Edward Snowden on the 9/11 attacks

The following is from Edward Snowden’s new book, Permanent Record.

Nearly three thousand people died on 9/11

Imagine everyone you love, everyone you know, even everyone with a familiar name or just a familiar face—and imagine they’re gone.  

Imagine the empty houses.  Imagine the empty school, the empty classrooms.  All those people you lived among and who formed the fabric of your days, just not there anymore.

The events of 9/11 left holes.  Holes in families, holes in communities. Holes in the ground.

Now consider this: over one million people have been killed in the course of America’s response.

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One Response to “Edward Snowden on the 9/11 attacks”

  1. David G. Markham Says:

    It’s a very sad observation of who we are as a country. Is the U.S. ready for a Marianne Williamson? John Lennon had it right in this great song, “Imagine.”

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