waste of life
dlharris at mail.usyd.edu.au
Wed Sep 12 18:08:58 CEST 2001
I'll second that. We can only hope that one day such senseless acts of indiscriminate violence will just be a memory.
Thus spake Heiko Wundram (heikowu at ceosg.de):
> Hello to all fellow list members!
> As I have not heard a single word about it on the list so far, I thought that
> I might as well take the initiative and express my grievance at seeing the
> pictures that were broadcast for all day today (and yesterday too) about the
> suicide bombings (or whatever you might call it) of the two twin towers in
> New York and also the Pentagon in Washington.
> Let us all mourn the great loss of lives (only comparable to a natural
> catastrophe) that occured in just one hour due to such a cowardly act of
> terrorism against civilians. Let us hope that all those innocent people who
> died during these acts of crime are now in a better place.
> And let us think greatfully of all rescue workers, the medical staff of the
> hospitals and all those individuals who came out to help or donate blood in
> New York and Washington, and of course of all those who endangered or lost
> their lives trying to help the people who were caught up in the debris of the
> On a last note to myself, although the need for revenge that many Americans
> feel at the moment is justifiedly huge, I sincerely hope that this act of war
> of an as yet unknown agressor against America will not lead to a scenario
> that was discussed in a late night show yesterday evening on German TV:
> "World War 3".
> Yours sincerely,
> Heiko Wundram
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