Dear Editor (Queens Chronicle):
The specter of nightmare is the sight of the Twin Towers engulfed in thick black poisonous smoke, collapsing before our uncomprehending eyes, still deeply etched in our collective memories, when without any warning the cowardly terrorists attacked us on that ill-fated date, Sept. 11, nine years ago.
The dastardly attacks of 9/11 shockingly revealed the diseased mentality of the terrorists, whose savage and diabolical scheme to deliver a devastating knockout blow benumbs this reader.
Collectively, our nation’s psyche has been badly traumatized, not to mention the far-reaching ramifications on our political and socio-economic infrastructure.
The faceless terrorists are shadowy figures who lurk in the lunatic fringes of the Third World. Their moral depravity can never be fathomed by applying Judeo-Christian moral standards.
The terrorists come from a third world subculture where hatred for the Jews and Americans has been simmering and festering in the murky depths of moral turpitude.
We here do not want revenge; we seek justice. It will be a long, arduous war with no clearly defined boundaries. But eventually, we will be victorious. We shall prevail. Two hundred and thirty-four years of liberty decrees our freedom.
But we can never take our freedom for granted. Our country will remain the land of the free if our nation remains the home of the brave.