Most of the people who died were victims EGGD, granted. But what about the 300+ firefighters and police officers who gave their lives to save others? Those people walked into 2 110-story burning buildings without regards to their own life. No, not heroes at all.
eh.. Yep, I'm not saying their not heroes. I'm just saying that, when there is a terrorist attack, and people die, they are victims. No matter how or where they died, what mindset they were in, they are still victims. I'm pretty sure that any firefighter or police officer put in this situation would do exactly the same. Do remember that the call was given to evacuate them all, but next to none recieved it. I know i'd do the same, in a situation like that fear bears no water, I sure would have rushed into that building to try and do my best.
Or, what about those men who fought terrorists on that United 757, without regards to their own life? They knew what was going on. In fact, they kicked the shit out of those sons of bitches so bad that they had to fly the plane into the ground just so those heroes couldn't save it.
hmm... ok, lets look at this from a different perspective. All the time you seem to be looking at everything from the hollywood-hero perspective. Ever wondered why only some of the passengers on just UA93 fought with their hijackers? Because they knew that they were going to die. What would you do if you knew
you were going to die and even some people who weren't on the plane could die. You'd try to stop it, takes courage, but i'll bet many people on this board would do it. We don't know how the aircraft crashed yet (at least I don't), but one thing is for sure there is no way that they 'flew the plane into the ground just so those heroes couldn't save it'. Wouldn't happen like that...
For those assholes who gave this thread a bad rating, I have a questions to ask you:
Do you know how many children waited for their family members to come home from work, and they never came?
Now, despite that the fact that I did not vote on this post (in fact, I never vote), i'd like to comment on this. I don't think you can say such a thing right here, sure if we were friends in a pub discussing it, fine, but you don't know what situation some people are in, there is a good chance that someone on this board, even in this discussion might have lost a parent one day, due to a car crash, or maybe a bagsnatching that turned sour, or perhaps a murder. That happens every day, you just never hear about it. Referring back to the original post, these kids lost their parents to this terrible attack. It shouldn't have happened to them, I feel great sympathy for the victims families. But I think the sheer scale of things has made everyone feel that these children are somehow special. What about the children who lose their fathers who are serving in the line of duty, doing equally courageous things, but these children have to live on, just in the way that all of the children who lost family in sept. 11th.
I will not forget, nor will I EVER stop remembering the lives lost, and affected on that most horrible of days.
Believe me, I won't. I mean, every year when it comes round to it, i'll remember. I've read alot into that day, about the fear so many people went through, with the knowledge that they know they were going to die. I don't want to know how that feels, and I'll remember. Just like anyone else who has lost their life, in such a circumstance. Does anyone remember such things as The Oklahoma City Bombing, or the car bomb set off in omagh, Northern Ireland. I think of all the victims in the same way, life will ALWAYS go on in these situations. There was no doubt in my mind that the USA would recover from 9/11, but it just seems that some people have taken it to heart way to much, as if it meant something else that it did.
It appears thet somome has a chip on his shoulder. He has, in regards to this post, an appropriate name though.
I still sometimes find myself tearing up about my dog that was killed on FEB 9, 1999. Does that mean that I should not remember her? What bothers me is the false patriotism associated with the issue. The people are the issue.
This is what i'm trying to say to you guys, but obviously I will get jumped on again because I am an anti-American and I have no respect. I'm just a kid who has no valid opinions in an adult world (as put by mr. clipperhawaii himself, what about those children who are the new American patriots? They can't have any opinions that anyone should listen to as they grow up, so under your advice I won't listen to anything they might say in the future).