Saturday, September 10, 2011

9-11 and Pearl Harbor , a memorial.

 Remembering 9-11 is much more painful that Pearl Harbor , the WTC towers were a symbol of American Capitalism .

( *)There are some parallels about September 11th , 2001 and Pear Harbor . Both were 'days of infamy' that roused America to war .In the days after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the New York World Trade Center building, comparisons to Pearl Harbor were frequently made. Both attacks resulted in a spirit of American unity. A common enemy was identified. A national government galvanized American energies to combat and destroy the forces that attacked the homeland. How true are comparisons of these events? In many ways, Pearl Harbor and 9/11 represented vastly different events that affected Americans in dissimilar ways. The Pearl Harbor attack was an attempted invasion of American Territories by the Empire of Japan . 9-11 was a strange bye product of America's failure in foreign affairs in the Middle -East . The 9-11 hijackers were  NOT bread on on conquest as the Japanese warriors who bombed Pearl Harbor , (2)  but more fueled hatred of Western Values ( which are considered by Muslims as Immoral ( ## )We were not prepared for the kind of inhumanity from savages in suits but minds still in the 7th century. In modern society the average citizen is insulated from war, strife, oppressive Islamic regimes, sharia law, and terrorism.
The aftermath of 9/11 saw a concerted effort on the part of the Bush Administration to forestall any anti-Muslim violence in the United States. Unlike 1941, no popular songs targeted Islamic or Muslim nations. National Public Radio’s “Performance Tonight” featured somber, mournful concerts from around the world. It was time of global solidarity. Americans bought stickers displaying the stars and stripes and pasted them on their cars. Members of Congress stood on the steps of the Capitol singing “God Bless America.”But the enemy in 2001 was elusive, identified with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Unlike the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the fast-paced nature of American society soon forgot the initial shock. A prolonged war in the Middle East, first in Afghanistan and later in Iraq, imposed no sacrifices on American society. Muslims in America were not put into camps or targeted, and great efforts were made to avoid “racial profiling.” In many ways, this was a step in the right direction.But perhaps there are dangers if we focus too much on 9/11: that we try to relate everything that has happened over the past decade to what happened on that terrible day - and that we fail to acknowledge the other profound changes that have been under way while we've been concentrating on potential suicide bombers.
 (2)The attack on the World Trade Center was no Pearl Harbor, because it was directed at civilians by civilians, albeit civilians terrorists. No account of the last decade, and no proper examination of cause and effect can fail to ignore America – and Britain’s  response – the war on Iraq. What is done can never be un-done, but at the very least we can and must learn from history
(*)Neither Pearl Harbor nor 9/11 evokes much passion among young Americans as the nation approaches the second decade of the new century. The pace of technology has relegated these events to the confines of “history.” Pearl Harbor was a rallying cry, much like “Remember the Maine” in 1898. But as the “greatest generation” passes on, the “day of infamy” becomes a foggy remembrance of a past that seems disconnected to the present.(##) What  Certain Muslims  ( Shiite - Wahhabi )  view western society as 'loose morally' with pervasive sexual immorality due to the fact that women are uncovered in public  . Islam o-fascists hate us for supporting Israel for occupying Palestinian lands. What ever the reason  NOT ALL MUSLIMS subscribe to Bin Ladism , or a call to kill infidels in Jihad style . Each sect in Islam interprets the Quran differently as would Christians do with the Bible.

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