Another 9/11 anniversary passed yesterday. I always have such conflicting feelings on that day.
2974 innocent people died, and millions more were traumatized when the Twin Towers fell. Horrible, I know, but what about the thousands that die every day from ongoing wars and diseases and lack of basic resources like shelter, food and water? And what about the countless people who’ve died as a result of the U.S.’s post-9/11 war on terror? Why doesn’t the world recognize the suffering they go through like it recognizes the suffering of America? Just because all those people don’t come from the most powerful country in the world doesn’t mean they hurt any less.
Here’s an article I came across on Counterpunch.org about “The Other 9/11” – one in which the U.S. was the bad guy. Kinda puts things in perspective.