Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Well, it is September 11th again. A date that is one I'll never forget for as long as I live. Everything changed as a result of this day. And this is the first anniversary of the atrocities committed that the nut case Osama Bin Laden will not be alive for.

For me, I was going to work in Edmonton, Alberta. I remember getting to work and wondering where everyone was, and then getting a call and then checking the internet and watching a stream as a plane flew into one of  the towers. Such a waste of life, there is not a lot else to be said. Spare a thought today for all of those people that have lost their lives as a result of terrorism everywhere in the world.

le fin.

13 comments:

Oman Collective Intelligence said...

I was in Ethiopia on an assignment. It was actually the equivalent of New Year’s Day there and therefore I was quite hangover. I remember waking up and turning TV on to CNN as i used to everyday. Still in bed, the first images I saw was a little smoke in such huge tower and at that’s stage not even the commentators knew it was an airliner. The rest is history...PEACE.

Anonymous said...

I am from the UK and I was on holiday with my son in Greenville, South Carolina. We had had no TV for a couple of days and were in the complex reception to check out why. Saw it all on a huge TV screen and thought it was a film! until several other people who were there started screaming and crying, then I realised it was actually happening! What a waste of human life and for what? I hope Bin Laden is actually dead and that they got the real one that is assuming he was the one behind it all but you never know with the US.

Nadia said...

It was late afternoon in Salalah. I was studying for my grade 11 Arabic exam and my father called screaming "Turn on the TV!!!". The streets were deserted. We sat there and watched, horrified, as the second plane appeared and both towers collapsed.

Anonymous said...

...and i was in Moscow, away from home for a PhD course.Only few had cellphones those days, the family i was staying with didn't have a home phone either..But somehow my mother found out the phone number of the next door, called me right after she watched the Towers on fire and said:"It's a World War. I am afraid i won't see you again..."and cried... terrible experience...

Omani Jewel said...
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Omani Jewel said...

i was having a conversation with a friend who worked at the US embassy here in Oman and the TV was on and was flipping channels when i came across CNN and all... so i told them them what happened, and they turned around and said to me " Don't talk rubbish, what would u know....! ur a girl and girls don't know things like this!" even though i said it was on the news!!!... So pissed off i ended the conversation...

10 minutes later i get a call from the same idiot that they the Embassy is on Red alert ....

i pray for all the lives that have been lost.... all over the world

BigManInOman said...

I was living in Dubai and all I heard on the radio was that 2 planes had flown into the World Trade Centre. I though they were talking about the WTC in Dubai but as I was driving towards it I could clearly see it was not. When I got back to the office we all sat round the radio listening as events unfolded.

muscati said...

Was at home preparing to go for a radio interview on Oman FM with the late Abeer Tannir (RIP) about a website we were about to launch. My cousin, who was my partner in the website project, called and said to turn on CNN. It had just happened. It was still speculation that it was plane that had hit the first tower. Went to the radio studio and while we were there the second plane hit the second tower. By then every single TV channel, even Oman TV was carrying the CNN feed.

The Linoleum Surfer said...

Saudi Arabia...packing to leave for good the next day. Same as Muscati I got a phone call and turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit. Utterly surreal...and ten years of madness since...

TheOmaniBrit said...

I was leaving college and getting into a friend's car when her mum said "oh my god" and froze. We asked what was wrong and she turned the radio up where we heard the DJ saying that the World Trade Centre had been hit by a plane. I rushed home and turned on the TV only to watch the towers tumble. What I remember most is my mum coming home and all of us sitting in front of the TV. She turned to me and said, "You do know everything is going to change now..." and I guess she was right. I have to ask - am I the only one who when they see the photos and videos of what happened, still struggle to really grasp it?

Suburban said...

Working my 18th consecutive double shift at the Adam's mark hotel in Colorado. on September 10th, We were calling it Super Tuesday, we had a full house, and something like 80+ events on the books. I remember listening to the AM radio all day in the kitchen, and the housefull of pain-in-the-ass Doctors we couldn't get rid of. I think we did like 220 covers that night, even as the world seemed to be crumbling, and walking out at 1:00 through a silent lobby with Anthony, pausing to look at the CNN replays on the Hotel TV's. They were the first images from the day that either of us really saw. It was surreal, to say the least.

Zebu said...

...sincere sympathies to world mourning :( wonder how those born on this fateful day celebrate it??

Anonymous said...

I was a student in Washington, DC.

-Omani in US

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