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President Roosevelt calling December 7, "a date which will live in infamy…"

One of America’s biggest generations were faced with the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941 that brought the United Sates into WWII at 0753 on Dec 7th. An event that would catapult the American forces into war for years to come. Every household affected, every one backing the fight behind America .  Service members put their tested training to use in foreign soil to rid the enemy of the hate they brought. Another generation faces attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in the skies above US soil. At 0846am an American flight crashes into the first

World Trade Center . An event that would catapult the American forces into war for years to come. Every household affected, every one backing the fight behind

America .  Service members put their tested training to use in foreign soil to rid the enemy of the hate they brought.

In Hawaii, Americans are taken completely by surprise. The first attack wave targets airfields and battleships. The second wave targets other ships and shipyard facilities. The air raid lasts until 9:45 a.m. Eight battleships are damaged, with five sunk. Three light cruisers, three destroyers and three smaller vessels are lost along with 188 aircraft. The Japanese lose 27 planes and five midget submarines which attempted to penetrate the inner harbor and launch torpedoes.

In NewYork, Washington and Pennsylvania. Americans are taken completely by surprise. 8:46 AM: American Airlines flight 11 crashes into the World Trade Center north tower between the 93rd and 99th floors. 9:03 AM: United Airlines flight 175 crashes into the World Trade Center south tower between the 77th and 85th floors. 9:37 AM: American Airlines flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon. 9:59 AM: South Tower of World Trade Center collapses. 10:03 AM: United Airlines flight 93 crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 10:28 AM: North Tower of World Trade Center collapses. 5:20 PM: WTC building 7 collapses.

In both major historic events, America was attacked on home soil where innocent American people died as another country waged war on us. The first in 1941 began a chain of events that required the US to go to war, where we completed some of the monumental events that made our country what it is today. The attacks in 2001 carried the same attributes however, through politics and the major play of the media has steered the backing of the American people away of the root of the problem.

Both events will be known in America’s history as mammoth events that shaped our country and eventually the world. However, how will generations sixty years from now look back on Sept 11th 2001? Will they see the same American spirit that was displayed following the attacks on Pearl Harbor? Will they see how the American people rose up many years after the attacks and continue the fight on terrorism as they did back in 1941?

The generations of 1941 and 2001 are very different. The days of the women riveters are not around now. Today we do however have women playing a large role in the fight against terrorism in a much different way than they did in 1941. Perhaps there is a correlation between the two that shows how America will prevail, we will continue the fight on terrorism and will combat evil as we did in 1941. I have to wonder though what the reporters during WWII would think of the reporters of today …………..

Today, we must remember those who were attacked, their families and also remember the sons of bitches that attacked us! As in 1941, everyone was doing their part for the war effort. Women, children and men from every race. I know they didn’t forget who attacked them in 1941. Can you say that about yourself now?

God Bless all who suffered this day.

Still Attacking!!

Maj Pain

Comments

  1. I definitely remember the SOB’s who attacked us!! I also remember those who have stepped in to defend us and who try to prevent it from happening again. Thanks go to all our warriors. Wherever they are.

  2. It’s gonna take a lot more work this time around to keep the public interested and engaged, but it is just as necessary as it was 60 years ago. Besides, we just love supporting Major Pain and his Marines as they inflict major pain and woe on the enemy!

  3. American attention span has shortened a great deal in last 60 years. The market trend of forcing companies to focus on the next quarter’s earnings instead of the five-year plan is working it’s way through our society. And, the media isn’t helping by working so hard to say the price has been too high and it’s taken too long.
    There are 2996 people, and their families, that want us to remember long term. There are 2996 reasons for us to stay the course, too.
    Thanks for the reminder of the past, and how it should guide our present and future.

  4. (our 9/11): Mom’s got the old Bronco running & stomping down the hall because they haven’t responded to the hey-up. Bunch of middle-school aged boys crowded around the TV: the most shy, most reticent of the group holds up a hand to me and firmly says, “no, something’s wrong”. I turned to the screen just in time to see the second plane hit the towers. Expletives and fear as six quite young faces whipped around to mine, and in one voice, “what do we do?” Kicked off my heels, put on my athletic shoes, and said, no school, no work, and what we do – we’ll do together. Six kids, 11, 12, and 13 years of age, each one hyper-attentive, rapidly completed task assignments. Dump books out of backpacks, grab the (earthquake) emergency supplies, fill water containers. We head to the school, slowing down for more boys to hop in the back. There, one teacher is waving kids off, school’s closed. We list surnames/ages/our homephone (and that they’re with us) tape to the school door; buy more water, fill the gas tank, come back in to watch the news. Not a lot I could do that day but listen to their concerns (give them tasks) and reiterate solidarity without hesitation. But it was the boys who sought out our flag (it was in with the Xmas stuff??); as a group, they taped it in the window. Five years later, that most shy, most reticent, is a booming-voiced, 6’ 4” at 240lbs. All are tall, strong, smart and powerful; good men of 16, 17, 18 years; each respectful, dependable; more than one considering their next step. Most proud of their solidarity, much pleased that each remembers. Won’t forget B-Marine.

  5. Can’t add much more that what you and the others wrote. Just wanted to congratulate you, Major B, on your promotion and seat on the Board of Directors of AnySoldier!!!

  6. One thing that struck me as odd in the days after 9/11 was Bush saying “We will not tolerate conspiracy theories [regarding 9/11]”. Sure enough there have been some wacky conspiracy theories surrounding the events of that day. The most far-fetched and patently ridiculous one that I’ve ever heard goes like this: Nineteen hijackers who claimed to be devout Muslims but yet were so un-Muslim as to be getting drunk all the time, doing cocaine and frequenting strip clubs decided to hijack four airliners and fly them into buildings in the northeastern U.S., the area of the country that is the most thick with fighter bases. After leaving a Koran on a barstool at a strip bar after getting shitfaced drunk on the night before, then writing a suicide note/inspirational letter that sounded like it was written by someone with next to no knowledge of Islam, they went to bed and got up the next morning hung over and carried out their devious plan. Nevermind the fact that of the four “pilots” among them there was not a one that could handle a Cessna or a Piper Cub let alone fly a jumbo jet, and the one assigned the most difficult task of all, Hani Hanjour, was so laughably incompetent that he was the worst fake “pilot” of the bunch. Nevermind the fact that they received very rudimentary flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station, making them more likely to have been C.I.A. assets than Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. So on to the airports. These “hijackers” somehow managed to board all four airliners with their tickets, yet not even ONE got his name on any of the flight manifests. So they hijack all four airliners and at this time passengers on United 93 start making a bunch of cell phone calls from 35,000 feet in the air to tell people what was going on. Nevermind the fact that cell phones wouldn’t work very well above 4,000 feet, and wouldn’t work at ALL above 8,000 feet. But the conspiracy theorists won’t let that fact get in the way of a good fantasy. That is one of the little things you “aren’t supposed to think about”. Nevermind that one of the callers called his mom and said his first and last name, more like he was reading from a list than calling his own mom. Anyway, when these airliners each deviated from their flight plan and didn’t respond to ground control, NORAD would any other time have followed standard operating procedure (and did NOT have to be told by F.A.A. that there were hijackings because they were watching the same events unfold on their own radar) which means fighter jets would be scrambled from the nearest base where they were available on standby within a few minutes, just like every other time when airliners stray off course. But of course on 9/11 this didn’t happen, not even close. Somehow these “hijackers” must have used magical powers to cause NORAD to stand down, as ridiculous as this sounds because total inaction from the most high-tech and professional Air Force in the world would be necessary to carry out their tasks. So on the most important day in its history the Air Force was totally worthless. Then they had to make one of the airliners look like a smaller plane, because unknown to them the Naudet brothers had a videocamera to capture the only known footage of the North Tower crash, and this footage shows something that is not at all like a jumbo jet, but didn’t have to bother with the South Tower jet disguising itself because that was the one we were “supposed to see”. Anyway, as for the Pentagon they had to have Hani Hanjour fly his airliner like it was a fighter plane, making a high G-force corkscrew turn that no real airliner can do, in making its descent to strike the Pentagon. But these “hijackers” wanted to make sure Rumsfeld survived so they went out of their way to hit the farthest point in the building from where Rumsfeld and the top brass are located. And this worked out rather well for the military personnel in the Pentagon, since the side that was hit was the part that was under renovation at the time with few military personnel present compared to construction workers. Still more fortuitous for the Pentagon, the side that was hit had just before 9/11 been structurally reinforced to prevent a large fire there from spreading elsewhere in the building. Awful nice of them to pick that part to hit, huh? Then the airliner vaporized itself into nothing but tiny unidentifiable pieces no bigger than a fist, unlike the crash of a real airliner when you will be able to see at least some identifiable parts, like crumpled wings, broken tail section etc. Why, Hani Hanjour the terrible pilot flew that airliner so good that even though he hit the Pentagon on the ground floor the engines didn’t even drag the ground!! Imagine that!! Though the airliner vaporized itself on impact it only made a tiny 16 foot hole in the building. Amazing. Meanwhile, though the planes hitting the Twin Towers caused fires small enough for the firefighters to be heard on their radios saying “We just need 2 hoses and we can knock this fire down” attesting to the small size of it, somehow they must have used magical powers from beyond the grave to make this morph into a raging inferno capable of making the steel on all forty-seven main support columns (not to mention the over 100 smaller support columns) soften and buckle, then all fail at once. Hmmm. Then still more magic was used to make the building totally defy physics as well as common sense in having the uppermost floors pass through the remainder of the building as quickly, meaning as effortlessly, as falling through air, a feat that without magic could only be done with explosives. Then exactly 30 minutes later the North Tower collapses in precisely the same freefall physics-defying manner. Incredible. Not to mention the fact that both collapsed at a uniform rate too, not slowing down, which also defies physics because as the uppermost floors crash into and through each successive floor beneath them they would shed more and more energy each time, thus slowing itself down. Common sense tells you this is not possible without either the hijackers’ magical powers or explosives. To emphasize their telekinetic prowess, later in the day they made a third building, WTC # 7, collapse also at freefall rate though no plane or any major debris hit it. Amazing guys these magical hijackers. But we know it had to be “Muslim hijackers” the conspiracy theorist will tell you because (now don’t laugh) one of their passports was “found” a couple days later near Ground Zero, miraculously “surviving” the fire that we were told incinerated planes, passengers and black boxes, and also “survived” the collapse of the building it was in. When common sense tells you if that were true then they should start making buildings and airliners out of heavy paper and plastic so as to be “indestructable” like that magic passport. The hijackers even used their magical powers to bring at least seven of their number back to life, to appear at american embassies outraged at being blamed for 9/11!! BBC reported on that and it is still online. Nevertheless, they also used magical powers to make the american government look like it was covering something up in the aftermath of this, what with the hasty removal of the steel debris and having it driven to ports in trucks with GPS locators on them, to be shipped overseas to China and India to be melted down. When common sense again tells you that this is paradoxical in that if the steel was so unimportant that they didn’t bother saving some for analysis but so important as to require GPS locators on the trucks with one driver losing his job because he stopped to get lunch. Hmmmm. Further making themselves look guilty, the Bush administration steadfastly refused for over a year to allow a commission to investigate 9/11 to even be formed, only agreeing to it on the conditions that they get to dictate its scope, meaning it was based on the false pretense of the “official story” being true with no other alternatives allowed to be considered, handpicked all its members making sure the ones picked had vested interests in the truth remaining buried, and with Bush and Cheney only
    “testifying” together, only for an hour, behind closed doors, with their attorneys present and with their “testimonies” not being recorded by tape or even written down in notes. Yes, this whole story smacks of the utmost idiocy and fantastic far-fetched lying, but it is amazingly enough what some people believe. Even now, five years later, the provably false fairy tale of the “nineteen hijackers” is heard repeated again and again, and is accepted without question by so many Americans. Which is itself a testament to the innate psychological cowardice of the American sheeple, i mean people, and their abject willingness to believe something, ANYTHING, no matter how ridiculous in order to avoid facing a scary uncomfortable truth. Time to wake up America.

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