Ten years gone….. a nation’s failure

After almost 24 straight hours of watching listening and reading everything available on the attack, I fell into a numbed, head buzzed sleep, then startled awake about 2:30 a.m.

The unmistakable low growl of an F-15 from nearby Buckley Air Guard Base grew to a widow-rattling, explosive roar overhead; my sternum vibrated, my heart filled with emotions. I knew the young combat pilot was at war and his under 1,000 foot pass was a signal to our small Colorado community that we were safe and that he was filled with a “terrible resolve” to exact massive retribution on our behalf.

It was the reassuring sound of America’s might. I prayed for those who died and those who who would die in the coming war that was long overdue and abundantly necessary. I slept soundly the rest of the short night…

… and I have been angry everyday of my life since.

Now, a decade later the terrible resolve I absolutely knew would be devastatingly decisive and swift has yielded little in exchange for more than 4,000 of our country’s finest. Far from embracing our warrior-nation esprit and élan, we are leaderless, weak, flaccid in martial response and far too quick to seek closure, heal, to build memorials to the “tragedy”and above all… celebrate diversity.

Ten years after witnessing 3,000 men, women and children atomized to bone fragments and grizzly smears of  DNA nothing sums up what we’ve become any better than our military’s proposal of a new medal for “courageous restraint”…to celebrate those who exhibit extraordinary courage and self-control by not using their weapons.

America has failed; failed to destroy our enemies, failed to make radical Islam a smoking crater around the world, failed to support our only real ally in this war–Israel–and failed our own history.

Instead of defiantly and swiftly rebuilding the World Trade Center towers, closing our borders and unleashing hell wherever and upon whomever necessary, we treat evil personified as a criminal matter, complete with arrests and Miranda warnings.

You, including those who have lost and continue to lose loved ones in this war,  pay the enemies’ legal fees, room and board, cable TV, health care, and damned pray rugs and piece of trash Koran.

Our enemies have been laughing and ridiculing us ever since, and the terrorism continues.

An over-the-hill, unwanted and unnecessary Marine, I content myself with video blood lust, running though as many combat clips as I can find that feature our enemies being torn to pieces in ways not unlike my 9/11 countrymen died. I find it unsatisfying and empty, but at least I can still trust my comrades taking the fight to the enemy.

They are the only people in my government worthy of trust.

The fifth columnists and traitors in the country populate our colleges, universities, schools K-12, all races, creeds, colors and religions, the media, the democrat party; even our military and government up to an including the White House has been infiltrated.

Maddeningly, Real Americans are being attacked rhetorically, politically and physically by those who stand not with their countrymen but with our enemies.

There will soon be a mosque at Ground Zero, but our so-called memorial there is an embarrassment.

By now the body count of our enemies should be 100 times whatever it is; instead, we  cut the military budget and give money to this society’s leeches and malcontents, and our domestic and foreign enemies.

Future historians will look at this “war”, this decade and only see a nation committing suicide.

And wonder why, in God’s name… why?.

About Gary Alexander

Volunteer coordinator for veterans support network in North Texas. Now retired from his private psychotherapy practice, I specialized in the diagnosis and treatment posttraumatic stress, working with victim assistance programs, veterans and the Veterans Administration for over 20 years. After being wounded in action in Vietnam, I was medically retired from the Marine Corps and know first hand many of the readjustment difficulties and psychological stresses experienced by today's OIF and OEF veterans. I am available, at minimal cost, to speak at your functions on several subjects including veterans issues, Vietnam, the Medal of Honor, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and critical incident debriefings.
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11 Responses to Ten years gone….. a nation’s failure

  1. Buck Stienke says:

    Yesterday, seventy five US soldiers were injured in a truck bomb attack on one of our bases in Afghanistan. There is no better example of the failed policy of “nation building” while tying the hands of our soldiers sent to defeat the Taliban. If you send soldiers, let then fight. If not, send farmers, teachers or politcians anyone else who would be allowed to do something else other than just become a target for terrorists..

  2. Firepower says:

    Future historians will look at this “war”, this decade and only see a nation committing suicide.

    And wonder why, in God’s name… why?.

    Because Americans elect incompetent politicians.

    Americans get the government they deserve.

  3. Amen to both of you. It is time for the pendulum to swing towards patriotism, American exceptional-ism in business, technology and manufacturing, a restoration of our freedoms, and a return to the rule of law.

    Gary, you are not unwanted or unnecessary – you are “a voice crying out in the wilderness” and we are hearing you and others like you. Silence is the worst of our enemies.

  4. Paul Wiseman says:

    We do indeed treat our enimies like misdemeanour criminals Gary.We feed em and supply them with all THERE NESSESITIES!!!.I feel ashamed of our free liberal give em a Freakin break and treat em like bad children…….society!!!.These same people would stand there and let one of these bastards kill them to prove only that there Socialistic Ideals dont stop Bullets.The Martyrs thrive on ignorance like this,………….and they laugh at our weaknesses……..Paul…..

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  6. Ron says:

    Mickey and I are having chicken tonight in remembrance of our leadership in Washington. We who took the oath to defend our country did not resend that oath and still hold it sacred. It is coming to the point when we must again rise up and take our country. I feel that it is very true that our nation must be nurtured with the fresh blood of it’s patriots from time to time.My blood is type “O” and I am ready to go! God bless and help us.

  7. Ron says:

    Mickey and I are having chicken tonight in remembrance of our leadership in Washington. We who took the oath to defend our country did not resend that oath and still hold it sacred. It is coming to the point when we must again rise up and take our country. I feel that it is very true that our nation must be nurtured with the fresh blood of it’s patriots from time to time. My blood is type “O” and I am ready to go! God bless and help us.

  8. TonyF says:

    I understand that my views are not shared by many, but I suspect they are shared by more than I would think. I imagine those of you here are among those that may feel the same way.

    I don’t believe that terrorism is going away any time soon. It will be here for my grandchildren and probably their children. My heart aches for them and I wish they could grow up in a more peaceful world. I do NOT propose that we go wipe out all the people with which we disagree, but I do propose that we negotiate with them through STRENGTH. While many may disagree, we are at WAR with Islam. These terrorists of the world are Muslims. Plain and simple. I see no moderate Muslims calling for an end to terrorism. I see only Muslims that attack, kill, maim, wound, behead, and do so all in the name of Allah. These vermin cannot be eliminated, there will always be someone to take their place.

    They wish not to live in a democratic society, so I see NO reason to attempt to bring democracy to them. We are wasting lives, money, and time in Afghanistan and Iraq. I’d like to see all our men and women come home. We need to deploy them to our borders, where they provide us the security we need. Once in place, a simple announcement to the Islamic world that we will no longer tolerate terrorist attacks of any kind should be made. Explain that we are a peaceful people who wish to get along with people of all faiths and ideologies, but that we will not tolerate behavior that takes the lives of our citizens. Should the terrorists attack again, we will respond with massive force and eliminate the center of their faith, Mecca.

    Should another attack take place, Mecca would be struck with a massive attack and eliminated from the face of the planet. It would be understood that the Islamic world would be less than pleased with us. They already want to eliminate the entire western world from the planet and kill each and every one of us who refuses to convert to Islam, so tell me what would change if we eliminated Mecca? They would still hate us and wish us dead.

    Announce that we still wish to live in peace and that if another attack is made, the city of Medina would be next. You get the picture. Upon each and every attack, we eliminate yet another center of Islam. Tehran, Riyadh, Islamabad, and so on and so forth.

    These vermin understand one thing, and one thing only. Strength. I stress that I’m one who desires to live peacefully with all. I have no desire to harm or kill my fellow man, but it is my duty to defend myself and my neighbor. When it comes to Islamic terrorism, the only way to do so is through strength and resolve. If that takes eliminating each and every one of them before they understand that their actions are unacceptable, so be it.

    I would challenge anyone anywhere to find me a Muslim willing to publicly condemn the actions of those who committed the 9/11 attacks and continue to attack throughout the world. There are exceptions to every rule, so I’m sure a few exist, though I haven’t found any. It would be a precious few though.

    Islam is a cancer on the entire human race. They hate you, they hate me, they hate freedom, and they hate our republic. They desire our destruction. Teach them that their behavior is unacceptable.

  9. Bradley says:


    All I can say is, I am quite glad you are not in any seat of power. Not only would this country crash and burn, but would balk at the supposed freedoms it expresses in its most basic rules of law. It is childish ignorance to throw away an entire loaf of bread when only one slice has mold on it.

    As for everything I have seen in this blog, your dogmatic, conservative viewpoint is rampant, your judgement clouded, and your research minimal. After this cursory examination I doubt I’ll be back.


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