You won't see me coming....
A truly shocking day. This is also a day to remember equally horrific atrocities by America across the globe.
I remember this ever so well. I was at home that Tuesday and uncharacteristically put the telly on (a very louche practice imo) in the morning as background noise. As events unfolded I sat there transfixed. Eventually I tired of the babbling presenters so muted them and listened to local wireless - BBC Radio WM as I was still in Birmingham then and it was a superb station in those days. The presenter continued to take calls as usual: people were shell-shocked, bewildered, upset, all the reactions you'd expect. Then one Mohammed (what are the chances, eh?) came on and his worry was that his porcophobic co-religionists would be victims of a backlash. We're used to that now, but that was the first time I'd heard it. At that stage no-one had any idea who the culprits might be. It struck me as odd at the time and with the benefit of hindsight I do wonder if the attack came as much of a surprise to the Mohammeds of the world as it did the rest of us.
As usual Melvin your comments are so far away from normal decent society as they can be. You are a disgusting human being.Jaded.
Do kindly go fuck yourself.
I grew up in and was still living in north NJ when the attack came.One of the under-reported phenomena was all the eye witness accounts of taxi cab drivers across the US mysteriously getting out of their cabs and dancing little celebrations that morning. The mystified were pedestrians and the like, who had not yet heard the news coming out of New York - unlike the cabbies with their radios.
Melvin, please enlighten us to the last time Americans captured airliners and flew them into skyscrapers.
@Anon, 18:17, I think that the use of the word 'human' is wrong in this context.
"This is also a day to remember equally horrific atrocities by America across the globe."No. Just no. "...and his worry was that his porcophobic co-religionists would be victims of a backlash. We're used to that now..."Sadly, yes. Through hard experience."One of the under-reported phenomena was all the eye witness accounts of taxi cab drivers across the US mysteriously getting out of their cabs and dancing little celebrations that morning."*speechless* 😢
"No. Just no."As one of an unknown number of 60's students who were banned from visiting America for publicly denouncing atrocities of the Vietnam War, a revulsion which persists to this day was spawned by iconic images of that era. Have you already forgotten those murdered, unarmed mothers and 'napalmed' children holding folds of their melted skin, JuliaM? And Lessons Were Learned. Unless future atrocities were committed against America, incidents would be bereft of film footage and records. Murders without proof or acts of wicked barbarity of which the public remain ignorant, purely by news suppression.At least you raise one good point. There should be a separate day to remember America's victims of material greed.
You haven't grown up since being a 60's student Melvin. Jaded
I was in the customer lounge of a motorbike showroom, everyone was watching it on the telly, I thought it was a disaster movie at first.Once we knew who had (supposedly) done it I couldn't understand Americas lockdown (dread word) reaction as it was clear that al Qaeda had shot its bolt.
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