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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: 1, Troll) by PiMuNu on Saturday September 11, @06:54PM (3 children)

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Saturday September 11, @06:54PM (#1177051)

    There is a moral difference - 11/9 was authored by people against other people. Covid was an act of nature.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Common Joe on Saturday September 11, @07:31PM

    by Common Joe (33) <reversethis-{moc ... 1010.eoj.nommoc}> on Saturday September 11, @07:31PM (#1177062) Journal

    Covid is an act of nature. Our response to Covid is not. I think it is quite fitting to remember why 360+k people died. I think it's also appropriate to remember the various ways governments around the world responded to the crisis including the lack of transparency of information. And while we're at it, we should also remember the roll that the media and social media play in pouring gasoline onto burning flames instead of trying to make sense of the situation -- like explaining how science works, what we know, and why our knowledge and responses change over time.

  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:24PM (#1177081)
  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Saturday September 11, @09:21PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @09:21PM (#1177097) Homepage Journal

    Covid was an act of nature.

    Sorry, it's not that easy to dismiss decades of research, dozens of papers published, and patents filed on SARS viruses, gain of function, and weaponizing SARS viruses. The only real question is, whether COVID was released intentionally.

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    Let's go Brandon!