September 11 Timeline

By: Carl Azuz Email
By: Carl Azuz Email

It all started at 8:45 on a clear Tuesday morning. A passenger plane had flown into the World Trade Center's North Tower. Then, a second plane flew into the other tower.

Airports, bridges, tunnels in New York and New Jersey shut down.

Within 30 minutes, President George W. Bush said we were under an "apparent terrorist attack," and minutes after that, every airport in the country was closed.

At 9:43 AM, a third passenger jet crashed into the Pentagon. Dark smoke rolled up from the side of the building. All eyes, and many cameras, were on that and the two burning towers in New York.

At 10:05, one of those towers gave way where it was smoking, the top part crushing down on the rest of it and sending up debris in boiling gray clouds.

Five minutes later, part of the Pentagon collapsed, and a fourth hijacked jet crashed in a rural part of Pennsylvania.

The White House, the United Nations, the state and justice departments, the world bank -- all evacuated. America-bound Atlantic flights were rerouted to Canada.

At 10:28 the second trade center tower came down.

Except for emergency response teams, the country virtually stopped what it was doing and gathered around television screens. The president appeared just after 1 PM and asked Americans to pray.

The destruction was more or less done around 10:30 AM. It was less than two hours from the first crash, but the change it inflicted was immeasurable. More americans were killed on September 11th, 2001 than on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

When President Bush addressed the nation that night at 8:30, his tone was one of sympathy, resolve and warning to anyone who'd planned or supported the attacks.

In the difficult days that followed, it was learned that the al-Qaeda terrorist group, led by Osama bin Laden, was responsible.

America's attention and anger turned to Afghanistan, whose Taliban leaders were giving al-Qaeda a safe place to live and operate.

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  • by Tiffany on Sep 9, 2011 at 09:45 AM
    Ken...Seriously?!?! Get a life...and it's YOU who needs to give the victims honor and stop spreading the bologna!!
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      by Ken on Sep 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM in reply to Tiffany
      Tiffany, your ignorance of events does not mean they did not happen. Anyone can do research and then make informed opinions. Why don't you give it a try?
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        by Who on Sep 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM in reply to Ken
        Ken, is your "research" source anywhere near the same sites that claim global warming is a conspiracy and evolution is "just a theory"? I thought so.
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          by Ken on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM in reply to Who
          Hey Who why don't you just google it yourself. You might learn something. The "majic passports" were presented as evidence in Massoui's trial. There are many sources of the bbc video for you to look at. Where is your research? Do you know anything about building 7? Do you have any curiosity or do you just accept what is spoon fed to you by the controlled media? Do you have any critical thinking?
  • by M Location: Tallahassee on Sep 9, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    Remember 9/11 My Aunt was there, unfortunately she did not make it. Thank you to all the troops, FF, PD, and all rescue personnel that help out. Let's Pray and Please remember and thank those people in Uniform... most of the times we take them for granite.
  • by Ken Location: Tallahassee on Sep 9, 2011 at 05:07 AM
    "In the difficult days that followed, it was learned that the al-Qaeda terrorist group, led by Osama bin Laden, was responsible." The media was reporting immediatly that alciada was responsible. And we know this for a fact because the terrorists passport that was in his pocket survived the crash and fires and was found by the fbi in the debris around manhattan that very same day! In fact the media was so in tune with what was happening that the BBC announced later that day that building 7 had collapsed. Buildling 7 could be seen standing in the background of the live footage. The meadia was so in tune they were able to predict building 7's implosion er collapse. How many more years are the sheeple going to accept such lies. Honor the victims of 9/11 by searching for the truth of what happened that day. The victims deserve for the truth to be told.
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      by Steve Not in Marietta on Sep 9, 2011 at 09:11 AM in reply to Ken
      You ken have too much time on your hands! Thanx.
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