In 2001, on a sunny Tuesday morning in September, there were four terrorist attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center (WTC), The White House and the Pentagon. This is what we call 9/11, because it happened on the 11th of September.
The terrorist attacks were coordinated by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.
Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines) were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the planes were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed. This also caused a partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the nearby area.
A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, which led to a partial collapse of the building’s west side.
The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was initially flown toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers thwarted the hijackers.
The idea for the attacks came from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who first presented it to Osama bin Laden in 1996. At that time, bin Laden and al-Qaeda were in a period of transition, having just relocated back to Afghanistan from Sudan.
The four flights were crashed at 8:46 a.m., at 9:03 a.m., at 9:37 a.m. and
at 10:03 a.m. local time.
After the attack President George W. Bush gave a unifying speech on the rubble of the WTC promising to catch the perpetrators and defeat al-Qaeda. He initiated the war in Afghanistan and later in Iraq as a result. The leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin-Laden was eventually killed in Pakistan in 2011.
1) When there was a fire in the WTC you could see the devil’s face twice in the smoke:
Isn’t it so terrifying?
2) Did you know you could predict WTC crash?
If you fold the earlier $20 bill you could see on one side the towers burning:
On the other side you can make out the Pentagon burning
Also if you add 9+11 you will get 20.
After this spread as a conspiracy theory the 20 dollar bill was replaced and removed from circulation.
+1) In the US, the emergency number (Police, Fire, Ambulance) to call is 911.
Kristof Kocs Sources: wikipedia, twintowers.com, cnn.com