Father Of First US Casualty In Afghanistan and Other Families Rip Rep. Omar Over 9/11 Comments
The father of the first US casualty in Afghanistan has spoken out over Rep. Omar’s March comments about 9/11. Johnny Spann the father of Mike Spann, a former CIA officer who was the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan wouldn’t let Rep. Omar getaway with her ludicrous comments.
On Wednesday Spann joined Breitbart News Daily show on Sirius XM radio to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Marlow asked Spann if the felt Americans are learning the lessons of 9/11.
I think, maybe, the majority of people have made good on that,” replied Spann, “but I’m really fearsome that a lot of folks are forgetting [and] becoming complacent, again. You can just look around and see the people that we’ve elected to put into Congress and the Senate, and we’re beginning to get people with … that far-left mentality, and people that are not as vigilant to keep America strong and free. It worries me.”
But Spann didn’t stop there, “If you told me 20 years ago when this happened that we’d ever be in the position we’re in right now, I would’ve said, ‘No, we won’t be, because we’re all of one accord, right now,’ but, hopefully we’re going to be able to regain consciousness of what happened and [make sure] it can’t happen again.”
In case you forgot during a fundraiser while speaking to CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations), at a fundraiser in Los Angeles, California Rep. Omar said, “Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
During the interview, Marlow asked if Spann had heard Omar’s version of the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something.”
“I did, and I think it’s disgusting,” responded Spann. “I just don’t understand how — well, I guess I do understand when I really think about it — because there are places in the United States where people have congregated, and they’re getting together and becoming communities, and they’re of one accord, and we’re going to be attacked from within instead of people having to go over to Afghanistan to join al-Qaeda and ISIS and some of those terrorist organizations.”
Spann warned, “They’re going to be able to do it right here in the United States if we don’t stop it. We’ve got to become vigilant, right now, and we’ve got to understand what’s going on. People have got to go out and vote. It’s disgusting for me to hear those things.”
But, Mr. Spann wasn’t the only one to speak out, Nicholas Haros Jr. of New Jersey who lost his mother in the attack wore a T-Shirt saying “Some people did something.” Haros said, “Today I am here to respond to you, exactly who did what to whom. We know who and what was done, there’s no uncertainty about that. Our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked,” Haros said. “That’s what some people did — got that now? We are here today, Congresswoman, to tell you and ‘the squad’ just who did what to whom.”
Rep. Omar’s comment was just despicable and minimized the sacrifices that these families were forced to make. Good to see these families are speaking out against her and not allowing an alternate version of history to take root.
You can listen to the interview here with Mike Spann here.