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Postby PhantomX » Thu, 11 Sep 2003 5:59 pm

What do people feel about the world since Spet 11 2001? Today is the 2nd Anniversary of that very tragic event
How do you think it has changed your world and that of those around you?
And what can we do about it? ???
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Postby joop » Thu, 11 Sep 2003 9:37 pm

Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the lost ones and their families and friends.

Just hope they are doing well and getting over the grievances.
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Postby PhantomX » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 7:21 pm

Sept 11 2001 ushered in a new age where the a new form of state is emerging, the terrorist state. It is no respecter of sovereign boundaries and operates across borders. It seeks to undermine the power and authority structures of sovereign states from within and operates and thrives where authority structures are weak and monitoring capabilities is minimal or non existent. Whilst sovereign states may seek to dominate by the exercise of brute force, the terrorist state determines its survival in the very presence of this domination eg Iraq. The terrorist state ensures its own survival by appealing to the collective memory of injustices past and present which thrive in the very presence of the society structures within which they operate. It proves its legitimacy not by current performance but the very fact that the injustices are not addressed or even seen to be addressed. Its promise of future performance is the very fuel to ensure its continuing survival and thriving existence. The world will only be a safer place when the nations work in earnest to redress these injustices perceived or real as they may be. State policing the way its done in Iraq is bound to failure. :O

Read "The Shield of Achilles" by Philip Bobbit, Penguin Publishers, $29.35 Times Bookstore for further exploration of this theme
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