Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:52:32 -0400

Author: George Collison

Subject: Re: CHAT: WTC discussion.

Post:

>Anthony Lapinski wrote:
>>This is a PHYSICS forum -- nothing else! Please chat in private! I'm here
> >to learn about physics, not the terrorist attack. That's what TV is for...

I can dearly understand a desire to get to normal. I can't go there yet.

Two verified reports of interest:

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BBC World News Sunday Sept 17, noon GMT
BBC reported that $200 million additional insurance was purchased on
the Iraqi consulate in NYC two weeks before the attack.

The consulate is 3 blocks from the former world trade.
Who knows, it could have toppled instead of imploded.
One wonders if anyone showed up that day to shuffle papers.
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Wall Street Journal Tuesday Sept 18, page one.
M. Massoud dies of results of wounds from a suicide bombing six days earlier.
Massoud was the charismatic head of the Alliance, the opposition to
the Taliban.
A film crew, allegedly from Saudi Arabia, was interviewing him.
The cameras were bombs.
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It is very hard to imagine the level of planning and sheer vitriol
that went into all of this.

George

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