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On the other side of the globe, I had almost forgotten the significance of the date. I find what I wrote last year still quite relevant:

Undeniably, that day changed the course of current politics: while terrorism in its modern form had struck around the globe ever since World War II – Ireland, Spain, France, United States interests in Africa and Middle East, and closer to me, India – the attacks of 9/11 on the World Trade Center and Pentagon possibly received the most global exposure. Irrevocable measures have been taken by the United States government in its wake that already has and will in future have major repercussions for the whole world – whether for the good or bad, only history will decide. But it is also sad to note how such a terrible incident that should be marked with solemn respect has been hijacked by petty politics and self-interests of a few.

Also this piece, about how long the mourning should continue, is worth reading:

How to remember Sept. 11 has set off a hard debate. Many who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks are demanding that the mass grieving and reading of names remain a national ritual. Others, however, want to lower the volume and make the remembrance more about the event than the 2,880 individuals who died as a result.

It was inevitable that even for a horror like Sept. 11, the edge would wear off. Six years have passed.



Written by BongoP'o'ndit

September 11, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Posted in Personal, Politics

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  1. Ok. I just need to get htis out of my system. I just saw a program on FOX yesterday (TMZ) where some ladies (25-35 years, club goers) were asked which year the 9/11 attacks occured and all of them either didnt understand the question or came up with a wrong answer. Well it is not really important to remember the year but the total effect is more important (you know how the world changed after 9/11), but i was aghast at the total unresponsiveness of some of the ladies. Just goes to show how short public memory can be.


    September 12, 2007 at 11:18 am

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