fredag 23. september 2016

9/11 a day we will never forget

9/11 is and will always be a memorable date for all of the humanity. The occurrences are unforgivable and unforgettable. Destroying the human view on Muslims, Al-Qaida performed an act of terror dividing the east and west. Even though Al-Qaida scared and hurt as many people as they did, New Yorkers, Americans, and the whole western world came together as one reuniting like never before, creating a friendship that could stand up to the terror and pain the world was and will be put through.
All Americans have a relationship with what happened that day. The day is a brand of happiness and sorrow. Honoring the people who lost their lives that day, all Americans share feelings and prove to the world that terrorism is possible to counter. Without letting it scare us in the long run, the terrorists are no longer winning.

We just watched a documentary called 9/11, which was originally made as a documentary about a boy becoming a man, Tony, who just got out of the school for becoming a fireman. The filming was in the beginning meant to be about Tony’s transition from “a boy to a man”, but turned in to a documentary about 9/11 as soon as the two planes hit the World Trade Center. Tony didn’t get that much trust and that many assignments, in the beginning, because of his lack of experience. But, 9/11 was definitely a turning point for him. The two planes hit WTC, and Tony was told that he should carry the fire station and not go to WTC, where all the other firemen were - until a retired fireman showed up. This guy brought Tony with him to help the other police, fire, and rescuemen. We saw real fotage from the hours and minutes just after the first plane crashed in the documentary, which made our experience much more interesting. The situation seemed very real, yet surreal and therefore the legitmate footage became very moving. We got a full view of what the situation was like before, during and after the fire department did their amazing job.

What can we learn from such horrible events as the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? Have we showed the rest of the world that terrorism will never win, or have we lost by becoming scared and answering the attacks with more violence? Franklin Roosevelt said in 1933 “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. If we let the terrorists get to us, won´t that mean that they have already won?
The aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks meant a lot more security at airports, and a feeling of fear spreading across the entire western civilization. I believe the US acted wrongly after the 9/11 attacks, and milked the attacks to let them perform military operations in other countries, such as Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003).
The US acting as a world police should have seen such attacks coming after treating the middle-eastern countries like trash for decades. Do not get me wrong, I do not condone terrorism and believe noone should have to go through what the people in Manhattan went through the infamous day. However, I think the US and the west had no right to create Israel, being a “big bully” to the Palestinians that had land where Israel lays today. The western countries showed the middle-eastern countries that they had absolutely no respect for them, creating enourmous conflicts between the middle-east and the west.

As a solution, I believe Israel shall cease to exist. I think no religion should get their own country preserved for them, just like I do not want it to be a Christian country or a Muslim country. I believe religion shall be a private matter, and that everyone can do what they like. France is a country I believe is doing the right thing, and is a country others should learn from.

This blogpost was created in collaboration between Henrik, Martin and I.

1 kommentar:

  1. I noticed that this is the same text Martin wrote. When you collaborate like this it is a good idea to say so in your article.