Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Visual Reminder In Case The Media "Forgets" To Tell The Story Of 9/11

This Sunday morning, September 11, as I surf through the various channels covering the memorial of the worse onshore terrorist attack in history upon the United States, I am wondering if any of the media will actually show the Moslem piloted planes crashing into the Twin Towers, but, so far, no.

At the Pentagon, I can hear a reverential Amazing Grace sung by a military choir as several men of the cloth of various denominations, sects, and creeds recite prayers to Almighty God. In Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 dove and disappeared deep into the ground, they are also singing and praying in an atmosphere of awe and solemnity.

In New York City, Governor Cuomo is approaching the memorial occasion with a very cool and secular demeanor, speaking words that are going unheard. Hilary Clinton is smiling, and the whole effect emanates a darkness and coolness. It just seems so vacuous, holding such a ceremony without any call to the Divine for mercy or providence.

My heart does go out to the First Responding firefighters and other heroes, as well as to the families of those who were mercilessly slaughtered by Islamic terrorists. Can I say that, even ten years after the horrid event?

In case the media "forgets" to broadcast what actually happened, below is an animated gif displaying just some of the pandemonium that day, September 11, 2001.