|One Minute of Silence
By Adriana Domingues
If you are still in shock from viewing the images of last years? attack on the twin towers of New York City, then please take this one-minute of silence to pay respect to those 10,000 dead Americans and
international people, most of them were innocent civilian, cowardly killed by the terrorist!!!
Now that you have stood silently, please be quiet for another 13
minutes to pay homage to the 130,000 Iraqis who were killed in 1991 by the order of Old George Bush. Please take this moment to remind yourself that in this occasion the Americans were publicly celebrating.
Please emit another 20 minutes for the 200,000 dead Iranians killed by the guns and arms furnished by Saddam Hussein (They were still new
weapons at that time) supplied by the Americans who eventually had turned those arms against Saddam himself.
Another 15 minutes for the Russians (30,000) and 150,000
Afghanis died by fighting the Taliban, also with the arms and funds furnished by the Americans.
Another ten minutes of silence should be allocated for the
100,000 dead Japanese in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, also killed by the Americans.
You have stood in silence for an hour now (one minute for the
Americans and 59 minutes for the victims by the Americans) if you are still perplexed,stay on for another hour for the dead in the Vietnam War, where most Americans would rather not remember.
Let us also talk about the thousands of dead from Aids in Africa, where US and their pharmaceutical companies wanted to defend their patents of the medicine that had made the cost of the cure not viable?
What about the thousands of Palestinians who have been massacred by the Israelis forces, again funded by the US both financially and militarily? Thus " Terrorism at the home of others remains to be refreshing".
Well, (even with all the warning indices - American - showing otherwise), the Americans now had started to understand that they themselves are just as vulnerable, and the many tragedies provoked by Americans were just as barbaric and coward as those caused by other terrorists.
No one, none of us here are defending what had happened in NY,
on the contrary, it was barbaric, but most unfortunately, few people are innocent of any barbarism. The dead of other people are as "painful" as much as the Americans.
We think it is very important for us all to reflect over this prism, and not on all that had happened. Shown below, are extracted from CNN or from the front page of our magazine "veja" (A Brazilian weekly magazine)with the list of the countries victimized by the US right after the WW2:
El Salvador 1980
And why don't we try to remember of all the right wing
revolutions in Latin America that were also financed by the US whom were trained
by the CIA. Does anyone remember the 31st of March in 1964?
"If we adopt the politics of an eye for an eye, soon we will all