Today is the 12th anniversary of the attack on the United States by extremist muslims on 9-11-01. Many of us will never forget that day, as we lived in the shadow of the World trade center’s twin towers, others experienced it in a much more personal way. Let us also not forget the attack on the Pentagon or Flight 93 that never even got close to its target and was brought down in a field near Stonycreek, Pa, when the crew and passengers heroically tried to retake the doomed airliner. Our country was attacked, it was a call to to war by Muslim jihadists which changed much of America forever. It wasn’t enough though, to ensure that all Americans would never forget, 6 short years later, the people forgot enough to elect a President with a Muslim name, history and quite possibly judging by his actions, Muslim sympathies. That very President Barack Hussein Obama, is now asking us to engage our support in a civil war in Syria, and the same AlQaeda muslim extremists who, one year ago to this very day were responsible for an attack on our embassy in Benghazi during which 4 Americans were murdered. We have been stonewalled by this administration, they have been quite flippant about the necessity for an independent bipartisan investigation. Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Eric Holder and Susan Rice are all implicit in this cover up and must answer for their part. They now unanimously agree there is a need for us to come to the aid of Al Qaeda rebels in Syria, yet it is Al Qaeda who was soley responsible for the 9-11 attacks. My point is, sure it is great to shout never forget rooftops, wave the flag and inundate social media with post after post, but haven’t most already forgotten. It would surely appear so, especially in light of the fact that we now have the government we asked for, and that government has for many years now been acting in a such a way that it appears as if they have forgotten.
We must force our leaders to adopt a “Never forget” attitude, and be sure that it shows it in our foreign policy.
Can we now take the time to stand together as Americans and remember the victims of the 9-11 attacks, and all their families and friends whom the waves and finally the ripples touched that day. We must remember those who acted heroically in any capacity, fireman, police, emt’s and any other first responders who put it on the line that day, many of whom never made it home to families that day and never will again. There are those on flight 93 who fought directly with the terrorists and managed to sacrifice their lives in order to bring down that aircraft well away from its intended target. Lest not forget the service animals who had their noses right in the rubble at ground zero looking for survivors and recovering the dead. We should also remember all those who came from every corner of the country to offer their trade and skills to the digging out effort and the thousand upon thousands who donated water and supplies unceasingly that this monumental undertaking might continue. Finally to our leaders especially President Bush and Rudolph Giuliani for their tireless efforts in instilling confidence and hope wherever it was needed.
Remembrance means different things to each of us, quite introspection, waving the flag, remembering where we were that day, posting pictures and for me writing a little piece every 9-11 to help not only myself, but others remember. So forget not the horrors of that day, nor let yourself ever forget those responsible and those who through their inaction condone and support such heinous acts. We remain ever vigilant, many through their actions may have already forgotten, but I for one, and many of you will never forget.
~ Nick Pensabene.
So while our truck was being repaired in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, we were lucky enough to only be 70 miles from home and the In-laws came to pick us up for a 2 & 1/2 day visit. Here’s one of the reasons I love my father in-law Ken, a lifelong hunter and frontiersman who is now in his late 60’s. The local Kwik-Trip is a bear hunting registration point, and so far every bear killed and registered there has be under 200 lbs, for the most part not yet 2 years old. Wisconsin also has very little restrictions on baiting or killing a bear, not that I am for restrictions or laws, just some common sense and respectable hunting etiquette. So we pull into this Kwik trip and 3 or 4 Yahoos get out of a pick up with a small dead bear in the back, about 150 lbs. Ken walks over to the pick up and says to these guys, “Wow this one must have been really hard to nail.” Yahoo number one’s reply was,”Why do you say that?” To which Ken said, “he’s so small he must’ve been hard to scope.” All the boneheads gave us a disgruntled and menacing look, then walked away. Ken yelled after them, “I hope at least you’re gonna eat it”, to which he got no response. We both are always armed when outside our home, so we weren’t really worried about these so called hunters that overbait an area with garbage cans full of junk food, then loose the dogs to run a small young bear up a tree, and then play rock, paper, scissors to see who gets the esteemed honor of killing the quite defenseless animal. I was more than ready to back old Yukon Ken’s play, wherever it lead us. The point is, Hunters, I will never begrudge you your right to hunt in order to feed your family or even for sport, but in order to do the latter it is only fair you keep it sporting, do some tracking, pass up on the really small ones and utilize as much of these beautiful creatures as possible.
That’s what hunting really is, and not shooting fish in a barrel.
~ Nick Pensabene
I want congress voting on whether or not we should take action in Syria, and of course I believe we should not at this time for a host of reasons, but to watch the so called news outlets and to hear them speak of the necessity of our actions as if this is a Holocaust level incident is embarrassing. There is no way that the security of the free world is at stake, and thousands not millions are being gassed. Typical of meglamaniacal fools, President Obama believes that saving his face is more important than our country’s national security, this is proven in his speech and Q&A in Stockholm Sweden, where he not only tried to spread around the responsibility for his arbitrary line in the sand to the entire country, congress & the free world. Then while being thrown softball questions by a sycophantic traveling press core including a greasy looking fat broad from the Bloomberg network who beamed at the President like she was eating her first cupcake, he continued to downplay the veracity of the Bush administration’s assertions that weapons of mass destruction were moved from Iraq to Syria years ago. This President, his administration, the hypocritical doves in Congress and the deaf, dumb and blind lemmings that brought him to power,take no responsibility, have no shame and are held accountable for nothing. If this resolution of limited war is passed by our congress, you and I both had best dare to hope it is an act of conscience and not party politics. Three Americans died in BenGhazi due to the criminal negligence of the State department led by an arrogantly incompetent Hillary Clinton. In my opinion, harsh or not not our three Americans who honored our country with their service and death,are worth any number of lives of those who time and time again have proven our enemy. At the very least America deserves an independent investigator and bipartisan hearings on the where, whys, hows and whats of what led up to and caused the BenGhazi massacre and the proceeding coverup, before we spend another cent defending or supporting Syrian rebels, the Syrian people or begin any short term or protracted action in that country. I urge you all to e-mail, write or call your prospective congressional representative and let them know in no uncertain terms, no war in Syria for any reason, and demand an immediate independent investigation into the BenGhazi massacre. ~ Nick Pensabene