The Pattaya Mail staff, as well as everyone we
have been in contact with, are deeply saddened, shocked and
horrified by the brutal, sub-human attacks reigned down upon
America on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Our deepest sympathy goes
out to the victims and their families.
There are no words we could convey that would
soften the horror. We can only wish it never happened, that it was
a nightmare we will wake from, but the tragic reality is that the
world actually contains people so mentally warped they are willing
to sacrifice their lives to create mass destruction and steal away
so many others’ lives in the twisted belief that others might
feel their pain.
With the grief so unbearable, the pain so deep,
the reality so horrifying, the emotion of vengeance is of course
understandable. We, too, believe the perpetrators of such heinous
acts, not only against America, but also against innocent victims
throughout the world, should be stopped and brought to justice.
But we also ask that this feeling of vengeance
not be painted with a broad brush. The perpetrators of such acts
of violence are, thankfully, only a minute minority of the
world’s population, tiny and isolated even within their own
stated ethnic and religious affiliations. Senseless acts of
vigilante violence based solely upon ethnicity or religious belief
is ludicrous. Love thy brother. Together we will get through this
and see in a new tomorrow.
Freedom will prevail.