The day the attacks happened I was spending time with my then boyfriend and as we weren’t near a tv or listening to the radio the first we heard of the attacks was when my boyfriend received a text message on his phone from a friend. The message only said that the Pentagon had been bombed so we had no idea of the scale of what was unfolding in New York and Washington.
When I turned on the tv, every channel told the same story – the first tower had collapsed but the second was still standing, although it had a massive hole in it and was stll burning. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a replay of the planes smashing into the towers, it was like watching an action movie. And then when the reporter said how many people were expected to be inside my blood ran cold. My deepest sympathies go out to those who lost a loved one.
I am not supporting the terrorists who carried out this appalling attack as I never support the loss of innocent civilian life. But I do not support the response of the US – violence cannot be solved by more violence, bullets and bombs. I understand why the American people were vengeful, but just as they lost their innocent loved ones people across the globe were losing theirs just the same.
Perhaps the American people should take a step back and try to understand the reasons why their country was singled out for such an attack. Maybe then we can prevent such a thing from happening again.