In what may be a series of orchestrated terrorist attacks, New York and Washington are rocked by attacks. Two airplanes crashed into New York's World Trade Center and another plane has allegedly hit the Pentagon
One of the towers of the World Trade Center collapses
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2001
The World Trade Center lies in ruins New York City and Washington, D.C. were rocked Tuesday morning by a series of explosions, forcing building evacuations, effectively shutting down both cities and suspending domestic flights at all the nationís airports. Terrorism is considered a possible cause.
In a tragic and spectacular explosion that engulfed lower Manhattan in thick smoke and gray powder debris, two airplanes crashed the World Trade Center in New York City at around 9 a.m. EST. The planes were both American Airlines commercial jets bound for the West Coast, one coming out of Boston and one out of Washington, D.C. The planes were reportedly hijacked and flown off-course to New York. Television networks showed extraordinary images of smoke billowing from the twin towers as well as footage of a second plane flying directly into the center of one of the buildings. At 10 a.m. EST, the southern tower of the World Trade Center was enveloped in smoke after a second, gigantic explosion. Reports indicate a part of that tower collapsed and was destroyed. About twenty minutes later, the northern tower imploded.
(watch these EARLY news reports for accidental truth leaking through, before the coverups begin)
In Washington, a plane has apparently crashed into the Pentagon office building, which has been evacuated. Part of the building reportedly collapsed at 11 a.m. EST. A fire was also reported on the Mall; the White House, Capitol and other government buildings have also been evacuated. At 10:30 a.m. EST, the Associated Press reported a car bomb had exploded at the State Department.
Across the country, more evacuations were reported, including at Chicagoís Sears Tower. At approximately 10:00 a.m. EST, United flight 93, en route from Newark to San Francisco crashed near Pittsburgh. The airplane, a Boeing 757, may have been hijacked. At noon, United 175, another 757 en route from Boston to Los Angeles, also reportedly crashed in an undisclosed location.
According to wire services, the FBI is investigating reports of terrorist activities. Just last week, the State Department issued warnings to American citizens at home and abroad about potential terrorist attacks.
Before boarding Air Force One in Sarasota, Florida, President Bush said, "Today we had a national tragedy." Two airplanes, President Bush said, crashed into the World Trade Center "in an apparent terrorist attack on our country." Air Force One was initially reported to be en route to Washington, but at 12:30 p.m. EST, wire services indicated the President had landed at an airforce base in Louisiana. Secretary of State Colin Powell, in Peru on a state visit, cut his trip short, apparently to return to Washington.
Before departing Florida, President Bush authorized the full resources of the federal government to help New York and Washington to investigate those who may have perpetrated what may have been a series of terrorist acts. At noon, the federal government sealed the U.S.-Mexico border.
Notice: TGS HiddenMysteries and/or the donor of this material may or may not agree with all the data or conclusions of this data. It is presented here 'as is' for your benefit and research. Material for these pages are sent from around the world. If by chance there is a copyrighted article posted which the author does not want read, email the webmaster and it will be removed. If proper credit for authorship is not noted please email the webmaster for corrections to be posted.
FAIR USE NOTICE. This site may at times contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc.. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
United States Code: Title 17, Section 107 http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/unframed/17/107.html Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include - (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.