Ten Years after 9/11 Tragedy - American AND International Perspectives
And Hate Begat Hate - By Ahmed Rashid, NYT
Two very different 9/11 Pentagon tales of fate
By David Martin, CBS, September 11, 2011
And, as CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports, it was pure fate that intervened for everyone inside, with decidedly different outcomes, depending on the person.
The plane hit the west wall of the Pentagon and tore a 270-foot path of destruction through the building. Feet and inches, and just plain luck, were often the difference between life and death.
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Most people in the pentagon were transfixed by the televised pictures of the burning towers in New York.
"After some period of time watching it," says Rear Adm. Frank Thorp IV, who has since retired, "I came to realize, 'Hey, we've got this big project due.' So I said, 'Hey, everybody, let's get back to work."
Then Thorpe, at the time a Navy officer, changed his mind.
"For the first time in my life, I said, 'But first, let's all go get a cup of coffee together.' To this day, I have no idea why I did that. All of us got up, walked out of the Pentagon or walked out of the office, walked down the hallway, and the plane hit about a tractor-trailer's length away from my office."
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Obama urges service, unity on 9/11 anniversary - Associated Press
Thoughts on 9/11: On the Importance of Intolerance - Reuters
"Mixed bag" for U.S. Muslims since 9/11 - CBS
Civil Liberties, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence - Philip D. Zelikow, Foreign Affairs
From International Press:
China and 9/11: Beijing’s emerging role in the Hindu Kush - The Hindu (India)
Chinese media mourn tenth anniversary of 9/11 - China Daily (China)
Ten Years Later - By Riaz Mohammad Khan, Dawn (Pakistan)
10 years after 9/11: Islamophobia in the West - Zaman (Turkey)
A special report on the Indonesian perspective of the attacks and their aftermath - The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)