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9/11 hooplah - Journal of Omnifarious

Sep. 11th, 2007

04:10 pm - 9/11 hooplah

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I was talking with daisykitten about all the stuff surrounding 9/11, and I started thinking about it. Hardly anybody cares anymore about the people who lost their lives. All they really care about is what kind of political hay they or others can make of it.

Personally, I don't care about any of it. Or rather I do, but 9/11 isn't the time for it.

2000+ innocent people lost their lives needlessly and senselessly. That should be remembered, and I don't care who did it or what we should do about it. That fact remains.

Current Mood: [mood icon] sad
Current Music: Pepper - Butthole Surfers

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From:xerhino
Date:September 11th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
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I was one degree of separation from at least one guy who died. Whatever quagmire we entered into because of it (or allegedly because of it) a lot of the guys who died were great guys, movers, shakers, captains of industry, whatever. I agree with you, I think. Perhaps I can say: whatever precipitated the day, it was tragic. I'm not as poetic as I the occasion deserves, but I mourn.
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From:xerhino
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
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Oops, I thought you were someone else whose journal I read when I responded. Not that it changes my response, but it's kind of a personal experience and I hope I wasn't intruding.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 12th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
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You weren't intruding. Your post was welcome. :-)

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From:ladon13
Date:September 12th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
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My issue with it is, what about those who died in OK city. There wasn't a dedicated day or memorial for them years later. They lost several hundred people. What about the soldiers lost over in Afgan and Iraq? Do we have a day for them (aside from Memorial and Vets day)? Hell, Columbine is still all over the news and fewer people died there than in OK City.

Anyway...I'll get off my tirade, I'm not in the greatest mood today.
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From:rosencrantz319
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
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From:ladon13
Date:September 12th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...

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But where is the "Date" for it? Where is the non stop news articles? Where's the remeberences all over the blasted news, radio, newspapers, etc.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 12th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
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You are right, and I have my theories on this, but they are highly political and I don't want to get into that with this post.

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From:smitty1e
Date:September 12th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)

I personally lost

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LCDR Robert Elseth, USNR, one damn fine American who picked the ronngg week to do a stint in the Navy Command Center.
He left a wife and young daughter.
When I think of what a positive statement about the US he was, the craven dirt at MoveOn.org and the New York Times is particularly nauseating.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 12th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)

Re: I personally lost

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Personally, I'm very sorry that such a fine upstanding soldier had to die to support an empire that didn't deserve him. I have a lot of respect for our soldiers and our military, but think the people who are directing them are evil selfish people who abuse our military to further political ends that are at odds with the welfare of our nation and its people as a whole.

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From:smitty1e
Date:September 13th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)

Re: I personally lost

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Well, as a fellow Naval Reserve LCDR to the deceased, I support and defend your right to this opinion, for all I don't think that our leadership is relatively more evil than anyone else.
If you were in Bush or Cheney's position, and had access to all the knowledge to which they are privy, and had the exposure to the unpublicised international drivers affecting world events, you probably would not make equivalent decisions.
One can only say 'probably', because there is a non-zero possibility that, in their shoes, you might follow a substantially similar course.
I, for one, don't feel much envy for these world-leader types. In Bush's shoes, following my heart, I would have a half-life of 48-hours before somebody punched my ticket, I'm confident.
Take care,
Chris
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