This morning at 8:46 EST, 10 years ago, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the WTC North Tower. 17 minutes later at 9:03 EST, United Air Lines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower (see photo above).
The attacks that day, which are forever burned into America's mind, were carried out by 19 Muslims who were part of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Those men were not brave martyrs as Muslims would like believe. No, they were cowards who could not fight America in the open like real men, but instead chose to hijack civilian aircraft to attack a civilian target, to kill civilians, all in the name of their god.
As we enter the 10th year of the War on Terror, we must consider why we continue to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. For while it is a worthy fight in some respects, the same fate that befell the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 1980s might befall the U.S. as well. But, whatever happens to the U.S. in the War on Terror, We shall never forget what happened on that terrible day in September 2001.
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