Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9/11? This May Annoy A Lot of People

From my vantage point in Israel...

In the half century I've lived in Israel...

In all honesty, it really hurts, even annoys me that people act like there has only been one terror attack worth commemorating or mourning about.

OK On 9/11, September 11, 2001, Arab terrorists managed to murder and main thousands, not just one, two, a few or a dozen plus at a time.

When I go to our Shiloh Cemetery, I visit friends and neighbors murdered by Arab terrorists in a number of attacks.

When someone saves a person, he/she saves a world. Doesn't that that if a person is murdered, a world is destroyed?

Israel's a small country, and Shiloh is a small town. I feel the loss of those destroyed worlds.

The United States is a humongous country, and New York Cities is larger than life. The size of the 9/11 terror attack suits New York's great size. If here had been "just" an "Israeli sized" terror attack, it would have been forgotten by now. And people all over the world wouldn't be talking and writing about it eighteen 18 years later. Even New York City would have forgotten it.

Unfortunately New Yorkers, Americans and even most Israelis don't connect the dots. The don't see the connections between the terror attacks, between the terrorists. That's one of the reasons, I'm not joining the chorus today. I'm not going to write or talk about where I was when I heard about the attack.

The victims of terror attacks are "civilian soldiers" who die (or get injured) in vain.

If the United States had been willing to connect their terror attack to ours, then they could have joined the State of Israel in fighting terrorism.

But Americans don't like to think that the terrorists trying to destroy the State of Israel are connected to the terrorists who orchestrated the coordinated terror attacks on 9/11/2001.

What a waste of lives...


Mr. Cohen said...

It is not enough to remember the names
of the 3,000 victims who died when the
World Trade Center was destroyed by
Arab-Muslim terrorists on 2001 September 11.

Even more important, we must remember:
the names of the 19 terrorists,
which religion they believed in [Islam],
which language they spoke [Arabic],
and where they came from [Egypt and Saudi Arabia].


Yigal Carmon
[President of MEMRI dot org] said:

Two months before 9/11, on Qatar’s state-run
Al-Jazeera TV, [Osama] bin Laden was lionized
in a show dedicated to him. He was called
“the No. 1 Arab and Islamic hero” and
“the conscience of the Arab and Islamic world.”

The program host underlined that as
“the [Muslim] nation thirsts deeply
for someone who will confront America...
not with words and slogans,”
and said that bin Laden was
“the right man for this important role.”

And indeed he was.

Americans are good people —
just ask the Qatari Emir

by Yigal Carmon, 2019/7/14


Yigal Carmon
[President of MEMRI dot org] said:

“For over two decades, Qatar has been
fostering and advancing nearly every
terrorist organization that has murdered
Americans. It praised Osama bin Laden,
and after him Ayman Al-Zawahiri [leader of
Al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden], to the skies.”

Americans are good people —
just ask the Qatari Emir

by Yigal Carmon, 2019/7/14

Batya said...

And even more important to remember that there have been many more terror attacks by the same people against humanity.

Suzanne Pomeranz said...

I remember seeing (and I shared it several times), on Facebook, right after 9/11, a calendar which said something like, "In Israel, we have 9/11 every day" (or similar words). I can't find it right now and don't think it was a Dry Bones post, so if anyone has it or knows how to find it, please post it and/or let me know.

Batya said...

Could be, thanks. I'll try to ask him.

Esser Agaroth said...

The Yerushalmi, Eldar, and Kessler families lived right next to either other. I was very taken aback by this, and making 2 shiva calls on that same block. (sigh)

There are so many, I can't even keep track.

Batya said...

Yes, they're my neighbors. Kessler's granddaughter was murdered at the terror attack where Shmuel Yerushalmi was murdered, and the Eldar's son was murdered in the Merkaz Harav terror attack.
And, of course, there are other families in Shiloh who've suffered losses and serious injuries in terror attacks.
9/11 is in proportion to America's size.