This was written in Moldova after the 9/11 incident. It was published in the CIS (Welcome Magazine) and on the UN Civilian Police web site.
In a world of grieving individuals left from the fallout of the destruction of the World Trade Center in total and the Pentagon in partial, we can overcome the loss of life from a detached view point, but for those with direct attachment there will never be the smiling faces and the laughter that once was. Even in time, when wounds are healed within the family lives that were destroyed, tears will flow out of remembrance.
In all this, as we address new security measures and the items no longer allowed on aircraft, it almost sounds like someone had a dream when they decided that you could not take a small nail clipper on board…Well, what about plastic knives, knitting needles and the like?? Are they going to stop selling all these items in the airport stores and duty free shops? Good question. Has the US gone off the deep end and forgot about logical thinking? You bet!
Someone forgot that it is not just the Middle Easterners involved in terrorism. They forgot about the groups hiding in the South Asia Sea and the internal groups in the US who don’t even look Arabic or Middle Eastern. How many more are hiding in wait somewhere along the Mexican border, the Caribbean or the Canadian border. How many are in France, waiting for the chance to catch a plane. What about the ships that sail the oceans blue with thousands of passengers? Terrorists can also enter via these other transportation modes.
Terrorism is here to stay because the world in general has allowed it to flourish. It is funded quite easily through banks that sometimes honor illegal transactions just to obtain the enormous amount of cash flow. This has gone on for some years now, and many international organizations have profited from “floating” huge capital amounts in many areas of institutional banking. A known fact is the use of commodities as a buffer, not on the market exchange, but in the purchase of shipload quantities generating cash profits. There are other ways to make cash flow grow quickly, which; until a few years ago were used periodically by investing large sums of cash in high percentage yield returns on bank investments internationally. Another trick in the book was to use 300% and 600%
Packaged deals on investment returns. Many of these types of methods cannot be executed in the U.S. system, but they were throughout the rest of the world.
Terrorism will now take on a new face and there will be new people to watch and stop from doing these types of cowardly acts. They will stop at nothing to disrupt the world, and it is the world at stake, not just the American Homeland. There are many acts of international terrorism that the American public never gets to hear about. They are carried out in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and even Eastern Europe. No one really knows what the targets will be the next time. We are playing a guessing game with highly trained and skilled individuals who have been brainwashed that death is their ultimate goal and victory into the land of forever…So, America, wake up to the fact that not all Arabs are bad and not all Americans are bad – but there will always be the bad amongst us – in many forms, shapes, sizes and ethnic background. Most Arabs, by the way, are decent individuals; they just have a different way of life and Terrorism is not one of them.
Ó2001 William Lowenkamp