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Old 09-12-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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It has been ten years since 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four US passenger planes and ploughed them into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. A fourth plane allegedly heading straight for Capitol Hill or the White House crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania, killing all onboard. An estimated 3,000 were killed and thousands injured in the co-ordinated attacks.

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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It has been ten years since 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four US passenger planes and ploughed them into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. A fourth plane allegedly heading straight for Capitol Hill or the White House crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania, killing all onboard. An estimated 3,000 were killed and thousands injured in the co-ordinated attacks.

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Some "facts" in there that aren't quite facts.

The fires burned until early January, several weeks after it was announced by the press that they were out.

Why the claim is made that people don't know that the Salomon Brothers building (WTC 7) fell is beyond me. It fell as we watched on live television, with the cameras trained on it for hours after the firefighters and engineers determined it was likely to collapse and abandoned efforts to save it. Exactly where were all these people that day that "didn't know" WTC 7 collapsed?

What most people DON'T seem to know is that a Greek Orthodox Church a block south of the WTC was crushed to smithereens when Two WTC fell on it, burying it under fifteen feet of debris.

"911 Research" is a truther/conspiracy website and hardly a reputable source for "facts". Some of the steel was indeed recycled for scrap, especially straight pieces that were not affected by the impacts or fires. Truthers love to say "China" for their own reasons, but steel also went to Bangladesh, India, and other countries that have a desperate need for building materials. As a matter of fact, local NY/NJ metro area newspapers covered the journey of several pieces of the steel, in one case juxtaposed with the story of a survivor whose office had contained one of the pieces they were following.

NIST was lent 200 pieces of steel that they returned to the PA last year. The rest of the steel, as most people truly interested in the WTC know, was kept at Hangar 17 at JFK International Airport. Some of it is going into the under-construction museum at the WTC, and so far about 1500 pieces have been given out to US municipalities and cities in other countries for their own memorials. This has also been covered extensively in the news.

At Hangar 17, Pieces of Ground Zero - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Relics of 9/11 | Reuters.com
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: North of Canada, but not the Arctic
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