On this 11th anniversary of the attack on America by terrorist I had to take a look at where our nation is today. What I discovered disturbed me greatly. I believe that society as a whole has forgotten that day. It is not intentional there are 23,000,000 American’s out of work in this country most folks are focused on their livelihood. But, now more than ever they need to remember.
On March 1, 2003, Khalid Sheik Mohammed was apprehended by Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence Agency and was subsequently turned over to United States authorities. In March of 2007, with creative interview techniques he finally admitted to masterminding the 9.11 attacks, Richard Reid shoe bombing attempt on an airliner, the nightclub bombing in Indonesia, and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
In April 2011, after a long political battle it was determined that Khalid Sheik Mohammed would be tried as a military combatant with war crimes not in a criminal trial in New York. The trial of Mohammed continues to this day as he and his cohorts have continued to mock the United States Military Court System. He could receive the death penalty.
This news has been on the back page for months now. Most folks haven’t got a clue. There are some that haven’t forgotten. The families that lost loved ones on that tragic day. They faithfully show up day after day to watch the trial at locations furnished by the military. Some have been flown to GITMO and watched the trial progress.
No, they will not forget. Nor will they mind a little inconvenience in their daily life because; they have already had enough of that to last a life time. So, on this 9.11 say a prayer and remember those who died that day and those who have died since then to keep us safe.
We at Officer.com have written articles to remember 9.11 for several years now. For the families of the victims it is our way of saying we will not forget.