I apologize if I seem a bit rushed today. See, I’ve been dodging wildfires for the past few days, and they are still raging nearby, so I can’t stay long. My state musta done some real sinnin’ to deserve the long drought this summer and now the fires!
Anyway, I thought since the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on targets within the United States is upon us this weekend, I’d use today’s AI to get your thoughts.
Now I don’t like those “we must never forget” “God bless the USA” type discussion, because they usually don’t offer any real insight to anything. But I know I don’t have to worry about that from you all. I know I can count on an adult conversation about that day and where you were and the impact it had on your life and your community, and about the years since, the current climate (local and global) regarding security and terrorist activity, and the role of religious fanaticism in the September 11 attacks and other attacks since then.
Also, I’ve included a pretty interesting video:
On Sept. 11, 2001, NASA astronaut, Frank Culbertson, was the lone American not on the planet. Culbertson and two Russian cosmonauts were orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station as members of the Expedition 3 crew. Included is video captured by Culbertson and crew as they flew over New York City just after the attacks on the World Trade Center. Included is additional footage aboard the ISS, as well as interview excerpts of Culbertson’s recollections ten years later.