America’s new war

Three planes commandeered by unknown, knife wielding hijackers slammed into the Pentagon and New York’s landmark World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.The twin disaster at the World Trade Center happened shortly before 9am (1300GMT) and then right around 9am.Heavy black smoke billowed into the sky above the gaping holes in the side of the twin towers, one of New York city??s most famous landmarks, and one of the city??s busiest work areas. Rescue teams in New York City and at the pentagon continue to look for survivors.Meanwhile, investigators search for those responsible. Hundreds of firefighters and police are missing and feared dead after trying to rescue others.
President Bush, speaking after a day that saw America reel under its worst attack since the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, vowed to stand firm against terrorism and bring the perpetrators to justice. The twin 110 story World Trade Center towers, which drew as many as 40,000 people per day, lay toppled and in ruins. The Pentagon, the nerve center of the nation’s military, was severely damaged with flames still burning late into Tuesday night.The News quoted sources as saying at least 800 died when the passenger jet slammed into the building.Bush, in thefirst official confirmation of what could be a staggering death toll, urged vigilance as U.S. forces worldwide went on highest alert.
Within 48 hours some 4,000 special agents and 3,000 support personnel were assigned
to the case, with about 400 FBI laboratory specialists deployed to examine the forensic
evidence. Almost immediately the finger of suspicion was pointed at exiled Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden.He has been implicated in a series of attacks on and plots against U.S. targets, and also has a well-known grudge against the United States and its people.On top of that there is the compelling evidence that men connected with him have targeted the World…

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