On September 11, 2001 Todd Beamer died saving the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 Donnie Trump called for its destruction.
Did Donnie complete the mission of the 9/11 hijackers? You be the judge.
On September 11, 2001, Todd Beamer of Cranbury, New Jersey boarded United Airlines Flight 93 in Newark for a one day trip to San Francisco.
Beamer died a hero that day, as Flight 93 terminated in a fireball in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing 32 other passengers, seven crew members and four al Qaeda hijackers. Beamer was just two months short of his 33rd birthday.
Beamer, an account manager at New Jersey software company Oracle, led a counter-attack against the hijackers that day preventing them from reaching their intended target, the Capitol. By that time, passengers aboard Flight 93 were already aware that two planes hit the World Trade Center and a third hit the Pentagon.
The general consensus is that Flight 93 was heading for the Capitol or the White House, the former being the more logical and vulnerable of the two with a higher probability of significant casualties.
Lisa Jefferson, a customer service supervisor for Verizon Airfone heard Todd Beamer’s final words. Addressing fellow passengers that included Jeffery Glick, 31, Thomas Burnett Jr., 38 and Mark Bingham, 31, he said, Are you guys ready? Okay. Let’s roll.
And so began the assault that forced the hijackers into a fatal nose dive at almost 600 miles per hour.
Let’s roll. Two words that will be remembered.
Bravery and sacrifice. Two words that describe the heroes of Flight 93 on that fateful day.
Two words that can never be used to describe one single member of the Trump family. Not now, not ever.
In 2016 Donnie said that the only way he could lose is if the election was stolen from him, planting the seeds of doubt in the fertile ground of anger, resentment and isolation.
Four years later, Donnie was back at it, only this time he did lose and he need a Big Lie to perpetuate the idea that someone was stealing something from him.
Even worse, they were stealing it from a group whose only information came from the man peddling the lie and his Right wing propaganda machine.
Yes, TucKKKer, I’m calling you a liar. Sue me.
Donnie’s drum beat crescendoed on January 6, 2021 where he told his amped up minions that he would lead them down to the Capitol and they needed to fight like Hell.
His exact words were, …if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.
There’s about 195 countries in the world. The fortunes of many of those countries have risen and fallen over time, but the people still had their countries.
What Donnie and the lying liars of Fox mean when they repeatedly tell us that we’re not going to have a country anymore has yet to be fully explained.
Not surprisingly, Donnie lied. He did not lead anyone anywhere, except back to his media room where he could watch and laugh as the match that he struck ignited a raging wildfire.
Much damage was done to the Capitol, although it was all repairable. 140 law enforcement officers defending the Capitol were injured, some seriously, some permanently. One died.
Severely traumatized, at least four officers committed suicide in the weeks and months that followed.
Members of the press were attacked and equipment destroyed. This MUST be recognized as a foreseeable consequence of Trump’s incessant attacks on the media and a harbinger of autocracy.
Somehow, only one (White) member of the violent mob attacking police officers was killed by law enforcement.
Make no mistake, though. Had members of Congress been killed, as was planned by the mob, or hundreds of the insurrectionists killed and the building completely destroyed, Donnie would have been a happy man.
His deliberate, criminal negligence at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and his war against science prove that he has no regard for American lives, especially when it conflicts with his own personal interests.
A few hundred more deaths would just be part of the body count.
So, twenty years after al-Qaeda failed to rain terror on the Capitol, Donnie succeeded. Not only did he succeed, but his campaign is organizing and funding a rally to show support for the terrorists next week.
Somehow, we went from loving and supporting our first responders to loving and supporting our home grown terrorists who beat our first responders with flag poles.
Did Donnie complete the mission of the 9/11 hijackers? Maybe we should ask Kevin McCarthy.
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