The events of September 11th 2001 remain bitter sweet; as well as 2973 innocents confirmed dead (with their 19 terrorist murderers) there are still 24 persons to be accounted for.
It was an insane act of calculated violence, deplorable in that it defeated lucid belief, horrific in every rational sense except its immediate impact. You ask how that is bitter sweet?
The facts are too enormous to contain a sweetness while the pain endures, but we can surely find a common purpose in our hour of grief, and just revenge is, oh, so incredibly sweet!
Don’t let the terrorists beat you with their threats, this is not religion working here, it is perdition. Slay them with your thoughts of vengeance, tear out their scraggy beards and strangle them with jeers in public streets.
Stone and blind their bloodied eyes with grinding truth and bode their loathsome epithets with vaporous claims to martyrdom, expose their naked lies, compromise their useless lives.