Like many others, Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 on Twitter yesterday to mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attack.
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Just your standard ‘thoughts and prayers’ Tweet right?
My thoughts are with those whose lives were shattered on 9/11/2001 – and in the wars and terror unleashed across the globe in its aftermath
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 11, 2016
Well unfortunately the second half of his Tweet rubbed a bunch of people up the wrong way, and they were sure to let him know it.
Apparently his reference to the ‘wars’ and ‘terror’ that followed 9/11 didn’t warrant a mention:
why couldn't you stop after 11 words?
— Colin Scott (@Legalbeagle1978) September 11, 2016
Is anyone surprised that Jeremy Corbyn is using 9/11 to advance his anti-Western ideology? https://t.co/Q9sMFBCK43
— Robbie Travers (@RobbieTravers) September 11, 2016
The real terror was unleashed on New York on that very day. Something you seem to have forgotten. Shameful.
— Jonny Will Chambers (@jonwillchambers) September 11, 2016
Wow. Corbyn can't even do a 9/11 commemoration tweet without taking a subtle jab at Iraq and Afghan Wars. https://t.co/TJ2kgJu9AQ
— Giovanni Boccuckio (@DIorioNathaniel) September 11, 2016
I don’t see anything wrong with Corbyn shouting out the victims of the 9/11 aftermath, even if it can be construed as a bit of an anti-western diss. After all more innocent people died AFTER 9/11 than on it but still essentially as a result of 9/11. Just a horrible day on so many levels with so many far-reaching consequences around the world, which we’ll probably be dealing with forever.
Either way, he might want to take notes from Lindsay Lohan next time (not).