Monday, September 11, 2006

A Frenzy of Revenge

Unfortunately my country has done a great many things that are an embarrassment to me. The media buildup to today – September 11th – is one more example. Every article, editorial, and sound bite on TV refers in some way to this unfortunate tragedy. The victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York are only a tiny fraction of victims – world wide – who are being murdered by terrorists. Just because this attack took place in the USA does not make it more vicious or more disgusting. But today one could certainly come to the conclusion that these victims of terrorism are more deserving of tribute.

The 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington were terrorist attacks, but they did not come from nothingness. They were acts of revenge against foreign policies of the US government. And how did the US government react to the attacks? They immediately set out on a rampage of revenge against Afghanistan and Iraq. Bombing and invading other nations is the ultimate act of terrorism. They support Israel in all its terrorist policies and actions against the Palestinians on the West Bank and in Gaza.

I feel ashamed that we have learned nothing. I feel sad that we continue to violate our humanity. ASH

1 Comments:

Blogger Frances Goodman فرانسيس said...

I could not have said it better myself. Thanks for writing this today.

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