On that morning 19 men boarded airplanes intending to commit murder. They, and the men who provided support for them, intended to kill as many Americans as they could. They would commit mass murder in the name of their perverse religion.
Category: September 11
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“We had six 53s turning on the line. I kept calling to get clearance,” Thompson said. “The plan was we’d load supplies, embark the MEU, go up to New York City, provide any support they needed with our helicopters and go straight over [to the Middle East] from there. I kept calling for clearance to take off and at that point all aviation was grounded, civilian and military.”
“In the end, it was the matchless skill and courage of these Americans that secured this triumph for our country and the world,” one official said.
A small team conducted the helicopter raid on the compound. An official called it a complex operation, noting that the compound was a virtual fortress -– built in 2006 with high walls, razor wire and other defense features. Its suburban location and proximity to Islamabad complicated the operation, the official said.
Here are some websites you might not have found that show the images and memories of the murders that took place on September 11, 2001.