Originally posted by The Fieromaster: Does anyone think whoever is doing this is stupid... I think we all remember how Japan started the "War Machine" and how they paid!! I see a bad moon on the horizon!
I don't think the person responsible for this really cares what happens to him. He has succeeded in his goal. I don't think any of us can fully understand at this time how this is going to effect us. The SH1T has hit the fan.
If you guys can, watch one of the Canadian news stations. I don't kow why, but their coverage is much better than CNN. They just got word from an air traffic controller that there is another hijacked plane heading for washington.
Originally posted by loafer87gt: If you guys can, watch one of the Canadian news stations. I don't kow why, but their coverage is much better than CNN. They just got word from an air traffic controller that there is another hijacked plane heading for washington.
They have Air Force patrols all over the place. I heard a plane south of Pittsburgh went down, wouldn't surprise me if we had to shoot it down. I wonder if thats the one they said was headed toward D.C.?
Terroism Strikes US 06:41 AM - Turner "Bulldog" Hopkinson - In-House: Announcements Here is what we know:
CONFIRMED: Isreal is clearing several of it's buildings and it is expected it too has been bombed although this is unconfirmed. CONFIRMED: Another commercial liner has gone down 80 miles south of Pittsburgh. CONFIRMED: The US Air Force has confirmed their Rules of Engagement to fire upon any foreign aircraft in Washington and New York.
UNCONFIRMED: Three more planes have been hijacked. UNCONFIRMED: We have unconfirmed reports of a car bomb striking the State Department. It's also reported over 50,000 people work at the World Trade Center so casualty rates is expected to be large.
CONFIRMED: NATO has been evacuated A large plane has crashed in Somerset Pennsylvania. Both World Trade Centers have now collapsed enclosing New York in a plume cloud of smoke. The hijacked plane that struck the World Trade Center was from Boston airport going to Los Angeles. It was Boeing 767. Both World Trade Centers has been struck by terrorists. The Pentagon has also been struck by terrorists. FAA has shut down all US flights for the following eight hours. 1000 have been confirmed injured, there is not a accurate death count at this time but it is expected to rise into the hundreds as the reports from how many passengers were on the planes. Nearly every building has been evacuated in Washington, Boston, and Chicago Sears Tower. George Bush is currently in the air in Air Force One escorted by fighter planes.
Posts: 6383 From: Alva, Oklahoma Registered: Nov 2000
DAMN!~ And I have an American Airline flight to Arkansas on the 22nd! Too bad nobody is allowed to carry weapons on the jet except for the bad guys. Maybe this cituation could have been avoided with less killing. This is only one of the few items I'll have IF my flight goes through. The only problem is, all of them will be in the damn luggage compartment with no ammo.
USA is a sitting duck when it comes to terrorism.
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Posts: 16460 From: Schaumburg, IL Registered: Jan 2000
This is definitly an act of war....and their will be hell to pay. they said at capicity their are 50 thousand people in each building. I would have to bet that their are at least 30 to 40 thousand dead. God help anyone still alive in that heap of rubble. Eye witnesses saw people jumping from the building to escape. I think I'm going to be sick....
Posts: 1351 From: Fair Oaks, CA Registered: Aug 99
one of the hijacked planes flew out of Boston. There was another plane that crashed into the Pentagon, a car bomb at the State Department and another plane crash near Pittsburgh. both towers of the WTC collapsed. all major federal buildings are evacuated, all airports are closed, stock market closed indefinitely, sears tower in chicago evacuated. all classes here are cancelled today. this is just unbelievable. they're not going to stop until they destroy the entire east coast.
CNN just went out as I was watching it. i don't know if anything happened there.
nevermind, it just came back on.
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Posts: 6383 From: Alva, Oklahoma Registered: Nov 2000
I just see this turning way bad, and it will be even worse soon. With this kind of attack on the U.S., there's no telling what else will happen. Are we soon to see the start of another WW? Who knows. I sure hope not.
Posts: 49593 From: A Western Caribbean Island/ Columbus, Ohio Registered: Apr 99
May be now the government will wake up and finish the job on BenLauden, Arrafat and Sadam Ive been saying for 10 years. The latest now is there are 4 more planes in flight unaccounted for, and the Pentegon was hit by an airplane also.
Posts: 4667 From: St. Cloud, MN Registered: Apr 99
oh man... this isn't even comprehendable. One of my friends called me and said planes crashed into the world trade center and the pentagon was bombed.. I though he was just joking around, but then I turned on the news. wow... this feels like it's out of a computer game or something. just unreal.
Posts: 850 From: Tempe, Arizona, USA Registered: Jul 2000
I hated the fact that Bush was in office until now. I think he'll take the radical measures that Gore might not have. Don't get me wrong, I still don't like Bush and ultimately wish Gore were elected, but it's time for Bush to show us of what he's made. I hope he sends 25,000+ troops to each of the terrorist nations (Iran, Iraq, Palestine, etc) and force marshal-law upon them. I would like the troops to comb the entire country(s) and find the responsible parties and execute them. I would then like to see the governments of terrorist nations removed and replaced through elections by the people of the respective countries, while being overseen by the US forever (just don't use Florida ballots). I would hope Bush has the nads to summarily do this without checking with NATO or the rest of the world for approval. If any other countries' resist this action, we just lay a trail of bodies. I subscribe to the philosophy that you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar, but this situation warrants that philosophy be discarded. I just heard a 767 crashed somewhere. If Bush doesn't have the nads to act with radical measures, he's worthless. He's proven he can't run domestic issues worth a crap, if he gets radical here he can validate his overall worth. If he pusses out, he establishes he has zero positive leadership and is actually a detriment to our country. This has been the largest attack on the US since Pearl Harbor; we made the Japs yield to our military force for 50 years as we totally controlled them; why should we react differently now?
I know one thing; I wouldn't want to be a cab driver in New York of the towel-wearing variety.
Osama Bin Laden. I think that's who's behind this. He has the cash, the connections and the balls to do this. I hope the bastard fries. I have a couple of trucking friends in NYC today (one is supposed to be on Manhatten). I can't get ahold of their trucking companies to see if they're OK. I see that Oreif is OK. I know he works in the Chicagoland area. This is crucking frazy!!! This is the worst terrorist attack on US soil ever. They say it's bigger (read--worse) than even Pearl Harbor. And I can't get my stupid TV here at work to work. WTC gone, fire/attack on the Pentagon, bomb at the White House, what else will happen.
I hope and pray that everyone involved in this is OK.
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