Shock and Awe Fireworks May Have A Deeper Meaning

That's bang out of order

A FIREWORKS firm has provoked outrage by using a picture of the Twin Towers exploding on a box of rockets.

The packaging shows the World Trade Center towers in New York ablaze with missiles flying at them.

The rockets, are called Shock And Awe - after the 2003 Coalition campaign in Iraq - and the Towers sit over the words "200 shot barrage".

The towers were destroyed by al-Qaeda fanatics in hijacked passenger jets on September 11, 2001, leaving 2,800 dead.

I've heard it said a few times by those that believe 9/11 was perpetrated by our own government that 9/11, not Iraq, was the first major example of 'shock and awe', an attack in which the psychological impact outweighs the devastation of the attack itself.

I came across this article this morning and couldn't help but think that whoever came up with this fireworks box design was trying to make a larger statement, rather than just trying to 'cause offence'.

The attacks of 9/11 were the largest example of shock and awe we have seen. The psychological impact of 9/11 has been used to change the values of Americans to do things they otherwise would never have imagined. Perhaps the creator of this graphic was able to see through the 'off-topic' discussions to see the truth that 9/11 was a shock and awe attack on the American people themselves.

The irony of course is that should this box have left out the WTC towers it would have sold like hot-cakes, capitalizing on the depravity of those that would mock the destruction of men, women, and children in a country that had never attacked ours.

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wow, a deleted spam comment?

wow, a deleted spam comment? I can't help but wonder what it said -

anyway, these fireworx reminded me of a little novelty toy twin towers and plane that circled around it that someone tried to sell right after 911 - remember that? everyone including me was outraged - ha. -
I'm ashamed to admit that I wish that I had one of those now, just so I could provoke controversy -

I love the way the 'outrage'

I love the way the 'outrage' is directed solely at the image of the towers. Cos, a reference to the mass slaughter of Iraqis is A-OK!

Fucking Sun, possibly the shitest mainstream newspaper in existence in the entire world.