Today of all days we have to wonder about how the U.N.C.L.E. would have responded in the wake of 9/11. Would present day agents have been involved in seeking out the radicals who lit the match to a bonfire of terrorism on American shores?
I suppose if the series were set in modern day circumstances then it wouldn't be a Russian at Solo's side, rather someone of Middle Eastern heritage.
Go back a few years and we might have an Irish agent coming out of the 'troubles' in Nothern Ireland to help keep peace in the world. History affords many opportunities to pull a hero from out of the rubble of hatred and violence, and MFU gives us the platform for creating solutions to the chaos.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. television series was a ploy to help set our vision in alignment with a search for peaceful co-existence. But the scales don't tend to even out, the pleas for peace seldom outweigh the efforts to quash all hope of it.
We can't give up though.
There are things that I personally believe are driving humanity, but I will continue to hope and pray that lives are spared and cultures survive in spite of the efforts to extinguish enemies of radical elements in our world. Here in America, the day will honor those lost to the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Like most acts of terrorism, the victims are not soldiers nor are they responsible for initiating any violence against the pepetrators of this act of war.
Some will say that these soldiers of radical Islam are sincere believers; I say that are sincerely deceived.
That is not an excuse, their humanity has been compromised by believing a lie and yielding to something within them that crave the bloodshed of innocents.
Many evils have been done in the name of gods whose motives remain shrouded in mystery. Man creates the lies surrounding a dogma or doctrine that supports the atrocities they perform. Each of us will have an idea of where those ideas originate, I know I have mine. Whatever the origin, the world must continue to stand against the evil of this radicalized element whose only quest is for the destruction of all who are outside of their very limited sphere of beliefs.
This band of criminals has targeted the entire world for extinction, so pray for peace; it is more powerful than the sword.