[Sep 11, 2001, 9:30 pm ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
Of course this is not game related (we do not expect to be doing any further
game coverage today), but with the legit news sites being almost impossible to
access at times today, we've been getting loads of requests for more information
about what's been going on. Here is the latest as of about 9:00 PM EDT:
- President Bush addressed the nation 8:30 PM EDT. Here's a wire report:
- A grim-faced President Bush condemned ghastly attacks in Washington and
New York on Tuesday and vowed to "find those responsible and bring them
to justice." In the second Oval Office address of his presidency, Bush
said the United States would retaliate against ``those behind these evil
acts,'' and any country that harbors them.
- In two separate attacks, hijacked planes struck both main towers of the
World Trade Center in Manhattan this morning, and both of the "twin
towers" subsequently collapsed.
- A hijacked plane struck the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and part of it
has collapsed as well.
- A hijacked plane crashed in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Reports
indicate the hijackers planned to crash this plane into Camp David in
- 47 Story WTC building seven, one of the five (relatively) smaller
buildings in the World Trade Center also later collapsed from ancillary
- The White House, the Pentagon, and the Capitol Building were all
evacuated, all domestic flights in the US have been grounded through at
least noon tomorrow.
- Other closings include most federal offices, the stock markets, the Disney
theme parks, and the cancellation of today's Major League Baseball schedule.
The President's speech announced that all federal agencies will be open for
- Broadcasts out of Afghanistan showed evidence of missile attacks and
antiaircraft fire, but what connection this has to today's apparent
terrorist attacks in the US is not clear at this point. The US has denied
involvement in these attacks.
- In the first hints of any sort at the scope of casualties, the New York
City Fire Department has estimated that as many as half of the 400
firefighters dispatched to the scene are missing. CNN has said that 78
Police officers are missing. Also, the death toll from those on the four
hijacked planes has been placed at 266. The number of dead and injured at
the Pentagon has been widely reported as about 100. No estimates of the
number of victims from the World Trade Center have been made.
- People throughout the United States have are being urged to donate blood
to help offset significant shortages in New York and Washington. The American Red Cross in Greater New York
or the American Red Cross are places
to contact about donating blood or money, or both.
- Some news sites seem to be back online. Here are some links that have been
more reliable: CNN.com; CNET.com;
The New York Times; washingtonpost.com;
and BBC News Online.
All of our thoughts go out to the victims of these attacks and their families
and friends in what must be an incredibly difficult time.
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||Re: To post a famous quote:
||Sep 11, 2001, 16:43
|Looking at your posts, you'd think America was responsible for obvious shitty childhood, your alcoholic father, and your philandering mother.
Brush up on your history before posting. The US practiced isolationism before being PUSHED into the war by JAPAN.
They hit first. We hit BACK. FYI, if America hadn't gotten involved in WWII, you might very well be living under the 1000 year Nazi Reich.
While I don't condone carpet bombing, to imply that Japan was a innocent victim in WWII is nonsense.
I'm so freaking sick of America being blamed for the world's problems. We've sat here and been dragged into two World Wars in Europe when we wanted PEACE. We've provided foreign aid to COUNTLESS countries, most all of which will never be paid back. The list goes on and on.
But just keep hating America...I don't really give f*ck. The dumbazz dickheads in the Middle East will keep killing each other and I'll sit here enjoying a beer watching it on the news.
Ever stop to think why no other country can't get it together to enjoy the comforts we Americans do is bc they can't stop fighting long enough??
Americans are a peacable people, but we don't like getting F*cked with...period. When some collection of azzholes brings down the 2nd tallest buildings in our country, ALOT of Americans are going to get pissed. And why wouldn't they??? I live hours away from NYC...what if the terrorists had used nuclear weapons (which isn't that unplausable given today's events)? My family and I would be fubared. So, if some fugging azzhole wants to F*ck with my family and my country and they can pay. I don't give a flying rat's azz about yours....I care about mine and my countrymen's.
Go stick a nuke up your azz and do me a favor you lame f*ck.
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