All that suffering. I can not even imagine how much the people in the planes and buildings lost. I cannot imagine how it is to lose a husband, wife, father, son, daughter or any other relative.
But did we win?
No we lost. We can no longer live like we did before 9/11. Traveling has become a long line of humiliation. Business with foreigners can cost you extradition and more than a haft year in jail only to be cleared of all charges. All your money can be lost if you buy good with a guy who only share name with a suspected terrorist.
Corrupt government can drive citizens over with their tanks and none care as the military did on Sri Lanka as long as the opposition is put of a terrorlist. Human rights are rights of the past.
So despite the fact that Bin Laden was justly riddled with bullets, he won.
I worked 20 years and was closing in on early retirement. I had made it over half the distance and was finished with setting goals and ambitions was a word from the past. Then it was taken away. There are no light at the end of the tunnel. Only darkness. Thanks to Bin Laden the laws against terrorist are turned against us ordinary workers. If we try to protest traditionally as they do in France, we will be put behind bars for a long time.
It is not worth it, so what is left is bitterness and my writing on this blog while I wait to die before I can reach the increased retirement age.
That is the real tragedy of 9/11.