Conspiracy of Silence

As I sometimes do, I vent my opinions with this forum on subjects that I am passionate about. It causes controversy and, as my friend Max once said, isn’t that what journalism is about. Well this Rosie O’Donnell’s ranting about a 9/11 conspiracy has got my blood up. It’s not the first time I have heard this theory.

It is unconcievable to me that any person would possibly believe or even contemplate that the World Trade Center came down for any other reason than the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Everyone remembers where they were on that day. I wasn’t the only one with tears running down my face as I watched the south tower collapse.

We all know how the rest of the day went. In the years since I have met friends that were there. They watched the towers come down. They witnessed the horror of innocent people jumping to their deaths. My familly lives in NJ about an hour from New York. Many people commute by train every day to the city. They park their cars in the lots next to the rails. The afternoon of 9/11 there were alot of automobiles that nobody came home to.

The problem is that we, as Americans, seem to forget, to loose track of events that clearly define our destiny. Infact, our enemies depend on it. They think, as in Vietnam, that we can’t, as a nation, withstand a long, protracted war. As history has proven in the last forty years, they are right! I am a decorated Marine Vietnam veteran. I was there. That and a dollar will buy you a cup of coffee. My point is we lost that war. 58,000 men and women lost their lives for nothing. It was a house of cards. It WAS wrong to get invloved in the affairs of North and South Vietnam and it caused this nation to come very close to another Civil War.

This war is much, much different. We were the ones who were attacked. 2,819 people were killed. 343 firemen and paramedics, 23 NYPD officers, men and women from 60 different companies and 115 different countries lost thier lives on that day. It is estimated that 20% of the nation knew someone who perished on 9/11. The fires raged for 99 days afterwards. Our country is “pax americana” which means we have no ememiies on the planet that can defeat us. Our greatest enemy is within and it’s name is apathy.

Nancy Peloci is in Syria, circumventing our governments policy against terrorism! Rosie O’Donnell broadcasts her outrageous opinions five days a week on the largest television network in the country without debate.

This is my answer.The internet is the most powerful tool we have to send a message. Go to this site and watch it! You may have seen it before but watch it again. Then send it to everyone in your mailbox with the same message! Get it out there! Do it!

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 10:09 am

    Rick, first off, thanks for your service to our country.

    Second, in terms of semantics; Pax Americana is actually a play off of Pax Romana which was a period of prolonged peace in the Roman Empire not entirely because they had no powerful enemies (they obviously did when the empire fell). Pax Americana is defined as a period of time since WWII of relative peace and prosperity, not necessarily because we had no powerful enemies (we did for most of the time).

    Why mention Nancy Pelosi for circumventing our government’s policy on terrorism? Why not mention the countless blunders and immense corruption by the Bush Administration? The policy of both parties in our government has been a joke, at best. Both parties talk a big game but at the end of the day Osama Bin Laden is still a free man, Islamic fundamentalism is expanding, and the government plunges farther into debt. We’ve invaded the wrong country, killed the wrong people, and wasted more than *half a trillion* taxpayer dollars on lackluster effort.

    I really feel for the guys (people my age!) over in Iraq right now – they’re not getting the full support of either political party in this country. The Bush administration is too busy “milking the cow” and the democratic opposition is too busy trying to align themselves to win in 2008.

    At the end of the day, it’s obvious that 99.99% of Americans disagree with Rosie and support the troops and want a free, safe, and stable country. At the end of the day though, most Americans are asking themselves if Iraq is the solution to the problem or part of it…

  2. terry (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 12:58 am

    Rick, please check out the Senior Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Government Officials, Professors, 9-11 Survivors and Family Members who have expressed significant criticism of the 9-11 Commission Report and/or allege government complicity in 9-11 found here:

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