It was exactly 10 years ago today terrorists bombed NYC’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in DC, killing thousands, making USA realize they are not invincible and making everyone in the world feel a little less safe now. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years already; it went by so fast! It was also one of those things where you remember exactly where you were when you heard the news(just like when the space shuttle Challenger exploded; I was in the kitchen cooking and heard it on the radio and yelled, “The space shuttle just blew up!”) I was getting my baby ready for a doc’s appt and the TV was on as I passed by and I saw the first plane hit the first of the Twin Towers and gasped to my mom nearby,”Holy shit! A plane just flew right into a building!” and then shortly after I saw the second one hit the second building I yelled, “Now ANOTHER one just flew into it,too! That’s no accident!” It was shocking, horrifying, numbing, disbelieving and stunning all at the same time.
Now there has been a credible new threat(of 3 car bombs) for NYC on this 10th year anniversary. I hope it’s not going to materialize; that it was merely a threat to rattle, unnerve and scare people, but quite honestly I’m actually surprised it’s gone this long in-between attacks and sort of expected one much sooner.(and killing bin Laden isn’t going to stop terrorism; it’s not like they’re just going to pack up and leave; they’ll just get a new leader) I’d also hope it would wake USA up and stop it’s war mongering in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere meddling in other nation’s affairs,acting like the World’s Policeman and creating enemies, but so far it hasn’t made any difference; it’s still just as arrogant and Imperialist as always(but don’t get me wrong NO ONE deserves what happened at the WTC, it just shows they have enemies and they’re not safe like they thought they were).It just goes to show that NO ONE is immune or safe. It can happen anywhere at any time.The world will never be the same and travel will never be the same. They used to say the Russians were the enemy, now they say the “Islamists”(that is to say, Arabs, who have all been unfairly racially profiled as a result) are the enemy and using the “magic words” “War On Terror” people’s rights and freedoms are being erased in a New World Order that won’t stop the evils of terrorism, but will instead eliminate democracy and freedom in the process, making us all less safe and free, partly due to terrorism and partly due to our own gov’ts.