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September 11 Facts
The New York Times wrote an article on every single 9/11 victim.
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, remained at large until May 2, 2011, when he was finally tracked down and killed by U.S. forces at a hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
There was a meeting scheduled by the company that owned the WTC on 9/11/2001 on Tower 1 to discuss what to do in a event of a terrorist attack, but rescheduled the night before because someone couldn’t attend.
Passengers aboard United Flight 93, heard about the previous airplane attacks and attempted to retake control of the plane from hijackers. This resulted in the hijackers to deliberately crash the plane in a Pennsylvania field instead of at their unknown target.
In the exercise named “Vigilant Guardian”, North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD, which is responsible for defending US airspace, simulated at least four plane hijackings in the week prior to 9/11 and was scheduled to simulate another on the morning of the attack.
Five of the 9/11 hijackers stayed in a motel outside the gates of the American spy organization, the National Security Agency, in the days immediately before the attack.
The section of the Pentagon hit by Flight 77 had just undergone $258 million rearmament, in which walls had been strengthened and reinforced windows had been installed. Many right next to the plane’s point of impact remained intact.
It took about 100 days for the firefighters to put out all the fires ignited by the 9/11.
The WTC’s most famous survivor and president of its support group, Tania Head, were later found out to be a fraud: she wasn’t even in NYC on 9/11.
The Maasai tribe of Kenya gave 14 of their most important cattle to America as an aid after 9/11.