Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Tocsin

It had rung many times before.

We had fair warning from the previous attacks. The first WTC. The USS Cole. Assorted US embasies around the world. Threats shouted and effigies burned.

Then five years ago the tocsin ran more loudly than it ever had before.

The towers fell. The Pentagon was broken.

2996 were killed.

According to Islamic traditions you must first give the non-believers a chance to convert. If they become muslim they are welcomed as brothers. If they don't they are to be killed. Recently, Osama bin Laden offered Americans a choice, either convert to Islam or die.

Here is my answer: go suck pork.

Stand firm America.

2 comments:

Merriwether the Adventurer said...

Sidenote: I have a friend (fellow chemistry major from SDSU) who is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. Her feat? She and her team at the New York City Medical Examiner's Office set the record for the most DNA matches of unidentified body-parts to once living people in the shortest amount of time.

Do you have any idea what a hand looks like after it's been laying on a building's roof for several weeks...

Garden Geezer said...

So sad, so sad, that moment in American history should be aired on all tv channels once or twice a month. Without warning and preferably during The Biggest Loser or Grey's Anatomy so that many ppl will be reminded of that day and that we have enemies out there.
Blessings on you and your family.
Garden Geezer