And those who try will soon join the long list of vanquished enemies who dared to test our mettle."

False bravado.  Achingly, empty rhetoric.  Forget?  The cowardly leadership of our formerly great country deliberately succumbed to the 9/11 terrorists by abrogating all civil and constitutional rights and liberties in response to the catastrophe.  Both parties.  USA 'Patriot' Act, Homeland 'Security' Act, 'Real' ID Act, etc..  List can go on and on.

Sadly, these traitorous gutless bastards in government to this day fail to acknowledge their abject cowardice, the fact they deliberately caved in to the enemy vis a vis this determined evisceration of constitutional principles heretofore held inviolable.  No longer in a de facto fascist police-state, soon to be the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

Again and ad nauseum, as Franklin wisely opined well over two hundred years ago, anyone willing to trade liberty for security deserves and winds up with neither.  Current unsustainable status quo remains proof positive.  Founders?  Spinning in their graves.  Adolf and Benito?  Wildly cheering on their fiery perches.  Doomsday clock striking ever closer to midnight. Hear the rumble?  An unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looming.

The following remains symptomatic of what has gone so terribly wrong in our formerly great country.  NPR StoryCorps reports:

"Salman Hamdani was a 23-year-old Muslim-American on Sept. 11, 2001. He was an emergency medical technician and police cadet, and that morning as terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City, he rushed to the scene to help."

Heroically. Uncommon valor.

"Talat Hamdani says her son Salman, pictured here in 1983, was so proud to be an American. Salman died responding to the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City.  Like thousands of others, Salman never came home that night.  "We went searching for him in different hospitals and his name was not there," says his mother, Talat Hamdani."

Here's what's so terribly un-American, -- gallingly, outrageously, bigoted nazi in nature vis a vis the untimely loss of this truly selfless hero:

"In the weeks after Sept. 11, Salman was wrongfully linked as an accomplice to the attacks.  "I remember there was a flyer circulating about Salman," Talat recalls. "It said 'Wanted by Terrorist Task Force.' Reporters printed his picture and published an article that said 'Missing or Hiding?'"

Think this heroic patriot deserved this?  Because of the color of his skin?  His name?

"Talat says her son was proud to be an American all his life."

Died for his country.

"She also says her son was caring from a young age.  "He was just a different soul," Talat says. "I remember there was this sparrow and its wing was damaged or something, so we tried to nurse it. Then he went to school and when he came back he asked me 'What happened to the bird?' I said, 'The bird died. I threw it in the trash bin.' "Talat says her son was upset by this, so he went to the backyard and buried the bird.   "That was him helpful, loving," she says. "He probably saw the towers burning and then ran to help that day."  Salman's remains were found near the North Tower.  "They gave us a bag, with his jeans and his belt," Talat says. "They said his body parts were in 34 pieces."  A couple weeks after Salman's remains were found, he finally had a hero's burial in April 2002. His casket was draped in an American flag and hundreds of people attended his funeral, including the city commissioner and then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  "There's a vacuum in life when you lose a child," Talat says. "It's a sense of incompleteness and you always feel it. He gave me the joys of motherhood and the pains of motherhood."

Time to wake up.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril


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