Friday, October 24, 2003

Death of Concorde – Victory for the Bad Guys

Today is the day Concorde made trans-Atlantic flight for the very last time. All commentators contribute initial failure of Concorde to oil crisis, environmentalist pressure and claim that the final blow was struck by Osama bin Laden on September 11th 2001.

Needless to say, apart from environmentalists and leftists who hated class distinctions in world's air travel symbolised by Concorde, the only people who would rejoice today are Islamic fundamentalists. One of West's greatest technological achievements – ability to fly over Atlantic in three and half hours – is not going to be part of everyday life. Just like the emptiness in New York's skyline, this sad fact is going to be constant reminder of Osama bin Laden's greatest achievement.

Death of Concorde occurred in the same year with with Columbia disaster. Some may claim that the mankind is being banished from sky. Needless to say, General Boykin wouldn't be the only one who would see some form of divine intervention in current events.


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