I'd just like to mention as many americans are probably not aware of it, that there is a national day of mourning in Ireland today. The country has virtually shut, with the exception of emergency services and companies dealing with the states.
We sympathise immensly with our american brothers and sisters, In fact, many Irish and irish-americans were killed in the tradgedy (i.e. many of the fire-fighters and police were of irish descent). However that's not the point. Alot of people have been upset by how many americans died. I'd ask those to be upset simply because PEOPLE died. And that goes for both sides of the atlanic. If you think it doesn't affect you or your country, well here is a report from the irish times.
IRELAND: said three Irish people have been confirmed dead.
BRITAIN said nearly 100 of its citizens were confirmed dead. Foreign Secretary Mr Jack Straw said "the total number of British deaths is unlikely to be less than the middle hundreds and maybe higher."
ARGENTINA said two of its nationals are missing.
AUSTRALIA said three of its nationals were confirmed dead. Another 90 who were in the vicinity of the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks were unaccounted for.
BRAZIL said five of its nationals are missing.
BANGLADESH said at least 50 Bangladeshis were killed in the carnage at the World Trade Center, where many worked in restaurants and offices.
CHILE said one of its nationals is missing.
CHINA said two Chinese, a man and woman both in their 60s, died aboard the plane that was sent into the side of the Pentagon. The government was trying to confirm a family's report that a 32-year-old was also killed in the attacks. A 41-year-old Chinese person was missing.
COLOMBIA said two citizens died on one of the four hijacked planes. The Colombian Red Cross said 116 others are missing.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC said three of its citizens are missing.
EGYPT said one of its nationals was confirmed dead and at least three others are missing.
EL SALVADOR said one of its citizens died on one of the four hijacked planes, and 18 others are missing.
FRANCE said a small number of its nationals working in the World Trade Center are not accounted for.
GERMANY said over 700 German nationals are on an official list of people missing, a spokesman for the interior ministry said today.
INDONESIA said one of its citizens died on one of the four hijacked planes and 12 to 15 others are missing.
ITALY said seven Italians are missing. Six of them worked in the World Trade Center.
JAPAN said two Japanese died on the hijacked planes, and that another 20 who were in the World Trade Center were missing.
MALAYSIA said seven of its nationals working in the World Trade Center were missing.
MEXICO is missing 11 nationals in the attacks on the World Trade Center, according to the Mexican consul in New York, quoted by media. The consul, Mr Salvador Beltran, said 150 Mexicans worked in the centre, though media said hundreds more worked in the restaurants on the lower levels and in the immediate vicinity.
Tepayac, a network of Mexican community organizations, said as many as 500 Mexicans are feared dead in the collapsed towers.
PARAGUAY said two of its citizens are missing.
PERU said at least five of its citizens are missing.
THE PHILIPPINES said seven Filipinos were missing.
PORTUGAL said three Portuguese were believed to have died in the World Trade Center attacks while around another 20 were missing.
SOUTH AFRICA media reported that at a 41-year-old South African man living in the United States died aboard the first aircraft flown into the World Trade Center while two other South African men in the WTC for business around the time of the attacks were missing.
SOUTH KOREA listed 27 of its nationals as missing.
SWEDEN said one of its citizens was missing.
SWITZERLAND said four of its citizens were killed: two on board one of the planes that smashed into the World Trade Center, and two who were in the towers. Another two who were in the vicinity were missing.
TAIWAN said nine Taiwanese were missing.
ZIMBABWE At least five Zimbabweans were known to have been working at the World Trade Centre, while one worked in the Pentagon as an engineer.
this is about all of us. I just hope Bush realises that killing more innocents won't bring back the dead. Those involved must stand trial and be made to face the world.