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Sunday, September 11, 2016

9/11 - fifteen years later

Marc Eyskens, one of our former politians, once said that 9/11 was the start of the Third World War. Nowadays, you can but agree with him.

On this day, fifteen years ago, two airplanes flew through the towers of the World Trade Center. I clearly remember that day. I only had to work in the morning and was doing some corrections in my study upstairs, when my mother called me down because 'a plane had flown into a tower of the World Trade Center'. Not long afterwards, another plane went through the other twin tower.

9/11 was the beginning. Later on the terrorist concentrated on other targets. Remember the bomb in the London tube and in that of Madrid, more recently those attacks in Paris, Brussels and diverse German towns.

Al-Queda has been replaced by ISIS, that's the main change. Fanatics who can only believe in their vision. They are losing ground in Syria and other place in the Middle-East, but nowadays they send their followers to Europe to spread their ideas there. I don't see this coming to an end soon.

In our continent, it has the effect that more and more people become more right-winged. Some say they should better put all the muslims on wagons and transport to elsewhere (like Mars). The Hitler-effect is not far off.

Is there a solution to this problem? I don't know, to be honest. You'd think that everyone here in Europe can go to school and form opinions of their own. Apparently, it doesn't work that way. Lots of youngsters still drop out and then don't find a job. And it's there the terrorist find ground for creating the next suicide-bomber.

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