Friday, September 11, 2009
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September 11, 2001 was pretty much a normal day at first. Be at school between 11am and 3pm. Get back home and just finish with the day's activities. I was staying with my cousins since their place offers a better commute to my school compared to the 14-mile distance from my parents' home.
We were just scanning thru CNN when we noticed the World Trade Center on fire while another plane hit the other tower. We thought it was just a movie. Not until we noticed BBC and other news channels covering the same event. H-O-L-Y C-R-A-P. Something really bad must be going on. America, of all places, has been under a terror attack. And oh, not just the World Trade Center, but also The Pentagon! And another plane going down on Pennsylvania that was intended to hit The White House. D-O-U-B-L-E H-O-L-Y C-R-A-P.
Who was the culprit? Instincts pointed me towards China, the Balkan states, and the ultra-fundamentalist Taliban regime of Afghanistan. Well one of my guesses were correct. And we know the rest on what had happened. Lives have been taken away, safety has been so much in the forefront, peace has suddenly looked like a bygone era. Lines have been drawn, money spent in gargantuan proportions, life has never been the same again.
It made the whole world a little bit more paranoid, both for its benefit and destruction. Everyone can and will at some point be suspected as the bad guy. Theories and conspiracy theories have been heard, both real and unreal. How has the world been post-9/11 attacks?
Everybody knew what happened on that fateful day. It was done. What's important is how the world reacted towards it. It's been eight years since. A lot has really happened.
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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