This Political Correctness Is A Real Killer

Most Israeli’s reacted to 9/11 with both horror and sympathy. After the shock wore off, they also reacted with stunned disbelief.

I remember having conversations with both native Israelis and Americans who had moved to Israel 30 years ago, and they spoke about how surprised they were at the laxness of American security.

“Where were the F16’s?” someone kept saying, as they looked at footage of the first plane crashing into the twin towers, assuming that if this had happened in Israel an F16 would have shot the second plane out of the sky before it could hit the buildings. “How did they let people just enter the cockpit of the plane?” another asked me later, when details of the terrorist attack came out.

Even more shocking to some, was the fact that the airspace over both the Pentagon and the White House was open to planes.

I feebly tried to explain to these people that noone thought to take these precautions because everyone believed at the time that terrorist attacks don’t happen in America.

Perhaps that was a good excuse then, but it doesn’t hold up now. Now the American people ignore the threats because of political correctness, which I find inexcusable.

The writing has been on the wall for a long time. It’s time for those in charge to be less concerned with hurting people’s feelings and more concerned with protecting people’s lives. Muslims with access to firearms (the armed forces and the police) should be screened much more carefully than they are now. If that puts people out, so be it.

Now is a critical time in America. The terrorist wannabes are looking to see if there is a reaction. If this attack  is passed off as an isolated incident, then I fear that the next attack will be even worse (suicide bomber in a shopping mall, for instance? G-d forbid!).

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. neshama
    Nov 08, 2009 @ 01:27:43

    “noone thought to take these precautions”

    I don’t think that this statement is correct. But I wouldn’t venture an alternative as to why the airspace was OPEN.

  2. RR
    Nov 10, 2009 @ 06:28:03

    Great title- so true, unfortunately.

  3. andrea
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 23:32:03

    We in the United States have quickly forgotten and unfortunately we have an administration who is soft on terror and it’s not a question of if, but when we are hit again.

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