9/11 AT THE MOVIES
Itís hard to believe that September 2006 will mark 5 years since the 9/11 terrorist attack on America. Is our nation ready to revisit this unthinkable tragedy on film?
I donít know if youíve seen the newly released movie Flight 93 yet, but President Bush did at the White House theater recently with relatives of some of the 40 passengers and crewmembers portrayed in the film. White House press secretary Tony Snow, who was also there said, "It has a very powerful ending. Its dead silence as the credits roll, and you had sounds of quiet sobbing in the room."
While my husband and I took in another movie last night we saw the preview of World Trade Center the movie to be released on August 9th, about the true story of John McLaughlin and William J. Jimenez, the last two survivors found under the rubble of Ground Zero and the rescuers who never gave up on them. It stars Nicolas Cage who plays one of these two NY port authority police officers.
Alot has happened since 9/11. Afghanistan and Iraq have had democratic elections. Saddam Hussein is on trial for crimes against humanity. Women are voting, girls are getting an education, and much more, despite the terrorist insurgents who do not want Iraq or any other Arab nation to be ruled by democracy, and are desperately trying to prevent the inroads of freedom into their tyrannical systems.
Iím not that old, but I remember the threat communism posed in the 80s before it fell, and Iíve done enough research and viewed enough documentaries to see what its like when dictators such as Hitler, with their desire for world domination, attack. We are witnessing the same thing today with radical Islamists who want Islam to dominate the world.
On a History Channel segment about Hitler the commentator stressed the fact that Westerners, especially, even when they read the facts and hear the bold, unashamed statements of those aspiring to rule the world, donít really believe it until the aggression is in full swing and starring us in the face. Such is the case I believe with Iranís President calling for Israel to be wiped off the map, and arrogant defiance to the world community regarding their nuclear facilities.
of "Islam's Plan to Change the World," Professor William Wagner, who
Iíve had on the show several times, says the conflict between Islam
and the West is not just a clash of cultures - it is a head-to-head
confrontation between a religion intent on world dominance and a culture
that doesn't understand this. I frankly donít understand why we donít
understand, but perhaps as we view Flight 93 and World Trade Center
it will sink in. I hope so. Itís crucial that we understandÖthis time.
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