I suppose I cannot let this day pass without some comment on the 8th anniversary of this momentous event.
On that morning over 2,000 people simply went to work and never came back again.The pictures of that day are still heart breaking to watch. That moment in history is every bit as tragic as the Titanic, but the Titanic was mainly an accident. The W.T.O. incident was entirely man made and in the 24/7 media age was covered round the world.
It triggered two wars that we are still fighting today and the deaths of thousands more, including now well over 200 British soldiers in Afghanistan alone.
What did Kipling say 'East is East and West is West and na'er the twain shall meet' .
We have to ask ourselves how can the West accomodate Islam and vice versa.How the First World deals with the Third ?. And what is the benefit of western armies staying in these theatres of war for much longer.
We need an exit plan and we need one urgently.