9/11: remembering the fallen

It was eleven years ago, and also on a Tuesday. Sympathies to the fallen and their families.

Always remember.

Watched a decent documentary today on History (channel), 9/11: the days after. Very touching, very moving.

From the ashes: Freedom Tower

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • September 12th, 2012

    Very sad. Never forgotten.
    Thanks for posting the link.

    • philjourdan
    • September 12th, 2012

    I skipped the documentary. While not a “fresh” wound per se, I do not want to revisit the day in pictures. Perhaps in time, it will not matter.

      • Sean of Deer Park
      • September 12th, 2012

      G’day Phil, I think it will always matter because the threat isn’t going away. The lives lost on that dreadful day will always be remembered but they also gave us the strength to be aware of what can go wrong. Still, I can appreciate and respect your stance.

      Have a read of this story today here in Melbourne.


      A couple of weeks after 9/11, I was staying at a friends house. His Dad got a call from ASIO. One of the arseholes flying one of those planes was a tenant in his Dad’s Beaumaris rental property. A terrorist in training, living here whilst he took flying lessons at Moorabbin Airport. ASIO was doing its bit investigating the terrorists and connections here in Melbourne. It made me realise how real the threat is, the fact it is a world-wide network and also how close to home it can be. The story above is a timely reminder of this. It’s a worry.

      • And 19,588 deadly terrorist attacks since. It’s still running at about 5 per day. Media doesn’t report it because they can’t. We get too PO’d, and then they lose ratings.

      • I do respect Obama for that. He not only kept the WOT going, but thanks to his media darlings, he was actually able to ramp it up for a time. And it is still going, but Obi learnt the lesson, and even as a Democrat, hasn’t said shit about ongoing black ops (apart from that op!). And it’s gotta be black ops for the remainder of our lifetimes because folks are more amazed that they can’t believe it’s not bacon! again.

        We’re tired of war, and refuse to understand, especially these days with terrorist thugs being able to have easy, cheap access to some pretty deadly technology (and YouTube), that’s it’s going to be constant war (like it has always been 🙂 )

        Of course, constant black op war with no big plunder reward means the economy is still limping along, but politicians have to make trade-offs all the time.

        • philjourdan
        • September 13th, 2012

        Sorry Sean, I was not clear. I meant perhaps in time, seeing the pictures will not evoke such an emotional response from me (and others). That was what I meant by not mattering in time. Not that the event will not matter, but only that the rememberance will not be as emotional.

        • My guess is that it’s a bit harder for Americans to relive those moments.

          • Sean of Deer Park
          • September 14th, 2012

          No worries, Phil. I get it. It’s a “matter” of fact, not offence taken. My reply wasn’t well worded so, my bad, not yours. I agree with everything you said.

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