September 11th 2001: Two planes crash into the WTC in New York. 2800 die. A truly tragic day. World sympathy and support for the us. Apart from the extreeme muslim comunities. One year on: The whole world again stands still for the one year anniversery of the event. I must ask- in a time when the US are being offered/asking for millitary support- what about the missery and bombings in between 1972 and 1998? I am pretty sure that over this 26 year period that thousands more died in the \"troubles\" in northern ireland. Where was the US \"our allies\" when this was happening. Did the US hold memorial services for OUR dead? Did the US provide millitairy support? No. Did some americans support and even FUND the IRA so that they could go out and buy nail bombs AND GO OUT AND KILL LITTLE CHILDREN? Yes. Think- if UK citizens had funded Al Quieda there would have been hell to pay. It seems that our alliance with america is not without a sense of almost irony. The IRA fuck the UK over and big deal. A.Q. fuck the US over in a fraction of the death and the US FINALLY take notice of what it is to have the fuck bombed out of you. I was upset by the attacks on the WTC. Evil men carried out these deeds and I bear that evil much hatred. But I ask you... where were you? Where were you for the IRA and England? Where were you for Spain and ETA? Terrorism is evil. The US has only just realised it... I\'ll fall silent on 9/11- if just one person in the world falls silent for Omagh, for Manchester, for the countless army bases and tit for tat killings and the nail bombs which killed children. Now just in case someone thinks I have no sympathy for the US then they are WRONG! It was a truly evil deed. I feel for every member of every family that has suffered from murder, terrorism, desease any family who has had loved ones ripped away. Remember the dead- remember who stripped them of life... live for peace and unity- one planet, one people, one base instinct- Peace and tranquility.