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The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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24 NT NEWS. Saturday, September 10, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -S E P -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 4 C O L O R : C M Y K SATURDAY EXTRA l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au 9/11: Onedecade of America expected a major attack, and it knew the likely proponentwould be al-Qaida, but it did not knowwhere orwhen Fromprevious page A city worker escapes the devastation of the Twin Towers United Airlines Flight 93: At Newark Airport, in New Jersey, Saeed al Ghambi, Ahmed al Nami, Ahmad al Haznawi and Ziad Jarrah checked in for United Airlines Flight 93, a 757 bound for San Francisco and due for take-off at 8.40am. One man was selected for CAPPS scrutiny, and his bags were withheld until he boarded the flight. All four took first-class seats. A Nation Breached All 19 men had made it aboard the four planes, with little resistance offered except for CAPPS. The thinking behind holding back checked baggage was to ensure that the passenger was committed to flying, and was not sending a bombloaded bag on to a flight and then removing himself from the plane at the last minute. Suicide missions were not a concern to US authorities. Hijacking up until then had not been about turning the plane, itself, into a bomb. They were planning to hijack these planes and turn them into large guided missiles, loaded with up to 11,400 gallons (43,000 litres) of jet fuel, the 9/11 Commission Report said. By 8am, on the morning on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, they had defeated all the security layers that Americas civil aviation security system then had in place to prevent a hijacking. Who were these men? America expected a major attack, and it knew the likely proponent would be alQaida, but it did not know where or when it would come. Al-Qaidas leader, Osama bin Laden, the son of a Saudi construction billionaire, had declared a jihad against America and its people and had already claimed responsibility for two embassy bombings in Africa, and an attack on the USS Cole, anchored off Yemen. Since the mid-1990s, bin Laden had been welcoming jihadists to his training camps in Afghanistan, which were run with the blessing of the Taliban, which shared his antiWestern beliefs. It is believed that bin Laden and his key offsiders Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Mohammad Atef began talking, in early 1999, about sending men from their training camps to America to hijack planes and fly them into buildings. By late 1999, al-Qaida operatives were routinely sur veying international airports, particularly in Malaysia and Thailand, studying their security regimes. Over the next six months, the men who would pilot the planes were selected from the training camps. From June 2000 through to January 2001, Marwan al Shehhi (Flight 175), Mohamed Atta (Flight 11), and Ziad Jarrah (Flight 93) successfully completed pilot and jet-simulator training at flight schools and training centers in Florida. Hani Hanjour (Flight 77) entered the US on December 8, 2000 and took pilot and jet-simulator training in Arizona. Two other men who would become hijackers were already within the US, having attempted but failed to gain flying skills. From April 2001, the remaining 13 arrived and located themselves mainly in Florida and Washington DC. They rehearsed by taking fitness training, studying flight schedules and taking cross-country domestic flights, sometimes testing security systems by carrying small knives. Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin www.darwin.nt.gov.au Darwin City Council Brendan Dowd Chief Executive Officer Pre-Cyclone Clean Up - Northern Suburbs This Sunday, 11 September Items to be collected include old roofing, timber, white goods, waste building products and broken furniture. Items should be placed safely on the nature strip on Saturday 10 September and will be collected on Sunday 11 September 2011. No garden refuse, car bodies, commercial waste, flammable liquids, chemicals or asbestos will be collected. Seniors and residents with a disability who require assistance can arrange Council staff to assist with removing large items. Please call 8930 0623 before Friday 9 September to arrange assistance. For more information please contact 8930 0623. Marrara, Moil, Nakara, Tiwi, Wagaman, Wanguri and Wulagi. Alawa, Anula, Brinkin, Jingili, Karama, Leanyer, Lyons, Malak Bayview, Coconut Grove, Darwin City, Fannie Bay, Larrakeyah, Parap, Millner, Larrakeyah Barracks, Ludmilla, Nightcliff, RAAF Base, Rapid Creek, Stuart Park, The Gardens, The Narrows, Defence Establishment Berrimah and Woolner Please note: the Pre-Cyclone Clean Up for the Southern Suburbs will occur on Sunday, 25 September Items for this clean up should be placed safely on the nature strip on Saturday 24 September and will be collected on Sunday 25 September 2011. M G 1 0 0 5 0 3 Proudly supported by A U S T R A L IA N IN D U ST RY & DEFE N C E N E T W O R K NT