October 10th, 2001

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Random thoughts

Pictures about Bush or Mr.Bean as Bin Laden, pictures of new skylines of Manhattan, new ways to construct new twin towers. You must have seen them. In your email or here on LJ. They are not really funny are they? Why do people forward them then?

Watching CNN Sunday night I saw a green screen next to whoever was talking at the time. Supposingly these were images from Afghanistan by night. All I could see were some lights once in a while. Nothing else. To me it resembled most an old-fashioned computer screen, from the days of the five and a quarter inch floppy disk. Was somebody playing a Commodore 64 in Atlanta, trying to fool us?

Does nobody realise that even if you do kill/catch Bin Laden, the battle is nowhere near over? According to the CIA his organisation stretches out over 60 countries, by just grabbing the big leader, the terrorists will be more determined to continue their battle. They only see these actions as confirmation of what they already knew: America is the big aggressor. A new leader will arise, nothing really changes.

If Afghanistan is bombed empty, will America start destroying other places that are tied to Bin Laden? Switzerland, where he undoubtedly has plenty of his money. Saudi Arabia, because of his nationality. Florida, as several of the hijackers learned how to fly over there. Pakistan, because it's conveniently close to Afghanistan. Who's next?

Did anybody read 1984? See any similarities? (Thanx Jacob Levich for pointing them clearly)

Some people painted racist remarks on a Syrian Orthodox Church in a city close to where I live. For your information, this is a Christian church. However sad any outrage against Muslims is, this one shows it's the ignorant fools who commit them. I can understand that the difference between Muslim Turks and Christian Turks might not be clearly visible to everybody. But the big cross on the church might have been a hint..

Why can a foreigner not point out that Patriotism is wrong? Do we not see it?

Do people want to read about everything that is going on? Two of my favourite LJ writers on the subject are
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Random thoughts

Pictures about Bush or Mr.Bean as Bin Laden, pictures of new skylines of Manhattan, new ways to construct new twin towers. You must have seen them. In your email or here on LJ. They are not really funny are they? Why do people forward them then?

Watching CNN Sunday night I saw a green screen next to whoever was talking at the time. Supposingly these were images from Afghanistan by night. All I could see were some lights once in a while. Nothing else. To me it resembled most an old-fashioned computer screen, from the days of the five and a quarter inch floppy disk. Was somebody playing a Commodore 64 in Atlanta, trying to fool us?

Does nobody realise that even if you do kill/catch Bin Laden, the battle is nowhere near over? According to the CIA his organisation stretches out over 60 countries, by just grabbing the big leader, the terrorists will be more determined to continue their battle. They only see these actions as confirmation of what they already knew: America is the big aggressor. A new leader will arise, nothing really changes.

If Afghanistan is bombed empty, will America start destroying other places that are tied to Bin Laden? Switzerland, where he undoubtedly has plenty of his money. Saudi Arabia, because of his nationality. Florida, as several of the hijackers learned how to fly over there. Pakistan, because it's conveniently close to Afghanistan. Who's next?

Did anybody read 1984? See any similarities? (Thanx Jacob Levich for pointing them clearly)

Some people painted racist remarks on a Syrian Orthodox Church in a city close to where I live. For your information, this is a Christian church. However sad any outrage against Muslims is, this one shows it's the ignorant fools who commit them. I can understand that the difference between Muslim Turks and Christian Turks might not be clearly visible to everybody. But the big cross on the church might have been a hint..

Why can a foreigner not point out that Patriotism is wrong? Do we not see it?

Do people want to read about everything that is going on? Two of my favourite LJ writers on the subject are <lj-user="insomnia"> and <lj-user="habibi">
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