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Discovery – Terror Strikes

Posted in Uncategorized by yossarian on 3 September, 2006

Five years after the horrifying events on September 11, 2001, the Discovery Channel presents an in-depth look at various terrorist acts around the world. It now seems Disco-Terrorimpossible to imagine a world without the threat of terrorism. Terror Strikes unravels the secrets and inner-workings of terrorist attacks. Featuring a diverse and fascinating lineup, Terror Strikes not only shares the carnage and truths of these atrocities, but also mourns the victims and celebrates the heroes.

Starting 1st September, Discovery is showing some of the worst terrorist attacks in the past few years to ‘celebrate’ or mourn on the eve of the 5th anniversary of THE TERRORIST ATTACK. As you can see, Discovery is going to present an in-depth look at ‘various terrorist acts around the world’. These are the terrorist attcks that they are covering:

1 Sept. 7/7 London

2 Sept. Beslan

3. Moscow

4. Lockerbie

5. Munich

6. Bali

7. Oklahoma

8. Madrid

9. Tokyo

10. 9/11

11. 9/11

Did they say around the world? Where is India then? Is it not a part of the world? I’ve forgotten, it is not part of the world, it is in the third world. When there is so much terror in the world, then why care about the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and…. worlds?

‘Featuring a diverse and fascinating lineup…’ . Or, probably it is not so fascinating to see 7 local trains (transporting people packed like cattle) being blown up compared to some arbit train in Madrid. After all, in India, train accidents keep taking place once every few months. Tourists, these days prefer the beaches of Bali to the Paradise on earth, Kashmir. So, why talk about some inconsequential, remote place, where there are no tall buildings for planes to crash into and no planes to crash into buildings?

And yes, in the U.S., Discovery is concentrating exclusively on 9/11 – WTC, Pentagon etc. It is indeed a ‘Global village’ that the U.S. lives in.

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  1. SerFeenix said, on 5 September, 2006 at 4:06

    USA is one big village and americans the coutry bumpkins 🙂
    They are quite ignorant about the rest of the world. No wonder they do not want to raise questions about terror acts in India, Srilanka or the mass murders in Africa. For the americans terrorism = Islamic terrorism and only that directly affects America and its allies.

  2. yossarian said, on 5 September, 2006 at 11:24

    True. But as I have mentioned the above series is being shown in India and not a single reference to the terrorism in India. Look at some of the press coverage on this in India.

    http://www.ddinews.gov.in/Entertainment/discovery.htm

    http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/009200608251220.htm

    http://www.hindu.com/2006/08/30/stories/2006083005810200.htm


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