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World Trade Towers and Pentagon Attacked

CmdrTaco posted more than 13 years ago | from the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up dept.

United States 1215

The World Trade Towers in new york were crashed into by 2 planes, one on each tower, 18 minutes apart. Nobody really knows who did it, but the planes were big ones. Normally I wouldn't consider posting this on Slashdot, but I'm making an exception this time because I can't get news through any of the conventional websites, and I assume I'm not alone. Update We're having server problems. Sorry. Updated info, both towers havecollapsed, pentagon hit by 3rd plane. Part of it has collapsed.

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whoot! (-1, Troll)

Hikanthus (107511) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277115)

First!

Actually, it's.... (-1)

asbestos_diaper (456125) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277121)

w00t!

IT was the niggers & Jews fault (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277187)

so suck it

It was the muslims, death to the vermin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277233)

Fuck y'all biatches

First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277117)

Such an important event like this deserves a FIRST POST!

Re:First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277136)

DAMN! I would have had it, but Slashdot programmers obviously can't TYPE. (I typed that last sentence and hit submit in less than 16 seconds. It would take a Slashdot editor about a minute, it seems.)

Fucking morons. THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN FUCKED OVER BY THE STUPID 20 SECOND POSTING LIMIT.

i only hope (0, Flamebait)

EnderWiggnz (39214) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277120)

there isnt a .bomb. on any of them.

a big, nasty, end the world bomb.

this is so bad..

Re:i only hope (2, Informative)

og_sh0x (520297) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277162)

It looks like a kamikaze terrorist attack to me. I was watching it on TV, and two planes hit, one on each tower, about 18 minutes apart, in crystal clear visbility. This was not an accident.

Re:i only hope (1)

haizi_23 (32026) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277163)

i can see it from my office actually. it's so horrific -- people in the financial district go to work pretty early, so those buildings were full of people. as for bombs, with 2 planes crashing into the towers, i'd be very surprised if whoever orchestrated it didn't include some explosives in their plan.

Diehard II... (1)

Glove d'OJ (227281) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277173)

I wonder if someone re-wired an ALS tower... or at the very least, this shows us the power that Aircraft Controllers have over our lives when we are airborne.

Yikes. Most scary.

Re:i only hope (0)

ThePixel (47166) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277199)

I'm not bingo.

Re:i only hope (1)

tradez (413137) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277207)

This is so unbelievable, what does this say about our country's so-called "Iron Clad" defense that two planes could fly, into extremely "Protected" Air space and do something so amazing. I cannot even begin to fathom the headcount and the ability of more people to do the same.

Having trouble here... (3, Interesting)

Uttles (324447) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277124)

Yahoo has an article [yahoo.com] but right now it's only about 1 sentence long and just says that a plane hit the world trade center. I'm sure they'll post some good links though. I can't get to any of the other sites, all too busy.

all sites down (0)

ankit (70020) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277126)

phew... talk about high availability and uninterruptable internet. When you need it, the website just wont work!!
thanks to /. there is still some hope :-)

some news (1)

SonCorn (301537) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277129)

Not much info, but more than I can get off of anywhere else. goto:

St. Louis Today [stltoday.com]

cnn report (5, Informative)

schmack (32384) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277131)

apologies to cnn for ripping this off their site:

NEW YORK (CNN) -- What appeared to be two passenger planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan on Tuesday, leaving both towers in flames.

About 18 minutes after the first plane hit the northern tower, a second plane slammed into the southern tower, erupting into a huge fireball. The harrowing images were caught in live video.

Live pictures showed a gaping hole on the side of the northern building, several stories down from the top. Black smoke was billowing from at least two sides.

The second crash hit the second tower several stories lower than the first in a huge burst of flame.

Sean Murtagh, a CNN vice president, was in an office near the World Trade Center towers at the time of the first crash. He witnessed the crash.

"It was a jet, looked like a two-engine jet," Murtagh said. "It looked like maybe a 737."

Murtagh said he saw the plane "teetering back and forth, wingtip to wingtip" before the plane smashed into the side of the building.

Jeanne Yurman witnessed the explosion that followed the crash.

"At first it was like leaflets," she said, describing the debris that fell to the ground. "There was tons of debris and it continues to fall out."

Yurman said she did not see the plane.

Re:cnn report (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277149)

Websites of BBC and CNN are both down, odd.

BBC is up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277223)

I just read an article on news.bbc.co.uk -- they're up, just extremely slow.

Deep Thoughts (-1, Offtopic)

Spootnik (518145) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277132)

If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins the most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong, though. It's Hambone.

Diversion (1)

theedge420 (178254) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277133)

Osama Bin Laden just wrote his epitaph.

Re:Diversion (2)

einTier (33752) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277175)

That's my first idea. He seems the most likely suspect.


IF he did, he can rest assured that Afghanistan is going to become real hot, real quick. I would not want to be Osama if he is indeed responsible.

Re:Diversion (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277217)


Hmm, just like the Federal bldg in Oklahoma City, huh?

U.S. Invades Afghanistan (0, Flamebait)

alienmole (15522) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277229)

...yeah, that has a good ring to it!

ABC's down too (2, Informative)

evenprime (324363) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277137)

I can't get to www.abcnews.com, either

Hijacked (2, Informative)

J.C.B. (141141) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277138)

MSNBC has been saying that the FBI thinks one or both of the planes were hijacked.

Re:Hijacked (1)

J.C.B. (141141) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277182)

Sorry for the second post, but one of the hijackings was right before the attack.

News so far (5, Informative)

Mondrames (242558) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277139)

Ok this is what I know:
8:55 one Plane or missile hits tower
9:05 secone 727 Passanger plane hits tower

Eye witnessess are pretty sure the first one was a plane, but some believe they saw a missile.

2nd crash caught on tape because news crews came to cover 1st crash.

Not sure if it is navigational error or deliberate attacks.

All I know, and could be erronous - everything is the first hour into an event like this

Re:News so far (3, Insightful)

Zachary Kessin (1372) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277210)

No way its a Navigation Error. Its a bright sunny day. Any flight crew that could pass a Class 1 medical could see the building. And While I don't have a chart here I don't think that the WTC is near any of the routes in or out of any of the major NY/NJ Airports. (JFK,LGA,EWK,TEB etc)

Re:News so far (3, Insightful)

jhoffoss (73895) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277214)

Not sure if it is navigational error or deliberate attacks.

------

Are you BRAIN-DEAD?

photo (4, Informative)

Staciebeth (40574) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277140)

the washington post [washingtonpost.com] has a photo

Washingtonpost.com is up (1)

ecarlson (325598) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277142)

Washingtonpost.com is still up

text of AP story @ WP (1)

evenprime (324363) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277209)

Associated Press
Tuesday, September 11, 2001; 9:08 AM

NEW YORK - An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers Tuesday morning, and black smoke poured out of two gaping holes, witnesses said. Shortly afterward a second explosion rocked the other tower.

There was no immediate word on injuries or fatalities in the disaster, which happened shortly before 9 a.m.

The plane was coming in low and ... it looked like it hit at a slight angle," said Sean Murtagh, a CNN vice president, the network reported.

Large holes were visible in two sides of the 110-story building, one of landmark twin towers.

There was no immediate word on injuries or fatalities in the twin disasters, which happened shortly before 9 a.m. and then right around 9 a.m.

The towers were struck by bombers in February 1993.

"The plane was coming in low and ... it looked like it hit at a slight angle," said Sean Murtagh, a CNN vice president, the network reported.

Large holes were visible in sides of the 110-story buildings, landmark twin towers.

The tops of the twin towers were obscured by the smoke.

Thousands of pieces of what appeared to be office paper came drifting over Brooklyn, about three miles from the tower, one witness said.

The center bombingon Feb. 26, 1993, killing six people and injured more than 1,000 others.

In 1945, an Army Air Corps B-25, a twin-engine bomber, crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building in dense fog.

scary (1)

tmbg (83514) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277143)

there's a 7-floor hole in each tower.

people are jumping out of the holes to avoid burning to death.

alternative link (5, Interesting)

DkY (444692) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277144)

http://www.sky.com/skynews/storytemplate/storytopp ic/0,,30000-1029102,00.html

This is the stopry on sky news

This has GOT to be terrorism... (1)

EvilNight (11001) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277145)

Seriously... how in HELL can an aircraft enter a no-fly zone on a crystal clear morning and strike a building, and then a SECOND one somehow does the same thing 18 minutes later, not seeing the billowing black cloud from the first one? Man this is gonna start a shitstorm... what a miserable morning...

Re:This has GOT to be terrorism... (1)

zombieking (177383) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277192)

Totally agree. On all counts. This is going to start a shitstorm.

Re:This has GOT to be terrorism... (1)

_14k4 (5085) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277218)

Now can they NOT enter the no fly zone. If its hijacked, do you think they'll care enough to listen to the FAA on the radio? :) There's no way to enforce that.

WEBCAMS? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277146)

There should be plenty of weather/web cams that caught the footage. Links?

Unconfirmed report... (3, Interesting)

DragonPup (302885) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277147)

An unconfirmed report from a anonymous American Airlines employee said a AA plane was involved, possibly hijacked. Why do terrorists seem to go after the World Trade Center, anyways?

-Henry

Re:Unconfirmed report... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277212)

...because it's a big target and because it is a symbol of america.

I think it is safe to say that at least two aircraft have been hijacked and if any more have been then they are on their way to NY now.

Makes me pretty mad.

Wrong place to post (0, Troll)

kyhwana (18093) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277148)

WTF? This is supposed to be news for nerds, or whatever. Not CNN. If you want to hear this, turn on a TV or something, geez

If this isn't at the top of your news agenda (1)

Sagarian (519668) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277191)

Then you must have no soul. The number of people killed and the severity of the incident make this much more than "News for Nerds."

They make it "Stuff that matters."

Re:Wrong place to post (1)

RackinFrackin (152232) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277200)

This is very relavent. TV coverage could be compromised in NYC now, since many of the TV Station antennas are on the WTC.

Re:Wrong place to post (1)

mark_lybarger (199098) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277220)

go away.

Re:Wrong place to post (4, Interesting)

mgkimsal2 (200677) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277231)

Realize that not everyone has access to a TV right now, and EVERY MAJOR NEWS WEBSITE IS UNREACHABLE for this story at the moment. OK - it's not NERDY NEWS, but news for nerds all the same. SOME people have SOME interest in things that happen outside their cubicle.

Re:Wrong place to post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277238)

Sorry Cracker Jack, but I don't have a TV in my office. I also consider myself to be a nerd and I'm very interested in this story. If you read Taco's comment, you'll notice that a whole lot of other people are interested in it too.

I tell you what, why don't you take this comment, and blow it straight out your ass!

You're Chineese, aren't you?

Today Show (3, Informative)

Erasei (315737) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277151)

Well, take it for what it is worth, but the Today Show is claiming that both planes were hijacked. Like Taco said, the only size of the planes being reported is 'big'. But if they really were hijacked, that usually implies they were pretty good sized planes.

Theres a picture on Sky.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277152)

Still working. for the moment.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/storytemplate/storyto pp ic/0,,30000-1029102,00.html

Apparently... (2, Informative)

!ramirez (106823) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277153)

It was 2 737-800's, possibly Delta Express. No word on hijacking, etc.

DEATH to the terrorists!!! (-1, Redundant)

NetNinja (469346) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277154)

THEY can stand the HELL BY!! They will surely meet thier God very soon.

damn (1)

malachai (62092) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277155)

im not far enough from nyc to be comfortable with whats going on. kind of makes me wish i had a y2k bunker in my yard

today is a sad day (2, Redundant)

Enlightened_0ne (463443) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277156)

lots of people lost their lives today... this is one of the most unfortunate things to happen in a long time

The Internet Cannot Keep Up/Message To the asshole (0, Flamebait)

quakeaddict (94195) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277157)

all I want is news and I have to depend on radio and tv?

I also want to be on record to say that whoever did this, whatever country you are from, FUCK YOU....we'll get your lame assess and your silly little statement means nothing to those of us who have grown up free.

Re:The Internet Cannot Keep Up/Message To the assh (1)

jmu1 (183541) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277178)

Hoorah! TO ARMS!
Next stop Bin Laden's Hacenda!

Re:The Internet Cannot Keep Up/Message To the assh (2, Insightful)

GypC (7592) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277222)

Yeah it was probably some Middle-Eastern terrorist like the guy that blew up the Federal building in Oklaho... errr, never mind.

Bad Servers (-1, Offtopic)

nick_burns (452798) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277158)

That's what all those news agencies get for beleiving the evil lies of Micro$oft and running IIS. They just can't handle the load!

The culprits (0, Flamebait)

droyad (412569) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277159)

Most likely the Chinese Nazi Communists from Russia

?? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277160)

we got some serious ass kicking to do

BBC Coverage (4, Informative)

GrEp (89884) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277161)

This is the story at BBC. [bbc.co.uk]

I hope you all enjoy. The BBC ususaly is better at reporting anyway.

I saw it... (4, Informative)

EEEthan (41747) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277165)

I was going over the Williamsburg bridge this morning...at that time, I saw that the first tower was on fire. I saw the clock at the Essex/Delancey station, it was about 3 of 9.
When I got to work in DUMBO, I saw that the other tower was on fire.

This is insanity.

Will this affect the stock market???? (1)

Maddog_Delphi97 (173780) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277167)

Will this affect the stock market????

Re:Will this affect the stock market???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277226)

Just the global economy.

Infusion of capital for war stuff might actually be a good thing.

K,Thx.

url (4, Informative)

magoo (17934) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277168)

see http://www.canoe.ca [canoe.ca] to see the hole in the WTA!

Some more info. (0)

Anthet (462436) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277169)

I just came home from school and sa the whole thing live on the tv. They where broadcasting live as the second plane hit. It seems as if there where reports about a hijacking just before the planes hit. This is bad :/

In Europe people seem to think that it is a terrorist attack (certainly the hijacking reports suggest that it is).

Deja Vu (1)

Beowulfto (169354) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277170)

When I saw the video of the second plane crashing, the first thing that I thought of was one of Tom Clancy's books in which a 747 was crashed into the US Capital Building. I always wondered why someone didn't so something like that. Now, unfortulatly, someone has.

Story you can read (and picture) on BBC site (1)

moogla (118134) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277171)

Here is the link [bbc.co.uk]

The don't know why yet, but it looks like a terrorist attack.

More info (1)

MicroBerto (91055) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277172)

As we are watching this live on CNN in our data center, there are reports from the FBI stating that a 737 was hijacked earlier this morning.

The death toll here is going to be catastrophic.

This is obviously thoroughly plotted act of terrorism, and I hope President Bush responds with a strong fist. It is going to be quite a test for them.

The Running Man (2, Informative)

gughunter (188183) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277174)

Damn... now Stephen King is going to have to deal with ANOTHER round of people blaming popular culture for inspiration to perform violent acts.

Try the BBC (2, Insightful)

mkarpinski (409464) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277176)

Here's two pictures and a brief write-up. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/ne wsid_1537000/1537469.stm

This site has a photo and working ! (1)

Zcripter (150135) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277177)

http://www.timesofindia.com

PHOTOS AT BBC ONLINE!!! (3, Informative)

Trinity-Infinity (91335) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277180)

They've got some footage at the BBC... Its the only thing I can access so far

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/ne wsid_1537000/1537469.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1537000/1537469. stm

Another source (1)

nwetters (93281) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277186)

news.bbc.co.uk [bbc.co.uk] is still responding.

Terrorism (0)

nanci (513442) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277188)

One plane was reportedly hijacked (the news on CNN), and I would have to assume the same goes for the other plane.

Sad day.

More info... (1)

dmccarty (152630) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277189)

According to radio reports this morning, the FBI is investigating a lead that one of the planes may have been hijacked.

from msnbc: (1)

teejie (97299) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277190)

Planes slam into World Trade Center

Ambulances rush to scene, no word on casualties
An explosion rocks World Trade Center Tower 1 as Tower 2 burns from a previous plane collision.

MSNBC STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

New York, Sept. 11 -- Two aircraft slammed into the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday, in what was immediately speculated to be a terrorist attack. The FBI reported that a hijacking might have taken place just before the crashes. Police and ambulances were rushing to the scene.

THE AIRCRAFT struck about a half hour apart, starting fires and sending smoke billowing out of the skyscrapers. The first crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. ET.
"You could hear a jet overhead and it seemed to be low," eyewitness Mary Cozza told WNBC TV, describing the aircraft as a small jet plane.
Another bystander described a barrage of debris raining down on the sidewalk below.
Advertisement

About 9 a.m., a second aircraft was seen crashing into the other tower. Broadcast cameras already watching the scene filmed the second plane ram the tower.
Large holes were visible in sides of the 110-story buildings. The tops of the twin towers were obscured by the smoke.
Thousands of pieces of what appeared to be office paper came drifting over Brooklyn, about three miles from the tower, one witness said.
Terrorism was speculated given that the center was bombed on Feb. 26, 1993, killing six people and injured more than 1,000 others.
The FBI said it was investigating reports of a hijacking. A United Airlines employee said he had heard reports that an American Airlines jet had been hijacked and was one of the two aircraft that flew into the center. It was not clear if there were passengers on board.

It really makes you wonder... (1)

kypper (446750) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277193)

How could 2 planes have hit the WTC in the span of 18 minutes? Perhaps they collided in mid air, but then:

That probably would be known; and

Certainly not 18 minutes apart.


It's a conspiracy! Seriously... bombers on the individual planes deciding to send these down right at the right time??

Odd. (1)

Chompster (97289) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277194)

Odd. I mean, really odd.

Who with the wherewithall to have two planes would be nuts enough to crash them into things? Ok, let me rephrase that, who with the cash to have two planes would crash them into, of all things, the world trade center buildings? Its just -asking- for trouble. Unless there's something deeper involved? Yi.

If you ask me, thats just plain odd.

I do hope this isn't a sign of something worse in the making.

Chompster

jihad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277196)

islamic jihad. guarantee.

So do we now block all muslims from flying on planes to the US?

MSNBC Article (1)

the_ph0x` (170740) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277197)

here [msnbc.com] is the MSNBC article relating to this story.

Its times like these... (1)

The God Soldier (517409) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277198)

...when I'm glad we have nukes to pull out.

Try Ananova (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277201)

Not much info yet, but there's a picture

Not Passenger Planes!!! (1)

Figaro (20471) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277202)

FoxNews (foxnews.com) is reporting that they have an eyewitness who said the 2nd plane didn't have windows.

Thank God...it wasn't a fully loaded passenger jet; looked like a 737

bombing (0, Redundant)

moma (126221) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277203)

just got confirmation on the tube. Pictures and everything. It's real

Columbians? (1)

Papa Legba (192550) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277204)

[speculation]
Might be the columbians at it, their was an advisory earlier this week warning that one of the mendelin cartel heads had been brought to the US for trial and that people should be carefull.
[/speculation]

Hijacking (1)

jhealy1024 (234388) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277205)

Gotta love shortwave radio...

I don't know how accurate this is, but radio in Boston is saying that there are "unsubstantiated" reports that one or both of the planes were hijacked. They say the first plane might have been an American Airlines passenger plane.

Reception is spotty, but that's what I'm getting here.

The story (1)

cisco_rob (443705) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277208)

is up and responding well @ usatoday.com

Sites (2, Informative)

Runt-Abu (471363) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277211)

BBC is being slow but does load with
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/ ne wsid_1537000/1537469.stm

The fastest loading thus far is http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_395669.html

Woah.

CNN IS DOWN !!! (-1)

Spootnik (518145) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277213)

HIPHIPHOORAY!

ONELESSSHITSTAININ AMERICA

Windows XP? (Terrorism?) (0, Flamebait)

XRayX (325543) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277227)

Maybe it was the brand new Windows XP on the boardcomputers?
Microsoft - Where do you want to crash today?

Re:Windows XP? (Terrorism?) (0)

gavlil (255585) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277245)

this is the only crash the twin towers can expect thanks to :-) [slashdot.org]

Yes (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277232)

Finally your Amerikan pigs get what you deserve, FOr your contiual crimes against humanity. Your raping of the rest of the earth will no longer go on unchecked.

Long live freedom in the free world.

NDTV. com has updates (1)

defence budget (410076) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277234)

Look here [ndtv.com] for news updates on the crash.
Excerpt from the site: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 (New York): Two aircraft smashed into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center at 9 am (1300 GMT) today. The crashes by the two aircraft into each of the twin towers have raised concerns that terrorists may have launched an attack on the tallest buildings in the city. Television footage showed smoke and flames billowing from the building. More than 40,000 people work at the World Trade Center. The downtown Manhattan complex comprises two buildings, with more than 400 firms from over 25 countries. More than 100,000 visitors come to New York's Twin Towers every day.

Another site... (2, Informative)

dylan_- (1661) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277235)


Since so many appear to be slashdotted This is London [thisislondon.co.uk] also has it.

Avoiding the filter, etc, etc

Nothing like a war to boost the economy. (-1)

CmdrTaco on (468152) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277236)

Iraq/Iran/[insert rogue country here] should have been put out of their misery before we ever let this happen. Death to the towel heads!

Clancy's book (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277237)

Gave someone an idea...

I blame it on... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277241)

...Tim Mahoney. Damn deadbeat!

The quickest way out of a recession... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2277242)

...is to go to war. :-(

Office Stationary all over.... (1)

heytal (173090) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277243)

Times of India Report [timesofindia.com]

Thousands of pieces of what appeared to be office paper came drifting over Brooklyn, about three miles from the tower, one witness said.

An interesting test (1)

DaKaktus (245437) | more than 13 years ago | (#2277244)

i think that this will prove to be an interesting test of the new US government and it's foreign policy.

im interested to see how it will handle this crisis; will it bring down mass-retaliation against suspected middle eastern countries/terrorist groups etc? or will it take a more reasonable approach.

basically this is going to be formative of the non-US public's opinion of the US government, including mine. so yeah i'll be very interested to see what comes of all this, and how the bush administration takes on what i think may be its first big test :)
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