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posted by janrinok on Saturday September 11, @07:03AM   Printer-friendly

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. These were "a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks [...] against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001."

Of the 2,977 people who died, 2,605 were U.S. citizens and 372 non-U.S. citizens (excluding the 19 perpetrators). More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks, including the United Kingdom (67 deaths), the Dominican Republic (47 deaths), India (41 deaths), Greece (39 deaths), South Korea (28 deaths), Canada (24 deaths), Japan (24 deaths), Colombia (18 deaths), Jamaica (16 deaths), Philippines (16 deaths), Mexico (15 deaths), Trinidad and Tobago (14 deaths), Ecuador (13 deaths), Australia (11 deaths), Germany (11 deaths), Italy (10 deaths), Bangladesh (6 deaths), Ireland (6 deaths), Pakistan (6 deaths), and Poland (6 deaths).

It was a tragedy not only for America, but for the world.

 
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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Thexalon on Saturday September 11, @05:48PM (4 children)

    by Thexalon (636) on Saturday September 11, @05:48PM (#1177035)

    A striking example is that the US has been involved in the fighting in Colombia since the 1980's with approximately zero public debate. Allegedly to stop the growing of cocaine, but mostly to prop up the fairly-right-wing government we supported.

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  • (Score: 0, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @09:57PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @09:57PM (#1177111)

    > fairly-right-wing

    I guess the Overton window has moved so far to the right that anyone to the left of Hitler, even if only on a single issue, is a centrist now.

    Bolsonaro is an actual fascist.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @10:24PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @10:24PM (#1177116)

      Bolsonaro is Brazilian?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @10:34PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @10:34PM (#1177117)

      With takes like that, you must need a helmet to eat soup.

    • (Score: 4, Touché) by Thexalon on Sunday September 12, @01:05AM

      by Thexalon (636) on Sunday September 12, @01:05AM (#1177143)

      Bolsonaro is indeed fascist, but he's president of Brazil, not part of the government of Colombia. I know this may come as a surprise to you, but different countries in South America are different from each other and have different internal politics.

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