Today marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country that killed nearly 3,000 people. Shortly after these horrific events in New York City, Shanksville, PA and Washington D.C., we were promised by many of our duly elected politicians who held high office that they would, “Never Forget!” They gave us the 911 Commission Report that was issued after a thorough and extensive examination of all the facts were put forth. 1,200 people from 10 countries were interviewed and 2 1/2 million classified documents were reviewed. This report was put together in 2004 to piece together what had occurred to try and prevent it from happening again.
What we learned from the 911 Commission Report is that Afghanistan was not the only country sheltering and aiding Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, Iran was also doing so before the attacks on our country between October 2000 and February 2001. The report stated on page 240, “Our knowledge of the international travels of the al Qaeda operatives selected for the 911 operations is fragmentary. But we now have evidence suggesting 8 to 10 of the 14 Saudi “muscle” operatives traveled into or out of Iran between October 2000 and February 2001.” The commission report would further conclude by saying that the topic of Iran assisting the hijackers would, “require further investigation by the U.S. government.”
Further investigations were held and after seven years of litigation. attorneys representing family members who had love ones murdered in the attack successfully won their case. In December of 2011 a United States district court ruled that Iran was behind the 911 attacks. The judge ruled that Iran and Hezbollah materially and directly supported al Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 attacks and are thus legally responsible for damages to over 100 family members who lost loved ones in the attacks on that day. The judge ruled that, the Islamic Republic of Iran, it’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Iran’s agencies and instrumentalities, including, among others, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (“IRGC”), the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (“MOIS”), and Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah, all materially aided and supported al Qaeda operatives before the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Fifteen years after 911, it is sadly ironic that the same Islamic theocratic country that provided material aid and support to the Islamic fanatics that butchered nearly 3,000 Americans is now being rewarded by an American president. Last year president Barack Hussein Obama happily signed a nuclear agreement that suspended economic sanctions against Iran. The unpopular agreement allowed Iran to keep spinning its nuclear centrifuges. It also gives Iran billions of dollars they can use to build-up and strengthen their terrorism apparatus worldwide.
What does America get in return from this deal? We get a bolder, wealthier and dangerous enemy that continues to publicly chant, “death to America!” America will never forget about the tragic events of September 11, 2001. However, some in Washington D.C. seem to have forgotten altogether the knowledge that Iran was a willing accomplice before and after that tragic day. Knowing all this, Barack Obama still rewarded this dangerous theocracy with with what we now know is up to $33 billion dollars. Thanks to our president, Iran will now have the ability to bring more death and destruction to our shores by agreeing to allow them to build a nuclear bomb. “Never Forget?”