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Junilu Lacar
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Overheard this on the elevator this morning. Is it true that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City this morning? Access to any of the news sites is blocked here at work and this is the only place I could think of to get the scoop.

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Nanhesru Ningyake
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Yep, two planes have crashed into the World Trade Center twin towers. The top part of both the towers are in flames - there's been a couple explosions. Reports say two United Airlines planes were perhaps hijacked for this operation. Looks like an act of terrorism.

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Nanhesru Ningyake
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Latest: There's been an explosion at the Pentagon; not confirmed if it's in the building, or in the courtyard. Massive smoke seen.
Nanhesru Ningyake
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Sad Breaking News:
THE ENTIRE SOUTH TOWER 110-STOREYS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED ONTO ITSELF!!! Just saw it live on TV.
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Just saw footage of the second crash. It's surreal. From what I could catch from the footage, the second plane (initial reports say it was either a Boeing 737 or 767 but this is still unconfirmed) crashed into one of the towers (the other one was already burning) near the middle. It looks like that tower has collapsed now.
This is terrible. It's beyond terrible.
John Bateman
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I don't want to seem like I'm preaching my religion to you all, but I pray to God for the families of the victims.
I also hope that this doesn't break out into a damn War.
- Two planes hit the World Trade Towers.
- Pentagon on fire form another plane.
- Washington Mall set on fire (Across from White House).
- Capitol Hill experiences an explosion..
FREAKING HELL!!
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John Coxey
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Heard all US domestic air travel has been cancelled.
Boss came in and told us we would not be travelling to any sites this weekend.
Pretty sad. A few people here (I am in New Jersey about 50 mi from NYC) have spouses working - and can't get ahold of them. I guess the cellular network for that area is down too.
Guess I'll be going to church this Sunday.
Johnny
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John Bateman
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Mother of....
<addendum>
- Car Bomb explodes outside the state department.
ABC News just reported (in a summary.. no real details)
Fourth plane CONFIRMED hijaked is being pursued through Airspace and is heading towards Washington.
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John Bateman
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Originally posted by John Coxey:
Heard all US domestic air travel has been cancelled.
Boss came in and told us we would not be travelling to any sites this weekend.
Pretty sad. A few people here (I am in New Jersey about 50 mi from NYC) have spouses working - and can't get ahold of them. I guess the cellular network for that area is down too.
Guess I'll be going to church this Sunday.
Johnny
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I pray everything is alright. They ARE saying that the cell networks are very overloaded so don't read too much into it.
Nanhesru Ningyake
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The remaining tower just COLLAPSED! Thousands of people could have been killed.
Also heard a car bomb went off outside the State Department.
John Bateman
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I can't beleive this.
I am not even living in the US (I'm Canadian) and I am so freaked out about this it's incredible I've never felt this way about ANY event I've lived through in my life.
They are claiming that a 4th plane is being pursued through airspace heading to Washington.. shit, they might have to shoot the damn thing down.


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Bartholemu Smith
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My sympathies go out to the families and people involved.. This is just plain old SICK...

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Jennifer Sohl
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I know they said one of the planes was an American Airlines leaving from Boston to LA, but where were the other planes coming from??
This IS terrible...........
soumya ravindranath
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i can't believe this !
May God give everyone the strength to withstand this horrible thing.
John Bateman
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"Threat Level Delta" declared in Washington.. all other Miltary in the country are at status Charlie.
Delta is suppossed to be the highest level of alert before Marshall Law..
Can anyone confirm this?
All the news services are unreachable on the net.. I'm listening to Canadian News Radio (playing ABC News feed) and using this board for my info.

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Paul Stevens
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The other was from Dulles bound for LA. Both were headed for LA so they were loaded with fuel.
Jennifer Sohl
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Just heard another plane crashed into Camp David
Carlisia Campos
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Heard where? I'm watching CNN, they haven't said anything about it.
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Jamie Robertson
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I'm stuck at work, but can't find a news site that isn't down. Does anyone know of a news site to get the latest information?
sanj singh
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try this link.they have got video report
www.hindustantimes.com
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sanj
Carlisia Campos
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No, they are all down. Try looking for sites in other English speaking countries.
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Jennifer Sohl
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Heard about Camp David on the radio. Although, they haven't said anything else about it.....
Jamie Robertson
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Originally posted by sanj singh:
try this link.they have got video report
www.hindustantimes.com
regards
sanj

where is the video on this site?
sanj singh
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Hi
You can't miss it.Its written in red just below the main news on the very first page.You should have Real Media Player installed
regards
sanj
sanj singh
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try clicking on this link
http://www.go4i.com/htvideo/sep/11/us.rm
regards
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Joel McNary
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I've been listening to news radio all day today (KYW 1060 in Philadelphia). Here's the latest as I've heard:
- Two planes in NY WTC
unknown casualties
Both towers are obliterated
American Airlines 11 from Boston to LA
A flight from Newark to somewhere (I don't remember)
- One plane or helicopter in or near the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
- One plane in Somerset County, State of Pennsylvania
116 dead
Flight from Newark to somewhere
- One plane was forced down by American F-16s near Camp David (the Presidential Retreat)
Unknown casualties
Also, United Air says that two of its planes are missing (one is believed to be the Somerset Co plane), and I believe that I heard that AirCanada said that two of *its* planes are also missing.
All airports in the US are closed. Incoming international flights are being diverted to Canada. All trains and bridges into NYC are shutdown. All Federal Buildings in the US are closed. All government officials are being evacuated from Washington.
Earlier reportes about a car bomb outside the State Department seem to have been in error; that explosion did not happen.


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Joel McNary
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Also, cnn.com seems to be up. usatoday.com is up (although not very much info). www.kyw1060.com also provides some news, although again there's not much there.
Joel McNary
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Also, I've heard that a Palestinian organization has claimed credit. Has anybody else heard this/can anybody confirm/deny this?
John Bateman
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Wow...
Now in Canada they are closing all airports. Or grounding flights, I can't get a straight answer.
They are allowing landing of aircraft, but no flights are to take off....
A lot of office buildings in our downtown area in Montreal only like 350-400 miles from NY. Are being closed down.
Jamie Robertson
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It is really scary that this is happening in the US but it is even scarier that atrocities like this happen on a regular basis in other countries. Living in Canada, all the previous events like genocide in Bosnia and African countries seemed so far away and were just news. But for some reason this feels different. I don't think it is because I live 30 minutes from the US border, but more that I've always perceived of the US as an unbreakable machine, watching over us. Well, anyways I hope that no one from the ranch has suffered any tragedies from todays events. My heart goes out to anyone that has.
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John Bateman
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Originally posted by Joel McNary:
Also, I've heard that a Palestinian organization has claimed credit. Has anybody else heard this/can anybody confirm/deny this?

I heard this also, but the FBI is skeptical as they clsim this organisation doesn't have the ability to organise something like this.
Madhav Lakkapragada
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I heard this too...
Also in this article, all the way down
read abt Palestenians joy of celebration....
http://www.channelcincinnati.com/sh/news/stories/nat-news-95625820010911-070921.html
just horrible....
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Palestenians Celebrate U.S. Attacks
NABLUS, West Bank Palestinians have taken to the streets to celebrate the attacks on the U.S.
In the West Bank town of Nablus, about 3,000 people have poured out of their homes and businesses, chanting "God is
Great" and distributing candy -- a traditional gesture of celebration.
The U.S. government is unpopular with many Palestinians, who accuse Washington of siding with Israel.
Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has emerged from meeting with his top advisers to say he's "shocked" by the
attacks in New York and Washington. Arafat says his government condemns the attacks and wishes to send condolences to
the American people and their leaders.



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Monika Balogh
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I am watching the news here in Britain. They said there is celebrations expected from Egypt to Saudi countrys. This does not nessarily has anything to do with the origin of the attack. There are a lot of middle-east contrys who would like to see harm done in the western countries. I don't think they realise these people are innocent victims just like their own families.
The other news is that there has been an anonymus phone call made by one of the palestine groups claiming they did it. But shortly after their spokesman declined the responsibilty for it.
I just cannot come to terms with the scale of this tragedy.
Monika Balogh
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Embassies and the stock exchange is evacuted here in the UK. Tony Blair was on the tv and said "terrorist evil has to end and we will to anything to accomplish that!" He sent his sympathy to all the people who were affected by this tragedy. I do too.
Bartholemu Smith
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Who in the world would dance and celebrate. These people are stupid. Its people like that who do not deserve to live on gods green earth.
Monika Balogh
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People who do not realise the impact of terrorist action that has taken place on civilians. It's sick.
John Bateman
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I would have to venture my own personal guess that this is a result of terrorist group that is wealthy and very organised. As to the logistics of pulling this off, it's one thing to do it, but to synchronize it all like they did.... that's a whole new level for terrorism.
Heavan help anyone if the US finds out this was backed by a country as a 'black op'. Personally; retaliation HAS to be even worse than the initial act. Up the ante and let God sort it all out.

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Cindy Glass
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Tony, Chill down.
This is a horrible thing that has happened. But dropping Neutron bombs on other innocent people is NOT the solution.
Identifying the group that is responsible for this and hunting the members down one by one is the solution.


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Angela Poynton
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Sure this is an utterly terrible and barbaric act. It really does make me feel utterly sick to the stomach. However, while I do believe those responsible should be made an example of I don't think neutron bombs are the answer. Why should the whole planet suffer because of the actions of a few utterly warped, sick people?


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Greg Harris
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Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
Every wannabe terrorist group will take credit. They could never do this.
The ones NOT claiming credit, did it.
Osama Bin Laden Must Die. Whether he did it or not. (We know better anyway.)
And Afghanistan will pay for harboring him.
We have neutron bombs (very efficient killing) and the motivation to use them now. Before, we only had the bombs.
Like Truman said, the life of one American is worth more that the lives of ALL of our enemies combined.
THEY HAVE AWOKEN A SLEEPING GIANT.

well said, tony! you know as well as i do (maybe better) that something like this will not just go away like the USS Cole did last year.
i also think we know who did it... (bin laden). if he was not directly responsible, he certainly had a hand in the action. who else has the power, money and infrastructure to carry out such an organized mission?


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