9/11 remembered

On 9/11 I was at the HQ for the GLA which was in Marsham Street – a temporary home (two years) – whilst construction of City Hall was being finished.

I remember someone saying a plane had flown into one of the twin towers and running to find a television in some one’s room. And then just watching mesmerised – at first not knowing that this was a terrorist attack – just worrying about how people were going to get out of that first tower. Of course – as on screen before my eyes – I saw a second plane hit the other tower – instantly I (like anyone else watching) realised this was a full on terrorist attack.

And then – the images that have been seared into our consciousness – of the collapse of the towers. The way they just fell, melted, down upon themselves. The images of people, dusted with debris, running. The fear and the confusion in the streets. The dreadful realisation – almost impossible to comprehend – of the magnitude of what was unfolding before my eyes.

Now nine years ago – but the awful, stupid, ignorant, media-fed proposed burning of a sacred book – seems to have turned this anniversary into a ratcheting up of hatred across the world.

Should the media have given this legs? Or is the media simply bringing to light a deep hatred and war that is out there anyway?

0 thoughts on “9/11 remembered

  1. I didn’t get to see any TV pictures until about 5.30pm – just after Building 7 had also collapsed. I was watching, gobsmacked, the images of the day in quick succession and thinking – no way did the Americans not know this was going to happen.

    Years of study later and I have no doubt that 9/11 was an inside job.

    As for the “burning of a sacred (sic) book,” it wasn’t helpful. But, yes, I agree that the media are stupid, but they just love stories of Christians doing stupid things. It obviously sells more papers than news about Christians being killed for their faith in Islamic countries.

  2. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”. (Mahatma Gandhi)

    I just feel sorry for you, Adam, that you are such an ignoramus. Plus, you are taking advantage of the trust Lynne shows in not moderating comments.

    If you want to debunk, then debunk. If you want to call names then go and find a four-year old who I’m sure will oblige in returning your childish insults.

  3. I will let others judge who is an ignoramus.

    Someone who besmirches the memory of thousands of people with mad offensive conspiracy theories. Or someone who is so angry about that that he refuses to engage with it. I guess it could be me.

  4. Adam, there are a great many 9/11 families groups who want truth and justice for their loved ones because they believe the government is lying to them.

    How many inconsistencies do people like you need to realise something is wrong?

    Get your head out from under the blankets and face reality, like so many victims’ families are doing, not to mention survivors who were there and whose testimonies have never seen the light of day.

  5. Yeah Stewart it was the Jews/Zionists/military industrial complex/Bush etc that did it. And of course they did 7/7 too.

    Far easier to say that and pray in aid a group of people who are vulnerable, manipulable and still grieving than ascribe the blame where it belongs. Anyone who is at all concerned has read the tosh put out by the likes of Pat Buchanan and anyone who has half an ounce of common sense has dismissed it for the deluded (and sometimes worse) nonsense that it is.

    Whilst we are at it Elvis is living in Hawaii, the moon landings were faked and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is authentic.

    Only thing is that here we are dealing with human tragedy on 9/11 and an ensuing further human tragedy that unfolded beyond it. What we need is a bunch of loopy conspiracy theorists to cheapen it and turn it into a sick caricature that is latched onto by large groups of cranks because hey “the truth is out there”. Which is about where you come in.

    And on that score I will rest because dealing with your views is, as I said at the outset, not worthy of any more words. Go and join an interesting Swedish political group or two, you will have an absolute ball.

  6. Can’t you read, Adam? The *families of the victims* and the NYC and Pentagon *survivors* want truth and justice. Should we stop investigating murders in case someone gets upset? You need a reality check, buddy.

    Here is just one website listing hundreds of survivors and victims’ family members who want the truth to be told. Read what they have to say. What they have signed. That their testimonies have been ignored.

    If they can stand up and demand the truth, why are you crippled by emotion? Or is it fear?

    You would rather 9/11 had been planned in a cave in the middle of nowhere by some renegade Islamists, wouldn’t you? Well, so would I. But the evidence shows that it was not.