- It is a tragedy what happend tuesday morning in new york.
goes to show the intolerance the worlds still suffers today
when it comes
to religious fanaticism and political ideas.
Also, it shows the complacency we Americans have when it comes
to our own
comfort, that it could never be attacked in a scale such as
this. It goes
to show that a situation such as this one can happen anywhere
in the world.
And in all actuallity, it was a strike against the world,
not just America.
I am an American living in Germany. A friend of mine called
tuesday afternoon while I was at work to tell me what was
going on. I was
terrified. I wanted nothing more than to be at home with my
this. I called my stepmother and sister the other day and
what they had to
tell me was even more terrifying than the incident in new
york. They told
me of incidents where Arab Americans were getting attacked
on the streets.
Only because it was Arabics who committed these acts of terrorism.
could be a potential terrorist. They live across the street
from you, they
live next door to me. They are white, brown, they have beards
or they could
be our friends. We never know who they are. Where American
everywhere. Wanting of blood and war. I read a letter printed
in the bee
which said that the groups responsible for this might be too
sufficient revenge. Americans I know here in Germany are screaming
blood as well. If we go to war and invade some other country
their beliefs it would be no different than genocide. Is America
desperate to seek revenge that we degress into mid-evil thinking,
blood for blood, an eye for an eye is the answer? To go senselessly
attacking innocent people because of their colour? Is this
the solution? I
hear George Bush promising war, I see American flags waving
read the e-mails sent to me and I realise that this is nothing
propaganda for war. The nation is thirsty for revenge. It
It is important to find out who did this. We know that Bin
somehow behind it. Like a father who guides his children,
surely he guided
the smaller terrorrist cells with financial support and advice.
is, in a matter of speaking, a mastermind, a supporter. Instead
out our first instinct and going into a country where we hardly
the people's culture and beliefs, we need to look at the situation
carefully and deal with it according to human rights. To capture
intelligence instead of open war. Violence against violence
is not the
answer! Terrorism will never be eradicated. If we go into
country with intention to start war, it will only confirm
towards Americans. So would the answer be to kill them all?
Just remember that America helped bring Bin Laden into the
power that he
holds today when it supplied him with weapons and money to
Russians out of Afghanistan.That America schooled these terrorists.
other countries around the world.
It is important to consider what we are thinking, writing
and saying. To
remember the past before we do things that can end the future.