Posts Tagged: World Trade Center

Powerful Essay on the World Trade Center Attacks

By Steve Kandell on Buzzfeed [The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction]: The fact that everyone else here has VIP status grimly similar to mine is the lone saving grace; the prospect of experiencing this stroll down waking nightmare lane with tuned-out schoolkids or spectacle-seekers would be too much.

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Reflection on the World Trade Center Attack

In 2005, I said this about the World Trade Center attacks: “I’m so glad to read personal accounts because that was what struck me about the media coverage from that day — and for about a week or so after — the grand hype machine had stopped, and all we heard about were real people.”

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Real people remember

Joe.My.God’s account of “That Day.” Ian William’s memories of 9/11: “no one wept except the willow” 3 Quarks Daily’s contributors all write about “Five Years Later.” I’m so glad to read personal accounts because that was what struck me about the media coverage from that day — and for about a week or so after

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ABC’s false “Docudrama”

The ABC television network unleashed a promotional blitz in the last week for a new “docudrama” called “The Path to 9/11”. ABC has thrown its corporate might behind the two-night production, and bills it as a public service: a TV event, to quote the ABC tagline, “based on the 9/11 Commission Report”. That’s false. “The

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Bush’s September 11 “Clean Air” Lie

From CBS WASHINGTON (AP): An investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general has found that White House officials instructed the agency to be less alarming and more reassuring to the public in the first few days after the Sept. 11 attacks, The New York Times reports in its Saturday editions. The investigation specifically cites

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Fascinating Letter to the editor

Fascinating Letter to the editor of Salon Magazine, by Alexander Wardwell. He believes that the notion that American foreign policy led to the World Trade Center attacks is simplistic and egocentric. Rather, the attack was a strategy to remove the U.S. from the middle east in the long-term so the Taliban can take over.

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Bert is Evil!!!

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN: Apparently, an islamic protestor downloaded photos of Osama Bin Laden to create a pro-bin Laden poster for a street protest. One of the photos they happened to grab off the Internet, was from the Bert is Evil website, which had a faked photo of Sesame Street’s Bert

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What bin Laden was really attacking

This Salon article I found expresses well what I’ve been trying to figure out how to put into words over the last week. I don’t believe the terrorist attacks are something we brought on ourselves because of our foreign policy over the last three decades. I think they’re an attack on modernity. They’re an attack

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emotional roller coaster

This week has been a roller coaster, that’s for certain. It sucks that the week I started to looking for a house to buy (what, I didn’t mention that before?) all of this happened, so I’ve gone from feelings about the WTC (anger, grief, passion) to feelings about taking such a big personal leap (nausea,

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let’s declare war

I know there are people saying that we can’t declare war…. yes we can, and I think, reading between the lines, that that is what the President, Colin Powell, and the congress are saying we will do. If it is Osama Bin Laden, we have the ability to declare war on Afghanistan as a country

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Afghanistan

yes! Bush is saying that we’ll make no distinction between the terrorists and those who harbor them. I hope that means we will wake up to find we have declared war on Afghanistan.

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DECLARE WAR

This is no different than Pearl Harbor. We need to DECLARE WAR. This is a good reason, maybe for the first time in a long time.

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I love America

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; I love my country very much. This is the best place in the world to live. It may not be perfect, and I may not always be happy with our government or with the way our corporations behave, but I have more freedom here than anywhere in

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