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I am posting this 18 years to the minute after the first tower was hit.
Back then I was in a Windemere shop, buying a suede coat and as soon as I walked outside could see people crying in the street. I had no idea why, but soon spotted a small crowd outside a shop selling TVs, made my way over and saw the burning tower ... I was watching hundreds, if not thousands dying, but had no idea what had happened.
Someone said a plane had crashed ... my mind reeled ... I guessed instantly that it was a deliberate act as any pilot would steer away from a tower. Then, we all watched in horror as the second tower was hit .... confirming it was no accident ....
I realised the world had changed and wondered what would come next ... as it turned out, much less than I expected .... it was a slow, grinding roll out of imperfect retribution..

For anyone directly affected by this atrocity ... please accept my heartfelt commiserations.

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What I remember a general impression of mine being at the time was how there were a complete lack of preparedness for such events to occur. Yes this was the largest scale hijacking of its kind, but certainly not the first hijacking. Did all people in all fields concerned with public safety never think hijacking of planes was possible and somewhat probable and something to take steps to prevent? Yes hindsight is 20/20 of course, but the successful simultaneous hijacking of four commercial planes seems almost impossible. But yet it did happen. It seems the Air Force did practice simulations of similar type scenarios, but no real precautions were taken on the ground, in the planes, at the airports.


Is it true that Dick Chaney coordinated the staging of these incidents using black ops in order to justify starting up a highly profitable war in the Middle East?

Thank you for having the balls to post this. So many are unwilling to face the truth about 9/11. You realize, of course, you're now going to be called a conspiracy theory nut job or some such thing. In my case, when I've told people to look up what happened to Building 7 on that day, they think I'm a lunatic or worse. The old saw, "There are none so blind as those who will not see" certainly applies.

@Winkiedink54 just askin' the question... the madder they get, the truer it seems, when a simple yes or no would answer it.

I think the main flaw in this ridiculous conspiracy theory is -- When did the USA ever need an excuse to start a foreign war ?

@Moravian Well you have a point there . . . about the USA not needing an excuse. Before you dismiss the "ridiculous conspiracy theory", however, please look up how much money Cheney has made through Halliburton's involvement in our middle east conflicts. I'll spare you the effort because it's really unknown how much Cheney, personally, made; however, here's a quote from that will curl (or uncurl) your hair: "Halliburton’s KBR, Inc. division bilked government agencies to the tune of $17.2 billion in Iraq war-related revenue from 2003-2006 alone."


I was running errands & stepped into my vets for meds...the TV in the waiting area was showing these shots. And I said, "Well, there goes our civil liberties".... I t wasn't that I wasn't beyond horrified, but I could see the future in a weird flash......


The world changed but not in ways I expected.

That day, those moments, are etched on me like a deep scar.

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