Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11th In U.S. History

It was on this day In 1990 G.H.W. Bush speaking before a Joint Session of the Congress on Persian Gulf Crisis told of his vision for a "new world order". Just 11 years later (in 2001) planes were used to crash into the Pentagon and World Trade Center in NYC after his son became president. It wasn't until 13 years later on December 13, 2003 Geo. H.W. Bush's words rang true when his son, G.W. Bush announced the capture of Saddam Hussein.

On the eve of the September 11th anniversary (last night 09/10/2014) President Obama announced his plans on how to deal with "ISIS'. A group of thugs who robbed both Bush's of their visions for Iraq's future and one year after (in 2012) terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on this day.

Other significant events..* It was on this day in 1776 the United States sent Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge to England in the hopes of brokering some sort of a peace deal. It fell apart and for the next 7 years the U.S. continued to fight Britain for our independence.

* In 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt authorized U.S. forces to attack any Italian or German vessels they came across even though we were not yet into WWII.

* On a more positive note it was on this day in 1991 that Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev ordered his soviet troops out of Cuba.

Commentary
Well in the end we did come out ahead when we gained our independence from England. We also benefited with the Soviet troop withdrawals from Cuba. We also came out ahead after we attacked vessels from Germany and Italy in our waters (which led to our involvement with WWII) after world war II ended.

Since those times as far as September 11th is concerned.. not so much.

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