Looking over today’s events twenty years ago, one concludes that 9/11 was a terrible day for America. It stands as a significant change for all Americans. A date we all set in our minds, as we reflect back on one man who hated America and Americans. Osama Bin Laden attempted to destroy our country and our economy. But it makes me think, “What would Biden do if 20 years ago?”
On September 11, 2001, several planes took off on American soil, never to be seen again, as all its passengers and crew members were killed before reaching the ground. One such plane was traveling from Newark, NJ to San Francisco, CA that morning. After a 40-minute delay, United Airlines Flight 93 took off at 8:41 a.m. Forty-five later, the plane flew off course toward Washington. All contact was lost until an eye witness saw it crash near Shanksville, PA at 10:03 a.m. There were 45 people altogether on that plane. Through recordings of the cockpit’s voice recorder and black box, we found out what actually happened on that tragic day. Four terrorists had hijacked the plane to take over control and strike the Capitol. Had passengers not stopped the terrorists, the plane was headed to destroy the Capitol on that date. Led by passenger Todd Beam from Upper Saddle River, NJ, his famous line, “Let’s roll”, is still heard today.
This strikes close to my heart, as my good friend is from Upper Saddle River, NJ. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY, just eight miles from Lower Manhattan where the Twin Towers once stood. I saw my friend cry today for people he did not even know, for children that will never see their deceased relatives: fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, and aunts lost. I could not take the emotion as young children read names of the deceased and I had to leave the coverage on television for a little while. I cried for them as my own relatives.
Some people would say I’m a little rough on Biden, but they are blinded by the fact that Biden pulled out of Afghanistan on the deadline of August 31. Biden pulled out all U.S. troops before Americans and Afghan allies. They were left behind to defend for themselves against Taliban rule. Also, 13 American soldiers were killed at the Kabul Airport because a photo before 9/11 was needed by Biden to show the world that we won victory in ending the war. The war has not ended. In two to three years, we will probably enter another war with the Taliban. The women and girls will now be under Sharia Law of the Taliban, stripping them of many rights.
Biden went to three speeches today, the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA. He was not allowed to speak at one. Former President George W. Bush spoke in Shanksville, PA. His famous line, “I hear you America!” at the World Trade Center 20 years ago rings through today. America, I hear you too, and I cry for you today. Biden said, “We will be united as one”. Yes, Biden, we are united in hating you.