July 27, 2019 –
In cherishing the memory of the victims on that horrific day, Sept. 11, 2001, there are thousands of events across the country every year.
For on that date the jets crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, Flight 93 crashed in Penn., and the Pentagon was attacked.
An aggregate of 2,977 people died in those devastating events. Nearly 21,000 people claiming injuries have filed for benefits from the September 11th Compensation Fund. Many are suffering from cancer from the buildings’ materials.
On every Sept. 11th, there are moments of silence. There are readings of the 3,000 victims’ names. Church bells ring. There are candlelight vigils.
Then, there’s the Tribute in Light, which is produced by the Municipal Art Society of New York.
But if we really want to cherish the memory of the 9/11 victims, we’re falling far short of the goal. Why? We’re not doing our best to prevent more victims of terrorism.
There are two reasons:
- The threat of terror within the U.S. and in other countries has exploded, according to a report released Sept. 10, 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security.
- President Barack Obama’s (D) Iran deal which was fortunately trashed by his successor, President Trump, over complaints by his opponents.
Threat of terror
The report indicates the number of terrorist cases in the U.S. has jumped to 124 in 2015 from 38 in five years.
In 2014, there were 20 ISIS attack plots. In 2015, there were 37. Of the 57 terrorists’ schemes, 20 targeted the U.S.
ISIS released another hit list of American government employees, including service members. Most terror attack plots since 2014 targeted police and U.S. service members.
More than 250 Americans have either journeyed or tried to journey to Syria to fight for ISIS.
The federal government admits that 60,000 foreign students might have overstayed their visas. At least, 6,000 of them are facing investigation.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has charged that universities cast a blind eye to the issue because they’re able to charge top tuition to foreign students. It’s also believed that many such foreign students are heading the campus demonstrations against the U.S. and Israel.
Regarding the thousands of Syrian refugees, in published reports Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was quoted as saying his agency has a major concern. The huge wave of refugees is closely tied to shocking implications of President Obama’s nuke deal, but more on that later.
“As they descend on Europe, one of the obvious issues that we worry about, and in turn as we bring refugees into this country, is exactly what’s their background?,” he said. We don’t obviously put it past the likes of ISIL to infiltrate operatives among these refugees.
President Obama’s Iran nuke deal
One has to ask a couple of questions:
Why did President Obama and other Democrats frantically force the Iran nuke deal despite a CNN poll showing most Americans wanted Congress to reject it?
Why does Iran, a country with such rich oil reserves, need nuclear capabilities? The answer is simple. It’s an international villain.
Even the U.S. Secretary of State’s office cites Iran as the chief sponsor of terror in the world. Iranian leaders have frequented shouted “death to America” and have overtly threatened Israel.
Iran has given $6 billion each year to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s war on his own people, according to a United Nations’ report. Since 2011, more than 220,000 Syrians have been killed and more than 11.6 million have lost their homes.
The agreement released $150 billion to Iran without a guarantee that the money won’t fund more terrorism. With dubious checks and balances, nor does it guarantee Israel’s safety and that after 10 years Iran will never use nuclear weapons.
Iran has continued to be a violent instigator of unrest and terrorism as evidenced by its seizure of oil tankers.
As long as we tolerate Iran’s behavior with its threats of terror, denouncing President Trump’s trashing of President Obama’s Iran nuke deal, we’re not cherishing the memory of the 9/11 victims.
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