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This is the third article in a series this week on the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
It is almost 10 AM Eastern time on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Two planes have been deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center. American flight 11 out of Boston strikes the North Tower at 8:45 AM. With the whole world transfixed by the drama in New York, wondering if this is a horrible accident or a deliberate act, the definitive answer is not long in arriving. United flight 175, also out of Boston, strikes the South Tower at 9:03 AM. American flight 77 strikes the Pentagon at 9:43 AM.
Jeremy Glick, a passenger aboard doomed United 93, has called his wife, Lyz. She is staying with her parents in upstate New York. State Police are on another line with Jeremy’s mother-in-law: Does he know where the plane is headed? He’s not sure, but he thinks they’ve changed direction. In fact, the plane is headed to the District of Columbia. To this day, no one knows which building was the terrorists’ intended target.
Lyz relates to Jeremy the scene on her parents’ TV, the twin towers on fire, soon to collapse.
As so many did, facing down death that day, his message to his wife is one of agape love, of affirmation and strength.
Lyz: You need to be strong.
Jeremy: I need you to be happy, and I will respect any decisions that you make.
Then he tells her something that is not often reported, that didn’t make it into the movie, that we as Americans don’t talk about, but we should. (more…)
There are unconfirmed reports on Twitter (quoting Al Jazeera) that Col. Muammar Gaddafi has fled Libya for South America, possibly Venezuela.
Comments, or further developments, may be posted below.
Update: Gadhafi’s Son says his father is still in Libya and will fight until the last bullet.