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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Remembering Terror

This is a day nobody could possibly forget; a day that had brought out the worst face of terrorism. And the most poignant part of this day being the thousands who suffered for no fault of theirs...and the thousands related to the perished, who'd have to bear these brutal memories and scars, for life.

I couldn't believe the pictures being shown on TV that day in 2001; nobody could. Planes slamming into the World Trade Centers!! Whoever would have thought of that...except for these terrorists who seem to be existing without a heart, without a soul, without anything related to humanity, barring the physical traits. At times, I am seized by this crazy desire to sit with these terrorists, speak to them and try to understand what motivates them to resort to such extreme barbarism, in what way has the common man wronged them and why they vent their frustration on the innocents. Would their God ever appreciate what they are doing to the world? Can hatred ever assume such gigantic proportions? I can't even start to think what it would take to wipe terrorism off earth for once and for all. Honestly, I am so overcome with my helplessness today...I am reminded that I am not in a position to bring about any change whatsoever, no matter how much I desire for love to reign supreme in the world. And once again I find myself looking up and asking Him how much longer would He just sit there and watch the proceedings here. It's His world that man is shredding to pieces. Doesn't He think it's about time He taught man a lesson he would never forget? How much more bloodshed would this planet need to endure, how many more precious and noble lives would be snuffed out by this wave of malevolence?

As always there are more questions than answers. Fresh threats have been issued...and this time the targets pointed out are Los Angeles and Melbourne. In this moment of despair, all I can do is send up a sincere prayer...Lord, if it's your duty to punish the culprits, it is also your duty to protect the blameless. Trust is fast disappearing...it seems to be a mere word in the dictionary. But never let our trust in you falter. And I have always believed that betrayal is known only to man...never to you. Keep the innocent in your tender care always. Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from all that is evil.


The december 12 attack on the Indian parliament, the twin blasts in Bombay a couple of years ago, the serial blasts of 1992 and the Beslan are equally tragic to me. But, i bet none of us can remember all those dates off the cuff... Can we?? Why???
# posted by Blogger Rahul : Monday, September 12, 2005  

Rahul, i condemn terror in all its forms...this post was certainly not to give more weightage to the WTC attacks alone, and i dont see ne reason y i shud be doing that. but bcoz it was a day when terror was thrust upon the world in the most horrific manner...and ppl all over the world were paying their respects to the deceased...

i very much wanted to write a post on the Beslan anniversary...but was caught in the tight schedule that i face these days...i remember the hijack of flight IC 814 also...and think of the Katyal couple often...
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Monday, September 12, 2005  

Vidhi, very beautifully written..me who lost a dear friend of mine in the blast can never forget this one..but I do remember the Dec 12 attack....Bombay Twin Blasts well,there were blasts in Coimbatore too...there was Indonesian Blasats....everybody condemns those attacks too...but since me being personally affected by the WTC attacks and to think of that I was tlaking to that friend of mine just the day before is gut wrenching to me...

we just dont need all these blood sheds....how i wish we never got out of the Stone age...our forefathers must have been really naive those times....:(
# posted by Blogger IBH : Monday, September 12, 2005  

oh ibh!! that must have been truly painful...it perhaps even haunts u...

yeah...our forefathers must've been a much happier lot...they didnt hv the physical comforts, but they also didnt hv to go thru these nightmarish experiences...
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Monday, September 12, 2005  

Very beautifully written indeed rightly put into words.
even i was seeing a program on Discovery Channel also covering the 9/11

I do think that this word terrorism shud be erradicated from the world as well as from the dictionary for now and ever.When will it happen?

# posted by Blogger saurabh ohri : Tuesday, September 13, 2005  

thanks saurabh! yeah...i watched that program on discovery too! and eagerly waiting for terrorism to be rooted out forever...
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Wednesday, September 14, 2005  

Hi, vidhi...dunno if my mail reached ur or not,am sending u another.
I have already swum against the tide & gone to www.theragingcurrents.blogspot.com
# posted by Blogger nomadic_waves : Thursday, September 15, 2005  

i didnt get ne mail from u NM...good that u left the address here...
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Thursday, September 15, 2005  

er..welcome to the real world?

terrorism cannot be rooted out, mainly cause prof wtfdude's axiom:

man's greed = destruction of life
destruction of life = anger and revenge
anger and revenge = accumulation of hate against greed source
accumulation of hate=manic disorder and coldheartedness
coldheartedness= terrorism

spread the love baby
# posted by Anonymous wtfdude : Friday, September 16, 2005  

wtfdude, nice analysis that...but for the sake of humanity and peace, i hope terrorism is weeded out of the world...
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Saturday, September 17, 2005  

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