Fernando Fuster-Fabra's Blog

“9 11”, EIGHT YEARS AFTER | September 11, 2009

Ferry View of NYCThe appalling effects of the terrorist attack against the Twin Towers in New York are indeed difficult to digest even at this stage, eight years after.

Far beyond the unjust deaths of thousands and the aftermath for Americans and citizens of other democratic states the world over, the tragedy of “9 11” must serve Humanity to learn a lesson beyond entrepreneur vested interests and international power-struggle politics.

A change of government in the USA has forced aside Bush’s doctrine of “an eye for an eye” and America’s patriotic vision has taken on a different address. Nevertheless, one must admit that never before was the US world supremacy ever questioned to such an extent.

The economic crisis, in more ways than one, is another “9 11” that has hit the USA in its waterline, making the ship more vulnerable to further flooding.  The slowed momentum of the Twin Towers memorial is but a sign of the unwritten relation between “9 11” and the subsequent economic debacle that was set off with the Lehman Brothers fiasco. How much global crisis is yet left on American soil?

After President Obama’s obligated address to the joint chambers – Senate & House of Representatives – this week, one can conclude that The Establishment is far from willing to undergo relevant changes. In this case, the issue is Obama’s health plan. However, this matter is just the tip of the iceberg of what America must undergo to recover itself from “9 11”. The USA leadership is under scrutiny after it was seriously questioned during the Bush Administrations. Are we about to face a tag-of-war between The Establishment vs. the Obama Administration?

“9 11” triggered off the global internal crisis which has not as yet waned nor been resolved. America suffers a crisis of ethics which President Obama may have understood and wishes to correct. Will the powerful vested interests and radical politicians wage battle to prevent him from changing America for the better? How far will these forces allow him to go? I wonder.

Fernando Fuster-Fabra

Madrid, Spain



  1. Obama faces a tough established power behind the scenes in Washington D.C. which will never relinquish their privileges, more more when his health plan affects profits of powerful lobbies.

    Comment by Holburne — September 11, 2009 @ 11:27 am

    • The Senate proposal only supported by Democrats already cuts the plan and will probably suffer further cutbacks to please Republicans. The battle is way from over.

      Comment by fernandofusterfabra — September 18, 2009 @ 11:35 am

  2. I totally agree. Private health insurance has a powerful lobby with both Republicans and Democrats involved. Moreover, many politicians have investments in healthcare, insurance and pharmaceutical quoted corporations.

    Comment by Holburne — September 19, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

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