Day of infamy indeed.
It could easily be argued that more strange, terrible and even impossible things happened on, before and because of September 11, 2001 than any other day in the history of the planet. In fact, if all the strange, terrible and impossible occurrences connected with this date were listed and analyzed in detail, it would easily take more than a dozen 9/11 Commission Reports to contain it all.
Here are just a few anomalous events that occurred on September 11, 2001:
For the first time ever (and it hasn't happened since), three steel-frame buildings -- World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 -- collapsed at free-fall speed, straight down into the path of most resistance allegedly due to small office fires that were in the process of weakening and dying at the time of collapse.
RESTRICTED AIRSPACE VIOLATED
For the first time ever, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all aircraft in the United States while at the same time allowing four hijacked commercial airplanes to wander the skies unaccosted by F-16s -- including the hijacked airplane that was heading straight into the world's most highly-protected airspace (surrounding the Pentagon).
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For the first time ever, a sitting President was allowed to remain vulnerable and exposed in a public venue while multiple terrorist attacks were taking place on United States soil and in highly-restricted airspace.
Here is one that occurred before, during and after September 11, 2001:
CONFERRING WITH THE ENEMY
At the exact same time of the attacks, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence head, Mahmud Ahmad, was in Washington D.C. conferring with White House, Pentagon and CIA contacts. In fact, Ahmad was a regular and frequent visitor to Washington D.C. before, during and after the September 11, 2001 attacks -- regular and frequent, that is, right up until it was discovered that $100,000 had been wired from Pakistan to alleged hijacker Mohammed Atta at Ahmad's behest.
Here are some that foreshadowed and "prophesied" September 11, 2001:
LISA SIMPSON'S AD
In the popular television program, "The Simpsons," a character holds up a magazine featuring a full-page ad for a nine-dollar bus trip to New York where the number nine just happens to be lined up next to a silhouette of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers -- quite clearly spelling out: "New York $911." This episode originally aired on September 21, 1997.
NEO'S PASSPORT EXPIRED
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