Now let me make myself very clear. 9/11 was a horrendous act upon innocent people and may the family and friends of those who died find strength to deal with it.
Now having said that, why should the world be reminded of this one act (and on DSTV we will have a month of 9/11 re-enactments) and yet nothing is mentioned of the almost 2 million people that have been killed by war in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Nobody remembers them. Not even a mention on TV. I am not talking about so called terrorists, i am talking about women and children. Nobody shows you the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have now become disabled due to this war that America feel is justified.
To date the shame song plays over and over - Osama Bin Laden (who is still alive and well), the 19 alleged hijackers (some of which are alive and well), Saddam Hussein (who is dead because he harboured weapons of Mass Destruction - which he never had but was killed anyway), the Taliban in Afghanistan who had nothing to do with 9/11, but because they treat their women badly they are bad guys.....and as of today another two american soldiers have been killed (they are fighting a war on terror of which they are losing badly, just as the Russians did for 20 years and the Brits). America and Britian went to war on a lie and the sad thing is that 2 million innocent women and children had to die for something they might not even have known about. When 9/11 happened in America, who, in Iraq and Afghanistan would have known that their country would be at war based on mis-information and lies.
When will the story change. Are there really terrorists in these countries and if so, exactly what are the determining criteria for the word "terrorist". Why does Barrack Obama say that the troops are leaving Iraq (FINALLY!!) but 50 000 will remain. For what. They arent dismantelling their army bases..
Why has nobody answered any of the pertinent questions about 9/11 and why punt the same old story. Why put those families who have lost loved ones on 9/11 through the pain again and again. Dont people have a heart. Remembering is one thing, but at least remember it with justice. Dont blame people and countries that had nothing to do with it, go to war, kill millions of innocents and say that it is in the name of democracy and the "war on terror". Utter rubbish.
Now American Muslims are having to defend themselves by putting a television advert out stating that they were part of the rescue mission on 9/11 and are muslim (it is to get across to the ignorant that they, like millions others, are merely people and shouldnt be feared). And what of the idiot Christian Paster who is going to have a Burn the Quran day on 9/11. Are people born that stupid. I think not. They choose to blinker themselves and listen and believe what they are told - like sheep.
Let's get back to reality. Let the muslims sort their own country problems out - if they fight amongst each other for whatever reason, let them be but dont target them and use 9/11 as the excuse, when in fact it is merely ethnic cleansing. As intelligent people, lets move on, use our grey matter in areas that need it (eg curing cancer, strategising on how to feed the poverty stricken countries). If the amount of money spent on weapons world wide was put together, we would have no famine, poverty, etc.
If we cant do justice to EVERYBODY who died (in all countries concerned), then dont do justice as all, because it becomes injustice.