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#1 matrixscarface

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:42 PM

It seems that very important days, people remember where they were that day when they found out. for example, at the time of the kennedy assasination, everyone remembers down to details where they were and how they found out. more recently, the 9-11 attacks on america and the terror also going on in europe. how you'd find out?

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:37 PM

I had taken the day off from work to go to court with my Dad to try to regain his two Samurai swords from WWII. Leaving the court I turned on my car radio and heard the report of a plane crashing into the Trade Center. It was a classic rock station so I first thought they were joking. Later they said a second plane had crashed so I turned to a news station and it was no joke. When I reached home I put on the TV news only to watch the towers collapse. Shock and disbelief hit me. Then anger and the need for revenge took hold. Amazingly the monster who planned this is still out there! That is something I cannot fathom!

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:51 PM

That is something I cannot fathom!


does anyone know why the innocent are being killed? or better yet, why are these people mad? this wasn't a problem in the 70's or 80's??

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 12:34 AM

does anyone know why the innocent are being killed? or better yet, why are these people mad? this wasn't a problem in the 70's or 80's??

Maybe the United States started to interfere with the mid-eastern politics during the beginning of the 90's?
With the GUlf War and everything...
USA had by then already helped Israel a lot (which wasn't appreciated by the local countries).
Didn't USA train (or at least supplied) bin Laden to resist Soviet invasion at the beginning? And it was due to the Gulf War at which bin Laden turned against the U.S.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 12:36 AM

It seems that very important days, people remember where they were that day when they found out. for example, at the time of the kennedy assasination, everyone remembers down to details where they were and how they found out. more recently, the 9-11 attacks on america and the terror also going on in europe. how you'd find out?


I remember that I just came back from school (6th grade I think), and I turned on the TV. First I thought it was some kind of movie of something... 2 hours later I realized that it was a terror attack...

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 12:30 PM

Maybe the United States started to interfere with the mid-eastern politics during the beginning of the 90's?
With the GUlf War and everything...
USA had by then already helped Israel a lot (which wasn't appreciated by the local countries).
Didn't USA train (or at least supplied) bin Laden to resist Soviet invasion at the beginning? And it was due to the Gulf War at which bin Laden turned against the U.S.


i believe he is right.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 12:36 PM

i remember 9/11. i was in middle school. took off that day, and i was sleeping. my father came to me and woke me up and told me a plane hit the world trade centers. i walked downstairs and seen the smoke and heard the fire dept. i figured it would just burn out or be put out.. then i considered the jet fuel, this and that. never ever expected it to fall. but i do remember,im farely positive, peter jennings before he died.. saying this is an accident. and we watched from the left side of the screen as the 2nd plane struck the other tower. never expected it to happen. i also remember jennings saying that "this is no accident". not long after that.. the tower's fell..

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:48 PM

Maybe the United States started to interfere with the mid-eastern politics during the beginning of the 90's?
With the GUlf War and everything...
USA had by then already helped Israel a lot (which wasn't appreciated by the local countries).
Didn't USA train (or at least supplied) bin Laden to resist Soviet invasion at the beginning? And it was due to the Gulf War at which bin Laden turned against the U.S.


Fighting the Soviets, Afgans and their foreign friends helped the US foreign policy so the CIA sent Afgan rebels/freedom fighters millions of dollars. Bin laden was a Saudi fighting the Soviets there. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend", fits well here. After the Soviets withdrew from Afganistan bin Laden went home to Saudi Arabia, looked around, and saw the US in his country, Israel, and other Mideast nations which caused him to begin to hate the US. The first Gulf War was the final straw for bin Laden who now declared war on the US.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:35 PM

odd, why bite the hand that feeds you? if i was him.. i would be very grateful for the help and also the growth of saudi arabia?!?!?

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:22 PM

sorry, reading through some of the threads, stumbled across this one, so i figured why not continue it... it is Sep 12 and all...
original question: in school, in Basic class as someone ran through the door with a TV, plugged it in and flipped it to CNN. Actually, a graduate from our school was in one of the two jet planes that accompanied President's plane to NYC that day... I also have a friend who's uncle was a firefighter in NYC and died in one of the towers.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:41 PM

I had spent the night at my brother's girlfriends house.:esmoking:

I woke quite late, about two in the afternoon, when I came through to the living room the tv was on and she informed me that some planes had crashed into buildings in America...(She's a tasty cookie, just a little broken round the edges.. not quite complete if you get my meaning)

It was pretty shocking, but at the time it didn't seem to affect me that much. It wasn't until later when I was more alert that the monstrosity of what had happened really sunk in.

Its echoes still affect the world today, and will do for a long long time.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 05:30 PM

Hmmm.... 'twas the 6th grade for me.
Here is how the day went:
....school... blah, blah...
...4th period... television production class... I had to go to the bathroom, so the teacher signed my pass, and I left. On my way back to the class, there was this girl in the hall, and she was talking to a friend. According to her, there was a bomb at a school in DC, so for some reason, the students were going to come to our school. Whatever. That sounded stupid to me so i disregarded it.
So I got back to my class, and about 10 minutes later, an announcement came on the PA system saying that we were all going to go back to our BASE classes.
Once there, a letter from the superintendant was read. It briefly described an explosion at the Pentagon, and some other bulidings. (yeah, real descriptive right?) Our teacher went on to tell us that we were going home early. Apparently, not many teachers even had very much information about what happened (since they were teaching all morning).
So everyone is freaking out. There are kids running and screaming everywhere. People crying... all because of this really brief letter written and faxed out by the head of our county school system.
So... I ran out of the school (literally) and my mom was waiting in the car. I jumped in and she began to explain things....
I think I cried.:hihi:

Looking back now, there was a large number of kids "called to the office for early dismissal" prior to everything happening. It makes sense now. Some parents pulled their kids out after hearing what happened. I pobably thought it was some strange coincidence that a lot of kids had doctors appointments.

Very sad day. I was young, but everything is so vivid. :doh:

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:41 AM

I was at work when Boerseun phoned me with the news. It took me a while to understand what he was saying, because it was just so bizarre.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 01:05 PM

My alarm clock woke me up to the radio, and on it was a reporter speaking. I was still crusty from sleep, and it took a few minutes for me to grasp what was being said. I showered, and got out of the shower, and turned on the tv. Saw the pictures. I am from NY, but hadn't been back in years, and was flabberghasted. I called my boss. "Hey, have you seen what's going on? Should I come to work?" "Yeah, we'll figure it out as the day progresses." At work, most of us just stood around, really serene and quiet, surreal in fact. There's a lot of gravity in that now moment.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:01 PM

I was in third grade. I remember that my class was going to library as we always did on that day. But on this day, the TV was on, and I think one of the towers might already have been hit. The librarian threatened to turn if off if we didn't be quiet, so I think most of us, or at least the ones still talking, went quiet. Then, I think eventually the second tower was hit. Not more than an hour later my mom came and picked me up. From what I recall, I watched the towers collapse at home. And now 9-11 has a much grander meaning to me than it did then.

It shall never be forgotten.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:19 PM

I was in third grade. I remember that my class was going to library as we always did on that day.

Interestingly, I was about this age and found out the same way when the Challenger exploded...

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:29 AM

does anyone know why the innocent are being killed? or better yet, why are these people mad? this wasn't a problem in the 70's or 80's??


Hm...someone must not have heard about the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Falklands war, African civil wars, Middle American civil wars, the fall of the Soviet Union...a lot of innocent people got killed in the 70s and 80s.

As for 9/11, I was sitting in my car after work (it was afternoon over here) and one of the consultants who was working for me called me on my cellphone and told me to turn on the radio. After that my wife and I went straight home and watched CNN for hours and hours. It was absolutely, insanely impossible that this was actually happening. I'll never forget that day.