Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years after 9/11 Tragedy - American AND International Perspectives

The Reckoning: America and the World A Decade after 9/11 - New York Times
And Hate Begat Hate - By Ahmed Rashid, NYT

Two very different 9/11 Pentagon tales of fate
By David Martin, CBS, September 11, 2011

(CBS News) On Sept. 11th, 125 people who worked at the Pentagon were killed when a hijacked jetliner rammed into the building.

And, as CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports, it was pure fate that intervened for everyone inside, with decidedly different outcomes, depending on the person.

The plane hit the west wall of the Pentagon and tore a 270-foot path of destruction through the building. Feet and inches, and just plain luck, were often the difference between life and death.

Special coverage: 9/11: Ten Years Later

Most people in the pentagon were transfixed by the televised pictures of the burning towers in New York.

"After some period of time watching it," says Rear Adm. Frank Thorp IV, who has since retired, "I came to realize, 'Hey, we've got this big project due.' So I said, 'Hey, everybody, let's get back to work."

Then Thorpe, at the time a Navy officer, changed his mind.

"For the first time in my life, I said, 'But first, let's all go get a cup of coffee together.' To this day, I have no idea why I did that. All of us got up, walked out of the Pentagon or walked out of the office, walked down the hallway, and the plane hit about a tractor-trailer's length away from my office."

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Obama urges service, unity on 9/11 anniversary - Associated Press
Thoughts on 9/11: On the Importance of Intolerance - Reuters
"Mixed bag" for U.S. Muslims since 9/11 - CBS
Civil Liberties, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence - Philip D. Zelikow, Foreign Affairs

From International Press:
China and 9/11: Beijing’s emerging role in the Hindu Kush - The Hindu (India)
Chinese media mourn tenth anniversary of 9/11 - China Daily (China)
Ten Years Later - By Riaz Mohammad Khan, Dawn (Pakistan)
10 years after 9/11: Islamophobia in the West - Zaman (Turkey)
A special report on the Indonesian perspective of the attacks and their aftermath - The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)


sadaf anis said...

america is our enemy

disagree?? leave Pakistan

sadaf anis said...

americans islam dushman aur sb se barh kar PAKISTAN dushman hain

Anonymous said...


This is absolutely brilliant. Never thought of it this way. They sure are a discontented lot. Wide circulation of this might get them thinking.

Unhappy muslims!!!

The muslims are not happy!

They're not happy in Gaza.
They're not happy in Egypt.
They're not happy in Libya.
They're not happy in Morocco.
They're not happy in Iran.
They're not happy in Iraq.
They're not happy in Yemen.
They're not happy in Afghanistan.
They're not happy in Pakistan.
They're not happy in Syria.
They're not happy in Lebanon.

So, where are they happy?

They're happy in England.
They're happy in France.
They're happy in Italy.
They're happy in Germany.
They're happy in Sweden.
They're happy in the USA.
They're happy in India.

They're happy in every country that is not Muslim.

And whom do they blame?

Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.