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11. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 5y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting james

I don't think it's being glamourised at all.

Everyone wishes it didn't happen.

God Bless America (and I mean that)

Just wondering dude, what's with the, God Bless America "(and I mean that)". It reminded me of an Isreali traveler, I said "I'll miss you and I mean it." He is ESL so he ask me what does that imply.

I'm not sure what your question actually is given that I'm not sure what "what's with" actually means.

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 4y

Besides remembering the deaths on that catastrophic day, also the deaths of the aftermath of 9-11 (in Iraq) should be remembered.

13. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 4y

Quoting wouterrr

Besides remembering the deaths on that catastrophic day, also the deaths of the aftermath of 9-11 (in Iraq) should be remembered.

Without a doubt, thousands have died in Iraq since the US, UK and coalition forces invaded to oust Saddam in 2003. You might give some though to how many were killed under Saddam while he was in power. This article tries to come up with a number that died because Saddam was in power. An estimate to be sure, but it is approaching 2 million killed during his reign of terror.

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 4y

Lest we forget, Osama bin Laden (among others) orchestrated the 9-11 attacks from Afghanistan and military forces are still there. Saddam and the mysterious 'weapons of mass destruction' just took center stage as did his reign of terror on his own people. Recently, attentions have been focused on Libya, Syria, Yemen, etc. Regardless of bin Laden's death, the war rages on while civilians and military alike are losing their lives. Let's remember them too.

15. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 4y

Quoting wouterrr

Besides remembering the deaths on that catastrophic day, also the deaths of the aftermath of 9-11 (in Iraq) should be remembered.

This is no longer in the news... what I see every night in the only English channel, is the Occupy Wall street protest... It's just a bit ironic, I don't feel like elaborating. I was just saying how something tragic can glamorized or celebrated and in the end it's just a news item. 4 minutes ago, you have kids and their crayons on a monument and now you have an anti status quo rally.

16. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 4y

Occupy Travellerspont!

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 4y

Quoting james

Occupy Travellerspont!

Classic and count me in. Oh wait, I think I'm one of the 1% on TP so ignore me. You don't see me. I'm not here.

18. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 4y

I have only 1 English channel and it's the news, and lately, it all the occupy the universe news and later you hear about jobs, jobs and Steve Jobs.

I definitely belong to that 1%, because I do not know who is Steve Job, but I know Carrie Bradshaw has a MAC and she would never trade for an Ipad, because it would make her look like a nurse or a waitress walking around with a tray to write on.

People complain about not having jobs, paradoxically, they are celebrating Mr. Jobs at a time, when people should not be buying an iphone 2 or 8. 99% of the people can't afford an iphone 4S or a must have ipad, so they want Oprah and the likes, to fund their backpacking trip to Norway or Australia? I just see this in the news. But how can other people relate to this drama, when they have been traveling in societies that have less, and yet they are not whinning about not having enough money to buy a Louis Vuitton scarf or watch the new Dreamworks animation in 3D cinema.

We condemn the people who made the towers crumble. But now we are on the streets protesting what the towers stood for in the eyes of those who celebrated it's destruction.

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