Did the 9/11 attacks and what happened after, affect the NJO or people's perception of it? Could it be said, that when the whole radical Islamist terrorists came into the spotlight of news, this in some way affected the NJO. After all, parallels could be made. The New Republic was caught of guard by a suprise attack from a new foe, after years of peace. Just like how America had been in peace for several years, and suddenly attacked by a new foe which began a war (Afghanistan conflict), a foe that was quite different from their previous enemies, using tactics that were not common. The Vong and Radical Islamist terrorists share similarities, both do not mind killing civilians to gain their goals, and will sacrifice civilians in the name of their God(s). Both see people that are not apart of their group/religion as lesser creatures. Both twisted religion to suit their evil purposes. Maybe this similarity between the real world and NJO is what turned some people off from it (then again this could be false, after all, the NJO began in 99, and i do know some star wars fans were already turned off by Vector Prime). After all i do know some like to read star wars book for escapism, and may not like it when it seems the real world is entering the GFFA. I have heard that Star by Star could be compared to the 9/11 attacks, the book was released around a little more then a month after them, and even had the fall of coruscant, which i heard (since i have not read this book myself) reminded people of 9/11. What do you think?