Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I M 9/11 - 5 Years Later

Like millions of people all over the I saw the unthinkable horror of Nine-Eleven live on tv; the first tower was burning and then the second plane crashing into the WTC.

Now it's 5 years later and it still is in our minds, not only because what happened that day, but also because it was an introduction to years of more terror, wars, governments deceiving the people. Citizens of the free world are more and more restricted in their freedom and checked for suspicious behauvior for 'security reasons', so the islam fundamentalists who envie our freedom can be satisfied.
The press in the western world, specially in the US, was limited in it's search for objective information and got false information from governments. By saying "Either you're with us or you're against us" president G.W. Bush suggested that any critizism on his policy was suspicious.
And most of the US media were (more than) willing to comply with this rule.

These days you can read and watch many articles and documentaries about 9/11, about how it happened, what went wrong, conspiracy theories and the aftermath.
Here are some links to information and comments:

The 9/11 Commision Report
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, an educational comic strip version of the report
There was also a Spiderman and Superman 9/11 comic and Art Spiegelman's "In The shadow Of No Towers".

Joel Meyerowitz published a book, "Aftermath", with photo's of Ground Zero. In 9 months he made about 8.500 photo's of the scene. On the 5th of September he had took a picture of the Twin Towers in all their glory, from his loft-window in Manhattan.

911 Digital archive, a collection of personal stories, pictures, drawings expressing feelings and comments on 9/11.

The Memory Hole, a site with recordings of conversations of airtraffic-controllers, policemen, firefighters in the World Trade Center, radio, reports and articles.