"First World" Terrorism More Important?
Published Monday, July 31, 2006 by Nate | E-mail this post
We all have September 11th, 2001 embedded not only in our memory, but in our eyes as well. Anyone in any corner of the planet can recognize those images and knows what they mean - that on that day, the world came to a halt, and for days, weeks, months, it could see nothing more than scenes of the Twin Towers being hit by airliners, then collapsing.
Since then, we've seen the transformation of that date into one that, so we're told, marks a key moment that altered world history, which we now divide into before and after that date.
A few weeks ago, the attack was in Bombay. Seven explosions, one after another, perfectly synchronized, and also at rush hour in the public transport system, left hundreds dead or wounded. But the attention devoted to it was different. If it occupied the front pages of European and American newspapers or was featured on the newscasts of the major networks, it was along with other stories, and only lasted a few days. In many countries, it was included as an, "in other news ..." story. Full Article...
(Article in English and Spanish)