Terrorism belongs to no religion, no creed, no sect, no ethnic group or culture. On September 11, 2001, we saw it all live on TV. The people fled in panic from what they did not understand, people in hopelessness throwing themselves from the ruined Twin Towers collapsing. There was no way anyone who saw those things can ever forget them. The images were an inescapable and terrible part of our history. The tragedy killed thousands of innocent people. The signal tells us several things: the first is that the world must unite against terrorism. Second, there was no grievance, no injustice and no oppression, which can justify the murder of so many innocent people.
Today the world is tormenting. It has become den of several criminal crimes. Politics is too often concerned only with the personal vanities of politicians. They are fighting for power, money and fame and are using the innocent masses to acquire it. The ones paying for this are the poor people, the country and the world.
War is not nice. Nobody wins in war! Until now the Israel and Palestine are still fighting. Both are claiming the right to occupy the Holy Land. The war killed thousands of innocent people, damaged public and private properties. Palestine had become a graveyard for those tortured and killed. They were entombed under a field of rubble, crisscrossed with tanks and bulldozers. The Arabs in Palestine were blindfolded and cut by piece, shoot behind their back, blown up their heads. Israelis soldiers destroyed their houses, tear up their lands, killed their children, massacred their families, and called them terrorists, uncivilized and barbarians.
The boundless habit of graft and corruption of government officials causes to suffer the living condition of the people and the country. In 1986, millions of Filipino people led by Corazon Aquino gathered at EDSA to fight for peace, justice and democracy, and proved the strength of ‘people power” by driving Marcos into exile. Marcos was the president for twenty years of graft and corruption and a dictator. In 2001, another people power at EDSA forced another President Joseph Estrada to make his final bow. After allegations of bribery, graft and corruption as well as betrayal of public trust and violation of the constitution were leveled against him. The Filipino people have passed their verdict: Estrada was guilty and had to go.
After the gulf war in 1991, the allied forces left Iraq in great damage. The United Nation Security Council had sanctioned Iraq. There were no chemical and medicines have been sent to Iraq to save the hundreds of Iraqi children afflicted with cancer. Those innocent children were laying half-dead in the hospital beds, which was the result of the bombs and missiles attacked during the gulf war. The reason of the sanction of the United Nation Security Council was that, they suspected Iraq that they would use these chemical and medicines to produce chemical weapons of mass destruction.
In 2001, American forces and its ally have declared a war against Afghanistan where Osama Bin Laden was hiding. Bin Laden was the most wanted terrorist in the world, who was believed who plotted for the 9/11 tragedies in New York and Washington that killed thousands of innocent people. The people of the world mourned for these evil actions and demanded justice for the victims. The allied forces have crushed down hundreds of Taliban and crippled the Al-Qaeda Network from its major operations. The war ended with great damage and killed hundreds of innocent people.
But in March 2003, a war ensued in Iraq. Saddam Hussein was charged for programming chemical weapons of mass destruction. The country of Iraq was lost in darkness, fear and threats. The beat of war drums was getting louder and more aggressive. The whole world had witnessed it and saw how the two superpowers crushed down Iraq, which was bloodier than the Twin Towers themselves collapsing. The war ended with thousands of killed, blown their heads, cut their bodies to pieces, entombed under rubble houses and buildings and their blood scattered all over the lands.
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