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ganoncrotch said:
GreyianStorm said:

And realistically, why should it? Why should an incident involving 2 deaths be international news? An estimated 150,000 people die every single day. So these 2 deaths represented a little over 1 second of the deaths that occur every day. Someone shot someone, then ended up getting shot. Is it sad? Yes. Would it be better if these things didn't happen? Certainly. Is it in any way relevant to the rest of the world? No.

By that logic 9-11 accounted for just under 30mins worth of dying in a single day. Never forget! I'm not sure I see the logic that you're getting at. It's still a terror related killing even if it is 1/1500th 9-11 it should still surely appear on international news? Just saying that I hadn't heard of this before this thread.


edited bad maths - It was 30 mins worth.

Well there was the whole flying passenger jets into the worlds tallest (or near tallest) buildings AND into the symbol of American military power (the Pentagon) angle. Which, you know, as far as I can tell are unprecedented events in world history, and were quite symbolic completely indenpendant of any deaths. Indeed AFAIK Al Qaeda didn't expect the buildings to come crashing down, and had they not come crashing down I don't think 9/11 would be quite as burned into people's memories as it is. It would have been regarded as somewhat more significant and memmorable as the World Trade Centre bombings of 1993, but not on a whole different level. And it is on a whole different level to the 1993 bombings because the buildings did fall in a most spectacular fashion. 

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