Seven Lesser Known Incredible Facts About 9/11
The world of thousands of people shattered on the fateful day of 9/11. This date is marked as one of the darkest days in the history of mankind. For those who witnessed the widespread destruction that day will not forget it for the rest of their lives. One thing is for sure, the impact of this inhuman and evil act will be felt for many years to come.
A series of suicide attacks were planned by the terrorist outfit Al-Qaeda on USA on September 11, 2001. Nineteen terrorists hijacked four passenger jet airliners. They purposely crashed two airliners in the Twin Towers of the WTC in New York City, killing those in the plane and in the building. Within two hours, both buildings collapsed destroying other buildings located nearby. Third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington D.C. And, the last plane was rammed into a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania. There were no survivors left from any of the causalities.
Here, I bring to you a few interesting and less known facts about 9/11 attacks.
1. The Story Behind The Steel Used
The complete examination of World Trade Center steel could have easily revealed the after effects of explosives. However, it was surprising that it was shipped and melted down overseas. This, in fact, was the violation of federal laws associated with crime scene.
2. Three, Not Two Buildings Damaged
Everyone is well aware of the fact that the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11, however only a few people know that a third WTC high rise building also fell that day. World Trade Center Building 7 was also affected badly. A 47-story steel-framed skyscraper built one block away from the Twin Towers also collapsed at 5:20 in the evening. It was not hit by the plane, however it collapsed in the manner of a professionally engineered demolition. Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the three buildings said, that on the afternoon of 9/11 I suggested to the NYC fire department commander that they “pull” WTC 7”. “Pull” is an industry term means “demolish,” however it usually takes skilled professionals several weeks to implement big demolitions. Surprisingly, the collision of this building is not mentioned in the 571-page 9/11 Commission Report.
3. A Planned Massacre
Many people think it was fire that led to the collision of buildings, however this is not true. Fire has never, neither after nor prior to September 11, led to the collision of steel-framed buildings. In fact, the explosive and sudden collapse of the buildings at near free fall speed can be well explained by any controlled demolition.
4. Fire Due to Explosion
On September 16th 2001, NASA flew a plane over the WTC site and recorded infra-red radiations were raising upwards from the ground. They prepared a thermal map which was analysed by the U.S. Geological Survey. After studying it thoroughly, U.S. Geological Survey department determined the rubble temperature. This data revealed that even after five days of collision of Building 7, the temperature of the surface was 1341º F. This high temperature indicated the use of explosives.
5. Perpetrators US Trained
According to the Guardian and BBC, some hijackers of 9/11 attack are still alive. According to the Newsweek, five of these hijackers might have trained at the U.S. Military Base.
6. Bush Denied Investigations
Surprisingly, the Bush government attempted to resist the formation of the 9/11 Commission for about 441 days. Earlier, investigations in the incidents like the space shuttle disaster, the JFK assassination and Pearl Harbor started within a period of one week.
7. Security Incharge Close Aid To Bush
President Bush’s cousin Wirt Walker III and his own brother Marvin Bush were the key people in the company responsible for the security of World Trade Center. Walker remained the CEO of security from1999 until January 2002.
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