September 11, 2001, it is 8:45am in New York. It seems like a morning like any other, but in a minute, before the eyes of the New Yorkers, a tragic event will change the course of history. At the end of the twentieth century the United States economy is in deep crisis, though the average standard of living is guaranteed thanks to the political and military influence they retain over a large part of the Middle East. In countries like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, American companies control almost all trade in oil. The U.S. government comes to take extreme measures against those nations that do not want to sell off their resources. This is the case with Iraq, reduced to its knees by an international economic embargo, primarily imposed by the United States. For many Middle Easterners , the Stars and Stripes is a symbol of oppression. According to American sources there is a terrorist group called Al Qaeda, which focuses the hostility of the Islamic peoples towards America. Al Qaeda would be guided by the Saudi Sheikh Osama Bin Laden, former U.S. ally. Among the many acts of terrorism by Al Qaeda is the explosion of a car bomb in 1993 at one of the symbols of American capitalism: the World Trade Center in New York.
September 11, 2001, 8:46am: an airliner crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. This fact is captured by several amateur cameras. 9:03am: live global television, a second plane crashes into the South Tower. 9:37am: A third plane strikes against an outside wall of the Pentagon, in Virginia, headquarters of the Department of Defense of the United States. Subsequent analysis will bring out another hypothesis: the impact upon the Pentagon may have been a missile. 9:59am: the South Tower collapses, raising a huge cloud of debris. 10:03am: a fourth airliner crashes into a field in Pennsylvania. 10:28am: the North Tower also collapses. The reasons for the collapses are a source of discussion, for some unequivocal evidence exists of a demolition project of the towers by means of explosives. 2986 people die on this day. According to the official version, scheduled flights were hijacked by four teams of suicide bombers, armed with simple plastic boxcutters. The fourth plane, headed for the White House, would fall before reaching the target due to a revolt of the passengers on board. No one claims responsibility for the attacks and even though there are many obscure points of the happenings, the American authorities immediately connect the events of September 11 with Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. The U.S. government uses September 11 to begin a global war against all Islamic regimes. The U.S. military lands, first in Afghanistan and then in Iraq. To date, the real responsibility for what happened on September 11, 2001, remains a mystery.