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Wednesday, March 24,
2004—Ground Zero Plus 924
How To Swat Down The Flies Of Terrorism
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Mar. 24, 2004 -- The most
powerful politicians of the past decade testified the other day that
"Terrorism is here to stay."
Representing 14 years' experience spanning
the Clinton and Bush Administrations, former and current Secretaries
of State concurred that the threat of Terrorism was present prior to
the attack on Nine Eleven, but that actions to stop it were blocked by
a series of obstacles ranging from lack of intelligence data to lack
of support for actionable military force.
is trying to shore up national defense against Terrorism
The bipartisan 9-11 committee, comprising five
Democrats and five Republicans, is seeking to place blame--if it
can--and to find flaws that can be fixed to shore up national defense
Opponents to the hearings call them
political, seeking to smear the present Administration with "Monday
quarterbacking" and to smear the former Administration for its lack of
action against Osama bin Laden in the mid Nineties.
Both teams of political leaders from
the two administrations however noted that Terrorism is like a
slippery fish and has the ability to slither through the intelligence
As a Sentinel of Vigilance, the commission
tells me that Terrorism is not a political issue. It is a public
one, dealt with best at the neighborhood family level.
This morning, for example, White House
Chief of Staff Andy Card was being interviewed by Fox News and stated
that President Bush's policy after taking office was to "not swat
flies." In 200 days, he said, the President chose to
attack the heart of Terrorism rather than negotiate its demise.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld , Deputy Secretary Paul D.
Wolfowitz and Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff being sworn in Tuesday
The Nine Eleven Commission is
attempting to perform an autopsy on the errors of leadership, but its
final message will ultimately come down to the need for our nation's
citizens to be more Vigilant and less Complacent.
There is no question that
America felt exempt from Terrorism prior to Nine Eleven.
Now, it is a clear target, and not for some invasion of armed troops
from another nation, but rather vulnerable to a few well-disguised
people with bombs strapped on their chests who blend into our
community just before they explode their horror on us.
The truth is that government cannot
stop Terrorism. Only the people can. When 300
million people in America swat at the flies of Terrorism, they send a
message to Terrorism that it isn't safe to infiltrate through the
borders because they will be met by the Mothers, Fathers,
Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and Loved Ones of Vigilance who
are ready for them.
When the greater
mass of people in America and in any land subscribe to the Pledge of
Vigilance and use it in daily life to manage and evolve, Terrorism
will be met with a brick wall that no bomb or threat can penetrate.
tools--Fear, Intimidation and Complacency--will be impotent against
Vigilance's Courage, Conviction and Right Actions for future
I find it almost a
diversion for the Nine Eleven Commission to be raking through the past
in search of someone to pin the blame on when the real solution is in
the present. Andy Card of the White House made the
comment to Fox News that the Bush Administration had offered the
Commission 2.3 million documents to help them in their investigation.
Vigilance Voice website there are more than 1.6 million words
dealing with overpowering the Beast of Terror
website are more than 1.6 million words dealing with how to solve the
Terrorism problem. I suggest that the Commission take a
hard look at suggesting each and every citizen take the Pledge of
Vigilance as part of its role to sate the American public's thirst to
find a solution to future Terrorism.
Looking for Vigilance
seems a much more worthy effort than looking for the cancer of
Terrorism in our own veins.
Take the Pledge of
Vigilance. Swat the down the Flies of Terrorism.
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