I'm not saying it's okay. I'm saying Americans act like they are the only ones who it has ever happened to. This is because they are ignorant of what is really going on in the world today and in history.
I'm not saying it's okay. I'm saying Americans act like they are the only ones who it has ever happened to. This is because they are ignorant of what is really going on in the world today and in history. T2T is giving you the perfect example by saying things like "what if this happened in..." I find statements like that typical of American ignorance and yes, stupidity. The worst thing about 9/11 is not that so many innocent people died but that Americans caved in and let fear master them. In the process we have lost many of our rights as individuals to move about freely. The so called Patriot Act is a piece of manipulative **** Stalin would be proud of and Americans go along with it because we are afraid of the big bad Muslims. Our government uses our prejudices and ignorance as an excuse to spend trillions of dollars to try and destroy people who can kill us with our own airplanes and blow up our military with a few wires, fertilizer and cell phones. In the meantime, corporations get the freedom to destroy us more slowly with their careless policies and greed. They even get tax breaks to help them do it more efficiently. ... I mourn 9/11 because it has turned this country into a whining pile of scared mice who rolled over and let their government cow them through their fears and selfishness.
So I'm not the Citizen of the World you think we should all be. So what? I'm most concerned about what happens to family, friends, and acquaintences. Beyond that, my grief and compassion extend first to other Americans. The rest of the world comes farther down the line.
I agree with Mame. I'm glad I'm not any younger because humanity is going backwards.
I'm trying hard to remember that this started as just a little memorial thread.
9/11 was the first time in my life I understood what it meant to feel unsafe. I can't imagine having a loved one that got killed - nightmare. Now unsafe seems to be the norm.
I can't think of another country where 3000 people were killed in a single terrorist act.
9/11 was the first time in my life I understood what it meant to feel unsafe. I can't imagine having a loved one that got killed - nightmare. Now unsafe seems to be the norm. I consider myself pretty fortunate to have gone that long in that protective bubble.
We could be doing targeted inspections on people getting on airplanes but that is "wrong", instead we have to be searched because those currently in power don't have the balls to call it as it is. We were attacked by Muslim radicals (9/11,shoe and underware bombers) but instead we are having grandmas and our children searched for bombs. The left has thrown common sense out the window when it comes to national defense. When attacked by bears you don't go out and kill the lions.
We could be doing targeted inspections on people getting on airplanes but that is "wrong",
Innocent traveller stuck on airline watch list
Canadian stopped before every flight despite RCMP, Nexus clearances
By Kathy Tomlinson CBC News
A Saskatoon man is fed up with being stopped every time he tries to fly within Canada — mistakenly flagged as a security threat — because he has a similar name to someone on a no-fly list.
"I feel I am either a second- or third-class citizen," said Ahmad Ali, a Canadian citizen. "They are humiliating me…and not catching the right guy."
Ali is a programmer and analyst with the University of Saskatchewan who said he’s been delayed a dozen times boarding flights since 2008. He said the RCMP told him there is a name similar to his on a watch list.
"Your name is in there…and you don’t even know what these lists are," said Ali.
The RCMP gave him written clearance to show he has no criminal record, which he said no one with the airlines is interested in seeing. Transport Canada confirmed he is not on its official no-fly list, known as "Passenger Protect."
American authorities granted him a Nexus card to enter the U.S. and he said he has no trouble boarding flights with U.S. airlines.
Delays continue in Canada
However, when he flies within Canada — on Air Canada and WestJet — Ali said he is still forced to wait at the counter, humiliated, every time he checks in, as staff make phone calls to check him out. He said the airline systems will not allow him to check in online or at a kiosk.