But I think we would all agree that the grotesque worldwide
given to the second anniversary (second anniversary? Since when was
anniversary worth a front page outside the country concerned?) of the
of 3000 Americans on September 11th 2001 was somewhat eyebrow-raising.
Especially as it also happened to be the 30th anniversary of an event
much higher ultimate death toll, the US-backed Chilean coup.
This, in a decade which contained a 16-country war in
central Africa that
killed maybe 5 million and seldom got so much as a paragraph on page
Hey, reminds me, I must get out all my old Irish and
British papers with
their 8 page specials and front page splashes memorialising the second
anniversary of the start of the genocide in Rwanda.
Whoops, sorry, that was eight hundred thousand BLACK
teachers and civil
servants and shop keepers and farmers and students. And who gives a