It’s hard to believe that its been eight years since al Qaeda terrorists hijacked airplanes to crash them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon — twin symbols of America’s financial and military might. Another hijacked plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania — its intended target was the White House or the Capitol.
Tower at the World Trade Center.9:03 a.m. – United Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the South Tower at the World Trade Center.
- No “credible evidence” that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda
- 9/11 attacks cost somewhere between $400,000 and $500,000 to execute, plus the cost of training the 19 hijackers in Afghanistan
- Al Qaeda spent $30 million per year, according to the CIA
- Largest expense was to Taliban at $10 million to $20 million per year
- Most funds came from donations, with much money raised in Saudi Arabia
- No evidence that any government gave money
- Bin Laden’s finances limited to $1 million a year from 1970 to 1994
- Some money raised in U.S. likely used by al Qaeda
- Al Qaeda’s role in 1993 WTC attack uncertain
- Bin Laden ordered USS Cole attack, two operatives confirmed
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