Sunday, September 10, 2006

9. 11 Five Years Later

Tomorrow marks 5 years since the September 11 attacks. The entire world has changed on many different levels from airport security to heightened sensitivity of political matters to the way financial institutions conduct business.

9. 11, terrorism, the war on terror; have all become buzz words to delineate the horrific events of that day to propel a national interest in new foreign policy. What that policy is remains uncertain as we march into the fourth year of the war in Iraq. Many of our men and women in the military aren't coming home, the public view of the situation is steadily declining into dissatisfaction and there has been no support from other non-English speaking nations to aid in war efforts.

But it's not as bad as it sounds. There have been no terrorist attacks on American soil in the last five years, all incidences of planned attacks have been thwarted and it looks like the Israeli-Lebanense conflict is headed for a resolution. That's simply wishful thinking, considering the tension has been barbecuing over there for a very long time.

In New York, politicos and the families of the victims of the World Trade Center have been working out a way to begin the memorial structures at Ground Zero. Not quite sure whether the architects have been commissioned, but it seems as if the sensitivity surrounding the issue about building on the space has been filtered out.