Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Our Generation's Pearl Harbor (photo gallery)
Various Internet sources | 9/11/2001

Posted on 09/12/2001 8:54:35 PM PDT by Bryan

Our Generation's Pearl Harbor

NASA satellite photo of the smoke plume
arisingfrom the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

From the Associated Press:
Grand total 266 dead on the aircraft.

–American Airlines Flight 11: A Boeing 767 en route from Boston to Los Angeles. The plane was carrying 81 passengers, nine flight attendants and two pilots. This plane took off from Boston at 7:59 AM and crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 AM.

–United Airlines Flight 175: A Boeing 767. The flight was bound from Boston to Los Angeles. It was carrying 56 passengers, two pilots and seven flight attendants. This plane took off at 8:14 AM and crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 AM.

–American Airlines Flight 77: A Boeing 757 en route from Dulles Airport near Washington to Los Angeles. The plane was carrying 58 passengers, four flight attendants and two pilots. This plane crashed into the Pentagon at 9:40 AM.

–At 9:50 AM the south tower (Two World Trade Center) collapsed.

–United Airlines Flight 93: A Boeing 757, crashed southeast of Pittsburgh while en route from Newark, N.J. to San Francisco at 10:00 AM. The plane was carrying 38 passengers, two pilots and five flight attendants.

–At 10:29 AM the north tower (One World Trade Center) collapsed.

–At 5:25 PM Seven World Trade Center collapsed.

I expect that every American airport will now look and operate like an Israeli airport. Bear in mind that about 50,000 people work in the World Trade Center and this happened in the middle of an ordinary day of business. Fortunately there was about a one-hour delay between the impacts and the collapse of the towers. A lot of the people in the towers probably got out alive.

At least 266 people died on the aircraft. A total of two United aircraft and two American Airlines aircraft have crashed, and all Freepers are encouraged to pray for the families of those killed and injured. Relief efforts, particularly donations of blood, deserve our immediate support.

It is possible that the losses at Pearl Harbor will pale in comparison to this unbelievably dastardly attack. Total killed at Pearl Harbor were about 2,200. Over ten times that many were working in the WTC at the time of the attack.

NBC's Tim Russert reported from Washington that there is "unprecedented anger" in response to this attack, but they "don't know where or how to channel it." I anticipate that we will know very soon, and that our response will be devastating.

Both of the main towers have collapsed. Building Seven (lower right-hand corner of diagram) also collapsed several hours later.

Washington Under Siege



TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last

1 posted on 09/12/2001 8:54:35 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: republican, CHIEF negotiator, Angelique, rboatman, tame, Alamo-Girl, Zappo, backhoe, goseminoles
Volley flag ... FIRE!
2 posted on 09/12/2001 8:55:54 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SouthernBelle, LS, Willie Green, pkgdan, Hugh Akston, Free Speech, DeSoto, Ragtime Cowgirl, lepton
Volley flag ... FIRE!
3 posted on 09/12/2001 8:56:24 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Victoria Delsoul, William Wallace, f.Christian, jokar, golitely, MHGinTN, truthkeeper, aristeides
Volley flag ... FIRE!
4 posted on 09/12/2001 8:56:52 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Dust in the Wind, Registered, Straight Vermonter, randog, jawyer, Billie, Cool Guy, eddie willers
Volley flag ... FIRE!
5 posted on 09/12/2001 8:57:24 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: kattracks, SamAdams76, Cato, Rokke, bennett, unix, bmwcyle, LoanPalm, one_particular_harbour, dwbh
Volley flag ... FIRE!
6 posted on 09/12/2001 8:57:55 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: McGavin999, johniegrad, Mindy11277, OWK, Clinton's a Liar, Luis Gonzalez, TAdams8591, Miss Marple
Volley flag ... FIRE!
7 posted on 09/12/2001 8:58:25 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Recovering_Democrat, real saxophonist, Mary Rosh, Blood of Tyrants, Stark, Caleb1411, GOVscrewsU
Volley flag ... FIRE!
8 posted on 09/12/2001 8:58:56 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: FReethesheeples, MooCollins, austinTparty, tet68, NEWSOUTH, truthinlife, The_Expatriate, NMC EXP
Volley flag ... FIRE!
9 posted on 09/12/2001 8:59:25 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cva66snipe, archy, stand watie, afraidfortherepublic, Askel5, Strauss, DiScOx, Alan Chapman
Volley flag ... FIRE!
10 posted on 09/12/2001 8:59:56 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: JohnHuang2, JeanS, Memphis Belle, F.J. Mitchell, Joe Montana, Senator Pardek, Lazamataz, Corvair
Volley flag ... FIRE!
11 posted on 09/12/2001 9:00:26 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
Bottom picture, two middle figures wearing cylindrical backpacks on the roof: Looks like a USMC Stinger team.
12 posted on 09/12/2001 9:01:02 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fraulein, white rose, bearsgirl90, PhiKapMom, Inspector Harry Callahan, KeatsforFirstDog, diotima
Volley flag ... FIRE!
13 posted on 09/12/2001 9:01:30 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: The KG9 Kid
Right on. That's the roof of the White House, for those who are unfamiliar with the Washington skyline. The other photo from Washington shows the bvase of the Washington Monument.
14 posted on 09/12/2001 9:02:55 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Fraulein, white rose, bearsgirl90, PhiKapMom, Inspector Harry Callahan, KeatsforFirstDog, diotima
Volley flag ... FIRE!
15 posted on 09/12/2001 9:04:37 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Bryan

Song for the Fallen (instrumental/mp3/232k)


16 posted on 09/12/2001 9:04:55 PM PDT by Mr. Bungle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: GalvestonGal.com, Fred Mertz, Mudboy Slim, AFA-Michigan, RightOnline, Dan from Michigan, blake6900
Volley flag ... FIRE!
17 posted on 09/12/2001 9:05:12 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: kim r., Textide, L.N. Smithee, dixie sass, Shethink13, razorback-bert, FITZ, Howlin, Chapita, Marie
Volley flag ... FIRE!
18 posted on 09/12/2001 9:05:52 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Centurion2000, haole, dead, marshmallow, Neenah, kaycee, sourcery, Dog Gone, Pharmer, Taxula
Volley flag ... FIRE!
19 posted on 09/12/2001 9:07:10 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Gramps, 1-Eagle, cynical still, HalfIrish, Jennifer in Florida, CounterCounterCulture, Nick Danger
Volley flag ... FIRE!
20 posted on 09/12/2001 9:07:40 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
Forgot this one...


21 posted on 09/12/2001 9:08:23 PM PDT by WDG55513
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
God, Please Bless America and guide and help unite our nation in this troubled time.
Please Welcome Home those who have lost their lives.
Please comfort those who lost their family members and friends.
Please bless and comfort those who are injured.
Please bless and protect those who are helping the injured.
Please bless and protect our military and law enforcement.

Now is the time for ALL true Americans to UNITE and stand behind President Bush!
Any political debates can take place AFTER this crisis is handled.

UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL

God Bless America!
What We as Americans Can Do
1) Pray
2) Give blood and whatever else the Red Cross calls for.
3) Support our military and law enforcement.

And Finally:
HUNT DOWN AND PUBLICLY EXECUTE
THOSE RESPONSIBLE BY HANGING!

AND MAKE EXAMPLES OF THOSE WHO HIDE AND/OR SUPPORT THEM
BY MAKING THEM EAT PIG INTESTINES AND FLOGGING THEM IN PUBLIC!

22 posted on 09/12/2001 9:08:26 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Doctor Raoul, Critter, MamaLucci, Swede Girl, Philo1962, ironman, kristinn, catfish1957, xJones
Volley flag ... FIRE!
23 posted on 09/12/2001 9:08:42 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Diamond, mommadooo3, Riley, Atticus, Eustace, harpo11, JulieRNR21, RikaStrom, swftee, Alas Babylon!
Volley flag ... FIRE!
24 posted on 09/12/2001 9:09:38 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
An open letter to a terrorist:

Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America. You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America. You used helpless American bodies, to take out other American bodies, but like a poor marksman, you STILL missed America.

Why? Because of something you guys will never understand. America isn't about a building or two, not about financial centers, not about military centers, America isn't about a place, America isn't even about a bunch of bodies. America is about an IDEA. An idea, that you can go someplace where you can earn as much as you can figure out how to, live for the most part, like you envisioned living, and pursue Happiness. (No guarantees that you'll reach it, but you can sure try!)

Go ahead and whine your terrorist whine, and chant your terrorist litany: "If you can not see my point, then feel my pain." This concept is alien to Americans. We live in a country where we don't have to see your point. But you're free to have one. We don't have to listen to your speech. But you're free to say one. Don't know where you got the strange idea that everyone has to agree with you. We don't agree with each other in this country, almost as a matter of pride. We're a collection of guys that don't agree, called States. We united our individual states to protect ourselves from tyranny in the world. Another idea, we made up on the spot. You CAN make it up as you go, when it's your country.

If you're free enough.

Yeah, we're fat, sloppy, easy-going goofs most of the time. That's an unfortunate image to project to the world, but it comes of feeling free and easy about the world you live in. It's unfortunate too, because people start to forget that when you attack Americans, they tend to fight like a cornered badger. The first we knew of the War of 1812, was when England burned Washington D.C. to the ground. Didn't turn out like England thought it was going to, and it's not going to turn out like you think, either. Sorry, but you're not the first bully on our shores, just the most recent.

No Marquis of Queensbury rules for Americans, either. We were the FIRST and so far, only country in the world to use nuclear weapons in anger. Horrific idea, nowadays? News for you bucko, it was back then too, but we used it anyway. Only had two of them in the whole world and we used 'em both. Grandpa Jones worked on the Manhattan Project. Told me once, that right up until they threw the switch, the physicists were still arguing over whether the Uranium alone would fission, or whether it would start a fissioning chain reaction that would eat everything. But they threw the switch anyway, because we had a War to win. Does that tell you something about American Resolve?

So who just declared War on us? It would be nice to point to some real estate, like the good old days. Unfortunately, we're probably at war with random camps, in far-flung places. Who think they're safe. Just like the Barbary Pirates did. Better start sleeping with one eye open.

There's a spirit that tends to take over people who come to this country, looking for opportunity, looking for liberty, looking for freedom. Even if they misuse it. The Marielistas that Castro emptied out of his prisons, were overjoyed to find out how much freedom there was. First thing they did when they hit our shores, was run out and buy guns. The ones that didn't end up dead, ended up in prisons. It was a big PITA then (especially in south Florida), but you're only the newest PITA, not the first.

You guys seem to be incapable of understanding that we don't live in America, America lives in US! American Spirit is what it's called. And killing a few thousand of us, or a few million of us, won't change it. Most of the time, it's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of Spirit. Until we're crossed in a cowardly manner, then it becomes an entirely different kind of Spirit.

Wait until you see what we do with that Spirit, this time. Sleep tight, if you can. We're coming.

25 posted on 09/12/2001 9:10:54 PM PDT by B-Cause
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Psalm73, calypgin, ActionNewsBill, AFPhys, doubtfullyhopefull, Elkiejg, BigWaveBetty, Smedley
Volley flag ... FIRE! ... CEASE FIRE! Chambers open, weapons down!

Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

26 posted on 09/12/2001 9:12:04 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
Unspeakable evil deed by evil people. I worked to day with a woman who is still waiting to be able to go home in NY. This is heartbreaking, but I am so filled with resolve and I want ACTION to be taken. I want STRONG SPEECH. I want to hear PATRIOTS. Thank GOD for FRee Republic.
27 posted on 09/12/2001 9:12:07 PM PDT by Libertina
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
i wish you hadn't shown the one of the person falling. i hope bush is looking at these over and over and over!
28 posted on 09/12/2001 9:12:46 PM PDT by rockfish59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
While I appreciate the patriotic sentiment (there is no doubt that our country deserves satisfaction for the heinous crimes committed here), I think your "pig intestine" comments were very crude and unbecoming.
29 posted on 09/12/2001 9:13:56 PM PDT by Thinking Outside Box
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: WDG55513
These Palestinian kids are cheering because 10,000 American civilians were murdered. Let's give those kids something to cry about.
30 posted on 09/12/2001 9:14:15 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Bryan

This is EXACTLY what you think it is

31 posted on 09/12/2001 9:14:18 PM PDT by dennisw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
I heard it may be 20,000+.

I say we give them something to die about.

32 posted on 09/12/2001 9:15:53 PM PDT by WDG55513
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
p>

This is EXACTLY what you think it is

33 posted on 09/12/2001 9:16:17 PM PDT by dennisw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
Good post.
34 posted on 09/12/2001 9:16:29 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Oh god... that tears me apart.
35 posted on 09/12/2001 9:16:34 PM PDT by WDG55513
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: B-Cause
Many today have quoted the words of the Japanese commander after the attack on Pearl Harbor:
"I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant."

May that Giant rise up to crush the monsters who committed these Acts of War! Eagles Up!

36 posted on 09/12/2001 9:20:18 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: WDG55513

These are the next ones coming after you, America. Will you let them?

...Never Again...!

37 posted on 09/12/2001 9:21:04 PM PDT by WDG55513
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: rockfish59
The photo of the man who jumped (or fell) to his death from the World Trade Center is part of the big picture. It's very easy at a time like this to be unable to see the forest for the trees. As Stalin said, "One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic." These events are so overwhelming that the losses on an individual level may not be entirely comprehensible.

I thought long and hard before I decided to include that photo. I believe that the scope of this monstrous crime needed to be illustrated on an individual level. Across the New York Metro area, the Washington Metro area and the entire nation, individual fathers and mothers lost their daughters and sons; children lost their parents; wives lost their husbands.

The only thing that made me hesitate in the end was the question of whether someone would be able to recognize the falling man as a member of their family who was lost. This photo isn't that precisely focused and the clothes are very nondescript.

38 posted on 09/12/2001 9:21:44 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: WDG55513
I don't like it either. It's terrible.

But it's the way things happened

39 posted on 09/12/2001 9:23:11 PM PDT by dennisw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thank Heaven someone who has passion. I am listening to Michael Savage now. I needed to hear his voice. I feel as if I'm in the twilight zone - the EU is going to "consider" signing a declaration against terrorism...golly, how special. They're going to consider it. Aren't we lucky. Listening to Colin Powell earlier tonight I thought "can't we even speak in a LOUD VOICE?" My God our leaders are acting like zombies! Any chance you can replace Colin Powell?
40 posted on 09/12/2001 9:23:12 PM PDT by Libertina
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
Thank you Bryan.
41 posted on 09/12/2001 9:23:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JulieRNR21
The entire quotation from Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of the Pearl Harbor Raid, went like this:

I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant,
and filled him with a terrible resolve.

42 posted on 09/12/2001 9:24:50 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Never Forget!
43 posted on 09/12/2001 9:27:37 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
There was another metaphor about a little lucky sumo who gets squashed like a bug!
44 posted on 09/12/2001 9:31:38 PM PDT by f.Christian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Libertina
The passion expressed on this page must be transformed into a very cold and focused fury. These terrorists are willing to die, but they hide behind the skirts of women in some of the world's largest cities. We must extract a price that they are unwilling to pay.
45 posted on 09/12/2001 9:32:01 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
HUNT DOWN AND PUBLICLY EXECUTE THOSE RESPONSIBLE BY HANGING!

And put it on payperview right? INS should get busy with all the temporary visa's they have and notice how many of them are outdated, by years even and deport.

46 posted on 09/12/2001 9:32:23 PM PDT by JustPiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: B-Cause
Bump and Salute America!!!
47 posted on 09/12/2001 9:34:18 PM PDT by JustPiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
Bryan...horrible post...you must have cried...god bless you

Death to them all

48 posted on 09/12/2001 9:36:43 PM PDT by oneway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
bttt
49 posted on 09/12/2001 9:43:31 PM PDT by oneway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
bttt
50 posted on 09/12/2001 9:43:35 PM PDT by oneway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson