September 11 Attacks

The September 11 attacks refer to terrorist attacks made against the US on September 11, 2001. Four commercial jets were hijacked, crashing them against the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. The fourth crashed in Pennsylvania.

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What day of the week was September 11th 2001?

Terrorists hijacked airplanes and attacked the united states

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What were the September 11 terrorist plane attacks?

The first one was flown in to the World Trade Center in New York City and the third one was flown in to the pentagon. The fourth plane crashed Pennsylvania. Almost 3,ooo Americans were killed in the attacks. Oh yea, the second plane was flown in to the white house, but the passengers new they were going to die anyway so they over powered the terrorists in the plane and flew the plane in to the ground. Very sad thing that so many lives were taken in the attacks. After that in 2001 the US. and other countries attacked Afghanistan. Within a few years, the US went to war with Iraq and believed that Saddam Hussein, Iraq's leader, was hiding weapons that could be given to the terrorists. In 2003 a group of countries led by the US invaded Iraq. Saddam Hussein was captured and put on trial and executed. Now Iraq is rebuilding its country and is trying to create a democracy to help its people obtain self-rule.

My sources are from my History teacher and the library. I'm doing a report in this and so I knew this could help me. Its a very sad thing what happened in the attacks. Many women, children, and men died in it. Sad, very sad.

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How many years has it been since since 9-11?

At this moment, it has been 13.5 years and counting since the September 11 attacks.

(to be updated September 11, 2014)

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How many people died in the September 11 attacks?

Number of 9/11 Deaths

More people are added to the list of fallen every day as a result of their efforts at Ground Zero during the weeks and months following the attacks.

At least 2,985 people died in the September 11, 2001, attacks, including:

  • As many as 10 of the reported 19 terrorists
  • 2,966 victims [2,998 as of Spring 2009]

All but 13 people died on that day. The remaining 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer. It is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers.

There were 266 people on the four planes:

  • American Airlines Flight 11 (crashed into the WTC): 92 (including five terrorists)
  • United Airlines Flight 175 (crashed into the WTC): 65 (including five terrorists)
  • American Airlines Flight 77 (crashed into the Pentagon): 64 (including five terrorists)
  • United Flight 93 (downed in Shanksville, PA): 45 (including four terrorists)

There were 2,595 people in the World Trade Center and near it, including:

  • 343 NYFD firefighters and paramedics
  • 23 NYPD police officers
  • 37 Port Authority police officers
  • 1,402 people in Tower 1
  • 614 people in Tower 2
  • 658 people at one company, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • 1,762 New York residents
  • 674 New Jersey residents
  • 1 NYFD firefighter killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers

There were 125 civilians and military personnel at the Pentagon.

1,609 people lost a spouse or partner on 9/11. More than 3,051 children lost parents.

While it was mostly Americans who were killed in this horrific attack, there were also 327 foreign nationals. Here is the breakdown, according to country:

Argentina: 4

Australia: 11

Bangladesh: 6

Belarus: 1

Belgium: 1

Bermuda: 1

Brazil: 3

Canada: 27

Chile: 2

China: 4

Cote d'Ivoire: 1

Colombia: 17

Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2

Dominican Republic: 1

El Salvador: 1

Ecuador: 3

France: 1

Germany: 11

Ghana: 2

Guyana: 3

Haiti: 2

Honduras: 1

India: 1

Indonesia: 1

Ireland: 6

Israel: 5

Italy: 4

Jamaica: 16

Japan: 26

Jordan: 2

Lebanon: 3

Lithuania: 1

Malaysia: 7

Mexico: 16

Moldova: 1

Netherlands: 1

New Zealand: 2

Nigeria: 1

Panama: 2

Peru: 5

Philippines: 16

Portugal: 3

Poland: 1

Russia: 1

South Africa: 2

South Korea: 28

Spain: 1

Sweden: 1

Taiwan: 1

Ukraine: 1

Uzbekistan: 1

United Kingdom: 67

Venezuela: 1

Updated Answer from Another Contributor:In total 3,497 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • 2,735 civilians in the World Trade Center died
  • 87 passengers and crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 11 that hit the North Tower
  • 60 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 175 that hit the South Tower
  • 343 New York City firefighters and rescue workers and 23 New York City law enforcement officers, 47 Port Authority workers and 37 Port Authority Police Officers, lost their lives when they rushed in to save the victims in the World Trade Center
  • 36 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93, who gave their lives stopping four hijackers over Pennsylvania
  • 64 passengers and crew aboard American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon, killing them and 125 people in the building.
In addition19 cowards - the terrorists who hijacked four airliners and murdered 3,497 people - also died.

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On September 11 2001, the United States experienced the largest terrorist attack to occur on American soil. Many people were injured on 9/11, and approximately 3000 people were killed.

2,996 people died on 9/11. 246 on the four planes, 2,606 in New York City, and 125 at the Pentagon.


The official figure as it stands today is 2,976 total but there is some level of variability (but no much).

Of this number there are several figures that make up the total:

2,740 were American Citizens, 236 were visiting from other nations.

In the Pentagon 125 people lost their lives.

In New York in the towers and on the ground 2,605 people were killed.

Among the fatalities in New York were 343 were with the New York City Fire Department. 23 were officers with the New York Police Department. 37 were Port Authority Police Officers.

Additionally, 24 individuals thought to possibly have died on 9/11 are missing and have not been included in the total.

The total number also does not include injuries that did not result in fatality.
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My textbook said 2,774 people including those aboard the planes and all suicide bombers.

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Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, including all 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. The death toll continues to rise due to toxin exposure from the crashes.
The death toll reached approximately 3,000 people (including 19 hijackers). There were more than 6,000 injuries.

The locations include New York City; Arlington County, Virginia; and near Shanks-ville, Pennsylvania.
3497 people died in the 911 attacks.

Number of 9/11 Deaths

More people are added to the list of fallen every day as a result of their efforts at Ground Zero during the weeks and months following the attacks.

At least 2,985 people died in the September 11, 2001, attacks, including:

  • 19 terrorists
  • 2,966 victims [2,998 as of Spring 2009]

All but 13 people died on that day. The remaining 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer. It is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers.

There were 266 people on the four planes:

  • American Airlines Flight 11 (crashed into the WTC): 92 (including five terrorists)
  • United Airlines Flight 175 (crashed into the WTC): 65 (including five terrorists)
  • American Airlines Flight 77 (crashed into the Pentagon): 64 (including five terrorists)
  • United Flight 93 (downed in Shanksville, PA): 45 (including four terrorists)

There were 2,595 people in the World Trade Center and near it, including:

  • 343 NYFD firefighters and paramedics
  • 23 NYPD police officers
  • 37 Port Authority police officers
  • 1,402 people in Tower 1
  • 614 people in Tower 2
  • 658 people at one company, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • 1,762 New York residents
  • 674 New Jersey residents
  • 1 NYFD firefighter killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers

There were 125 civilians and military personnel at the Pentagon.

1,609 people lost a spouse or partner on 9/11. More than 3,051 children lost parents.

While it was mostly Americans who were killed in this horrific attack, there were also 327 foreign nationals. Here is the breakdown, according to country:

Argentina: 4

Australia: 11

Bangladesh: 6

Belarus: 1

Belgium: 1

Bermuda: 1

Brazil: 3

Canada: 27

Chile: 2

China: 4

Cote d'Ivoire: 1

Colombia: 17

Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2

Dominican Republic: 1

El Salvador: 1

Ecuador: 3

France: 1

Germany: 11

Ghana: 2

Guyana: 3

Haiti: 2

Honduras: 1

India: 1

Indonesia: 1

Ireland: 6

Israel: 5

Italy: 4

Jamaica: 16

Japan: 26

Jordan: 2

Lebanon: 3

Lithuania: 1

Malaysia: 7

Mexico: 16

Moldova: 1

Netherlands: 1

New Zealand: 2

Nigeria: 1

Panama: 2

Peru: 5

Philippines: 16

Portugal: 3

Poland: 1

Russia: 1

South Africa: 2

South Korea: 28

Spain: 1

Sweden: 1

Taiwan: 1

Ukraine: 1

Uzbekistan: 1

United Kingdom: 67

Venezuela: 1

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Was there any survivors in the twin towers?

Yes, there were survivors in the Twin Towers.

20 people escaped from the impact zone of the South Tower and only 4 people from floors above that.

After the collapse of the towers, only 23 survivors escaped from the debris.

6,294 people were treated in area hospitals for 9/11 attack related injuries.

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What are the causes of the Iraq War of 2003-2011?

The US attacked Iraq in 2003 based on either misformation or disinformation, and the stated reasons have changed over time.

The Initial Justification : Weapons of Mass Destruction

The primary reason given by the administration of George W. Bush was that Saddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq, was engaged in the production or acquisition of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). These are nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons (examples are the anthrax letter attacks in the US and the Sarin gas attacks in Tokyo--neither of which had any connection to Iraq). It was suggested that Hussein might provide these weapons to terrorists to attack the US. He had already used chemical weapons sold to him by the US against Iran, and also against Iraqi Kurds. Before the war UN inspectors announced they had found no evidence of WMDs, despite unfettered access. After the war was under way, additional investigation concluded Saddam did not have WMDs.

The war continued, however, because the occupation forces of the US were attacked by Iraqi guerrillas, many ironically supported by Iran, Iraq's enemy in the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). The US supported a new democratic government within Iraq, which was opposed by various Islamic groups that traditionally held power in the country. Other factions sought to aggrandize their share of the power to be had in the new political system.

It was suggested early on the conflict was predominantly an attempt by the US to control the flow of oil from Iraq, one of the largest petroleum producers in the Middle East.

Secondary Justification: Fostering a Democracy in Iraq

Initially when the US commenced Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, it was a war against the regime in Iraq; to remove Saddam from power, as the US had failed to do in 1991. The goal of the 1991 operation was to drive Saddam from Kuwait, at which the US and its allies succeeded. When no WMDs were found, the US asserted that its mission in Iraq was two-fold: to create a modern democracy and to stop the persistent genocides that took place in that country. The US enfranchised the Shiite Majority, provided for Kurdish autonomy in the North, and assembled a Constitution for the entire Iraqi population. This is in stark contrast to Saddam Hussein who used chemical weapons on his own population and was responsible for committing genocide against the Shiite Arabs, Marsh Arabs, Kurds, Jews, Azeri, Assyrians, Yazidi, Bahai'i, and Chaldeans among others.

Alleged Causes

The Iraq War has numerous alleged causes. Determining the whether or not they are true causes of the Iraq War is left to the discretion of the reader. See the black headings for general categories of answers:

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Answer 1: Saddam attacked Kuwait in an attempt to take over control of the entire Middle East. He "flexed his muscles" to see if the world would allow him to "expand". The world refused to allow that and Saddam was pushed back and sanctions were placed on him and his military. Saddam was instructed that he could not sell more oil to fund his military and that any oil that he sold was to be used to feed and medically treat the residents of Iraq. His air force was restricted to specific areas and other specific sanctions were imposed, including but not limited to sanctions regarding the production, storage and use of missiles, chemical weapons and nuclear devices. Almost immediately, Saddam started selling oil at a discount to Russia, France and others, making the U.N. sanctions ineffective. Intelligence reports indicated that Saddam was trying to build nuclear devices and that he had chemical weapons. In fact, Saddam claimed that he would use chemical weapons against an invading force if we tried to enforce the U.N. sanctions. Under the circumstance, there was no option but to remove him from power. France, Russia and a few others were, of course, unwilling to go along with the U.N. mandate to remove him from power, because they did not want to lose their supply of cheap oil. There is still strong evidence that Saddam and/or his military leaders moved his weapons out of the country, into Syria before the war began.

Answer 2: Though the common belief for the cause of the Iraq war is the want of oil, it is because of false information delivered to the President and Congress. The CIA had information from an "Undisclosed Source" that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

Answer 3: We invaded Iraq because the leader at the time was telling the world that he had WMDs (Weapons of mass destruction). He wanted to risk the US bombing the country again but did not expect a full on invasion. If he had had WMDs then he would have used them on our troops when we invaded but did not. After a full investigation and the death of the leader we confirmed that they had no weapons of mass destruction but the war still continued

It it is now known Saddam had no WMDs. UN inspectors had full cooperation with the Iraq military, and were allowed to look wherever they wanted. They reported no evidence of any weapons program could be found, but we refused to let facts dissuade us from our plans.

Oil and Petroleum Control

Answer 1: Because the U.S wants to conquer Iraq's petroleum. President Bush wants all the oil and little riches from Iraq.

Answer 2: Saudi Arabia had been asking the US for a long time to leave their country, but we depend on oil like an alcoholic depends on a drink. This made one particularly radical man named Osama bin Laden angry and he hatched several terrorist attack plans against America, the most devastating being the attack on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. Then he went into hiding in Afghanistan. President Bush was angry about the whole thing and vowed to hunt down bin Laden, so we declared war on Iraq. The current spin on Iraq is that we're there to instill democracy and show other countries that America's way is best whether they like it or not, all while ousting dictators.

Answer 3: Mainly oil and the fear of nuclear weapons and other WMDs.

Answer 4: It was oil... Something about when people of Iraq saw us crossing there terrorty for the oil. We though it was ours, because of the country syria and it was in the border of the two... but they got mad at us and started this hole thing. So the blame should be on both countries and what we picked to do to solve this in anger and madess. Bush picked war for us without thinking twice of trying to rearange this with peace and just not do this again.

So yeah, bush isn't the most intellegent President.

Rebuttal 1: If it was all about oil, US troops would be in the oilfields and patrolling the pipelines, not trying to keep rival factions from blowing each other up

9/11 and Combating Terrorism

Answer 1: There are a multitude of reasons for the Iraq War. First, following the attack on the US in 2001, is the overriding concern to eliminate the terrorist training grounds in that region of the world. The first ones to be eliminated were in Afghanistan. Once the Taliban in Afghanistan were no longer a threat, i.e. no longer actively cultivating and training al Qaeda terrorists, the next most threatening training areas were in Iraq and Iran. Because there was an abundance of further information of the existence of non-conventional weapons in Iraq and the likelihood that they would very soon be in the hands of al Qaeda terrorist, Iraq was the next target. This is the "weapons of mass destruction" (WMD) rationale that is so often cited. Right or wrongly, the US Government has taken the battle to the terrorists in those areas and not on US soil.

Rebuttal 1: The war in Iraq was caused by an unprovoked attack by the United States. Iraq had nothing to do with the terrorist attack of 9/11. To attack Iraq in response to 9/11 is like attacking Mexico in response to Pearl Harbor. On September 11th 2001, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists, mostly from Saudi Arabia, hijacked four planes. They crashed two of them into the World Trade Center in New York (The Twin Towers). Both towers collapsed within two hours of the hits. Then a third plane was flown into the American Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane however never reached its destination. Believed to be heading for the White house, some of the passengers and flight crew fought to regain control of the plane. Realising that the passengers were moments from overcoming them, the terrorists rolled the plane, sending it into an unrecoverable dive. It crashed into a field near Shanksville,

Rebuttal 2: It was believed that Saddam Hussein was complicit in the 9/11 attack. This was later proved wrong by the difficult and arduous process of calling any professor of Middle East Studies and asking them if it was remotely possible for a Secularist Political Leader to align himself with an Islamist Terrorist.

Rebuttal 3: Certain news outlets propagated the lie that Iraq was complicit in 9/11. Virtually no major network engaged in any fact checking, or even questioned the veracity of it. We now know it was completely false. In fact, Osama had offered his help to the Saudi royal family to remove Saddam from Kuwait. Saddam and his boys were evil men, no doubt. The question is, were they bad enough to justify unilateral US action to remove them and secure Iraq's oil?

Actions of Iraq in Years Prior

Answer 1: Another reason is that the leader Saddam Hussein, was using chemical biological weapons on the citizens of Iraq. We stepped in to stop it!

Answer 2: Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and their unwillingness to obey the conditions of their surrender or cease fire that they agreed to afterwards.

Expansion of American Regional Influence

Answer 1: The real reason we are fighting in Iraq is to try and form a republic in the heartland of Islam hoping that it would be a moderating force against radical Islam. The reason so many neighboring countries send insurgents to disrupt this process is from either ignorance or greed. On the ignorance side of things, young Muslim men are being told that they can fight in a holy war to prevent an "American Form of Government" from invading Islam. In truth, I think we in America would feel better if the new Iraqi Government were formed like ours, but we know better than to try, so we are hoping Iraq can form a new form of Republic with a Muslim agenda. Personally I don't understand why Iraq doesn't look to Turkey for assistance in setting up a successful government with a Muslim agenda.

Answer 2: The administration's interest in that particular region of the world.

Removal of Saddam Hussein or Iraqi Benefit

Answer 1: Initially when the US commenced Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, it was a war against the country of Iraq; to remove Saddam from power. Iraq collapsed quickly, as it (its forces) did during Desert Storm (within weeks) in January and February of 1991.

Answer 2: There is NO WAR "against the country of Iraq" since Saddam's removal from office. Currently, although called a war by the press, it is a law enforcement function; in which LAW, ORDER, and STABILITY is being (attempted) restored to the nation. Terrorists, Insurgents, etc. are being hunted by the use of WANTED POSTERS, and other forms of media...to be arrested (or killed), tried in a court of law, and then imprisoned or executed, or set free if acquitted.

Answer 3: Ever since no Weapons of Mass Destruction have been found, America has claimed that its mission in Iraq is two-fold, to create a modern democracy and to stop the persistent genocides that took place in that country. The United States enfranchised the Shiite Majority, provided for Kurdish autonomy in the North, and assembled a Constitution for the entire Iraqi population. This is in stark contrast to Saddam Hussein who used chemical weapons on his own population and was responsible for committing genocide against the Shiite Arabs, Marsh Arabs, Kurds, Jews, Azeri, Assyrians, Yazidi, Bahai'i, and Chaldeans among others.

Rebuttal 1: Saddam ill-treated his people. I find it incongruous how sympathetic we were to the Iraqi people, particularly the Kurds, when we fomented rebellion during the first gulf war then abandoned them in a Bay of Pigs style fiasco. Why did we rescind the no-fly zone allowing Saddam to quell the insurrection we instigated with the chemical weapons we sold him, if we truly had the interests of the Kurds at heart? Why did we permit Turkey to launch raids against Kurdish populations in the mountains of Northern Iraq after the war? And why don't we have any sympathy for other people around the world? Villages in Sudan were being systematically destroyed while we took snapshots from space. We did nothing to intervene there, or elsewhere. But Saddam was sitting on OUR oil. That makes for a huge humanitarian effort.

Conspiracies and Longer Historical Outlooks

Answer 1: The United States claimed that Iraq was involved in the production of weapons of mass destruction. This reasoning was totally discredited to no one's surprise but the United States administration. That leaves us with the obvious answer 1) The US Arms Lobby needs to have a war going on to make a profit. 2) Iraq is a major supplier of oil to Europe and this has forced up the price of European oil. Europe is a competitor of the United States in the world market so the United States will end up in a stronger position competitively speaking. There are probably a thousand other reasons the US invaded but the fact that Saddam Hussein was a cruel dictator had absolutely nothing to do with it if you take into account the number of dictators that the USA has financed and supported over the years.

Answer 2: The driving force to the Iraq War was Dick Cheney and oil friend executives engaged in the oil business who had been attempting to get back into the mid-east oil business for more than 25 years. The primary reason the US and UK had lost this business was a result of them not adequately distributing the Iraq, Iran, and Libya government, their share of the profit. For example, in 1952 Iran decided to nationalize the oil which had been under control of UK oil companies. Shortly afterwards, the UK and US formed a coup to assassinate the leader. Since that time, the people in those countries have formed a hatred of the US and UK. Also recognize that the Bush family came into the oil related business when Prescott Bush was involved with Dresser Industries which later became Dresser-Rand was purchased by Halliburton in order to get Kellogg in 1998. Prescott was on the Dresser Board of Directors. George Bush 1 use to work for Dresser. US and UK Sanctions started sometime in the late 70's. During that time span, France, Germany, and Russia retained a relationship. That's the reason they voted against the invasion into Iraq. It all comes down to Cheney's secret meetings associated their greed for money and oil.

One way to stimulate economic growth is to engage in war. As various trade agreements and business tax incentives permitted US companies to move manufacturing and jobs to foreign countries, the US began a downward economic spiral. Engaging in war was a way to temporarily reverse that trend. We don't know who attended Vice President Dick Cheney's secret energy cabal in 2001, or what the topic concerned, which permits us to engage in free speculation. I believe his Texas oil buddies made preliminary invasion plans to void Iraq's oil contracts with France, Germany, and Russia. The US was unable to control Iraq's oil distribution through UN food for oil sanctions, so we launched a war. The excuse that Iraq was building WMDs and was involved in the 9/11 attacks was information for the Bush administration paid Chalabi and his associates, and was known at the time to be false. 50 years ago today (as I write this), President Eisenhower warned us against the military/industrial complex. We have not paid sufficient heed to his warning, in that the Iraq war was the first war fought by the US without congressional spending oversight. More money flowed into the hands of private contractors than in any previous US conflict. Fraud and corruption ran rampant, with billions of dollars of US public funds still unaccounted for. We used our military personnel, who earn around $25,000 per year, to train private contractors earning $150,000 per year to do their jobs. There are numerous other examples of waste and abuse. The war was a gravy train for many US companies, and the administration did its level best to hide the true costs off the books

No one really knows the truth of this war and by the polls of the U.S. citizens there are more than half that don't trust the President. Bush entered the war on the pretense of "Weapons of Mass Destruction" but thus far has not shown any proof this ever existed.

Comedy

Answer 1: Bush stole Saddam's lunch money

General Abridged Answer

There were many long term, short term, and trigger causes that plunged the US into the Iraq war. The US had a long-standing conflict with Saddam Hussein over his turnabout from ally to enemy, and his invasion and destruction in Kuwait.

The attacks of 9/11 were a tragedy that made most Americans hate the anti-US factions in the Middle East. Saddam's dictatorial way of governing was looked down upon by the realist and idealist US government. WMDs were posed as the main reason for bringing down the Hussein regime but they didn't exist. A first-tier terrorist is someone directly involved in 9/11 or who harbored those involved with it. There was no strong evidence that Saddam was either one of those, but public opinion in the US viewed him as one.


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How long did it take before the twin towers fell?

the time it took for the twin towers to fall wasnt't long. The south tower collasped at 9:59 a.m less than an hour after being hijacked and the north tower collasped at 10:28 a.m and the world trade center collasped at 5;21 p.m later that day after fires had started in the north tower

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Was the pentagon or the south tower hit first?

The south tower was hit first but right as it was hit so was the pentagon so you could say they both got hit at the same time

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What year did September 11 occur?

The September 11 attacks occurred on September 11, 2001.

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How many employees did the twin towers have?

they hade a fwe but not alot... they had more shops than anything..!

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LOL @ the first answer...I really wish people would be more serious about answering these questions.

So, to clean up this mess and clear the confusion caused by this; there were approximately 50,000 people working in the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks-- most of them office workers for tenant corporations which leased out sections of the buildings.

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What date was the twin tower destroyed?

It was destroyed September 11, 2001 ya 9,11,2001

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What day of the week was September 11 1965?

11 September 1965 was a Saturday.

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What caused the September 11 attacks?

The attacks were a deliberate attempt by a terrorist organization (al-Qaeda) to affect the foreign policy of the US and other nations by killing civilians in a series of organized suicide attacks. The underlying reasons for the attacks are a subject of continued debate.

  • A brief answer is that the United States has garnered a lot of hostility because of its support for the establishment and continuation of Israel, a Jewish state. This support has angered many Islamic nations in that geographic region, leading to many radical Islamic fundamentalists calling on the United States to withdraw from the region altogether and to stop supporting Israel. Obviously, the strategic interests for energy are too important for the United States to do this, and so the people -- Islamic fundamentalists believing they have a religious duty to fight the United States' infidels -- call on followers of radical Islamic faith to make war on US citizens and the US government.
  • In addition to Israel, Bin Laden himself listed several other grievances including, but not limited to: US soldiers stationed in Arabia in violation of Mohammed's wish that Arabia be entirely Muslim, the US and Australian intervention to assist East Timor (a majority-Christian country) to gain independence from Indonesia (a majority-Muslim country), the US intervention in Iraq in the Gulf War of 1990-1991 that resulted in Kuwait's freedom and the death of many Iraqis as well as no fly zones in Iraq, and the US support and direction of the Egyptian Regime under Hosni Mubarak.
  • The hijackers were mostly citizens of Saudi Arabia and they were thought to be members of Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden. A group of terrorists took control of two commercial airliners and purposely crashed them into the "twin towers" of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Another group of terrorists took control of another commercial airliner, reportedly headed for the White House in Washington, D.C., which crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after the terrorists were overtaken by a group of passengers. Another group of terrorists took control of yet another airliner and purposely crashed it into the Pentagon.
  • It is generally believed that the Koran's teachings engender in some Muslim fundamentalists a hate for westerners which caused them to commit these hostile, mass-murdering terrorist acts. The terrorists believed that giving their lives in order to kill many of their western 'infidel enemies' in the United States was a "holy" act given to them by their god. They felt it was what they were 'destined to do' for their god, and that's why they did it.
  • Muslim fanatics attacked the US because of their belief that predominantly Christian nations such as the US have deprived the Islamic world of the leading role, and the power and prestige that it rightfully deserves. Elements of Christianity and Islam have been in conflict since the Muslim conquest of the Levant, North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula (beginning in the seventh century) and the Crusades in the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries. Additionally, US support for the nation of Israel since 1948 has greatly inflamed Muslim resentment toward the US. To the September 11th terrorists, that attack was merely the latest battle in a long running war between faiths.
  • Also, be aware that there are many people who simply hate the United States because they have a distorted view of our country. Instead of seeing the United States as the "melting pot" country that it is; that it is a "free" country; that it allows its people to believe, speak, and worship as they wish. They prefer to believe that because Americans do not believe, speak, and worship as they do, that everyone here is full of sin, going against "their" God in so many ways (religion, technology, etc.); not living our lives in their simple and prudent ways; not using only what is necessary, but rather using more than our share.
  • Additionally, there are many people in the West, including the U.S., who have historically viewed the Islamic nations as nothing more than a source of wealth to be exploited, with no regard for the welfare of the area's populace.

Extreme religious views, and a total disregard for the rights and freedoms of others caused 9-11, and led terrorists to attack a nation because of a lack of tolerance for differences.

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United State of America was caused by terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda, the extremist Sunni Islamist militant group founded by, now deceased, Osama bin Laden. There motivation was repeatedly broadcast in recorded televised message in which they had declared a "Jihad" (so-called "struggle on behalf of God") on the United States, and had vowed death to Americans.

Their extremist religious beliefs convince them that the doctrine contained in the Qur'an teaches that anyone who does not live according to their strict standards, and those who do not believe as they do are "infidels" and "non-believers," and must be killed. Since the American way of life promotes democracy, free will, free speech, free religion, and a number of other freedoms pertaining to potentially deviant behavior, Americans are viewed as "infidels" and their way of life is a threat to the extremist Islamist. They believe that "Allah" commands them to kill infidels, and rewards them in Heaven if they die in the process. Suicide bombings and hijackings are believed by these extremists as a guaranteed reward in the after-life.

There is an official explanation that holds the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda and its founder and leader Osama bin Laden were responsible for the attacks. In the words of George W. Bush: "They hate us because of our freedom."
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were started when tensions between powerful groups in middle east and the United States reached a breaking point. Al Qaeda was supposedly formed as a militant group around the time of the Desert Storm conflict between Iraq and the U.S. They have been blamed for many attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan before they infiltrated many factions of US security including the military and the CIA in order to find weaknesses in America's defenses in preparation of four large scale attacks using large commercial airplane, three of which were very successful and one was supposedly thwarted by hijacked passengers, missing it's target but nonetheless crashed in rural Pennsylvania, adding to the casualties.
Terrorist groups wished to kill hundreds or, if they could, thousands of innocent Americans. This is what extreme religion does to you...most Muslims are very peaceful, just like Christians or Catholics or Jews, but these extremists are dangerous and insane. They decided to kill the "infidels," or those who don't believe like they do.

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Did the government plan September 11?

While some believe that the United States government perpetrated the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, documented evidence from a number of reliable sources proves many of the claim by the "9/11 Truth Movement" false.

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How many people worked at the twin towers?

700 persons

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Earthquake in Japan 2011

How many people died in flight 93?

37 Passengers

7 Crew Members

4 Hijackers

48 people died.

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Mosque

Was there a mosque in one of the Twin Towers?

Wat the heck is a mosque i think u meant mosquito i dont know Wat are you talking about but i think that the mosque was on the right one.

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What did the World Trade Center symbolize?

The world trade center symbolized the power of capitalism and the freedom it represents. Now days the ruins are used to symbolize New York's wounded pride and the sacrifice of those who died there. Anything beyond that is personal to the person referencing it.

Another perspective:The WTC and the Sept 11 attacks are one of those watershed moments in history where people will forever ask, "Where were you?" The answer to this question also speaks volumes for what it means to the people of the US and the world.

I was in my classroom when it happened. It was my prep hour and a fellow teacher ran into my class asking if I had seen the TV. When I turned it on, the second tower had just been hit, and the anchorperson was asking, "What is happening? Is this some sort of accident?" I knew immediately and sickeningly that it was not. I knew that the US had just suffered a hugely devastating terrorist attack. There was no question in my mind. I knew too what it would mean.

I struggled for the rest of the day to keep my emotions hidden from my students. some of them had heard what was happening, and I tried to lead discussion so that I could protect them as much as possible. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. The emotions well up inside me now even as I'm writing this.

At the end of the day, a special staff meeting was called to strategize how we would handle it the next day. How would we help our kids get through any emotional trauma or negative emotions. I suggested keeping them busy. Get them talking. Give them a project to work on. Let them express what they felt. Our eighth grade team decided we would do just that and started building a model frame of the towers to let the kids write on cards how they felt and hang on the frame. Within a day it was full and the kids started covering the table top. By the end of the next week, the table was covered and so was most of the wall behind it.

In that meeting, I sobbed like a child. I have no embarrassment for my emotional reaction. I knew what was coming and said so. I knew it was the beginning of war and that thousand perhaps tens of thousands of our kids were going to die in it. I grieved for every student I had known who would sacrific himself or herself to go and serve only to be sent home in a box. I cried for the lost limbs and broken lives. And, I sobbed because I knew that most of those who went would not know the real reason for it all.

I'm no prophet. But I saw it. And I cried. I still do whenever I see the Towers in a photo or an old movie. I cry for the lives lost to us.

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How many planes were hijacked during 911?

3

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How tall were the Twin Towers?

The 1 tower was 1,368 feet tall, the 2 tower was 1,362 feet tall. They were the tallest towers in the world until they were surpassed by the Sears Towers in Chicago. The Twin Towers were known and loved by NY and many other states and areas. Along with the Statue of liberty, the towers showed newcomers freedom, and that they were about to enter the land of the free. On September 11th, 2001 two hijacked airplanes were purposely crashed into both towers.

It took approximately 3 years to fully clean up the wreckage of the two towers. People claimed to have still smelled smoke on their cloths, house, animals, in the air, etc.

15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Most of the 9/11 training took place in areas like Germany, and the United States (Florida, Arizona, etc). The Taliban, the 'government' of Afghanistan at the time, had nothing to do with the Sept 11 attacks. In fact, the U.S. Congress was funding the Taliban up through, I believe, May of that year, 2001, just months before the 9/11 attacks.

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What day of the week was September 11 1953?

Friday

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Who were the twin towers bombers?

The attack was planned by a group of conspirators including Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin and Ahmad Ajaj. They received financing from Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, Yousef's uncle. In March 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing: Abouhalima, Ajaj, Ayyad and Salameh.

we don't know their names but they are hijacker suicide bombers

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What star sign are you if you are born in September?

Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Virgo
Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Libra

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What year was the 9-11 attack on America?

2001

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Who planned and carried out the September 11 attacks?

The planning for the September 11 attacks was a long process involving several pro-Islamist anti-US factions. Funding sources came from several Middle East groups with ties to world terrorism and other terrorist attacks. Notably this included the "Al Qaeda" and its Taliban supporters in Afghanistan.

Information strongly suggests that the aircraft suicide squads were led by al-Qaeda military commander Mohammed Atta, with Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and Hambali as the key planners.

Messages issued by bin Laden after September 11, 2001, praised the attacks, and explained their motivation but denied any direct involvement. This denial was contrary to many facts uncovered by intelligence agencies in the aftermath of the attacks.

Summary:Chief Planner: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (Imprisoned, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba)

Organization Claiming Responsibility: Al-Qaeda

Organization Leader: Osama bin Laden (Deceased, May 2, 2011, shot in raid by elements of SEAL Team Six in Abbottabad, Pakistan)

Hijackers (Nationality):

One World Trade Center - American Airlines Flight 11:

Mohamed Atta (Egyptian), Waleed al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian), Wail al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian), Abdulaziz al-Omari (Saudi Arabian), Satam al-Suqami (Saudi Arabian).

Two World Trade Center - United Airlines Flight 175:Marwan al-Shehhi (United Arab Emirates), Fayez Banihammad (United Arab Emirates), Mohand al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian), Hamza al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian), Ahmed al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian).

Pentagon - American Airlines Flight 77:Hani Hanjour (Saudi Arabian), Khalid al-Mihdhar (Saudi Arabian), Majed Moqed (Saudi Arabian), Nawaf al-Hazmi (Saudi Arabian), Salem al-Hazmi (Saudi Arabian).

Shanksville, PA - United Airlines Flight 93:Ziad Jarrah (Lebanese), Ahmed al-Haznawi (Saudi Arabian), Ahmed al-Nami (Saudi Arabian), Saeed al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian).

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