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Thread: September 11 - Remembering Back




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    As posted on the frontpage:


    Itís been a year since non-human coward and utterly pathetic-like al-Qaeda members committed an act on the United States which the world isnít going to forget anytime soon. Down under in Australia it has been the day of September 11 for over 12 hours now as our American and Canadian readers awake.

    All TV stations are flooded with tributes and documentaries, for an hour this morning Aussie motorists switched on their headlights in honor as they drove to work, and there was endless talk of if a repeat would be possible Ė but we continue to work and play, just as we must. Walking around the streets I wondered if anyone even remembered the significance of the day as they continue on doing their thing as if nothing had happened but of course, Iíd expect and hope - filled with anger, sadness, and sorrow for the people who lost loved ones.



    On behalf of the entire TweakTown Staff and community Iíd like to express our deepest sorrow and wishes to the families of the victims of September 11 and the country, as it continues to recover. I personally hope those responsible for the disaster come to justice in the strongest of ways, which I believe they will in time - All the best for the day ahead to our friends in the Northern Hemisphere.
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    Thank you for your thoughts.

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    Have many friends New York - Thank You. Doc show me this picture for you:

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    This may offend some, if so, I'm sorry, but I think that it's important people realise a few things.

    First off, let me start by saying that September 11 was, indeed, a tragedy, as it always is when innocent people are killed for political ideals. I extend my respect and my commiserations to those related to any who died during the attack.

    But.

    Some teachers at our school were considering having a minutes silence for those killed during the attacks. Now, I think it's important we remember those we've lost, but if we had a minute's silence for every 3000 Iraqi children killed by food sanctions imposed by the United States of America, we would have to remain silent for nearly three hours straight.

    The point I'm trying to make here is not that we should forget September 11, but that we should realise that just as people are doing things to America, America is doing things to others. Al-Queda does things to America for what it claims are religious ideals, and that is scoffed at - but America invades a country, claiming it is doing so for 'moral purposes'.

    More innocent civilians have been killed by American bombs in Afghanistan than innocent civilians were killed on September 11, and Osama bin Laden still roams free. Now it seems that the United States have given up on him and have decided that Saddam Hussein is the next best target.

    It seems so quickly forgotten, too, who installed these people in the first place. It is not commonly realised that Saddam Hussein would not be in power in Iraq if it were not for the United States of America's intervention. And who, in June last year, was offering Afghanistan's government - at that time, the Taliban, billions of dollars in exchange for the right to build an oil pipeline through their country. Where was America's moral objection then? The Taliban were still enforcing the law back then as they in January this year. On September the 10th they were economic allies, on September the 12th they were demoic, religious fanatics.

    For all America's self-righteous indignation, and despite it's claims that it is acting for the 'security of the world', it is a sad fact that America is simply a rogue, arrogant state, being controlled by oil billionaires and a man who wants a war because his daddy had one, too.


    Quite a few people have probably taken offense to this post - please remember that, aside from the clearly stated facts, this is my opinion. Also, please do not think that this is a case of America-bashing or racism. I know American people are just as nice (or just as *******ly) as Australians, or English, or any nationality, including some of the good people on these forums. It is simply the arrogancy and attitude of the American government's foreign policy (or lack of it) that infuriates me to such a degree.

    To any American who has lost a loved one from the plane crashes, I am deeply sorry and wish you the best.

    To any Iraqi parent who has lost a child from lack of sustinence, I am deeply sorry and wish you the best.

    To any Afghanistani who has lost a loved one by bomb, bullet, or shell, I am deeply sorry and wish you the best.



    -Gavin Ballard
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    I'm with Osiris. Sure, the whole Sept 11 thing was a big tradegy, but with the amount of media coverage, talk, etc.. it's just making people sick of it. Why don't we have tributes for all the earthquakes that happen? Because the media doesn't find any replay value in it..

    I'm not trying to be a heartless prick here, but enough is enough.

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    Gavin,

    First I didn't know how exactly to respond to your post - be it in anger or whatever. But on second thoughts, I can see your point but I'm afraid there will be many posts following mine who will disagree and probably in a negative mannor - Admins and mods, I think it is important we let everyone have their say. Please let the thread flow...

    In an ideal world we wouldn't have terrible things happening like September 11. But it is the world we live and it is not going to be the last time it happens.

    Let's just pray some day we can all get along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    I'm not trying to be a heartless prick here, but enough is enough.
    I agree...

    It has been done in the most profitable way - but that is media for you.

    As I sit hearing the names of the victims been read out on CNN, Beefy you may feel different if one of your family members or friends were killed on September 11 - I know I would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak
    As I sit hearing the names of the victims been read out on CNN, Beefy you may feel different if one of your family members or friends were killed on September 11 - I know I would.
    There's a good chance I would feel different, and I'd probably feel different if I was an American citizen... but I'm speaking as an Australian here. It's also dredging up a lot of stuff that people might not want to go through again. And like I said before, why haven't they done the same to any of the major natural disasters?

    That's true though, under different circumstances, it would be a lot different, just giving my opinion...

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    I got the following 1600x1200 high quality September 11 related wallpapers from a website which I pay for called webshots.com. I thought you guys may like to use them, click the link below for the 1600x1200 version.

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