* Editor's Commentaries - #5  The Heroes, non-heroes, cowards, and other victims of the Sept. 11th Attacks

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Tuesday, October 02, 2001 - Despite all that has been said, including the official pronouncements carefully premeditatedly crafted by the Bush Executive Administration's Communications Team (Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, White House Counsel Karen Hughes, Presidential Advisor Mary Matalin, Communications Director Ari Fleisher, Press Secretary ....), and delivered by the President, and the major media elites, and others that .


. Tuesday, October 02, Wednesday, October 03, & Thursday, October 04, 2001 - The deafening silence by the major media elites, i.e. the non-reporting of the single biggest, most unmistakably explosive story that could possibly come out of this administration, the outright betrayal of Israel, and the absolute catalyst for war in the Middle-East. 


Thursday, October 04, 2001 - The Formal statement by Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, likening the statement made by President Bush to the appeasement of the Nazis in 1938, prior to WWII.

. Friday, October 05, 2001 - The Official response from President Bush & his Administration, delivered by Ari Fleisher, to the effect that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's response to President Bush's outrageous statement was unacceptable....

. Have you seen the post-Sept. 11th bumper sticker/bumper strip which reads (something to this effect) -

'Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten!'  or  'We will never forget our fallen heroes'

Some 3,000+ people were slaughtered by terrorists on September 11, 2001, all were murdered, but while being murdered makes people victims, it does not make them heroes; some may have been martyred (Not the terrorists!), some died as heroes, notably the firefighters, police, security people, and emergency workers who gave their lives while trying to save their fellow men.  Some died fighting for their lives, some of these may have been motivated to fight for the lives of others than themselves, though that is between them and their maker, we do not know that they fought for a higher motive than out of utter desperation to try to save themselves, nothing wrong with that, but G.W.'s repetitious lauding/lionizing of "let's roll" notwithstanding, is that the stuff that heroism is really made of?

Heroism is defined any number of different ways, though certain essential qualities remain common, for me the most indispensable core ingredient of heroism is risking oneself for others, sacrificing oneself for others; some of those who died on September 11th as a result of terrorist attacks on America, truly demonstrated great heroism, men like Rick Ricola (sp?), Vice President of Security for Morgan Stanley (I believe), but then Rick died as towering a hero as he had lived, he might have died many times before, always demonstrating epic bravery, the kind the Red Badge of Courage attests to, but God spared him for one final momentous mission, & Rick did not fail, he fell, but he did not fail, he was not found wanting.  The twin towers were only steel, concrete (not nearly enough of it), glass...Rick was merely flesh and bone and blood, and ill, no longer young and strong...but Rick was a genuine tower of a man, a truly great man of this age, and of any age.  Thank God for him, thank God for the thousands of people God used Rick to save in his adopted country of America on September 11th, and thank you Corning, England for lending America as great a son of Corning as has graced this earth.  Praise the Lord.  It is always during the direst of conflicts, the most desperate of times that God causes his best to shine the most brightly, when tested with the worst that Satan can throw at them, their maker shines through them to prove that God is supreme and victorious, and Satan is defeated, Jesus Christ is the ultimate proof of God's victory, God's love, God's sacrifice, God's truth, & God's coming justice & judgment. 

Thank you Lord for sending us such great men as Rick, and God make us such great ones for your most worthy use.

Occasionally I think while standing up, walking, or even chewing gum, though I can't say I necessarily do my best thinking while exerting myself in these ways - Editor/Ed.

Boys are so silly, I prefer to do my deep thinking, reflection, ruminating, and meditation, while I am reclining at length in the tub, preferably with several servants to attend to my every whim and need.  [One must be careful to only think in moderation while soaking, though, lest one should turn into a prune!]  Umm, I wonder if those silly hunky stone-age boys are thinking about me?

{No, bathing beauty.  If I had a lady like you to think about (but a little less "hard-bodied"), I wouldn't manage to think of anything else.  It is true, God does work in mysterious ways.}

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Al's secret to his superior thinking - sitting down.

 Ah yes, now I see the resemblance between Albert Einstein and CBM's Editor, they are both hard-bodied hunks (almost as if chiseled out of stone) and undeniably dreamers.



what's a hunk, am i a hunk too? boy, i think that lady has the right idea, a relaxing soak in the tub home (toc)

ok you little feller, but while you are splashing around, pretend you are winston churchill, and not a seal.

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