Don Dreyer – 9/11/18


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If we were attacked today, who would support us?; Don Dreyer (DD); Beaver County Times; September 11, 2018.

Below is a review of the subject letter.

“On Sept. 11, 2001, I lived close enough to the Pentagon to hear the explosion when the airliner crashed into the building.  I later learned that a friend who was a Department of Defense employee and fellow Pennsylvanian died that day.

“Normally, I would have been at work about 30 miles away, but I had a doctor appointment that morning.

“Besides the loss of life, many people were critically injured, especially from the fires caused by the burning jet fuel.

“For long days after we were attacked, fighter jets circled the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and other major cities in the country.  Tankers refueled the fighters in flight.  At night, I could hear the airplanes circling above.

“Ironically, on returning to Beaver County, I learned I have a neighbor who was a flight attendant was on the ground at La Guardia.  She witnessed the New York City attack.”

[RWC] Nitpicking alert: does no one know the definition of irony?

“After the attacks, nearly the entire world offered its support.

“Should we be attacked now, I am not sure we would have that same level of support.  We have an administration that denigrates our allies and seems overly friendly to some of our potential foes.  We need to change that for our country’s security.”

[RWC] By “denigrates our allies,” I think this is in reference to President Trump (DT) calling out NATO allies for not meeting their financial commitmentsHow does this compare to the following comment by then-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) in 2003?

“The greatest position of strength is by exercising the best judgement in the pursuit of diplomacy, not in some trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted, but in a genuine coalition.”

DT “seems overly friendly to some of our potential foes?”  Remember then-President Obama’s comment to Russia’s then-President Medvedev?

“We live in very dangerous times.”

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