Saturday, September 11, 2010
Why I can NEVER forget 9 - 11 ( in 2001 ).
Today is September 11, 2010 in Singapore, a rather ordinary day to most of my fellow countrymen. In New York, Washington and all across the United States the date 9 -11 is no
ordinary day. It has come to signify to modern America much as what December 7 1941 meant to all Americans nearly 70 years ago.
On both days, 70 years apart, America came under a most dastardly attack that took the lives
When the hordes of Japanese Zero fighters and dive bombers attacked Pearl Harbour on the morning of Dec 7 1941, sinking numerous battleships, cruisers, destroyers and fighter planes..it came unannounced. There was no formal declaration of war at the time of attack between Japan and the USA. President Roosevelt stirred the nation by labelling the cowardly attack
as " the Day of Infamy ".
Today is the 9th Anniversary of the September 11 2001 terrorist attack in the USA.
On that blissful and peaceful morning, much like at Pearl Harbour, most people were already
at work or travelling to their work place. No one could have imagined the great horrors that
would descend upon them like the biblical apocalypse.
The cowardly attacks using hijacked US commercial planes were carried out by terrorists in the Al Qaeda network.
President Bush would later label that day as " the day we saw the face of EVIL".
Every year on this date, memorial and remembrance services will be conducted in many cities
across the land. The US President and the First lady will preside at one of these solemn events.
Looking back to that day "that shook the world", Unk Dicko still remember that day most vividly.
It was night time in Singapore when the actual attack took place and the real time video footage of the attack was shown "LIVE" on TV, right through the next day.
It was unnerving, almost unreal and emotionally gut-wrenching to watch it happening right before my very eyes.
I have seen many a disaster movies in my time...Towering Inferno, The End of the World, etc..
But this was no Hollowood made movie.
This movie was produced by the terrorist Al Qaeda network. The main Director was none other than Osama Bin Laden, a most wanted man today.
Unlike the Hollywood movies where film stars and extras play their part including "playing dead", nearly 4000 innocent people lost their lives in Osama's movie.
The other thing D2 and I can Never forget about this day was something very STRANGE and eerie that took place in our own home at EXACTLY THAT MOMENT when the Twin Towers collapsed and crumbled killing all the people still trapped inside. We have no explanation for it.
I have often wondered if there was any psychic significance, any relevance, any connection between the events.
Till today, I'm still puzzled about the 1 in a million co-incidence of such a thing happening at the exact same moment...thousands of miles apart. To find out what strange, inexplicable happening visited us, you can check out my earlier posts below.
I have blogged in detail about it before. Click HERE to read.
All the photos in this blogpost are from the internet. I have no clue
as to who the real owners are and so cannot credit the source.
The attack on the Twin Towers on 11 Sept 2001
The attack on the Pentagon
Ground zero at the site of the attack in New York