Microscopic cog wrote:
Rant: everything I touch turns to crap.
That's actually a pretty useful superpower. That might kind
of make you bulletproof too, given you crap is probably lighter than normal bullets.
SlyReaper wrote:I'd never say America deserved it, but they haven't half been milking it for all it's worth ever since.
I'd definitely say that nobody deserved what happened that day, but yeah, I honestly, humbly think it's a bit too much. I have great respect for those who lost loved ones that day, and I know people still in fear today. But honestly, I can't help but feel the reactions to the attack were probably more frightening than the actual event - I think aviation wouldn't be so scary now, 10 years past, if it weren't for all the security measures reminding us of how vulnerable we are.
I was initially happy with the response of using intelligence and UAVs, hoping this would limit the number of innocent casualties along the way, but this image faded away rather quickly... I also recall this documentary where they apparently killed a tall man who they thought was bin laden, purely from a UAV's recon. And the estimates of civilian casualties - they go from 1000% to 20% of the militants, but in either case it feels much more fearful for the people in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
I really don't mean to hurt anybody's feelings, but I do feel it's time we let the wounds heal. I do think it's a day worth remembering, though. And nobody in any way deserved that.
Additionally, as a foreigner, watching reports about the US's economical problems, I honestly can't help but think "wait, didn't they just spend a couple trillion dollars waging war on a few countries?" Throwing in the fact that Iraq didn't actual have said weapons, and we keep getting reports of "N militants and M civilians were killed in an attack in X" and so forth... It just feels weird.
And this is actually quite amusing.
Objectives on the War on Terror wrote:Work with willing and able states
Enable weak states
Persuade reluctant states
Compel unwilling states
Eliminate terrorist sanctuaries and havens
1. Work with those who want
2. Give power to those who want but can't
3. Get the ones who don't want to, to want to
4. Try harder
to get the ones that really don't want to, to want to
5. Destroy the rest
7. PROF... wait.