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TWO PLANES CRASH INTO WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NY

TWO PLANES CRASH INTO WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NY

Sep 11th, 2001, 08:14 AM
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clairobscur
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Just wanted to express my sympathy to american people...
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:16 AM
  #102  
xxx
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Please, reread my posts before you accuse me of anything. This really is not the time or place to argue about this kind of nonsense.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:18 AM
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Mike
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As a European, I have absolute faith that the citizens of New York will rebuild the World Trade Center bigger and better than before. The quicker the better. God speed.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:21 AM
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I think I am slightly shocked at the fact that there are Fodorites still sitting happily at their PC posting questions and answers about their holidays.

Maybe it's just the way some people deal with shock, maybe it's because they dont think it has any relevance for them.

I mean, I know it isnt like there is a rule that says stop the forum when a tragedy happens, but this just shocks me so much all I can think about is the suffering people are going through and I am weirded out by people who are just thinking about their next trip...
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:21 AM
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Mike 0 You can't rebuild the lives that have been lost in this tragedy. I have a sneaking suspicion that people are more concerned about the lives lost than the towers crumbling.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:24 AM
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MSNBC.com reports that there was no bomb at the statehouse? My count is this 2 plans at the WTC, one at the Pentagon, one near Pittsburg. Can anyone confirm this?
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:24 AM
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My husband's co. had an office of 25 people in #1 WT Center. The top five guys were here in Houston for a mtg.
The rest were on floor 91, and 94 was where the plane hit.
At first my husband and his co. people here thought all were dead in NYC. They believed that about 40 minutes.
Then someone saw Dan Rather interviewing one of their employees, and they learned that all got down the stairs and out safely. Many cheers in the Houston office ensued.

This is so major and so consequential I cannot comprehend it all. This is way too much like Pearl Harbor for my taste.

Students of American history will recall numerous rallying calls in our past--some more legitimate than others--and they include, Remeber the Alamo, Remember the Maine, Pearl Harbor of course. I didn't vote for Bush either, but at a time like this I will definitely claim him for my president and wish him and all his advisors, and all of us in the Westernized world (who one assumes are all more or less under attack at this point) wisdom, patience and guts.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:24 AM
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Keep as calm as you can people; I'm sure Mike was talking about symbolism rather than buildings.

And Kavey, there are people who don't know
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:26 AM
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Mike
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I accept the rebuke. God's mercy.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:28 AM
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Kavey
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Sheila

I know.

But I think some of it may be just the way people deal with shock... to pretend its not happening.

Surely anyone coming to this site cant miss the post at the top?

To be honest, its up to people how they deal, its just weirding me out...

I am not claiming that I am thinking rationally though...

Kavey
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:32 AM
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trying
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Kavey: Pls don't condemn others for moving on with their lives. We will all need to do so, sooner than we may want. I wish I could concentrate a little more on work right now, though I can't. The outcome will not be changed by our sitting here fretting (though that is what I am doing). More power to those who can keep on keeping on. I doubt the mean disrespect.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:32 AM
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ABC reporter says "lower Manhattan" (below Canal Street) being evacuated. Streets covered with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ash/soot, like Pompeii.

Also reports that at about the time the South WTC tower collapsed another ABC reporter looked up and saw as many as a dozen people jump from the upper floors of the tower, arms flailing.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:33 AM
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Can anyone tell me a little more about Bin Laden?
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:34 AM
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Kavey
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Hey, I just said it was weirding me out...
I know people deal differently...

To me, personally, the thought of continuing on as if nothing has happened is weird.

But as I said above, each to their own.

I know in my head that this just may be the way some people react, but my instinctive reaction is just that its weird.

I am not condemning anyone...

I am just expressing out loud I guess the turmoil of thoughts I am feeling...

Kavey
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:43 AM
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John Miller of abc news says that the terrorists chose the long haul flights so that they have full fuel loads and probably had explosives on board to create the biggest bang possible.

Who can the terrorists be to be so cruel to use civilians as weapons against other civilians???
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:49 AM
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Tom
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200 NYC firemen reported missing?
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:51 AM
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As a recap for those who have requested one, the following is cut from the emergency email network www.emergencye.com

American Red Cross requests blood donations nationwide.
-- FAA reports 50 flights in the air, all proceeding safely to their planned destinations.
-- President Bush will NOT return to Washington. No report on his destination.
-- Report: US Mexican Border closed
-- Congress says it will work with the President to respond to the attack.
-- Los Angeles International airport has been evacuated.
-- Disney World (Orlando) Evacuated.
-- New York elections cancelled.
-- Pentagon damage reported to be in the Army logistics section
-- House Speaker, third in line to the Presidency taken to a secure site.
-- Army is at threatcon Delta. Fighter jets enforcing no fly zones over DC and NYC.
-- NTSB confirms United Airlines flight 93 enroute from Newark to San Francisso, down south of Pittsburg.
-- FAA diverting all U.S.-bound international flights to Canada.
-- Part of the Pentagon collapses after airplane crash, numerous casualties reported..
-- Israel evacuates diplomatic missions worldwide
-- Arafat condemns the attack
-- Upper floors of both World Trade Center towers collapse.
-- All aircraft grounded nationwide.
-- State Department, White House, United Nations evacuated.
-- AP says a car bomb has exploded outside the State Department
-- First World Trade Center aircraft was American Airlines Flight 11, Boston to Los Angeles, a 767 with 93 passengers and crew. Second aircraft was United Airlines 175, Boston to Los Angeles
-- Pentagon plane was American Airlines flight 77 from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles with 64 passengers and crew.
-- Financial markets closed.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:53 AM
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For some reason when I heard about the tragedy I wondered what the reaction would be like on the Fodors site. Kind of in the same way that my Mother called me and said "what do you think" we all came together here to share our feelings. I just want all of our friends around the world to know how much your support and prayers will mean to America in the coming days and weeks as we deal with the loss.
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 08:59 AM
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sam
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Iunderstand that the US military is at ThreatCon Delta stateside,does anyone know what it is in Europe?
 
Sep 11th, 2001, 09:00 AM
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American Woman
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Air Force One landed in Shreveport, LA a few minutes ago.

Tragic, but I'm confident we'll pull together. And let's bury those m-f's.
 

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