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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: 2) by Opportunist on Saturday September 11, @06:14PM (6 children)

    by Opportunist (5545) on Saturday September 11, @06:14PM (#1177039)

    Well, the solution to Yugoslavia was to have a civil war, then break apart and form a bunch of increasingly successful successor states.

    Then again, they were lucky. They had no oil. And an EU next door that is quite interested in stable neighbors.

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday September 11, @07:30PM (5 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @07:30PM (#1177061) Journal
    Exactly. They weren't particularly lucky since the civil war lasted a while and there was a bit of genocide in there.
    • (Score: 2) by Opportunist on Saturday September 11, @08:28PM (4 children)

      by Opportunist (5545) on Saturday September 11, @08:28PM (#1177082)

      Well, compared to Iraq...

      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday September 11, @08:41PM

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @08:41PM (#1177086) Journal
        Not much different is it?
      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday September 11, @11:35PM (2 children)

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @11:35PM (#1177124) Journal
        Also note that IS really was created by the destabilization of Syria rather than Iraq. And that happened while Bashar al-Assad was in command.
        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 12, @01:56AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 12, @01:56AM (#1177148)

          Uh, only because we started bombing them.

          • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday September 12, @11:05AM

            by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 12, @11:05AM (#1177204) Journal
            The Syrian civil war started in 2011 with the Arab Spring. ISIL's invasion of Iraq started at the end of 2013. Any bombing of ISIL in Syria by the US and allies would have happened after that. So no the timing is wrong for your narrative.