WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26:
Yacht, a Los Angeles-based conceptual pop band, performs the song "Party at the NSA" for the hundreds gather for a rally at the U.S. Capitol to stop NSA surveillance and government monitoring on Saturday, October 26, 2013, in Washington, DC. Today is the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA Patriot Act.
(Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
When Osama bin Laden used civilian airplanes as missiles in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, he was motivated by a singular thought: America was a rotting corpse, a paper tiger. Americans were weak, and the nation would crumble under even the tiniest display of force. Twenty years later, more Americans cover their faces than in many Muslim countries, and a small percentage of radical leftists are allowed to run the country. It is time to ask an uncomfortable question: Was bin Laden right about the United States? The Response The 9/11 terror attack was not merely a psychological shock to the American people. It was also a shock to the political system. People were rightfully asking, “how could this happen?” So many opportunities to prevent the attack were wasted due to incompetence and inefficiency.
Robert Mueller, appointed as the new director of FBI just a few weeks before the attack, was motivated to transform the organization fundamentally. It was an attempt to improve the system so that 9/11 could never happen again. His changes eventually led to the bureau we have today, which participated in the Russia collusion hoax and regards Trump-supporters as “domestic terrorists.”
Many liberals reacted to the attack by concluding that there was something wrong about “religion,” which they, in their minds, translated into Christianity. Thus, one of the responses to 9/11 was a secularization that later became the fertile feeding grounds of the most virulent ...
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