It is the morning of September 11 here (in Australia) & I take this opportunity to extend my sympathy to those in the US who lost innocent family members, loved ones & friends who were killed of deranged idealogues.
I sincerely sympathize with your loss & the impact it has had on your lives.
Just as keenly as I sympathize with the families of those in Aghanistan, who lost their
loved ones as consequence of "Operation Enduring Freedom"
, which began on October 7, 2001 (an invasion of Iraq which has continued to this day), in response to 9/11. .....The stated intention of which was to dismantle Al-Qaeda & remove the Taliban from power.
.. just as keenly as I feel for the thousands of innocent Iraqi lives lost at the instigation of our
deranged ideologues following the opportunistic Invasion of Iraq 2003.
... just as keenly as I feel for the many innocent people around the globe who have died, & who we don't even know about ... or been forced to leave their homes, or have become refugees & asylum seekers & endured god knows what untold misery as a result of this highly dubious "war on terror".
... just as keenly as I feel for those innocent people, just going about their daily lives, lost their lives as a result of "suicide bombers" in Iraq & Afghanistan & elsewhere ..
I recall, following the 9/11 attack, a European leader (whose name I have now forgotten, sorry) declared:
"We are all New Yorkers today", following the horror and grief which followed the attacks.
And we were.
The saddest thing, to me, is that that the united revulsion & sympathy of that moment was lost. And so quickly.
Instead, without missing a beat almost, 9/11 was used by deranged ideologues to continue
the horror and suffering of thousands of innocent people, which has continued to this day.
And that is the tragedy.
Why don't we ever learn?