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to think that if 9/11 had happened anywhere else we wouldn't be remembering it ten years on?

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wannaBe Sat 10-Sep-11 18:06:36

... or probably even one year on.

I am not taking away from how horrific it was for all who were directly affected.

But if it had been anywhere but America the world would have moved on and we wouldn't be facing wall-to-wall coverage ten years on. Even if it had been the UK only the UK would be remembering.

HowlingBitch Sat 10-Sep-11 18:08:05


BecauseImWorthIt Sat 10-Sep-11 18:08:55

Really? You don't think that the world would remember/mourn for/commemorate the almost 3000 people who died?

KAZAMM Sat 10-Sep-11 18:11:20

are you that unaware of what actually happened? Of course you're being unreasonable!

TheOriginalFAB Sat 10-Sep-11 18:11:24

YABU and I am not really sure what point you are trying to make.

JustShootMeAlready Sat 10-Sep-11 18:11:35


The Boxing Day tsunami and the Japanese quake/tsunami will be remembered 10 years on, just to name a couple. The devastating loss of nearly 3000 people DESERVES wall to wall coverage 10 years on IMO.

CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 10-Sep-11 18:12:13

YABU... . We collectively commemorate anniversaries of other catastrophic global events. The Holocaust, the massacres in Rwanda, Hiroshima....

wannaBe Sat 10-Sep-11 18:12:51

biwi no I don't. I think that there may have been a mention in passing that "ten years ago 3000 people were killed," and there may have been a programme to commemorate on the day, but weeks and weeks of coverage? no, not at all.

belledechocchipcookie Sat 10-Sep-11 18:14:25

shock What sort of world do you live in because you clearly don't have a clue about this one!

SarahStratton Sat 10-Sep-11 18:14:31

Seriously? You think it would be forgotten if it were anywhere else? Thank fuck everyone thinks YABU, or I'd be seriously worried.

PS there will be posters on here who knew people who died in 9/11. Might want to consider that.

Moominsarescary Sat 10-Sep-11 18:14:38

Yabu nearly 3000 people dead, I'm sure we will be remembering the London bombings on the 10 year anniversary

wordsonapage Sat 10-Sep-11 18:15:09

I think it was a pretty momentous thing tbh

I attended the Bali bombing memorial in 2004 and Irrc it's an annual event.

wannaBe Sat 10-Sep-11 18:16:49

the point I am making is that the reason why we remember 9/11 is because it was perpitrated against America.

As individuals we remember how terrible it was/where we were when we heard what had happened - of course we do.

But as a whole if it was somewhere else it would not be commemorated on this scale.

aquashiv Sat 10-Sep-11 18:16:58

Lest we forget.

TheOriginalFAB Sat 10-Sep-11 18:17:02

There hasn't been wall to wall coverage and you don't have to listen to any of it.

troisgarcons Sat 10-Sep-11 18:17:24

We will remember the London bombings - but will any other nation?

I see where the OP is coming from. The constant docus and conspiracy theories - which I don't see televised every year on the anniv of Eniskillen or Bishopsgate or Warrington or Lockerbie or indeed Aberfan

Choufleur Sat 10-Sep-11 18:17:25

YABU. as others have said we remember other events too. It's not only the sad death of 3000 people but the way the attacks have changed the whole world.

wordsonapage Sat 10-Sep-11 18:17:40

The 2004 Bali memorial was a nine day event btw , is that too long?

Northey Sat 10-Sep-11 18:17:51

I agree with you, wannabe. It isn't that it doesn't deserve commemoration. It isn't that at all. It's that, sadly, we DON'T commemorate all the victims of all the wars and atrocities and natural disasters that have happened ever, or even in the last 20 years, even. I think part of the reason why we remember some and not others is because the media helps us. And the media, as an international community, is either outright US-controlled or heavily US-influenced.

TheOriginalFAB Sat 10-Sep-11 18:17:56

But it wasn't jusyt Americans who died and I am sure the hijackers knew it would be other nationalities who died.

SpamMarie Sat 10-Sep-11 18:18:09

It's not just that a lot of people died, like in the Japanese or Haitian Earthquakes. It's that this tragic loss of life was entirely man-made, and a pivotal moment in history affecting many nations. Of course it will always be rememebered!

scuzy Sat 10-Sep-11 18:18:14

oh ffs you are being sooooooo U its beyond comprehension.

it was a tragedy where so many nationalities lost their lives.... what planet are you on?

SansaLannister Sat 10-Sep-11 18:18:40

YABU. What a nasty, disgusting thread.

DottyandSpottyWot Sat 10-Sep-11 18:19:29


wordsonapage Sat 10-Sep-11 18:19:44

Sansa I think you mean OP

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