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How do you feel each year on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? Does it mean anything to you?

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Similar to yesterday and I hope tomorrow

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I do notice the date, and remember that day at work when the scenes were first being shown on TV. I don't dwell on it though.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Strangely and sadly, I didn't even think about what today's date was and what happened until seeing this question.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Carpe Diem

0 ( +0 / -0 )

me too slumdog. Completely forgot about it.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I'm forever reminded of the immortal words of President George W. Bush to his CIA briefer in August 2001 while vacationing at his ranch in Texas: "Okay, you've covered your ass. Now get out of here."

0 ( +1 / -1 )

It arises very complex feelings in me.

I am, of course extremely sad for those who gave up their lives.

And I despise those who killed them.

I'm not talking about the terrorists who may or may not have been in the planes.

But those who planted the demolition bombs and orchestrated the whole thing.

I'm incredulous that a country would do this to itself just in order to start a war.

And I'm confused about the many anomalies.

Why none of the black boxes were ever found, but the passport of one of the "terrorists" was.

Why planes were not scrambled to force the planes away from their targets.

Why the rubble was disposed of almost overnight.

Why there never was any real investigation.

How people really believe that two planes could have taken down these three buildings.

How the buildings each fell so neatly, into their own footprint as if they were being demolished.

Why posting anything like this or even talking about it is a kind of taboo,

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

I'm sorry for those who lost loved-ones, honestly I am, and most of all I'm sorry because their loss is being used to justify the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of likewise innocent people in other countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, soon to be Syria...). An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

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3kunfuu@agreed. The US had zero precautions in place. Those poor people in the Twin Towers and Pentagon were sitting ducks for such an attack.The country was blissfully asleep at its watch, just as it was on Dec. 7, 1941. Professor John Dower of MIT has written a good book about the parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor titled "Cultures of War."

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Of course sympathy for those who lost loved ones and colleagues. But also a degree of anger that it heralded the huge lie of the "war on terror" with all of the additional suffering and waste of life and resource and hatred that it has brought with it.

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But also a degree of anger that it heralded the huge lie of the "war on terror" with all of the additional suffering and waste of life and resource and hatred that it has brought with it.

Well, you know what they say, never let a good crisis go to waste.

I for one, usually remember the day, but have mixed feelings. Sadness, anger, frustration, mistrust.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It was a sad day for the world that day. But it was good to see the whole world unite for once.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Devils did the whole world really unite? I seem to remember all sorts of people saying that the US deserved this tragedy. and we certainly aren't united now. Bertie - you serious about this being an inside job?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

bertie hit it right on the head. ever since the lusitania helped bring us into WWI, and almost certainly before, the US has used these events as a pretext for war. we all know who benefits from these wars. the same people who have to power to orchestrate them in the first place. gulf of tonkin, anyone? it makes me sick that the country i love so much has fallen under the control of such evil men. as soon as you accept that greed and power are the driving forces behind the most powerful men on earth (people youve never heard of), everything falls into place. and its going to get a lot worse before it gets better. i ask that you not blame the average citizen who is kept complacent under a mountain of debt and strung out on television. its nearly impossible to get accurate information about whats really happening. like bertie said, its taboo to even mention it.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

It means I have to take my shoes off at the airport and large governments have a field day with my electronic communications. Other than that, not much.

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Wakarimasen,

you serious about this being an inside job?

I wish I wasn't. It's a crime so HUGE and so GHASTLY that I can't begin to think with it.

This is what Sept 11th means to me.

And the aftermath of that event is still continuing.

Here's a good place to start. There's plenty of information about 9/11 on the internet.

http://www.911truth.org

80393,

As you say.

And we seem to have put our collective necks in the noose and given the OK to the hangman.

But there may still be a chance.

Let's hope that the message that remains from this terrible day is that we NEVER, EVER allow anyone to do this to us again.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

I wish I wasn't.

Please stop.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

I feel sadness over the tragic deaths of so many people in my hometown that day, and frustration at the idiot truthers who use this event to promote their own lunatic theories about the government, war, history, and whatever else they feel like they can connect the dots to.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

I feel sorry for those who lost their loved ones in the attack, in the buildings and in all of the aircraft used in the various attacks.

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The lack of comment on this most vital topic speaks volumes.

In order to justify the Iraq war, the Patriot Act, and later the NSA, demolition bombs were set in the twin towers and Building No 7 to make it look like they were brought down by two commercial aircraft.

The people who perpetrated this are still walking free - Bush, Cheney et al.

The carnage that followed this - the "revenge" in this Hollywood drama - was vicious, massive and cruel and will go down as one of the most heinous social crimes of the century.

How do I feel about this?

I can't begin to describe my disgust at the people who did this.

And tried to blame it on "terrorists."

0 ( +1 / -1 )

)/11 has two meanings to me:

1st, I was in US when it happened, and I couldn't feel but anger for those attacks, the panic of the people, Bush´s face announcing "the war on terror" (It felt like the biggest lie) anger at the patriot act, and the war, anger at looking the US citizens being manipulated like that.

2nd, I feel very sad because 9/11 in Chile has a total different meaning, this year specifically it is the 40th anniversary of the coup led by Pinochet and the rest of the military to end with a communist regime and the subsequent detainees, people disappearing, torture, exiles, and the dictatorship. I was born while the military was in the power so i cannot phantom the suffering of these tortured and murdered just because they thought different... and to think that the US supported that (through the CIA) I think in 1973, the US was under another "war president": Nixon....

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I always think of how well they pulled it off...!

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

I always think of how well the U.S. government has prevented another 9/11 so far.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

I'm not talking about the terrorists who may or may not have been in the planes. But those who planted the demolition bombs and orchestrated the whole thing. I'm incredulous that a country would do this to itself just in order to start a war. And I'm confused about the many anomalies. Why none of the black boxes were ever found, but the passport of one of the "terrorists" was. Why planes were not scrambled to force the planes away from their targets. Why the rubble was disposed of almost overnight. Why there never was any real investigation. How people really believe that two planes could have taken down these three buildings. How the buildings each fell so neatly, into their own footprint as if they were being demolished. Why posting anything like this or even talking about it is a kind of taboo,

Congratulations on writing the dumbest comment ever to appear on this website.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Readers, no more conspiracy theories please.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Not just 9/11 but every day we read of more deaths all over the world because of this tragedy and the subsequent wars on whatever. Sad.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I feel like the USA squandered the international outpouring of solidarity, commiseration, and good will, and it makes me very sad. Out of such tragedy and pain, there could have come something better for all of us, something about human spirit, global human sentiment, mutual interests across borders and cultures, and for a brief moment it seemed possible, but instead we got more tragedy and pain.

I feel like the lessons we should have learned at such terrible cost, weren't. And rather than face those lessons with courage and resolve, we chose fear.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I was in university - Listening to Howard Stern, back when Q107 in toronto played him, and was saying a plane just hit one of the WTC buildings, probably around 8:55am. Went to the tv and put on CBS, after a few minutes I watched flight 175 slam into 2 wtc. Couldn't believe what I was seeing, so surreal.. no idea what was going on? freak accident? intentional? no idea.

I had to leave for class shortly thereafter - when I got to the student center I saw a group of students around one of the TVs, breaking news, the pentagon was also attacked and 2 WTC came down and another plan had crashed in pennsylvania - couldn't believe what I was seeing.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Made it harder for my wife to get a visa and the amount of paper work that is now needed to do anything. That is all it has effected me.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

I still incredulous that the US was so inept at identifying the peeps and that now old women in wheelchairs are looked at as being a 'threat'......

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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