9/11 was my 25 yr wedding anniversary.
I was at home in MN instead of New York holding a conference call.
Most of my team was in NY. I was introducing another team to explore a joint effort.
My guys were mostly Soviet Era Jewish immigrants.
I started the call when I received a call from my wife. (Ex wife now). She asked if I knew the WTC tower was hit. I said no and turned on TV.
Shortly afterward the second plane hit the second tower
I told everyone on the call what was happening.
A guy from the new group exclaimed his fiance worked in the WTC. He dropped off. One of my guys said his wife, a pharmacist, worked around there too. I told everyone to take day off and..
I had one guy who wanted to stay on and discuss business
It's like he didn't grasp what was happening
I told him to turn on news and we'd get back tomorrow
A neighbor joined me. He was a senior pilot at Northwestern. (Delta now)
He told me the FAA had airlines train for a massive hijacking event
No one foresaw the massive suicide attack against multiple targets
The National Anthem played before the game was done in a almost silent world.
The school would normally have had the skies busy with air traffic from MSP
This was serious shit. The world has changed. It would never be the same.
She saw all those people jump to their deaths. 4 montgs later she committed suicide.
One while we had a short work visit to Toronto, would go to mosques during meal breaks, breakfast-lunch-dinner.
In 2007, I led a small subset if a project.
We talked about travelling then having to cut the grass when we got home. I was Minneapolis, one was Dallas another Rochester NY.
These two showed how their religion would become either an obsession or a tool for them to stop dealing with real life.
There is no reciprocation on non-muslim freedoms in muslim majority countries.
Look I believe there are a lot of great muslims. But that doesn't mean there's not something going on.
My mom was a Yankee working for the army at bases in the deep South. She said she was treated badly by Southerners.
They raised theur kids to accept all people.
Americans have to step up against this radical islam ideology. Clearly it is just a political tool.
I hope your right @ThomasWictor that Iran will go down.
We must demand they coexist & be peaceful.