am 11.09.2001 20:32 Uhr schrieb Nancy Gish - Women's Studies unter [log in to unmask]: > Dear Gunnar, > > For those not in the US, we have been told phones will almost > never get through anywhere in the northeast. We can all only > hope Tom is safe and his phone cannot work. But you will be > very unlikely to reach anyone by phone, and cell phones are not > working in NY. Streets are gridlocked, and bridges are closed. > Reporters have to go in by bicycle apparently. > > It is difficult to find any speech. I have been traumatized since I > woke to the news flash on my radio. > > Thanks to you and Raphael. It is strangely comforting just to > have it on the screen. > > Nancy > > > > On 11 Sep 2001, at 20:04, Gunnar Jauch <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > > am 11.09.2001 19:31 Uhr schrieb INGELBIEN RAPHAEL unter > [log in to unmask]: > > > I just want to express sympathy to the various New Yorkers, > and indeed all Americans on our list on this terrible day. > > RaphaŽl Ingelbien > [log in to unmask] > > > > So do I. > > Cannot get through to Tom over the phone. > > When I watched the collapsing tower I remembered the day I had > dinner in its Sky Lobby. > > What a horror! > > > > Gunnar > > > > Tom, let's here from you-- hope you're ok! (Guess I'm getting paranoied.) Gunnar B.t.w.: Thanks for your kind words, dear Nancy. Just to let you know that the general feelings of people over here are of a tremedous surge of SOLIDARITY towards America, to the defence of civilisation, to the concept of democracy. I have been watching the atrocious events live, on a tiny toy computer screen a guy in our office has on his desk (he had his PC connected to the development of the stock market, and, to my disgust, its collapse seemed to be his major concern). The scenes seemed to be strangely unreal, like clippings out of some horror flick. I vividly remember the day JFK was shot on Dallas' Grassy Knoll. This will be another sad and historic day to remember. "Ash on an old man's sleeve Is all the ash the burnt roses leave." May the villains responsible be brought to court and be locked up forever. Ultimately, I am convinced, something good for mankind will emerge from the ashes: From now on, there will be no more room for terrorism on earth. Period. And the president of the leading world nation will hopefully never again take a four weeks vacation while Isrealis and Palestinians are butchering each other. And from now on, involvement into foreign affairs will be mandatory for the U.S. Forgive my rambling -- just like Steve, I'm feeling shell shocked.