Saturday-- March 30, 2002—Ground
Zero Plus 200
Terrorism's Kiss Of Death
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZERO, New York City,
Mar. 30--On the 200th day following the Ground Zero attack by
Terrorists at 8:46 a.m., September 11, America received a "Kiss Of Death"
from the Arab world.
It was embodied in the kiss Crown
Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, (shown on the left in the picture)
offered to Izzat Ibrahim, a senior Iraqi official representing Saddam
Hussein at the close of a two-day Arab League summit meeting to head off
America's planned attack on Iraq.
Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers who
steered American planes into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and were
ill-fated in their attempts to drive Fight 96 into the White House, were
citizens of Saudi Arabia. Statistically, that's nearly 80%
representation from the Crown Prince's home state--a signal that perhaps
the backbone of Terrorism includes far more vertebrae than just Osama bin
It was little surprise to me that in the
final hour, the true colors of the Middle East flew in the face of
America's idealism that it could garner the support of "brothers to attack
brothers"--especially under the principle that America is an infidel, a
western threat to the culture of the Middle East which embraces a far
different form of politics and religious beliefs than does the western
Simultaneously, Arafat is scrambling to gain
support to block Israeli attacks in retaliation of the recent massacres
that ripped deep wounds in the Jewish State's sense of security at
Passover. A suicide bomber during the sacred Seder meal,
killed twenty people and injured dozens more in one more slam against
Israel's presence in the Middle East.
It was the kiss that got me.
I would have preferred the two dropping
their trousers and showing the cameras their bare rear ends.
That would have been far more realistic than the guise of a kiss, the
embrace of solidarity against the United States and western culture to
whom the Arab world tolerates but rejects.
The kiss was far more than a couple of
"brothers" shouting to the world their loyalty to one another's roots, and
alliance as a political and religious body. It was a "Kiss of
Death"--a signal to the western world that Saddam Hussein's building of
Terroristic weapons, both biological, chemical and nuclear, was endorsed
by the Arab community.
It also meant any war against Iraq
would mean a war against the Arab League.
Washington's "house of cards"
crumbled as the picture flashed across their intelligence screens.
I'm sure the President received a harried call instantly: "He kissed
him...the son-of-a-bitch kissed him in front of television cameras! In
front of the world!"
It's ingredients, Fear, Intimidation
and Complacency have won another battle, at least for the moment.
America made a mistake. It
tried to get a consensus of opinion and support from the Arab world.
It sent Dick Cheney around spilling the beans on all our plans to attack
Iraq, hoping that during the conversation the Arab world would unwrap
their turbans, bow down to the power of the west, and spread their legs in
Instead, while America was trying to
seek support/approval for its actions, the Arab world circled their wagons
around Iraq and the head of its military power--Hussein.
One of the greatest military weapons
When I was in Vietnam, I loved to go
on ambushes because it meant we always had the upper hand--we were the
surprise. I hated waiting back on the front lines for the enemy to
America folded its power
through Intimidation and Fear and Complacency. It was afraid
of the reaction to a swift attack, intimidated that the Arab World might
not agree, and Complacent in its belief it could gather support of
"brother against brother."
I'm sure the President of the
United States is chewing nails right now.
If he isn't, I am.
My Israeli friends have told me
from the outset of September 11th that Osama bin Laden was just a
figurehead in the attack. The real support came from the Arab
world, they claimed, from a long-standing network of powerful people who
want the Middle East to be contained from the rest of the world. The
only way to achieve that goal is by accruing military power, the ability
to strike against enemies who try to dominate them.
Arab League Summit
in Beirut Meeting this Month
The seventy princes of the region rule it with an iron fist.
Democracy would destroy that grip, and strip them of their power
and riches. Westernization would de-culturize them,
and refute the Koran's teachings about the "infidel"
and the wall that must be kept between the two ways of life.
As a Parent of Vigilance, a Citizen of Vigilance, a Grandparent
of Vigilance, I worry about Complacency. I worry our nation's
leaders have once again tried to straddle the fence between
Vigilance and Terrorism and have their testicles caught in the
razor-sharp concertino wire separating the two polemics.
The recent debacle of foreign policy is another example of the
need Americans have, and all nations which seek to rid Terrorism
from their doorsteps, to take up the Shield of Vigilance.
when nations--the citizens of them not the leaders--embrace
in a "Kiss of Vigilance" will the "Kiss of Terrorist
Death" be put in retreat.
mothers and fathers and grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins,
brothers and sisters wave their flags of Vigilance, then the
world of Terrorism will feel the Fear and Intimidation and Complacency
that America suffers today as it sees the Arab world bonding
together in their "Kiss of Vigilance" against the
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