NYC - AUGUST 2001
Of course, I wanted the jerk-off to be captured and YES - killed for masterminding the 911 attacks on our UNITED States, New York City, people of our country and the world, and for destroying a modern marvel... but my skepticism stems from this: WHY NOW? Is it ironic that it's the tenth anniversary of the attacks? Is it ironic that General Petraeus (or is it Betray Us?) has just retired Saturday and is no longer leading the war? Is it ironic the unsettling fighting recently occurring over the "oil-lands" in Lybia and now Gadhafi's son dies?? And what about Osama's body? A large part of why we even go through the trauma of a funeral service for is for CLOSURE. I know when I saw my father laying in his casket, I thought he was asleep. I thought, "Ok, any second now he's going to wake up!" It wasn't until I touch his cold, hardened hand that the realization sunk in - he's gone... he's REALLY gone.
WTC Memorial Wall - One Year Anniversary - September 2002
NO. I'm not saying I want to attend OBL's funeral and touch OBL's hand. But I sure would rather have seen him EXECUTED publicly to know FOR SURE - without any reasonable DOUBT - that that mother f***er is DEAD!
I know. I'm Christian. Hammurabi's Law of "An eye for eye" is the wrong way to think... but even now, as I am finally starting to cry while typing this, I can't stop to think about all those people who perished that day from his command. I believe in GOD. I believe in Jesus Christ - even though - I have never seen either. But with them, there is a TRUST. Sorry, but trusting our government and the media to tell me the truth? (SMH) As much as I want to believe it, I am having a hard time doing so. And even with Osama gone, it doesn't take away the threat of terrorism. If anything, it just increased it...
NYC - AUGUST 2001
NYC - DECEMBER 2001
Something else I feel has been increased is our (the USA) need for a light at the end of the dark tunnel and downward spiral our country has been going through. Look what happened already: Stocks went up the moment the news was let out that he was killed. Isn't this all just a false sense of security?
Tweetpic - May 1, 2011 - Ground Zero
Even Obama's ratings have been going down, because we saw that he couldn't bring about the CHANGE we (voted for) hoped, expected, and believed him to accomplish. Now all of a sudden - he's a man of his word and a hero for taking down Osama? (Sounds like marketing for re-election if you ask me). Before you get pissy with me - I VOTED FOR OBAMA. I am a Democrat. I'm Democrat because I feel I represent Middle America. I'm not terribly wealthy, but I was living comfortably, working loyaly for a company for the past sixteen years. I not only became a statistic (first time home-buyer in 2006, the loss of a job in 2009, collecting unemployment & job searching in 2010), I want my own buisness and have fears of it, and I also live life on a budget - I don't have millions stashed away to go on lavish trips, have a McMansion, and shop for Jimmy Choos - I make do and make the best of with what I have, and have learned to share my experiences with you - b/c as bad as I might have momentarily thought it was here for me, there is always someone else out there that can benefit from my experiments or experiences and make them their own.
I want to believe... that something good will come from all of this. But right now, I'm having a hard time doing so. I did run outside last night and put up about six American flags in the front of our townhome, for the PRIDE I have as an American. But I'm not jumping for joy and cracking open the champagne to toast a bastard who now got coincidentally dumped at sea.
One thing I do know for sure...
"I AM proud to be an American, where at least I KNOW I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I'd gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today... because there ain't no doubt I love this land... GOD BLESS THE USA!"
And that's what is also so great about the USA...
FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
If I offended you - Well - you have the freedom to choose
to leave and read another blog. But this is my blog and I have the freedom to choose to express myslef this way... today... because who knows what tomorrow will bring. (a VERY hard lessoned learned from 911)
Take care and God Bless...
"In a world where you can be anything - Be Yourself."