It is possible that the terrorists are multi-national, either from different
countries in the Middle-East as Marco points out, or even from different
countries around the world.

What really disturbs me was some of the acts I had heard in the news: Some
people in US and France were harassing of apparent Middle Eastern descent.
If this is really true, then the terrorists did do greater harm then the
murder of thounsands of people: These are the two countries that democracy
as we know today started; these are flags for democracy, and if the
terrorism can shake the foundations of these societies, then it means that
the whole world was caught off-guard.

I don't think that there will be a WW3 in the conventional sense, or
anything that resembles the first two; but I do think that a new concept of
world war had already been going on since the end of the Cold War Era, a war
against terrorism. Many politicians are grasping how great a threat
terrorism is.

I know that this isn't what this mailing is for, but after seeing three
mails on the subject, I think that subscribers are interested on the
subject. Apologies if I annoyed anybody.

(from Turkey)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clea Saal" <cleasaal@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 4:57 AM
Subject: OT- Something doesn't add up!!! (on the attacks)

> The first thing I want to do is to express my condolences to the victims
> this tragedy... nothing that can be said or done will ever repair the
> that has been caused by these senseless acts.
> Now, I've been following the news, and there was one bit of news that I
> found disturbing, because (to me) it seems to point toward these attacks
> coming from a domestic terrorist organization:
> There are several reports of calls made from the hijacked planes, and in
> least one of them a passanger apparently refers to what the hijackers were
> saying... if these were even connected to a group in the Middle East (the
> most likely hypothesis according to the media), it would not make one lick
> of sense for them to be discussing their plans, in English, in front of
> passangers. I know there may have been a (probably) Arab speaking
> on board, with a cell phone in one of the planes, but considering the
> demographic make up of the US, and in particular that of the people who
> would travel from coast to coast on a Wednesday morning, that scenario is
> not too likely from a statistical perspective, not to mention that that
> would probably have been reported by the media. Does anyone know of a
> different, reasonable, explanation?
> I know the who done it won't change the what done it, the lives that were
> lost were lost forever. And that brings me to another poit that probably
> won't be very popular. I'm really worried about possible retaliation, not
> because I want to defend the ones who did this, but rather because as
> dubious as "an eye for an eye" may be as a principle in the dealings of
> individuals, "an innocent for an innocent" is a terrifying prospect in the
> dealings of governments. A life is a life, and a child is no more sacred
> precious than another because of where he/she was born.
> I'm appalled at the possibility that these attacks may have been
> but that does not change the fact that I am appalled by the fact that
> attacks were perpetrated by beings that can be genetically described as
> humans (I hestiate to say 'human beings').
> Clea Saal
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