Here's a audio recording of Brian Cosgrove dying on the 105th floor of 2 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 as he spoke to 911 emergency services in New York.
I post this so that all of us know who we are fighting. There is nothing new here. In one way or another, Islam, with its many flavors and incarnations, has been at war with the West for thirteen centuries. Roughly, since about the year 800 A.D., when Islam began its conquests of the Arabian peninsula, Persia, the Indian subcontinent, and North Africa.
No one should be surprised at the action of the terrorists that killed our ambassador and four others in Libya last week then. Shame on you if you are. If you think a movie caused this, you are a fool. And, if you think they can be reasoned with, you are an even bigger fool.
This is, as Mark Steyn brilliantly described in his book, America Alone, nothing less than a clash of civilizations.