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Today is 9-11: What Lessons for Sierra Leone and Sierra Leoneans?
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Sep 11, 2009, 17:30
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Eight years ago, the whole world watched in horror as two planes slammed into New York Twin Towers, brought them down & caused horror. No-one expected it and very few understood it.

 

However, even as America wailed in anguish at the loss of thousands of human lives, another section of the world jumped up and down in joy.

 

At the time, Americans could not understand the kind of evil minds that could execute such horror and take such joy at their anguish. This was because many Americans had been safely cocooned away from the hate which some US Government policies had generated towards innocent Americans.


Similarly in Sierra Leone, when our own vicious war took horrendous levels, many of us could not understand the level of mans inhumanity to man. We had glossed over decades of bad governance, corruption and human rights abuses as an acceptable way of life. How for do? we had asked.


Today, Americans have taken steps to ensure they are never again so cocooned. But here in Sierra Leone, instead of shedding our How for do?, we are simply repeating History all over again and now we foolishly threaten those who point out how we are setting the stage once again for another civil war to erupt.


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