June 23, 2010
It. Is. Not. Over.
Remains of 72 people found at World Trade Center site
The sifting of more than 800 cubic yards (612 cubic meters) of debris recovered from ground zero and underneath roads around the lower Manhattan site began in April and ended Friday.
The greatest number of remains – 37 – were found from material underneath West Street, a highway on the west side of ground zero. The new debris was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.
Those who tell you, in government or in your personal life, that it is over are either lulling you into a deeper sleep, or fools more than half in love with easeful death.
Posted by Vanderleun at June 23, 2010 6:56 PM
Dear Mr. Vanderleun: Mickey Kaus used to have a feature on his blog: MICKEY'S ASSIGNMENT DESK, in which he would ask journalists to write on subjects he thought would be of interest. Well, Gregory's Assignment Desk has a task for you: put your versifying skills to work on a poem whereby the souls of those lost at Ground Zero on that day have to contend with the shrieks of hate coming from the mosque that is on track to be built near Ground Zero even while the political class briskly says there's nothing to see, move along before we have you arrested by the Dearborn Michigan cops. I only wish I had a public platform and big purse to give you for this.
Those bones will be ground up and added to the mortar in the mosque.
Those who tell you that it is over are mindless pod people who no longer are rational thinking human beings. Man are we screwed.
May their families find some comfort or closure ...
"Those who tell you, in government .. that it is over are ..."
Running the Country, God help us.
A couple of weeks ago we were treated to the spectacle of the Attorney General of the United States and of the White House Counter-terrorism Czar, unable to use the words islamic radicalism or jihad to describe recent attacks on the United States, like the would be car bomber in Times Square.
A couple of days ago, the bomber plead guilty in Federal court. When asked why he did it, he replied: "I am a soldier of Islam".
I guess he hadn't gotten the memo.
No, it isn't over. It will never be over, until at the very least there is a glowing, glass-lined, quarter-mile deep hole where the Black Stone used to be. That might be enough.
One Stone to rule them all, One Stone to find them,
One Stone to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Saudi where the Shadows lie.
We don't have the Cracks of Doom handy. Starfire, however, we do have.
"We don't have the Cracks of Doom handy. Starfire, however, we do have."
Unfortunately, the governmental balls to do it we lack as well.
It would be nice if I could believe in ghosts, for then I could hope that the mosque would be uninhabitable by hate-spewing Islamists.
elrond - Too right. However, sooner or later (perhaps after the third or fourth Western city and most of its inhabitants goes up in smoke) some government or other will grow a pair, and a spine. And then it won't be one fairly small city - it will be all of them.
Which won't do the West a lot of good either. Killing people does something to the killer, and it isn't something good. Now multiply that by a billion.
Show me the button; I will push it without hesitation or fanfare.
Afterwards, by the way, I won't be available for comment to the media (gotta clean the gutters, change the oil, and take a well-deserved nap).