Today marks the tenth anniversity of the 9-11 world trade center attack, the first time in American history that America was thus attacked. Are we better off now than a decade ago? Are you kidding?
People talked about that part of history. Yet, in their usual lack of reflection, most people never stop a second and reflect its far-reaching disastrous impact on us and other peoples now. Why we are in worse shape now than 2001?
Let me count the horrors happened because of 9-11:
(1) The bombing is horrible, yet even more horrible is American politicians used this as an excuse to start Iraqi war, the country having nothing to do with 9-11.
(2) The Iraqi war resulted in the death and wounded of both American soldiers and Iraqi civilians, millions of them.
(3) The war led the U.S. to the red ocean of debts, trillion of them, which rapidly drags the country down to the bottom.
America today reminds me of a nursery rhyme that I heard of when my children were little,
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.