Thursday, September 8, 2011

on 9/11 2001

On 9/11 2001, I was in a journalism training around Jounieh, North of
Beirut. It was the afternoon. We had no TV in the room. We got a phone
call about the events.
We turned on the radio. A woman was reading the news: "air planes that
had fallen in US on twin towers. more planes had fallen".
The woman then she pauses for a few seconds. We felt that there was
fresh news just in. She reads the first words and bursts into hilarious
laughing live on air. She couldn't believe it.
A few seconds later, a man picks up with a serious and austere voice and
reads that the twin towers had fallen.
On my way back home to Beirut that afternoon, I was looking around from
my car window. Drivers were mostly calm and incredulous, inexpressive
because they didn't know what to make of the news they're hearing on the
car radio.

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