Thursday, November 10, 2005

Jordan's 9/11

(image courtesy of BBC)

This latest in the series of bombings by Al quaeda franchises was not unexpected. Jordan had it coming, I was just wondering 'when'? and hoping it would not. Thank God I canceled my trip to Amman I was actually supposed to be there yesterday and specifically at the Radison SAS . This is the second explosion I miss in one year , first it was 7/7 ....no comment . May the victims RIP ; and at this moment I cannot offer any solution since the perpetrator was a suicide bomber anyway. This will not stop soon I'm afraid and the Middle East is going up in flames. Maybe I should keep to Libya for a while ? Now let me go check on friends and loved ones ...

Update 13/11/2005

Appart from two people , everyone I know is accounted for, maybe they are just travelling abroad ...

7 comments:

removedalready said...

Gosh, I didn't realise this horrible event occured on the same date until I saw it in your blog.
This is horrible, I'll be leaving for Istanbul in 2 weeks time, I pray to God that everything is going well!
Why do they keep on doing this? Why are they retaliating? I do not understand. Those who were parished on that day were innocent people, sometimes it angers me. If they feel that there is a need to fight against their enemy go to Palestine and help the Palestinian get back their homeland!
It is sick!

highlander said...

I don't know anything anymore redenclave. I hope you have a safe trip in Turkey inshallah.

Twosret said...

Yakhabar I totally forgot about your Amman trip. Thank God for your safety this is so sad.

Lina said...

I am so thankful to God that you were not at the Radisson SAS that night!!
I know this sounds very selfish of me to say, but I hope you would still consider coming to Amman... just as people still go to London and still go to New York! I hate to see those terrorists have their way, and succeed in shattering our sense of stability and security.

(and if you don't want to stay in a hotel then you are most welcome in our house :) )

highlander said...

Thank you for the gracious offer Lina :) and thanks for asking about me Twosret :)

path said...

You said "Jordan had it coming" - which sounds as though you approve of the incident. But I can't believe that you feel that the victims "had it coming," which, for us westerners, means that some sort of unpleasant justice has prevailed.

Perhaps you meant "Jordan should have expected it because of (X.)" Could you expand on that a bit?

highlander said...

Path , thank you very much for correcting my English , sometimes the intricacies of the language are beyond me. As you said , Jordan should have expected it simply because of the make up of the region and with the presence of so many Iraqis there. If you are a westerner -as you said- than these subtetlies would not register with you. Thanks for visiting my blog it's the first time I 'read' you here. And by the way most certainly the victims did not deserve this.