I was actually glued to the television set for over 5 hours just now.
And it was in one sitting. Certainly a record for me in recent times.
What I saw unravel before my own eyes on the telly could have been
cooked up by some Hollywood movie producer. I actually had to check
that my cable box wasn’t really tuned in to some movie channel or
anything ‘cos the stuff that was showing could’ve been, except it
wasn’t. It was on live television. What was a significant part of the
New York City skyline is no longer there. The twin towers of the
World Trade Center got levelled when two apparently hijacked
civillian aircraft crashed just minutes apart of each other. In
Washington DC, another hijacked civillian plane crashed into the
Pentagon, plunging the United States into full alert with all flights
being grounded nationwide and US military on the highest alert. The
White House and other federal and governmental offices were
evacuated as well. It’s the most well thought out, coordinated and
sophisticated act of terrorism that has hit the US on their own soil
in recent times. My God. I’m actually lost for words to describe the
whole situation really. Nobody deserves to be on the receiving end of
such brutal act and certainly no religion ever condone such things.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those innocent lives perished in
the moment of madness, mayhem and chaos.