9/11 hits very close to home for born-and-bred New Yorker Alec Baldwin, and this morning he took to Twitter to share a memory:

https://twitter.com/ABFalecbaldwin/status/377803213426421760

And ask a few questions:

https://twitter.com/ABFalecbaldwin/status/377803379361472513

https://twitter.com/ABFalecbaldwin/status/377803895936143360

https://twitter.com/ABFalecbaldwin/status/377804177038393344

Baldwin was evidently satisfied with this tweeter’s answer:

http://twitter.com/ABFalecbaldwin/status/377805134539276288

Ugh.

“Military industrial complex” nonsense aside, it’s also questionable whether pouring money into education would curb terrorism:

“Mohammed Atta, who participated in the 9/11 attack on America, had a graduate degree in engineering. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, is a psychiatrist. Terror mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks,” has a degree in engineering. The current leader of al-Qaida, Ayman Al Zawahiri, is a pediatrician.”