The death of 3000 Americans, while tragic, is absolutely nothing in comparison to the death of thousands more in civil wars, famine, drought etc across Africa and other 3rd world places. The fact that in Australia we have had so much 9/11 stuff, even 10 years on is pathetic. Yes it was tragic, yes people lost their lives, move the fuck on. How many Iraqis have been killed since you guys invaded? How many people died in the tsunamis in Thailand? Does the average American know how many lost their lives in the 2011 Japan tsunami? 15,780 deaths, 5,929 injured and 4,122 people missing. 2004 tsunami in Indonesia killed 230,000 people.
No one is remembering those losses aside from the families and friends of those taken. The fact that this was a deliberate attack makes this different but no matter how you look at it, an eye for an eye? revenge? remembering the dead? the fact is that the attention this day receives should be solely on the victims and its not. Which is the saddest thing.
I recall some Americans even saying that Japan deserved it because of Pearl Harbor and then go and ask for our sympathy to what happen to them 10 years ago.