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  • JeffinDEN
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    The difference is on 9-11 we were not at war like any of the instances you mentioned.

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  • Katamarino
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    Again, even though WWII was spread out, look at events like the Blitz and the razing of Dresden - huge huge civilian loss of life in equally short periods. Or maybe the attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima - they were in rather a short period and caused rather greater loss of civilian life. They could in one way be considered terrorist attacks (and I am going by a definition of the word - I personally consider they were nescessary to quickly end the conflict and establish a worldwide fear of the weapons) as the very idea of them was to instill such terror into the nation that surrender would be inevitable. AGAIN, I think that they WERE necessary, lets not turn the debate round to that!

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  • Greg
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    WW2 was spread over quite a few years whereas 9/11 was one day. It has profoundly affected many aspects of our lives from spotting to trips (my cruise to the Caribbean) to the economy. A good friend of mine was in the Pentagon and it has profoundly affected him and his life. He wasn't injured but physiologically he isn't who he was on 9/10/01 and before.

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  • mikecweb
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    Correct. WWII was much more tragic. But in my opinion wasn't as worse for the USA as the other.

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  • Katamarino
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    Originally posted by herpa2003
    I agree with Mikecweb 100%.

    Sure, we have had many wars and tragedies in our countries history, but never has there been an attack so great in magnitute aimed at innocent people then on September 11. I agree, WW2 and the civil war were very tragic events for Europe, and even the USA, but most of the people we lost were lawful, fighting combatants. The civilians lost on 9/11 weren't.
    Just to be clear, the civilian loss of life in WWII exceeded that of the Twin Towers attack many many times over. But you're right, this was in Europe and not the USA. (I am sure you'll agree that where an incident takes place does not affect in any way how tragic it is).

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  • herpa2003
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    I agree with Mikecweb 100%.

    Sure, we have had many wars and tragedies in our countries history, but never has there been an attack so great in magnitute aimed at innocent people then on September 11. I agree, WW2 and the civil war were very tragic events for Europe, and even the USA, but most of the people we lost were lawful, fighting combatants. The civilians lost on 9/11 weren't.

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  • mikecweb
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    I see this topic going south very fast but I need to state my opinion. And its my opinion only. The 9/11 attacks were the worst thing that ever happened to this country. If it wasn't the worst it sure ranks up there with our civil war and the great depression. But WW2 was not the worst thing that happened to this country. Pearl Harbor was an attack on our military. 9/11 was an attack on our economy and our citizens.
    As far as being affected by it. You may have been affected by it in some way, maybe you knew someone who died, maybe you lost your job. But YOU have not FULLY felt it unless you were an american at the time of those attacks. Again this is my opinion. You may disagree with it but its not bullshit.

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  • JeffinDEN
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    The one terrorist responsible for WWII was named Hitler.

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  • CheckSix
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    That is what I am thinking.

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  • aloges
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    Originally posted by mikecweb
    Its the worst thing that ever happen to this country and after only 2 years alot of us are still very touchy about that subject.
    I don't mean to irritate or offend anyone, but do you really think so? I always thought that World War Two was the worst thing that happened to the US, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy... almost the entire World. Tens of millions of young men being killed, vast devastation in Europe and Asia, and that event at Pearl Harbor.

    My question is honest and not meant to be disrespectful toward the victims of the 9/11 attacks: Do you think that the events on September 11th, 2001 were worse than World War Two?

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  • mikecweb
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    It obvious Jess that this is a framework and that they just apply each record to the same page but for events such as this it should have been made into a seperate template.
    Its the worst thing that ever happen to this country and after only 2 years alot of us are still very touchy about that subject. Not knocking anyone but you would have to live in the US to fully understand.
    But its now taken off the page...so movin on.

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  • Myblock
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    No kidding, talk about going overboard. "Lets sue them"

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  • Katamarino
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    The website has a standardised page, and loads the information about the specific record in as it is requested. This means that the framework of every records page is the same. Guinness keep world records of EVERYTHING, so of course in a minority of circumstances this framework is not suitable.

    Don't take it so personally - I don't see you getting worked up about the other eventualities where this goes wrong, such as perhaps the bloodiest war or worst train wreck. The twin towers attack was horrendous, but its not the only horrific event in world history so stop acting like its some personal attack!

    As Aloges said, this icon has now been removed (if indeed it was ever there - heard of photoshop anyone?). It was an honest mistake and I doubt it was a personal attack against the good citizens of the United States (most of whom would instantly recognise the mistake for just that!). Think it through before screaming your heads off about Guinness being 'sick' or stupid.

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  • N27015
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    Please tell me this is a joke

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  • AndresDuque
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    You have got to be fuc***** kidding man. Damn lets sue them!

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