Bear with me. As a blogger, The Blog is obligated to say a few words about the attack on September 11, 2001.
There is no arguing the fact that the attack that early morning was horrible and tragic.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 3000 people lost their lives.
People working in The World Trade Center. People working in The Pentagon. People on three different plane flights.*edit* Four flights, actually.
Firefighters and police officers who ran into the buildings, while others were running out.
The Blog, personally, knew two of the people on one of the planes.
The Blog knew one of the people working on an upper floor in one of the "Twin Towers."
This year, as in the ten years prior, The Blog deeply grieves the loss of his friends and the other 2097, give or take, people who lost their lives on that terrible day.
And he honors the extraordinary courage of the first responders and the later rescuers who put their own lives and health on the line that day.
There are conspiracy theories.
Most of those theories are bullshit. But, a few, in The Blog's not so humble opinion have credence.
Where was NORAD? What part did the Bush administration higher-ups, charter members of The Project for the New American Century, play on that day?
Those are topics for another day.
We will get to them, by and by.
But, it has been eleven years,
While we should never forget, isn't it time to move on?
For now, I will mourn the deaths of David and Lynn Angel. May those wonderful people rest in peace. The same for my friend who will remain anonymous, who died as the building collapsed around her.
There is so much for The Blog to discuss on the subject of 9/11.
Maybe tomorrow, But, not tonight.
Too much sadness. Too much grief.
Outrage can wait until later.