Friday, September 11, 2015

"Go to the pool of Siloam" - The 9/11 Terror for Rich Americans?

Anti-Abe Protesters and Policemen in front of the National Diet, Tokyo

The 9/11 Terror for Rich Americans?

Now everybody in America is recalling the day of September 11, 2001.

But the 9/11 Terror must be reviewed rather in a different way.  For example, has the Terror made a majority of Americans poorer or richer?

It is regrettable that thousands of innocent lives were lost in New York and around Washington DC and millions of people suffered personal and financial damage due to the Terror.  But other Americans, that is, more than 250 million US citizens have not been personally or financially affected.

Rather, business in the defense-related industries and related religious and cultural sectors seems to have seen a surge of needs for them.  Huge amounts of federal and local budgets have been put into those sectors.  Accordingly, the economic boom occurred after the start of the War on Terror, though the financial crisis ensued in 2008 to make some Americans, though not a majority, suffer bankruptcy or unemployment.

Put simply, overall, the 9/11 Terror gave a short-time shock to the US, but it has led to more active and prosperous economic activities in the US to date over the 2008 financial crisis.

Of course, we have to know that many Americans sacrificed their lives in the War on Terror, and more Americans made great efforts to keep the American economy on a track and further develop it.   Nonetheless, as a result of the 9/11 Terror, the US is further becoming prosperous while some Islamic nations are almost broken or severely damaged.

It is very ironical that the 9/11 Terror seems to be contributing to an increase of wealth of Americans, especially rich Americans.

(For another instance, WWII helped the US economy, having been in bad conditions after the Great Depression, get out of the great recession and boost industrial outputs.)

But can rich Americans say: "Owing to Osama, we have become richer, though I am extremely sorry for those sacrificed in the 9/11 Terror?"  No they cannot.  So, silence is prevailing among the wealthy people in the US in term of truth of the 9/11 Terror and the subsequent death of Osama (in Pakistan in 2011).

I am extremely sorry for victims on and after the 9/11 Terror in the world, including those in New York, London and Islamic nations, though I have not become richer due to the 9/11 Terror like Obama.

2001年の米同時多発テロで倒壊した世界貿易センター跡地で、全米一の高層ビル「ワン・ワールド・トレード・センター」が4日に開業(提供:One World Trade Center公式サイト)

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Joh 9:11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.