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    08-10-2011, 10:04 AM
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I'ts been almost 10 years. Your thoughts on this

It will soon be the ten years anniversary of this event. When you see photos like these, what thoughts go through your head?

I am hoping this thread doesn't spin into a hate rant. Please think before posting.
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    08-10-2011, 10:22 AM
I still can't watch any movies or documentaries about 9/11.

Having witnessed part of the destruction live (the Pentagon), words really can't describe the grief, devastation, and sadness I still feel over that day.

I will never forget.
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    08-10-2011, 10:48 AM
I was 10 years old at the time, and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in history class, and the principal came and pulled my teacher out of the room. He came back in crying but they didn't tell any students what happened and left it to our parents to tell us when we got home. I live in CT, and I went to school with a few kids whos parents died in the towers. That was one of the scariest days of my life. I too, will never forget.
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    08-10-2011, 10:58 AM
Maybe it's just me and my hot temper, but I feel furious every time I watch a documentary or anything on the event. Since you don't want the thread spiraling into a rant, that's all I will say and leave it at that.
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    08-10-2011, 11:06 AM
First and foremost, I love America and I actually supported George W. Bush early on in his presidency. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I saw the planes crashing into the WTC and being totally ripped of emotions like I cannot believe this is actually happening in our civilized part of the world... however, I want to know what happened to the plane that crashed into the pentagon?


How can anyone look at that photo and comfortably say that a 757 crashed there? That looks like a small single engine plane crash at best. The plane apparently went over the lawn and smashed into the SIDE of the building. Where did the wings go? The wing span alone would have been double that crater... non of this makes any sense!

In my opinion, 9/11 at best was a "let it happen" scenario and at worst, the Government was directly involved. There's even a YouTube video of Donald Rumsfeld referring to the attack on the pentagon as a missile attack. Non of this makes sense, why would they let this happen? Why would they be involved? I would never have questioned the Government if it weren't for what appears to have (not) happened at the Pentagon and no one has any scientific / photographic evidence to dispute otherwise. You bring this up with people and they say it's un-american to question the Government...

Not that this means much compared to any of the other "experts" who have opinions on 9/11, but my father had forty years of service with the Military working as an explosives expert and it's his opinion that a small missile hit the pentagon. He initially didn't believe any sort of conspiracy happened at the Pentagon and refused to argue with me on it, until he saw the initial photos of the pentagon attack, then logic took over and the whole "where did the wings go?" questions started being asked.

Non the less... what's done is done and we'll probably never know 100% of the truth. Thousands of troops lost, thousands of innocent people gone, millions of lives changed... sigh.
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    08-10-2011, 11:06 AM
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I was at work and thought it was a joke. Then we realized it was no joke when the second plane crashed. All I wanted to do was go home and get my kid out of school. Very scary day.
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    08-10-2011, 11:41 AM
There is no conspiracy. Evil happens. I don't believe the government had anything to do with what happened, mostly because I think it's impossible that everyone that was involved would keep thier mouths shut about it.

While it is a tragedy I think a lot of good came from it as well. It served as a wake-up call that radical Islam was at war with us and we had better be at war with them.
It also brought the country together and helped unify our purpose for a while.

It resulted in the wars in Iraq and Afganistan which have ended many atrocities and liberated millions of people and at least given them a chance to better thier system of government.

We essentially ended the escalation of terrorist attacks on U.S. Intrests around the world. There may still be attacks but not like the USS Cole and the U.S. Embassies in Africa.

I am proud of what our country did and I'm proud that I supported President Bush through both term in office. He handled it the way the American people wanted it handled for the most part and because of his decisions the world is free of Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden.
    08-10-2011, 12:01 PM
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How can anyone look at that photo and comfortably say that a 757 crashed there? That looks like a small single engine plane crash at best. The plane apparently went over the lawn and smashed into the SIDE of the building. Where did the wings go? The wing span alone would have been double that crater... non of this makes any sense!
You apparently know nothing about how aircraft are manufactured. Wings aren't made of metal, they're made of aluminum supports and FABRIC. They were sheared off and burned.

The plane that hit the Pentagon was as big as the ones that hit the Twin Towers and went down in Pennsylvania. There were plenty of eyewitness accounts to testify to that fact, as well as someone I know personally shot a picture of it with his cellphone.

As for that hole not being big enough for you, it was plenty big enough for those of us who actually saw it, especially the folks inside the Pentagon. Until you've actually seen the Pentagon up close and personal, you have no idea how big it actually is. It's a monstrous place, and the above ground portion is only the tip of the iceberg.

Gee, I'm sorry the devastation wasn't horrific enough for your liking.
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    08-10-2011, 12:07 PM
Green Broke
I was eight years old when it happened. In school no one told any of us, although the teachers did turn on the TV for some of the older kids.

I remember coming home and saying hello to my dad, and he yelled, "Shh!" and was glued to the TV.

I didn't really understand it when it happened, but now it just breaks my heart. It breaks it over and over again.

I can't possibly imagine the devastation, and I'm glad I was too young to understand the true impact when it took place.
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    08-10-2011, 12:21 PM
When I see those pictures, I feel furious and sick to my stomach.

ETA: But, at the same time, I feel a great swelling of pride for all the true heroes that live in our country.

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