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Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11 - A Look Back

It was five years ago today that America suffered the most devastating terrorist attack ever unleashed upon home soil. Two planes, hijacked by terrorists, were flown directly into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (sic) in New York city. Thousands died. It was a tragedy. No doubt about it.

BUT CAN WE JUST STOP HEARING ABOUT IT NOW, PLEASE?!!

I realise this view might make me unpopular with some readers, but you should bear the following points in mind before attacking me with your wrath:

1) I was, am and will continue to be absolutely saddened beyond belief by what happened in New York five years ago;
2) I believe there is a lot more to the story about America vs Osama Bin Laden than the American authorities have ever let on;
3) I do not condone the murder of innocent civilians ... of ANY country;
4) It was not the worst crime conducted on innocent people in the history of the world;
5) I would very much like to stop hearing about it every year on this day;
6) Every time the media and the Amercian people/government dwell on the topic, the terrorists are winning again;
7) I very much enjoyed Channel Seven's presentation of The Path To 9/11, and the ABC's Canadian-based The Cutting Edge: The Secret History Of 9/11 this week, and despite both documentaries coming under heavy fire (generally from those who have a vested interest in debunking any truth they may contain, it could be argued) for being extremely biased, blatant cover-ups, wildly inaccurate and blah, blah, blah, they made for compelling viewing and at least got the viewer thinking;
8) I believe that the day Bush struck back (not to mention at the wrong enemy) was the day we were all doomed to live the rest of our lives in fear of a terrorist attack on our own home cities. Fighting fire with fire never makes things better, and that's what Bush did by retaliating. Some Christian he is! "An eye for an eye"? People who quote that to justify their own acts of vengeance are taking the reference way out of context. "Turn the other cheek" is what the Bible actually teaches (if you read it). Being a bully and trying to hurt them because they hurt you was never going to ensure America's security from terrorism or detractors around the world. And now all they've done is bring every other nation on the planet down with them. We're all doomed, because America's too pig-headed to risk "losing face" on the global market. Losing face is your biggest concern? Being top dog is all you're worried about? Someone dared to kill some of your own people, so you have to do the same to them? Even though they did it to you because you'd already been doing it to them? Look at Israel and Palestine. It never ends until someone chooses to actively stop killing people!

[breathes]

I didn't mean for this to turn into a lecture, a sermon or (most of all) a political debate. But while the events of 11th September 2001 were an atrocious blight on anyone who considers themselves part of humanity, retaliating like America did only signed our death warrants. All of us.

And I'm just getting sick of us 'commemmorating' it every year. They're terrorists. They do it to upset and hurt you. If you keep reminding the world how upset and hurt you are by what they did, that's when they continue to win. Not when you bomb them, their neighbours, their children or some other country entirely. That just makes terrorists of yourselves. The only difference is that you use tea towels to dry your dishes, rather than as headwear. Otherwise, you're exactly the same.

So cut it out.




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8 Comments:

At Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:58:00 pm, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

[claps]

[stamps]

[cheers]

well said, bevis.

 
At Friday, September 15, 2006 12:57:00 pm, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

[looks around]

[realises no one else joining in]

[feels like a fool]

 
At Friday, September 15, 2006 2:37:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

Please don't feel foolish, MG. Most people who visit this blog probably just don't want to align themselves with a 'side' when it comes to political stuff ... I'm usually the same. It's very unlike me to have even published something like this to begin with.

I was going to answer your first comment with:

"Claps a retraining order on me?

Stamps on my foot in anger?

Cheers for my blood?"


... or something like that. But I was too slow.

Anyway, probably the real reason for no one else commenting here is that my readership has dwindled lately. Due to all my recent 'hiatuses', I guess.

And I'm sure my decision to post this item 'retrospectively' didn't help people find it. :)

 
At Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:41:00 am, Blogger I'm not Craig said...

I tried to leave a comment a few days ago. Blogger spat the dummy just as I was posting it but I couldn't tell if it was Blogger or that pesky comment moderation that was to blame for its failure to appear.

Techinically, of course, I still don't know, but lets assume it was Blogger and try it again.

It was something like:

[stands next to MG]

[joins with applause and throws in a couple of woooos also]

Thanks in particular for pointing out that whatever drives W to behave like a warmongering maniac, its not a clear understanding of Christianity.

As you can see, not much hesitation in taking sides there.

I'm also unequivocally on Melb Girl's side when it comes to the issue of comment moderation. Turn it off. Do it now.

This comment had better appear this time, frog-boy.

[starts mexican wave]

[yells "Members" at all your readers except MG]

 
At Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:10:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

I can't and won't remove Comment Moderation. And here's why.

It's still happening, and this way, no one knows about it but me.

Do me a favour; when reading the comments on the above link, treat it as a true but quite dated story only; don't act on it. In fact, don't even go to the other site mentioned in the comments, if you please. That'll only encourage her.

Cheers.

Otherwise, the points both of you made are spot on. I'm glad there is some level of consensus here, and that at least we three are still reading this blog! :)

Have a great weekend.

 
At Sunday, September 17, 2006 4:31:00 pm, Blogger Riss said...

I have a feeling you're going to hear about it again next year. They should have the memorial in NY finished by then? Maybe it will start to fade away a bit and we may even have something else to celebrate.

IMHO, an ideal way to totally avoid the whole situation is not to access any media in the time around that particular date - I just did that and it worked a treat!

And BTW, we're baa-aack!

 
At Thursday, September 21, 2006 3:10:00 pm, Anonymous uplate said...

Well said and well responded to. As sad as the events that unfolded on 9/11 were, this perpetual focus on the tragedy of that one day as opposed to the tragedy of its future implications for years to come is annoyingly out of balance.

 
At Thursday, September 21, 2006 3:27:00 pm, Anonymous uplate said...

Well said and well applauded.

While the events that unfolded on 9/11 were terribly sad, the focus on the tragedy of this one day compared to the tragedy of its future implications around the world for years to come is annoyingly out of balance.

 

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