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This morning America remembers that thousands of lives lost twelve years ago today.
In the terror attacks of September 11 2001.
In New York City there will be six moments of silence the first coming at 8:46 AM when the first plane hit -- -- Earlier this morning we watch the American flag unfurled -- pentagon Arlington Virginia.
And in Shanksville Pennsylvania.
A wreath laying ceremony will happen between.
Time United Airlines flight 93 crashed into -- field in Shanksville Pennsylvania.
Joining us right now mayor Rudy Giuliani.
And -- mr.
mayor welcome back to FOX & Friends we appreciate -- your time.
I wanna talk about not -- -- your reflections twelve years later but first things first and we're very interest in seeing -- Your thoughts about the president's speech last night in his decision.
To not have a decision.
Any boats which he was about to lose.
Well I think I have probably as severe as everyone else by the president's actions.
-- regard to Syria from the very beginning they've been.
Now high powered -- -- -- -- found someone to fall quote the president president leads by following.
He -- have anybody to follow now -- following food.
It -- where we're going to we're gonna negotiate.
-- Russia -- with Syria and Syria is going to let us inspect these chemical weapons they've always denied having.
Write something in that picture it's very very it's very strange they've been lying about these chemical weapons forever.
It's no question they use them the president is outraged by it.
Yet we're gonna we're gonna negotiate a way to contain them and his red line has been -- now about ten times and he's done nothing.
I think you know aside from the politics of it and everything else did what I worry about it makes our country.
Look extremely weak and -- leadership through to the Russian.
And I'm wondering how to get and I'm wondering mr.
mayor if it had been last week we have even gone with this deal with Russia because.
Last week the president was 110 for.
Percent behind an attack.
And so suddenly miss this opportunity comes about and the rest of the world is skeptical about Russia and by the way Russia has said you know what.
And peels off the table unless you take the strike off the table.
What do you make -- that.
Well I mean.
What I've what I've -- this is just the opposite -- -- -- leadership back.
-- should set a course and should stick with that course it should be clear -- even this whole idea that we should attack on Syria.
We should attack Syria because of all the terrible things they did a horrible what they -- children -- by the way it should be a very small attack.
Very tiny -- incredible is limited attack.
Just a couple of day I don't know how you rally people to do something very small -- up when you're telling -- something terrible and something big is the.
And I'm sure well you know it and that was one of the -- by John Kerry and then another gap where he -- hey why don't we just.
What about -- and then the next thing you know the Russians jump bonnet and put us in a box but but mr.
You're you're alluding to how you really can't trust the -- you really can't trust.
The Russians as well.
But the press the United States trying to make his case last night I don't think he won over anybody getting.
I can't imagine even if -- the most ardent supporter of President Obama how you how you can see any kind of credible leadership in this.
Anyway in which he hasn't made America a lot weaker.
And the way in which is present in the way -- you repetitive.
And this really goes back to -- in action two years ago in Syria the whole concept of leading by following.
When you lead by following.
Somebody else bigger stronger tougher than you takes over and they start -- and now Iran and Russia are leading in Syria not the United States of America.
It's good point it just embarrassing for the nation.
mayor -- got to ask you this is twelve years since the 9/11.
2001 it's also one -- since been godsey will be marking both those strikes on this day for the rest of our lives.
What do you still need to know about that attack and are you offended by -- being labeled the Foley scandal.
Of course I am I mean four Americans were killed I have real questions about whether it ever had to happen in the first place.
I have significant number of questions about the failure to -- security to that area for six months before when -- was crying out for more security.
I have significant questions about the action of the United States government that night including our president I still don't know where he was that night.
And why we didn't immediately.
Deploy it as much force as possible to the area we can always hold back.
And I have a very sick it get a good questions about why everybody's been kept silent for so long and now all of the.
After a year of preparation are all going to be.
I think the people who died.
That that night and their families deserve a lot better than the way in which the government -- treated.
Thanks for speaking about September 11 of course you're the mayor of New York City when travesty happened back in 2001.
And in many people are wondering mr.
Where we are with regards to safety now in America -- talking about the Syrian situation Iran North Korea al-Qaeda.
A -- -- laden is dead but in terms of the future and the future of a terror strike where do you think we stand with regard to safety in this week.
Well I think the record has been a goodwill.
Protecting us against right there have been so many attempts.
In most cases with a few exceptions.
What we've been able to we've been able to stop.
I think that's a good record I think our record on air air air safety had been very very good.
I worry about the fact that the nature of Islamic extremist terrorism.
Has become much more diversified.
I don't know that we are helpful commander that I also.
Very very disturbed about the real -- administration handled it.
Which is by being on defense being on offense.
It seemed to be the reason we were favored President Bush put -- on offense that kept the state.
When we were on defense I -- we invite attack.
So I worry about that I hope it's not true but at least from the way I look at it.
We should be on offense against against terrorism rather than constantly in this defensive position of President Obama put it.
-- before believe it is twelve years later it's sometimes it seems like twelve years sometimes it seems like it was twelve months ago.
Your reflections on this anniversary of what happened down there -- doesn't have to get to.
For the most accomplished and most complicated day in my life than probably in the history of my city it was the worst day it was the greatest day hour.
Some of the greatest losses and some of their greatest act of heroism off and I think ultimately able twelve years later this city -- a -- stronger than it was before.
Twice as many people live down here today than before September -- That is a real testament to American resiliency.
It's a tremendous defense against Islamic extremist terrorism.
But they can strike us this way and we can come back so -- I felt like thank goodness it citizens of the city -- one.
-- just tremendous threat.
Well it certainly isn't stronger city and it is also a -- city acting here they're doing one of the tourists from the tour buses is an American out of India.
I I asked that I.
What great to see -- thank you great to see this may OC in studio shortly hopefully.
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