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posted by janrinok on Saturday September 11, @07:03AM   Printer-friendly

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. These were "a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks [...] against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001."

Of the 2,977 people who died, 2,605 were U.S. citizens and 372 non-U.S. citizens (excluding the 19 perpetrators). More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks, including the United Kingdom (67 deaths), the Dominican Republic (47 deaths), India (41 deaths), Greece (39 deaths), South Korea (28 deaths), Canada (24 deaths), Japan (24 deaths), Colombia (18 deaths), Jamaica (16 deaths), Philippines (16 deaths), Mexico (15 deaths), Trinidad and Tobago (14 deaths), Ecuador (13 deaths), Australia (11 deaths), Germany (11 deaths), Italy (10 deaths), Bangladesh (6 deaths), Ireland (6 deaths), Pakistan (6 deaths), and Poland (6 deaths).

It was a tragedy not only for America, but for the world.

 
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  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Sunday September 12, @01:12AM (6 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Sunday September 12, @01:12AM (#1177144) Journal

    Bin Laden justified a punitive expedition.

    You have yet to show how, other than official press release

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday September 12, @02:05AM (5 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 12, @02:05AM (#1177150) Homepage Journal

    I say it was justified. Laden bloodied our noses, he ran off to hide in Afghanistan, brief talks with the Taliban saw them thumb their noses at us, so we should have gone in and kicked ass. Then, as I've said several times already, we should have GTFO. Total length of campaign 18 months, with a target of 10 months.

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    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Sunday September 12, @02:12AM (4 children)

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Sunday September 12, @02:12AM (#1177151) Journal

      brief talks with the Taliban saw them thumb their noses at us

      Not true. They demanded evidence before turning him over, as any reasonable person would do. The US refused and invaded.

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      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday September 12, @02:30AM (3 children)

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 12, @02:30AM (#1177156) Homepage Journal

        They didn't demand proof so much as they demanded payment, and that bin Laden would be tried in a "neutral" country - that is a Muslim country.

        https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/09/20/newly-disclosed-documents-shed-more-light-on-early-taliban-offers-pakistan-role/ [foreignpolicyjournal.com]

        Note that these negotiations were taking place BEFORE 9/11/01.

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        • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Sunday September 12, @02:48AM (2 children)

          by fustakrakich (6150) on Sunday September 12, @02:48AM (#1177159) Journal

          Heh, your link confirms everything I said about the refusal to provide evidence. The invasion was already planned and authorized. Your Bin Laden was the sales pitch, and you fell for it. You chose to believe the lie.

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          • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday September 12, @06:07AM (1 child)

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 12, @06:07AM (#1177181) Homepage Journal

            Heh, your link confirms everything I said about the refusal to provide evidence.

            You're ignoring that bin Laden was the primary source of contention, before and after 9/11?

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            • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Sunday September 12, @04:59PM

              by fustakrakich (6150) on Sunday September 12, @04:59PM (#1177243) Journal

              You never verified the authenticity of any "Bin Laden" communiques. You certainly never allowed any cross examination. You accepted the belligerent's translation at face value. See, because the ones I remember admitted no guilt, only pleasure. Your hearsay is even more feeble (and deadly) than Russiagate.

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