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改变世界的102分钟:911
米娅 2009年9月13日 23:37:21

       今天CBC的The Passionate Eye栏目播的是102 Minutes That Changed The World (改变世界的102分钟),讲述的是911,从第一架飞机撞上世贸大楼(world trade tower)的双子塔的一塔起火、第二架飞机又撞上世贸大楼双子塔的另一塔,到燃烧1个小时后两幢楼一个接一个倒塌以及整个过程中外界的救援和身在现场的人们的反应,102分可能是指从受到袭击到最后一幢楼倒塌的时间,据说每幢里可能有3、4万人。

       到网上查了一下,据称包括19名劫机者,死亡人数达2993人,其中包括90个国家的公民,其中343名消防队员牺牲,很多警察在大楼倒塌时被掩埋。那些用欢呼911来证明自己是某国人的,看了有什么感觉呢?

  前一阵CBC报道说北约在一次空袭中,造成很多阿富汗平民死亡,新闻上采访部队官员,那些官员沮丧的说,有时候很难确定是敌人还是平民,说,阿富汗人应该知道我们是去保护他们的,说要调查。

      美国等西方国家平民受到袭击之类的不幸得到的同情就多些,一个方面是他们在军事上、媒体上都有实力去报复,另一个重要原因是大家关注他们多些,对他们的价值观认可多些;像阿富汗人,很少看到他们,一方面是听不懂他们说什么,另一方面他们的价值观的很多方面不能被认可。 因为了解的极少,所以他们的不幸对自己的冲击基本来自数字; 因为经常看到,并有交流,他们的不幸带给你的就有感情部分。当你看在燃烧的大楼上无助的挥舞旗子,最后经不住炙烤从摩天大楼上跳下的一个一个在空中翻滚的人,而他们注定会成为肉酱,你很难不动容。 北约在阿富汗那次炸死那么多平民,我从电视新闻上没见到一个镜头给死者和死者的亲人。说来说去,就是话语权的问题。像我们的川震、国内拆迁等等造成的不幸对我心灵的冲击比911那些死难者更大,因为他/她和我更近,但如果你表现出为国人的这些遭遇难受,就有国人说你唱衰中国,会说你偏激;我和老外聊这些没人说我偏激,只是自3.14事件之后,我的一个老美网友就不再表示同情,而是颇不以为然。

      另外一件事,和911不相干,是两国人对自己国家领袖的不同态度。CNN报道说冲布什扔鞋的那个伊拉克人虽然被判了三年,但他的律师说他明天就可能出狱了。新闻一提这件事就会播放布什弯腰躲鞋的镜头。我和一个美国人聊天,他呵呵笑说,I want to see how he ducked for it,说,我很能理解那个伊拉克人,是美国人去了他们才成为那个样子。他们的新闻上对此也轻描淡写,没有谴责当然也没有赞许。我跟同胞们说温总理被扔鞋时,一般对方表情都会立刻变得相当凝重。     

     下面是标题为“Sad and disturbing 9/11 call”的Youtube上的一段视频,看不到的需要用翻墙软件

      
2楼 2009年10月18日 22:01:26 米娅

按:今天CBC又重播了911事件,我在Youtube上找到这段小布什在911后在国会上对国会和美国人的讲话,有兴趣的可以看一看,看不到的可以下载翻墙软件看,贴这里并不是表示我赞成小布什的观点---事实上,我并不能全部听懂,找它的文字版也没找到,只是重温一下历史,也可以学习一下英语。BTW,听听这些美国总统、名人的演讲对英语很有帮助,他们都是很能讲的美国人。

Bush's Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People United States Capitol Washington, D.C. September 20, 2001

 

 http://www.whitehouse.gov/     
3楼 2009年10月19日 22:35:32 Coolder网友
Our war on terror begins with alQaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. Americans are asking, why do they hate us? They hate what we see right here in this chamber a democratically elected government. Their leaders are selfappointed. They hate our freedoms our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other. They want to overthrow existing governments in many Muslim countries, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. They want to drive Israel out of the Middle East. They want to drive Christians and Jews out of vast regions of Asia and Africa.These terrorists kill not merely to end lives, but to disrupt and end a way of life. With every atrocity,they hope that America grows fearful,retreating from the world and forsaking our friends. They stand against us,because we stand in their way. We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions by abandoning every value except the will to power -- they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies. win this war? We will direct every resource at our command every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war -- to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network. This war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion. It will not look like the air war above Kosovo two years ago, where no ground troops were used and not a single American was lost in combat. Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success. We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.
4楼 2009年10月19日 22:49:43 米娅
谢谢ls, 视频上说full text可以到whitehouse.gov上找,我还去搜了一下,没搜到,搜到很多关于Obama的内容,真是人走茶凉,
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