We owe a debt of honour to remember. So, in absence of the full 9 -hour CNN feed that seems to no longer be there, first NBC live:
Here is a timeline:
Let us remember, and let us remember that September 11, 2001 was the 318th anniversary of the lifting of the last, 1683 Ottoman siege of Vienna by Jan Sobieski of Poland and Lithuania, less one day.
I add, the Jan Sobieski story:
Yes, Osama bin Laden was making a claim to pick up from the previous high water mark of Islamist expansion to the West. And, he did that from a place that relative to Mecca is in the direction of Khorasan, which is of deep eschatological significance for many who take the relevant hadith as a guide to end times.
We may not like this, we may not wish it so, but this is the world we now live in. Accordingly, let me again remind of the geostrategic picture I laid on the table in 2016:
Let us remember, let us understand, let us act. We owe a debt of honour to do so. END