Sa Pakikigunita ng 9/11

"In the year of the new century and nine months, From the sky will come a great King of Terror... The sky will burn at forty-five degrees. Fire approaches the great new city..." In the city of York there will be a great collapse, 2 twin brothers torn apart by chaos while the fortress falls the great leader will succumb third big war will begin when the big city is burning." - Mareng Nostra Daw

I remembered watching MTV Asia when i got a text message from the then chairperson of the UP Repertory Company, Amrei. “World War 3 na!” So i immediately turn to the news, i mean to ABSCBN for the news. They showed an airplane flying through one of the twin buildings. The plane crashed through the tower and a great smoke surrounded the area. Then several minutes later, another plane hit the second building. ANd then the crowd was running, and there were chaos and dark clouds on the ground. Until finally, both building came crashing down.

No war happened after.

That’s how i remembered it, but Wikipedia has a more detailed details on the event.

The September 11 attacks (called September 11, September 11th or 9/11), were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and thousands of those working in the buildings. Both towers collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Hijackers had redirected the fourth plane toward Washington, D.C., targeting either the Capitol Building or the White House, but crashed it in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take control of the plane.

Nearly 3,000 victims and all the 19 hijackers died in the attacks. Among the 2,753 victims who died in the World Trade Center were 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and 8 private emergency medical technicians and paramedics.  Another 184 people were killed in the attack on the Pentagon. There were no survivors from any of the flights and the overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries

No war happened either.


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