Tuesday, September 12, 2006

5 years...

Well, 5 years has passed since September 11. A date that will no longer be remembered for anything other than the terrorist attacks on the WTC towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washinton DC.

5 years on and the world has changed.

Afghanistan is experiencing great internal struggle, with assassinations and car bombings becoming commonplace. Afghanistan has been returned to the world's largest opium producer. Osama bin Laden is still out and about, probably plotting some more attacks against the US. Iraq is in the process of falling into civil war, with the US-led invasion the catalyst. Getting on a plane is more painful and time consuming than it should be, even worse if you look like a muslim (whatever a muslim looks like). You can't seem to wear the clothes you want anywhere near an airport. Even if you have done nothing wrong, it doesn't stop the powers that be from either imprisoning you without charge or controlling who you talk to. Israel and the US are well advanced in planning an attack on Iran.

In a lot of ways it has changed for the worse...

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