Friday, March 26, 2004

Unable to step into their shoes?

In yesterday's newspaper article Some victims' kin grateful for apology:

Former White House terrorism chief Richard A. Clarke's apology before a federal panel yesterday for the government's failure -- as well as his own -- to prevent the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has made him a hero to some relatives of those killed, the cofounder of a group that represents victims' families said.
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"No, I don't blame the government. I blame the terrorists. I blame people who have such hatred for what our country stands for -- democracy and freedom and all the wonderful values that the United States stands for, what the Western world stands for," said Puopolo, who has moved to Miami since her mother's death. "I believe in God. So this event happened for a reason. If it happened to make us more aware and just wake up, then let all the people who were killed in 9/11 not die in vain," she said.
Is she that naive? If not for the actions of our government in the past, the attack wouldn't have happened. Do you see our neighbor Canada having these problems? Are they less democratic or free?

And what of terror? Terrorism is the weapon of the weak against the strong.. I'm sure if they could, they would rather launch WMD at us instead.

Oh, as for the question "How did the collapse of the buildings occur?", we know how, explained convincingly on Why the Towers Fell?

As for God, some survivors in Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero seriously asked what kind of God lets these things happen?

On the night of that fateful day, the previously scheduled broadcast of The Peacemaker:
Two trains crash somewhere in Russia, one carrying a nuclear payload. A nuclear explosion follows the crash and the world is on alert... However, White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) doesn't think it was an accident... Special Forces Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) doesn't think so either... Together they must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York, to stop a terrorist who has no demands...
was pulled. Surely, the terrorist theme couldn't have been the reason. The movie had a happy ending. I think it wasn't shown due to the sympathic portrayal of the antagonist, something the network or government doesn't want the public to see.

If we had stepped into their shoes and see things from their point of view, we would have understood why they hate us and why they did it.

1 comment:

jadedj said...

I am always amazed at how easily some people take government pap as the gospel.