It has been 5 years since 9-11 happened. I don’t think our country is more secure than it was back then… maybe more aware… if anything I think our country is more scared than before 9-11. Terrorism is about creating fear, and I believe it has done just that. It kind of enrages me that 5 years have passed and I still don’t know the “truth.”
I don’t know what happened, I don’t know how it happened, all I know is that a lot of people lost their lives that day and we are in a war against terrorism that is killing more people on both “sides” every single day. I also believe that this war against terror is creating more terrorist every single day. We have destroyed this generation by sending our young people to fight a war that to me seems to be accomplishing nothing. Look at Afghanistan right now, where we supposedly won. The Taliban is still fighting a guerrilla and fear war and the government can not do much to stop it. Look at Iraq and how we are still losing soldiers every day to a civil war that we somehow have to stop.
Fighting for democracy seems like a stupid thing to do when everyone is against a Hamas lead government that was elected by their own people. If that does not open the eyes of everyone in the world, I am not sure what will. We are supposed to be living in the information age, but all I believe we get is misinformation. And again, I just want to know what the “truth” is.
Now under the radar we have some people talking about Venezuela extracting uranium to then be sent to Iran for enrichment. What is going on in the world? We have North Korea testing missiles, and other nations trying to get their hands on the atomic bomb. Have we learned nothing from history? Is the clock just ticking again towards a nuclear holocaust?
What is true for me might not be the same for someone else. All I know is that people seem to not care unless the situation is affecting them directly. I still support the troops because they are not the ones making the decisions, they are just executing orders. Like the “terrorists” they are just following an ideal that has been planted in them to fight for a “cause.” I would not want to be on either of their positions, because taking away the value of human life to fight for any ideal has to take an emotional toll in some level no matter who the person is. I believe that taking away the value of human life; start to take away a person’s humanity.