9/11. a day riveted in horror and shock. north america safe no more. the security we once assumed was our inherited right was in tatters and rubble. where were our intelligence services and our north american air defense(NORAD) networks that day? probably watching CNN like everyone else was.
it’s amusing though. no government department in the united states was ever called up on the carpet for that breach in security. no one was made responsible for what the american tax payers had been taking for granted as already purchased. the CIA, the NSA, the FBI and the air force strategic response units weren’t doing what they had been paid to do(more than 10 billion a year collectively). but that’s ok because somehow saddam hussein was responsible and the solution was to go smack around IRAQ and get payback. ok. alrightie then.
and how have things really changed since then? in real terms. underpaid airport workers go mental at airports stopping old ladies and anyone looking remotely islamic. that’s how. but how has the CIA, the NSA, the FBI and NORAD changed? oh we’ve shuffled things around and made a giant department called: HOMELAND DEFENSE to deal with any future security infringements. mmmmmmmmmm. i’m always glad government knows what’s best for the common good. i feel safer already just thinking about that. but somehow i don’t think a bunch of washington beaurocrats and out of touch CIA types have even half a clue as to where the next threat to america will undoubtably emerge from.
it’s my opinion that security is a myth. this is a small world. you cannot defend your country from all threats at all times. it’s impossible. and we here in north america have had it very good for an awfully long time. we are very wealthy compared to the rest of the world and have not had to fight wars on our soil. it’s very easy for other lesser developed countries to look at the country with the biggest guns and the most power worldwide and feel like the victim. i know one thing for sure in life and that is that history repeats itself. to me 9/11 was merely a wake up call and a mild one at that.