Why America Was Attacked on September 11
Explaining the September 11 attacks to kids. This from the Children's BBC site:
The way America has got involved in conflicts in regions like the Middle East has made some people very angry, including a group called al-Qaeda - who are widely thought to have been behind the attacks.
I recalled the saying, in an earlier post, that everyone dies two deaths. The first is the physical death. The second and more lasting death is when the dead are forgotten, or their memories are appropriated by those who profess to care for them for their own agendas. Six years after the day the thousands who died in New York City that day are no longer victims, but collateral damage in righteous payback. Al-Qaeda is "widely thought" to have administered the First Death. The BBC can congratulate itself for administering the coup de grace. Nothing follows.