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Time to Double the Guard

On September 11 Osman Bin Laden with Al-Qaeda perpetrated an act of war against America. Terrorist attacked the Pentagon, United Airlines Flight 93 and the Trade Center.

New York City's fire commissioner says that firehouses throughout the city are grateful for the news of Osama bin Laden's death.

Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said in a statement Monday that bin Laden was responsible for killing 343 members of the FDNY on Sept. 11, 2001.

He said the entire department is thankful to the "members of the U.S. military that had a role in this successful operation.

 

Fire Engineering would like to echo the commissioners statement. This historic day! On behalf of Fire Engineering I would like to thank our military and intelligence services.

However as first responders in the words of Bobby Halton it is “time to double the guard.”

We must all realize that there were two groups of Americans that died on September 11. The Americans whose lives were taken as they went through their day and the first responders who gave their lives to save others.

Both groups were not killed they were Murdered!

 

 

 

Politics and action require our members to stay vigilant.

The Washington Post reports: Chairman Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), whose Long Island district lost many in the 2001 attacks, said in a statement. “In 2001, President Bush said, ‘We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail.’ President Bush deserves great credit for putting action behind those words. President Obama deserves equal credit for his resolve in this long war against al-Qaeda.”

This is not a time to let down our guard America will be attacked again and our members will get there first! Our elected leaders and intelligent services agree it is not a matter of if we will be attacked. It is a matter of when!

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Comment by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on May 5, 2011 at 10:32am

Frank:

You put a very nice "exclamation point" on this momentous occasion.

I have seen it described as bittersweet by some of the families of 9/11.

What we have to realize is that bin Laden most likely wasn't running the day to day operations, but he was the spiritual leader of the terrorists. It's too bad we don't know where that "convention" is being held to appoint a new leader. Yeah; more attacks are likely, but America has gotten much tougher and stronger.

The world is a safer place with bin Laden?

God; I'd hope so.

TCSS.

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