Friday, September 10, 2010

"By Order of the FAA..." Commemorating September 11th

Yes, it's that time of year again when Fire Witch Rising commemorates the event that most of the jingoistic chestbeaters way back in 2001 have long since forgotten. When was the last time you saw a "We will not forget" sticker on somebody's vehicle, anyway? Sometimes I look at the footage of the towers collapsing and still find it hard to believe that somebody actually pulled this off.

Even more amazing are the words that went out over air traffic control communications all across The Great Satan on that fateful day:

"By order of the FAA, and for reasons of national security, all pilots are to immediately land their aircraft at the nearest suitable airport."

My god. Every. Single. Plane. Grounded. Just about brings a tear to my eye.

But rather than tears, how about a song dedication. Now most of ya'll know I hates me some U2 with a hate few can muster, but I really couldn't find too many videos that feature airplanes in them. So. Just imagine Bono a passenger on Flight 11 as it explodes into a fiery ball against the side of the tower of power. Dusted just like the Death Star!!

"It was a beautiful day... don't let it get away."

"Great shot, kid!" That was one in a million!"

Yes, indeed. The Force will be with us. Always.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

... I'm not sure exactly what you're celebrating here.

Are you celebrating the FAA having the wherewithal to ground every plane in the States just to be sure there wouldn't be mass panic about ordinary planes flying overhead?

Are you celebrating an immediate response to a terrorist attack?

Ar are you celebrating the attack itself in some way as causing some kind of good through the FAA announcement?

Or are you celebrating the attack itself and what it did to America and ordinary Americans?
(I sincerely hope it's not the latter, and I suspect it's not, since you mentioned "We will not forget" stickers.)

10/20/2010 6:48 AM  
Blogger Fire Witch said...

Fool, do you always play this dumb just to get a response?

10/22/2010 12:23 PM  

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