September 11, 2001 Crisis

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September 11, 2001. A day of Infamy.
Terrorists Strike the United States - 09/12/01/10:55 EDT
Three structures of the World Trade Center in Manhattan have been destroyed by terrorists using hijacked civilian aircraft to fly suicide attacks against these buildings. The Pentagon was also attacked. Four reports of hijackings coincide with four reports of air crashes, one in the woods of Pennsylvania, two in Manhattan and one at the Pentagon.

An estimated 50,000 people inhabited the World Trade Centre and immediate area during a normal working day. The attacks began at 8:45 a.m. local New York Time and evacuation efforts began instantly.
Casualty estimates are high. 
The FAA has suspended all flights in the U.S.
Oversea flights inbound were diverted to Canada.
Buildings across North America are being evacuated today.

  • 8:45 a.m.: A hijacked airliner crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. 

  • 9:05 a.m.: A second aircraft crashes into the second World Trade Center tower.

  • 9:17 a.m.: The FAA shuts down New York City area airports. 

  • 9:21 a.m.: All bridges and tunnels in the New York City area closed 

  • 9:30 a.m.: U.S President said the country suffered an "apparent terrorist attack." 

  • 9:40 a.m.: All flight operations are halted.

  • 9:43 a.m.: An aircraft crashes into the Pentagon.

*times are not precise beyond 120 sec.

Our hope and prayers go out to the injured, their families and to the brave and determined men and women of the emergency resource services. We share in the pain of those who mourn the loss of loved ones.

Warning: This article is dated early September 11, 2001. We will not be posting further updates. Check your normal news sources for further information.

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How Can I Help?

  1. If you have any information that might assist authorities in their investigation of this matter, please immediately go to and submit your information. 

  2. The New York Blood Center has also announced a blood emergency for the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Visit for more information on how to help.

  3. All trained medical personnel willing to go into Manhattan to assist victims and emergency workers may call 516-656-9254 or 516-656-9252. The City of Glen Cove, New York is coordinating transportation of medical personnel via ferry to Manhattan.

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Suspects in this matter.

  1. All persons by association, affiliation or direct contact, under the influence, or persuasion, or leadership and or direction of wanted felon, 

  2. Co-conspiring (terrorism) and operational planning and execution operative persons within the membership of Al-Qaeda; 

  3. And persons receiving or providing direction/leadership, thereto and therefrom, providing supplies, finance, encouragement, shelter, asylum, inteligence, communication links, arms, ammunition, maps, equipments, any materiels, or other considerations in aid of unlawful or improper activities as defined among the community of nations.

  4. Al-Qaeda is an outlaw terrorist organization founded by ben Laden.

bin Laden - the world's most wanted terrorist

Usama Bin Muhammad Bin Ladin, 
Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin, 
the Prince, 
the Emir, 
Abu Abdallah, 
Mujahid Shaykh, 
the Director

"Muslims burn with anger at America. For its own good, America should leave [Saudi Arabia.] ... There is no more important duty than pushing the American enemy out of the holy land. ... The presence of the USA Crusader military forces on land, sea and air of the states of the Islamic Gulf is the greatest danger threatening the largest oil reserve in the world. The existence of these forces in the area will provoke the people of the country and induces aggression on their religion, feelings and prides and pushes them to take up armed struggle against the invaders occupying the land. ... Due to the imbalance of power between our armed forces and the enemy forces, a suitable means of fighting must be adopted, i.e. using fast-moving, light forces that work under complete secrecy. In other words, to initiate a guerrilla war, where the sons of the nation, and not the military forces, take part in it."

Date of Birth: 1957 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: Saudi Arabia Eyes: Brown
Height: 6' 4"+ Complexion: Olive
Weight: 160 pounds approx. Sex: Male
Build: Slight Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Remarks:  Leader of  Al-Qaeda "The Base". Walks with a cane.

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Reference: Gulf War Index

Additional suspect:

Saddam Hussein has already stated that he would support financially and in any other way, attacks against the United States.
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Date of Birth:   Apr 28, 1937
Place of Birth: Tikrit, Iraq
Education Cairo University; Mustanseriya University, Baghdad
Description: see photos
Remarks:  Dictatorial Leader, Iraq

He has an unsophisticated astuteness for the nuances of terror and psychological warfare and he employs that knowledge to the fullest. A pseudo-fundamentalist Moslem with a serious antisocial personality disorder by any definition, Saddam Hussein is also intelligent, credible, cognitive of the axioms in the ‘science’ of mass manipulation, and has an impassioned desire to control the moment. He seems to know very little about the West, and too little of the value that western cultures place on human life. But he is certain of the West’s vulnerabilities.
He is practically unable to distinguish right from wrong within the set of values established by most civilizations of the world. He too, as did Hitler, has an uncanny ability to identify weaknesses in his prey and work the hell out of any vulnerability he may discover.
Although not so utterly disordered as was Adolph Hitler, and it is a very serious disorder in any measure, Saddam Hussein (also spelled "Husayn") is given to dramatic, gruesome action. Don’t let anyone fool you. He is a vile yet savvy aggressor with infinite ambition. No, he is not the only villain on earth, nor is he likely the worst, but he is now the most powerful. He has threatened the globe with pervasive, naked aggression. He has wrecked the lives of millions.
Saddam Hussein is inclined toward radical action more so than he is prone to sit back and issue threats. He does not need any large measure of assurance that his actions will yield what he seeks to achieve, he is satisfied merely in their doing, happy that he is in control of the moment. Beyond that, little matters to him. He will indiscriminately hurt, and that hurt will be directed at anyone as it suits his purposes. Even little children.
Fear and hurt are his chief operatives. Imagine your horror if the youngsters in your family came home from classes telling of their school’s air-raid drill during which they were taught how to wear a gas mask. Think about your revulsion when civil emergency authorities out of necessity must teach mothers how to treat oozing blisters on their babies’ flesh. Saddam has threatened to destroy half of Israel with "dual chemicals". Worse, with the passage of time, the threat may expand to include agents of biological origin with the help of another scoundrel, Muammar Gadhafi.
He is a coldblooded murderer. He has indiscriminately gassed and killed more than 50,000 Iranian soldiers and citizens. Not even as an act of war, in March 1988, the Kurdish families of the Iraqi town of Halabjaby, by Hussein’s order, were condemned to the same painful and undignified death as were the gassed Iranians. His thirst for gore braces his grip on power. He imprisons, tortures and kills his political opponents.
He is a manipulative tyrant. That the Arab countries of the Middle East are no more than desert tribes with a flag, there is little doubt for him. His masterful manipulation of the fundamentalists, the Palestinians and the extremists has sent shock waves through the region and set his Arab state adversaries into a frenzy of fear. Of the possibility that Sadam Hussen has connections to ben Laden, there is little doubt.

Micheal J. O'Brien


Gulf War II -
Letter to Prime Minister 25 March 2003