I've had a hard time understanding my unease, perhaps dread, at this 10th anniversary of 9/11. Although our intelligence agencies and military have performed heroically since then, to the point of essentially atomizing AlQaeda and killing Bin Laden, our country...our society...hell, our CIVILIZATION has never been weaker or more compromised versus The Jihad. This conviction was crystallized this morning, as I watched the NYC proceedings begin with the disgraceful Mike Bloomberg. In a healthy society, one that had learned its lessons from 9/11, the Mayor of the main target city would never have even considered accepting a victory mosque at Ground Zero...or if he had, the indignant citizens would have righteously tarred and feathered him, and impeached him.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I guess the main problem we have is that our leadership has dealt tactically with the problem of jihad, as opposed to strategically. And our tactical responses have further been compromised by idiotic alliances and delusions pursued in the Moslem world. I've seen some very smart people today basically cheerleading the fact that AQ is all but gone, as if they consider it irrelevant that The Jihad has gained control of two of the largest Middle East countries in the past 10 years (Turkey and Egypt), PLUS Lebanon, PLUS Gaza, PLUS Tunisia, and is on the verge of seizing oil-rich Libya. If this is victory, I'd hate to see "losing ground."
I was all set to analyze this in some depth, but the phenomenal Caroline Glick has just done such a masterful job on this very topic that there's really no point in trying to add to it. Take it away, Dr. Glick!
Finally, my favorite Presidential candidate, Herman Cain, has posted a beautiful 9/11 tribute. I loved Mr. Cain, even before he was the only Prez candidate to attend the historic Glenn Beck rally in Yerushalayim last month. I hope you'll enjoy this tribute, too: