9/11, December 7th. Days that will foreve live in our hearts and memories.
These were dates in which the United States asked itself Why? What did we do to Japan to warrant their attacking our military without warning, without provocation, with a declaration of war. That was the one in which angered the American people the most. There was no Declaration of War by the Japanese before they attacked Pearl Harbor (their Declaration actually came after the attack had been underway for a while). The American Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor (with the exception of the Aircraft Carriers) was decimated and very nearly wiped out (as was the Air Group at Wheeler Field). 16 Medal of Honors, 51 Navy Crosses, 53 Silver Crosses, 4 Navy and Marine Corps Medals, 1 Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Crosses, 1 Distinguished Service Medal, and 3 Bronze Stars were awarded to the American servicemen who distinguished themselves in combat at Pearl Harbor.
The nation was plunged into a war that would engulf the whole world. A fight for Freedom, Decency, and Democracy. Fought by the Greatest Generation this nation ever produced.
A war in which the enemy was considered evil (both civilian and military). There were no outcries from the Press of the "Poor Innocent Civilians". Of how we shouldn't bomb them. We as a nation knew there was a job to do, and we did it.
And we won! We conquered both Japan (who attacked us on Dec. 7th) and Germany who declared war on us. In doing so we killed thousands (maybe even millions) of civilians. This is a price civilians pay for being the backers of armies. This is one of the prices of war.
On 9/11/01 we asked ourselves the question again. Why? What did we do to warrant this attack? What type of religion would sanction an attack on innocent civilians and still claim the moral high road? We are still waiting for the answer to that question.
Unlike Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the attacks on 9/11 by al-Qaeda were not carried out by any one nation or government. Al-Qaeda is nothing more than a bunch of thugs trying to be self-important, but in reality they scurry from a real fight like cockroaches scurrying from a light. They mooch off of any quasi-nation (Sudan, Somoza, Afghanistan under the Taliban) as long as they can (or until Civilized nations attack to dislodge them). Their weapons are fear and intimidation. The weapons of the bully.
And yet, when the United States went to the UN, and demanded that the Taliban who controlled Afghanistan, surrender Osama bin Laden and the members of al-Qaeda, the US was told no.
Once again the US has sent her sons into battle against evil.
This time evil just might win. For this time we have a President who will cut and run from a fight rather than commit to finishing the job and bringing Freedom to the people of Afghanistan.
On this anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it is best for not only our leaders to remember the date, but for our enemies to remember it too. For on December 7th, 1941 the United States awoken into anger. An anger that couldn't be contained until we had complete victory over our enemies.
Anger that lead to this over 2 Japanese cities:
And resulted in this:
Remember that well supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
You have been warned!