Hunter S. Thompson on 9/11

12 Sep

You’ve probably seen this already, but my thought:

You think of Hunter S. Thompson writing a long time ago, but here he is, writing on September 12, 2001. Which doesn’t seem that long ago, but maybe it is?

Anyway, he the modern world pretty much nailed. It’s…an odd feeling reading this.

From ESPN:

The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.

It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides. It will be guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy. Osama bin Laden may be a primitive “figurehead” — or even dead, for all we know — but whoever put those All-American jet planes loaded with All-American fuel into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon did it with chilling precision and accuracy. The second one was a dead-on bullseye. Straight into the middle of the skyscraper.

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