20 Less-known Facts Related to 9/11 Attacks That are Pretty Sad and Shocking!
The world looked in horror when the World Trade Center was hit by two planes collapsing the buildings and killing thousands of innocent people. It was a day that can never be erased from the memory of anyone directly or indirectly affected by it. As much as the scale of the incident is shocking there are also less-known facts related to 9/11 that move the hearts and fill us with a longing emptiness left in the wake of the tragedy.
1. Nuclear power plants were the initial targets for 9/11 attack. Al-Qaeda later decided not to pursue it for fear that things could get out of control.
In an interview with Yosri Fouda, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Al-Qaeda military commander, revealed that they considered targeting nuclear facilities. He was the organization’s number three according to CIA and FBI, and more important than Bin Laden himself. Their motive was to take as many lives as possible. According to Khalid, they didn’t lack any potential volunteers, or martyrs for the attack.(source)
Now do go and read all of this and learn something, at Leenks
A battle against Islamic State fighters
“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” says Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic. He has been travelling to Libya since the 2011 revolution, seeking to capture the pain and politics of a country at war with itself. Since early May, Libyan fighters have been waging a stop-start battle to recapture Sirte from Islamic State. After advancing rapidly to the edge of the town, for the past few weeks they have been struggling to break down the resistance of militants encircled in the city center. “I am constantly following the Libya story and I am in touch with few friends in Misrata since 2011 – they keep me updated,” Tomasevic says. “My goal is to cover the final battle for Sirte.”–By Reuters
Lots of pictures, I was enthralled by the pictures! Go HERE
I hear people on my Facebook saying “no matter your politics, last night as Hilary Clinton accepted the nomination, history was made, and women everywhere have something to be proud of”
Well honestly for all the little girls with dreams and aspirations of being in positions usually held by men, we could have done better, we could have given them more, we could have set the bar higher, but yes I guess history was made. After all Chelsea Clinton will be the first child to have both her scum bag parents run for president.