Monday 23 October 2017

Can't someone rescue the US from its great decline?

Up in smoke: America's reputation has been damaged following a series of disastrous military escapades in the aftermath of the 9/11 atrocities
Up in smoke: America's reputation has been damaged following a series of disastrous military escapades in the aftermath of the 9/11 atrocities

This day 12 years ago, Ireland was marking a national day of mourning for the victims of the terrorist atrocities that had occurred in New York and Washington earlier that week.

At just after 2pm our time on the Tuesday, I remember sitting in the newsroom in the Evening Herald as people began to gather around the televisions and a hushed silence fell over the place.

The first report was that a plane had just crashed into one of the Twin Towers, prompting some amateur historians to cite the infamous case of the B-25 bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945.

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