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I was working for an investment bank in London on the trading floor. The whole thing unfolded on all the tv screens around the floor. Everyone just stopped everything they were doing to watch. Number of the banks employees were in the towers. Disbelief and confusion were my main thoughts at the time.
 

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Was taking my mum back from manchester airport back to Leeds. She had flew in from Turkey. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but as this was not an attack on 20 or so americans with a gun or a knife but an attack on the western world it should be treated with respect.
 

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but as this was not an attack on 20 or so Americans with a gun or a knife but an attack on the western world it should be treated with respect.
And fair comment, but every coin has 2 sides. What about the attack on the Eastern world..twice.

6th August 1945. 70,000 people killed instantly in Hiroshima by an atom bomb, many more dying from the nuclear fallout months later. Survivors still dying from cancer due to the fallout. Estimated deaths in total...135,000.

9th August 1945. 75,000 killed instantly in Nagasaki by a 2nd atomic bomb. Estimated deaths in total due to fallout isn't known.

Yes they happened nearly 75 years ago but people are still suffering from those horrendous attacks. Doesn't the Eastern world deserve the same respect? Yet nothing is mentioned.
 

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Agree with that UKZero, all deliberate acts of killing non-combatants are horrendous and the victims worthy by of respect.

Above that, war is horrendous but seems to be a human condition.
 

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We had just booked up to go to Florida a year later. We were actually there on 1st anniversary
On the day I walked into work to see the planes going into the buildings on the rest areas tv. Like a movie screen.
 

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I'm the same with the US gun culture. Mass shootings etc. Yes I feel sorry for the parents when kids in schools are shot, but, if the US didn't have the gun culture that they have, then it wouldn't happen. So in a way, it's their own fault.

I bet that puts the cat among the pigeons, just my view.
Agree with that one.
 

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I was on way home from work in London,
Group of people standing outside a shop, stopped to see what was going on, it was on a tv in shop window.
 

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Me and wife had just landed at Manchester airport when it happend, it was really sad.

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I watched summat about the 9 - 11 attacks and they shown a very slowed down version of the impact to the Pentagon and without sounding disrespectful or conspiratal it sure didnt look like a plane.
So lets discount, the 100+ eye-witnesses, the bits of plane scattered over the Pentagon lawn
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The engine parts and landing gear they found inside the building - lots more similar photos of Boeing parts are on t'interweb
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But apart from the actual physical evidence and the fact that NOBODY saw a cruise missile (or similar) hit the building, a grainy, probably photoshopped image is proof enough?

I think what confused many people is they expected to see the impact site showing a carton like outline of an aeroplane - an aeroplane that's mainly constructed of lightweight aluminium. Much of the plane vapourised upon impact, most of the rest was destroyed by the subsequent fireball - jet fuel burns much hotter than the melting point of aluminium.
If it were a missile where was it fired from?
How come it didn't appear on any radar tracks - the plane did.



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So lets discount, the 100+ eye-witnesses, the bits of plane scattered over the Pentagon lawn
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The engine parts and landing gear they found inside the building - lots more similar photos of Boeing parts are on t'interweb
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But apart from the actual physical evidence and the fact that NOBODY saw a cruise missile (or similar) hit the building, a grainy, probably photoshopped image is proof enough?

I think what confused many people is they expected to see the impact site showing a carton like outline of an aeroplane - an aeroplane that's mainly constructed of lightweight aluminium. Much of the plane vapourised upon impact, most of the rest was destroyed by the subsequent fireball - jet fuel burns much hotter than the melting point of aluminium.
If it were a missile where was it fired from?
How come it didn't appear on any radar tracks - the plane did.



Simon
Oh I said on the programme it didn’t look like a plane, don’t try making me out to be summat I’m not.
 

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I was in secondary school, didn't find out until I went to do my paper round on the way home and my boss told me to leave it today and just go home and watch the news.
 

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I'd just hit it to 4' on a hard par 3 at Minto golf course in the Scottish Borders, when the news came, needless to say I missed the putt after all the shock of it all.
 

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Seeing the people jump to their deaths , rather than burn will stay with me for ever , just horrendous

Agree with that one.
Your Deluded. The attacks on 911 by was in part the fault of the innocent US public. Say that back to yourself and see how ridiculous you sound

7 7 musta been in part been the responsibility of Londoners and yeah ok Machchester Arena bombing...well you must get the sarcasm now. Some members on this forum must really be itchy for a response ie troll because you cant honestly be that thick
 
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Don't look at photos

Your Deluded. The attacks on 911 by was in part the fault of the innocent US public. Say that back to yourself and see how ridiculous you sound

7 7 musta been in part been the responsibility of Londoners and yeah ok Machchester Arena bombing...well you must get the sarcasm now. Some members on this forum must really be itchy for a response ie troll because you cant honestly be that thick
Read what was said.....the post I agree with was about gun crime in the USA nothing to do with 911, so before you call people trolls think.
 

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Can We just go back to WHAT WE WERE DOING THAT DAY ? it will save a lot of arguments and accusations of disrespectfulness.
 

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Read what was said.....the post I agree with was about gun crime in the USA nothing to do with 911, so before you call people trolls think.
Tell me...what the hell do you know about gun crime in the USA. Live there do you. Have family there do you. Exposed to it are you
 

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oops, sorry...just realised this had been locked....i'll delete my post.
 
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