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Posted: 9/11/2001 8:30:17 PM EDT
Why? Would'nt the moral of the nation be worse if either of these got hit in these cowardly attacks. Or did they do that with the pentagon and just go after a body count to add to shock value with the WTC? Seriously want to know, not trying to start a flame fest. I do not envey those responsibe for these atrocities.They will soon see what it is like to have the full military power of the greatest nation in the world brought to bear on them.May no quarter be given,no mercy granted....they must be made an example of so others will not be so bold in the future. Also my thoughs and prayers go out to the families of those that were lost,truly this is one of the darkest days in American history.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:30:51 PM EDT
Probably because of the antiaircraft missiles around the White House.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:35:40 PM EDT
The plane that crashed in Penn. had already made a u-turn and was on the way to Washington. Imagine seeing the Capitol explode on live TV. Or even the White House. The moral of the nation would have taken a huge hit. I doubt the missiles would have made a difference. You would then have large hunks of plane raining down all over the DC area. It would have even added more to the chaos.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:40:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:41:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter: Probably because of the antiaircraft missiles around the White House.
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Thanks RIK,but was'nt the Pentagon also protected from aircraft? Or was it hit because it is in a airport's flight path and a plane would not be expected of malicious intentions until it was already to late? I assume the White House or Capitol building does not interfere with flight paths therefore a plane would have to move off course and a red flag would be thrown up sooner. Correct?
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:52:32 PM EDT
The second WTC plane was to give time for the media and emergency crews to get there. They wanted more terror. WTC is a symbol of money and The Pentagon is our military. The PA jet was for the capital or White House. I have a tear for that crew in particular.... I think they as an act of courage, caused the crash.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 9:10:14 PM EDT
Right. Taking out WTC puts a very big dent in the nation's financial institutions. My Bank of America ATM card doesn't work anymore after the WTC hit. Entire companies in the building are completely dead. Financial institutions headquartered in that area are also crippled. Then there's also the added damage to the other surrounding facilities and WTC's closenes to various stock and securities exchanges. The pentagon is a given. Attempt to cripple the armed forces as much as possible, or at least distract them. It could possibly be a prelude to something more, though I pray it's not. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 9:16:19 PM EDT
It was symbolic. Politicians come and go. But the WTC represents Americas financial might. The Pentagon represents our military might. They wished to show that they could attack and humble those two symbols of American power.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 9:22:58 PM EDT
Gentlemen, Just imagine a few concealed weapon permit carriers on each of those flights....
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 9:27:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By musicman: Gentlemen, Just imagine a few concealed weapon permit carriers on each of those flights....
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An old skymarshal would have been nice.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 10:03:48 PM EDT
Probably the flight, who knows, that crashed in Penn was headed for the white house or cap., and the pilot just didnt let it happen. GG
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