September 11th, 2001


Terrorists strike the World Trade Center

Today terrorists hijacked two airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Center buildings in New York. Both buildings were destroyed. Another plane was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon. Another one crashed in Pennsylvania.

The TV is on. I'm listening to Henry Kissinger pontificating on this "cowardly act". The irony of getting a lecture on terrorism from a war criminal who sponsored the massacre of countless civilians in Cambodia and assassination of democratically elected politicians in Chile is almost more than I can bear.

This is horrible, horrible, horrible. Nobody knows how many people are dead. I have nothing pithy or insightful to say, and no idea what will happen in the days to come.