This month the world marks the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In this memoir, Political Science associate professor Charles Burton recounts his experience in those chaotic days.—On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was driven plenty early to Logan Airport in Boston to catch a U.S. Airways flight back to Toronto. My first lecture of the new Brock University term was scheduled for 7 p.m. that evening.Charles BurtonI never made that class, or any of the others that week.The airport was bustling that September morning, the “secure” area crowded with well-wishers as I pushed my way to gate. Sept. 11, 2001 was the last day anyone would simply walk through to the boarding gate at an American airport with no boarding pass or ID check. Family and friends waved goodbye as passengers walked down the ramp onto the airplane. It was all very cheerful.My airplane taxied out to the runway and we were all set to go, but then we stopped dead and the plane sat on the tarmac for a good long time. Eventually we circled back to the gate and, after sitting in the plane by the gate for a while, we were told the flight was cancelled due to “flight control issues.” We were to return to the ticket counter and process another boarding card for a flight at 2:20 p.m.Standing in line at the ticket counter, I could see TV screens in a bar near the departure lounge. Just as I reached the ticket agent, I saw video of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center in a ball of fire.“My God, did you see that?!” I said. “Thousands of people must work in that building!”The agent simply said, “I wouldn’t know. I am just working here, Sir.”At the time I thought it must have been some sort of horrendous accident, perhaps connected to the “flight control issues.”Not long after, I settled in with my book to wait four hours until I would board a second time. An announcement was made that my flight was further delayed until 6:10 p.m., and we should line up for new boarding passes yet again.I realized I would not be making the 7 p.m. class. I tried to phone Brock to ask my department admin assistant to have a “class cancelled” note put on the door of the lecture hall, but the mobile phone network was overloaded and I could not call out.While we were lined up again for a third boarding pass, it was announced that the airport was being evacuated immediately, and we were directed to luggage carousels where we could recover checked-in bags. I had quite a lot of luggage. There was no possibility of a taxi. Cell phones were still not working. So I humped my bags to the subway and returned to Cambridge.By this time I realized that something momentous had happened. I heaved my bags across Harvard Yard. The day was sunny and cool. Students full of anticipation for the new term were clearly unaware that anything was amiss as they played Frisbee and chattered to one another. I was wondering if, at that very moment, famous sites all over the USA were being destroyed by hijacked airplanes and bombs being set off.I returned to the large house on Francis Avenue where I had been lodging. Nobody was home but the front door was unlocked. I sat down on the sofa to catch my breath, turned on the TV and saw footage of the first tower collapsing, and then the second tower collapsing, and then news of the other two planes.I called Brock from the landline in the house to cancel the class. Not long after, Don Newman of CBC Newsworld interviewed me live by telephone. After learning that two of the planes had originated at Logan Airport, I began having flashbacks of my morning there. Which of the people that I had seen rushing to their flights had died in the planes that had been crashed? Had the hijackers themselves brushed by me as I drank my Starbucks after checking in? The airport had seemed so bustling and normal, I had felt so relaxed and blissfully unaware of anything amiss.Over and over, my memory kept playing the faces of the people I had been with.I tried calling the Red Cross to find out about donating blood but could not get through. I walked out to a blood donor clinic. I saw lines at gas stations and people in shops buying up water and food to hoard, but it was not really a situation of general panic. The Red Cross had more blood than they could manage so I was turned away and walked home.The next day it seemed that anybody who owned an American flag had it displayed. Red, white and blue everywhere. I called US Airways to try and re-book my flight home, but the border was closed and, anyway, no flights were going out anywhere from Boston. It was a beautiful bright cool fall day in Cambridge. I settled into a chair in the back garden and read a manuscript on Chinese student movements that I had been asked to review for publication.The next few days were strangely contented ones. I unexpectedly had no program, and spent most of my time sitting outside reading in the sunny coolness of the Massachusetts fall. (I determined to my regret that I would have to recommend that the manuscript be rejected by the publisher.)Eventually I realized that Logan Airport might be closed for some time. I asked my host to drive me to the bus station the next day.I arrived at the Greyhound Terminal a couple of hours before the bus to Buffalo was to depart, and joined a long and unruly lineup. The place was a state of relative bedlam. By the time the bus arrived only about half of us were able to board. People were angry and upset, and there were even minor scuffles over people cutting into line. The bus schedule was in disarray.We lurched off while I was still making my way to an empty seat, the bus barreling along with as little delay as possible at intervening stops. Passengers were not allowed to get out for a smoke or a snack. We were told sternly that anyone who disembarked would not be let on again.As a veteran of long-distance bus travel, I had an ample supply of sandwiches and a thermos of sweet milky coffee in my rucksack. But most of my fellow passengers were evidently first-time Greyhound riders. I got the impression a number of them were expecting a steward with wheeled cart to come down the aisle handing out bags of nuts and taking drink orders.As the trip went on, passengers got more and more grumpy. After some seven hours of continuous travel with no food, a minor insurrection occurred and the bus driver, protesting vociferously and resentfully over the unscheduled stop, was made to turn into a McDonald’s near Rochester, N.Y. The sweaty and chubby passengers piled out to buy a hamburger. I stayed on the bus, afraid the nonplussed driver might suddenly take off for Buffalo without them. But he didn’t.That night I managed to buy a ticket for a bus to Toronto that made a stop in St. Catharines. It left 90 minutes ahead of schedule, which suited me fine. U.S. Customs, in bullet-proof vests and carrying automatic rifles, came on to the bus before we crossed the Peace Bridge and started to very roughly interrogate a Middle Eastern woman sitting in the back row. I considered asking them to let her be, but was too spooked to speak up and just sat still, eyes forward.At the border, the Canadian immigration people looked panicked and exhausted. The confused and fragmentary questioning of me went on for about 10 long minutes. I was asked three times if I had anything to declare; three times I told them I had some children’s toys, and that was about it.The final leg of the trip up the QEW, in the dark late night, was peaceful and quiet.I felt I had been away for a long time. I felt happy to be finally home again.
Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives to meet Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos after the results of the referendum at the Presidential Palace in Athens, early Monday, July 6, 2015. Voters in Greece resoundingly rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) ATHENS, Greece – Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece’s decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country’s other creditors would appreciate his not attending the ministers’ meetings.Varoufakis said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had judged that his resignation “might help achieve a deal” and that he was leaving the finance ministry for that reason.“I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride,” Varoufakis said in his announcement.Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject creditors’ proposal of more austerity measures in return for rescue loans, in the country’s first referendum in 41 years Sunday.The referendum “will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage,” Varoufakis said.With his brash style and fondness for frequent media appearances at the start of his tenure at the ministry when the new government was formed in January, Varoufakis had visibly annoyed many of the eurozone’s finance ministers during Greece’s debt negotiations.There was no immediate announcement of his replacement.Tsipras was elected on promises to repeal the austerity demanded in return for a bailout from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund, and negotiations broke down late last month after dragging on unsuccessfully for five months.With his hight-stakes gamble to call a referendum on creditor proposals with just a week’s notice, Tsipras aimed to show creditors that Greeks, whose economy has been shattered and who face spiralling unemployment and poverty, have had enough and that the austerity prescribed isn’t working.But everything will hinge on the reaction by his European partners. A eurozone summit was hastily called for Tuesday afternoon to discuss the situation.Greeks awoke Monday to the stark reality of the country’s accelerating crisis – shuttered banks and ATMs with little cash.The referendum results — 61 per cent voted “no” and 39 per cent “yes” — left the bankrupt country’s future in the European Union and its euro currency uncertain.The margin of victory for “no” was far wider than expected. But as celebrations died down early Monday, Greece entered a second week of severe restrictions on financial transactions and faced even limited amounts of cash drying out, with no prospect of an immediate infusion. Greece imposed the restrictions to stem a bank run after the vote was called and its bailout program expired.Besieged by a prolonged recession, high unemployment and banks dangerously low on capital, Greece defaulted on an IMF loan repayment last week, becoming the first developed nation to do so. Now some analysts wonder if Greece is so starved of cash that it could be forced to start issuing its own currency and become the first country to leave the 19-member eurozone, established in 1999.Asian markets mostly fell Monday, as economists said the markets were not expecting such a decisive “no” vote.The European Central Bank’s governing council was not expected to provide more liquidity assistance to Greek banks Monday. The assistance, now at about 90 billion euros, has been maintained but not increased in past days, leaving the country’s financial system in a stranglehold. Without an increase, Greeks might not be able to withdraw even the meagre 60 euros ($67) allocated per day.That will make it difficult for Tsipras to keep his pledge, expressed on TV and on his Twitter account, that Greece’s “immediate priority is to restore our banking system’s functioning & economic stability” or for banks to re-open Tuesday, as scheduled.Negotiations on a financial rescue package broke off with Greece’s creditors after Tsipras called for the referendum. It is unclear when they could restart, but the government has said it believes a deal with creditors could be reached within 48 hours of the vote.Leaders of six of the seven parties represented in Parliament were meeting Monday morning in the presidential palace. Tsipras requested the meeting to share his negotiating strategy and call for support.The main opposition party, New Democracy, was sending an interim chief, after its leader – former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras — resigned Sunday as “no” votes poured in.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande spoke to each other Sunday night and agreed “that the vote of the Greek people must be respected,” Merkel’s office said.Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Eurogroup head, said Sunday’s referendum result was “very regrettable for the future of Greece.”The Dutch finance minister had been a steadfast opponent of Greece as it sought better conditions during five months of bailout negotiations. “For recovery of the Greek economy, difficult measures and reforms are inevitable,” he said. “We will now wait for the initiatives of the Greek authorities.”Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice chancellor and economic minister, told a German newspaper the Greek government was leading its people “onto a path of bitter austerity and hopelessness.”Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt was somewhat softer in his approach, saying a “no” result “complicates matters,” but that the door remained open to resume talks immediately.“What we certainly don’t want to do is to take decisions that will threaten the monetary union,” he told Belgium’s VRT. “Within that framework we can start talks again with the Greek government, literally, within hours.”Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said in a statement that Canada continues to monitor the situation closely.“I am confident in the capacity and commitment of the European authorities to maintain the stability of the Eurozone as a whole,” Oliver said.“We encourage the Greek government and its European partners to re-engage as quickly as possible to find a constructive resolution to this crisis.”___Derek Gatopoulos, Costas Kantouris and Menelaos Hadjicostis in Athens, Raf Casert in Brussels, Frank Jordans in Berlin and Carlo Piovano in London contributed to this report. by Elena Becatoros And Demetris Nellas, The Associated Press Posted Jul 4, 2015 11:16 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 1:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Greek finance minister resigns after decisive referendum against bailout
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