Six years have passed. Say what you will about the war in Iraq, George Bush, or religion. America was attacked. The last time this happened was Pearl Harbor. The result – the USA demonstrated it’s political will and military might.
That makes the US 2 for 2. Two attacks on US soil = two foreign military powers and their allies utterly destroyed.
It would be madness to believe that attacking Americans would ever result in anything short of devastation for the attacker. This has nothing to do with the American people or their attitudes and philosophies. It is the nature of humanity.
If you attacked Alexander the Great, you died. If you attacked Rome, you died. Throughout history it has repeatedly been demonstrated that attacking a superpower is suicide. So here again are the reasons – good or bad – we are where we are.
The First WTC Plane
The Second WTC Plane
The Pentagon – Impact at :25 seconds
United Flight 93 Crash Site
The lesson to be learned… if you are weak, your only option is diplomacy.