|6000 people in Africa died last Tuesday from just 2 diseases Malaria and AIDS.
500 people were killed in one cities race riots last week in Nigeria, but the world didn't notice.
The media have gone crazy over the World Trade Center bombing. It's certainly not nothing those 6000 fathers and mothers taken from the world , but remember each day in America cigarettes kill 6000 mothers, fathers and husbands, but the media seems to Ignore them. More than 800,000 died in the Rwandan massacres !
I remember how the British media thought the world had ended just cos Princess Diana died. I thought it's sad, but it's only one person "get a grip". I realized then media is more about entertainment than truth; it doesn't give us a true picture of the world. I did some research and found out that each day about 200,000 people die ie 1.4 million a week or 70 million a year. Now 6000 people is obviously 6000 times worse than the death of one person, but you can see it really is relatively nothing." A war" they say..they are so out of touch ... in many wars millions of people have died, even in the First World War sometimes 200,000 died in a single battle. One day in the 1970's in Syria troops shot over 10,000 civilians in one day. I am almost sure if you looked you would find 10 such incidents in recent history think..Cambodia, Burundi, Algeria, China etc
How do you show terrorists how strong you are?
Bush argues we can take action against Afghanistan cos they harbour possible terrorists. Well surely other forces could argue it's OK to attack America cos they harbour the Israeli government which behaves in a terrorist way.
|Would it be right for the Tibetans to do everything they could to cause the collapse the Chinese empire, cos then Tibet would be free ? |
No, but I bet many Americans would sympathise with this view.
The American Establishment is like your big young brother - strong but naive.
They don't realise you can't stop terrorism.
why panic ? The world didn't change last week.The likelihood of an attack has not increased nor the size: anthrax or nuclear weapons could kill many more. But get a sense of proportion natural disasters such as earthquakes, disease tidal waves, volcanoes have killed many more
|I feel despair not cos of the terrorists there are always misguided people, but cos the American establishment and media seem so naive. They expect them to have a better understanding of reality|
from a mediacircus correspondant ...
Just so we don't lose all perspective in the coming months
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 9:40 PM
Subject: More fatalities from September 11
35,615 children died from starvation on September 11, 2001
Victims: 35,615 children (source: FAO)