While many people died in the atrocities in 2001, we tend to remember most the Twin Towers falling.
Many of us watched it happening in real time, even myself here in Melbournistan, Australia.
Seven years after the event, the enormity of it is something that never leaves; perhaps that really was the end of history as we know it, rather than the year 2000.
For someone with the gift of the gab, this is one that renders me nearly speechless, and so I will just leave you with a comment of the frollicking mole’s from Tim Blair’s old blog:
I saw people jumping and never considered it suicide. It was a choice between the auto-de-fe of the islamists or the quick death of their own making.
They made a CHOICE not to die by burning, I only hope they closed their eyes and thought back to when they were 5 and could fly….
In the interests of tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism, and for those who think that America (we) deserved 9/11:
I hope you fucking rot in hell.
God bless America and her martyrs.
(crossposted at RightWingDeathBogan)
UPDATE (Beef): Memories of that morning posted here.
September 11, 2008, 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm
Excellent Nilk and Mole. Never forget, Never forgive.
September 11, 2008, 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm
I hope you fucking rot in hell.
That works for me.
September 12, 2008, 10:14 am at 10:14 am
It was a godawful day, and it’s still painful every year when it rolls around.
September 12, 2008, 10:50 am at 10:50 am
Strangely enough I still think hats the best thing Ive written in my years on the net.
I still remember about 200 of our 900 detainees at the immigration detention centre openly celebrating the towers falling…
September 12, 2008, 10:55 am at 10:55 am
The memories themselves are painful, and seeing the rantings of the deranged on this day is excruciating. I started reading one of Bolt’s threads yesterday and only got a couple of comments in. In almost every thread, the screeching howler monkeys of the Left managed to take 9/11 as a special day to sh_t on America and fling their mad conspiracy theories around like faeces.
Sickens me beyond words.
September 12, 2008, 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm
Very good, Nilk 🙂
The world will never be the same. I was in AZ on that day and I will never forget it. My biggest fear of possibly being stuck in a war zone seemed to have become a reality.
All I wanted to do was get back to OZ asap but no planes were flying for several days.
The humorous thing I recall about it was that the minute I got into the QANTAS lounge to fly back home I suddenly felt safe. Now this makes me feel a little foolish – but that is what I remember.
I knew WW3 had started, and it was a new kind of war and a new and very different world.
I read some of those comments and was also sickened.
September 12, 2008, 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm
To thefrollickingmole, if you’re still around.
Off-topic, but just saw this comment on Bolt’s blog. Thought you might be interested.
Me, I’ve just about given up on the ABC when it comes to stuff like this…
September 12, 2008, 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm
I took a hit for the team and read the whole lot of comments at Bolt’s. It was absolutely revolting. The conspiracy theorists truly hate America and particularly George W Bush.
September 12, 2008, 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm
September 12, 2008, 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm
Id hold some hope for the programme. They did one a few years back which was quite accurate. I know a number of ex gaurds in the same boat. In all seriousness my state of mind when I left the job (due to repeated death threats and assaults by one group of thugs) was to either go, or walk back in with a shotgun and kill the wankers who had tormented me and my workmates. It took me weeks to make up my mind which to do.
Another close friend of mine was standing in a doorway (of the same thugs who had assaulted me) with a knife in his hand when another officer interrupted him. He was quite ready to cut a couple of throats.
IF the ABC does this programme as level-handedly as they did the last one it will be well worth watching. Ill definately be watching, thanks for the heads up on that.
The electronic whorehouse was a great read. Im not quite damning of all the ABC, however the refugee coverage was excremental.
September 12, 2008, 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm
I hadn’t seen the other one – I’ve been caught out seeing so many hopelessly partisan pieces on both 4 Corners and Australian Story that these days I only rarely bother with them – but I think I’ll watch this one, after reading your comment.
You know, I still haven’t read the electronic whorehouse – since I think Bolt’s going to be on hols for a bit, I’ll have to go score a copy along with some other reading material.