I put off blogging today to see what might happen.
To me this would be the kind of day that al Qaeda might decide to try another spectacular terrorist event. That, however, is my thinking. The eighth anniversary and a new president might be the time to make a statement.
However, nothing seems to have happened. And thank God for that.
The fact that nothing happened may be due to the vigilance of the US Government, and the vigilance of our friends and allies.
Or, it may be due to the fact that for Osama bin Laden and his associates have a totally different historic perspective. The key dates may be things like 1492—not about Admiral Christopher Columbus, but when the Moors were expelled from Spain. Maybe it is 1683, when Islam was turned back at the gates of Vienna. Perhaps some other date. Whatever sparks the memories of the members of al Qaeda, it is likely different from what we might pick.
Even today we know too like about those who oppose us in the "Long War."
This is not a knowing in the sense of giving us empathy with those who would destroy us to achieve their goals in the Middle East, but a knowing in the sense of understanding what is going on in the minds of those who oppose us and would destroy us to achieve their goals.
Regards — Cliff