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Monday, July 25, 2005
More bombs...
I'm really not the right person to speak about the attacks in Egypt, so if any of you wants more information on the topic, you should read Mohamed's posts (you can find a link on my sidebar).
All I wanted to say is that I hope those terrorists, along with any other existing terrorists (I hate you, you cowards!) will end up burning in hell way sooner than they expected!
Oh, and of course Romanian tv journalists thought the fact that no Romanian was harmed (we love Egyptian vacations!) in the bombing was breaking news material! It wasn't! It should have been just a small add - "No Romanians harmed in the terrorist attacks in Egypt" - and you should have focused more on what happened there!
posted by Alina @ 11:53 AM  
  • At 7/25/2005 4:28 PM, Blogger Mohamed said…

    I think we'll have to take a rain check on the job I was planning for you in one of our Red Sea resorts :(

  • At 7/25/2005 4:30 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Don't worry about that! I have an interview tomorrow (I passed some tests I took) and if it's ok, you can postpone your search for a while, until i get bored with this job as well! :)) Thank you, anyway, for searching!

  • At 7/25/2005 4:37 PM, Blogger Mohamed said…

    Good luck with that. Too bad for our tourism business you won't be working here. You'd do wonders I'm sure.

  • At 7/25/2005 4:40 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Who knows, Mo? Maybe I'll email you next summer saying I'm working for an Egyptian hotel!:)If it's not know, it's because someone up there has different plans for me! And right now it seems I am supposed to learn all about antiviruses, servers and other computer-related stuffs! :)

  • At 7/25/2005 4:49 PM, Blogger Mohamed said…

    Computer-related stuff, oh, you've come to the right guy ;)

    Cheers, take it easy.

  • At 7/25/2005 4:55 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    I think easy is the only way I can't take it! :))My guess: I'll be in intensive training for some time! But I'll try to take your adivce, promise!

  • At 7/25/2005 10:05 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    Kayla, while murder is OBVIOUSLY wrong, I think terrorism is a more complicated phenomenon than the press, at least in the US, makes it out to be. President Bush, especially, sees everything as "good guys" - BTW, he thinks he is one... and "bad guys."

    But all the terrorists are not motivated by the same thing. And while terrorism is wrong, I wish the nations of the world were taking a more serious look at the underlying causes. Poverty and hoplessness, for example, feed into it. Most people who are poor and hopeless about their future and that of their children don't strap on bombs. But if a large enough population feels itself oppressed, some small segment of that population is going to take desperate measures. I think it's a sign that something's wrong, and not just, as Bush likes to say, there are these "evildoers" out there wearing horns who live just to do wrong and that's the only reason we have terrorism.

  • At 7/25/2005 11:12 PM, Blogger irina said…

    wow, coming from an American, that's just great. Thank you for having the same opinion with me, Paul. Not all is just black and white, and weirdly enough the "white" might be darker than the "black". Think about that.
    Anyway, bombs are totally wrong bottom line. But as Paul says, the cause is somehow obvious...

  • At 7/26/2005 11:44 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Paul, the press thing had nothing to do with terrorism, it had to do with the stupidity of Romanian journalists that sell us worthless news.
    Looking into the causes of terrorism with maturity is always a good thing and Bush is wrong in many ways anyway...
    About the white being darker, I heve to agree with you, Irina, mainly because the "White" represents a certain power, not the good defending knigt.
    Besides, no matter what drives them to this kind of cruelty, I still believe they are cowards!

  • At 7/26/2005 11:48 AM, Blogger Lavinia said…

    As a journalist myself I have to explain perhaps why the Romanian journalists may have reported on the attacks in the way they did:

    A story of that scale will have international impact. CNN, SKY, BBC will all report on it in more or less the same way to the whole world.

    But a regional TV station or news crew will not usually take that route because they know their home audience can watch CNN if they want the bigger picture about a story at a certain time.

    But that same home audience wants to know: My uncle is there on holiday, is he ok? They want the local impact first after the news of the attacks has broken.

    It was they same here in South Africa with 9/11 and the London bombings. First we got news that the attacks happened, the when, where, how etc. The very next move was to find out if there were South Africans there, where they hurt, who should we call at the embassies etc.

    I hope that explains some of it.

  • At 7/26/2005 12:00 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Hey, Lavinia! I know why it happened, I am a journalism graduate myself. That still does not explain why a five minutes report was needed to say they are all safe, also including interviews with the Romanian ambassador in Egypt and a Romanian travel agency manager. I still believe a 1 min and a half at most report with the Ambassador only stating there were no Romanians affected by the bombing would have been enough!
    Finding a Romanians who have survived the first subway bombings in London does justify a 3 minutes report, but in the Egypt case, it really was too much!

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