Wednesday, 12 September 2001 : "wednesday"Impossible to try and cover what's going on... the pros at the Washington Post produced an admirably wide-ranging set of coverage today in all sections (including Sports, which I never read) of their print edition. They also seem to have dropped most advertising from their site.
Jerry Pournelle posted a message from someone he trusts that purports to describe what happened on the Pittsburgh flight. It sounds true:
When the Hijackers took control of flight 93, Jeremy called my niece who in-turn conferenced him to 911. Jeremy relayed to the police what was happening as the hijacking unfolded. As our niece Liz listened, Jeremy told the police there were three Arab terrorists with knives and a large red box that they claimed contained a bomb. Jeremy tracked the second by second details and relayed them to the police by phone. After several minutes of describing the scene, Jeremy and several other passengers decided there was nothing to lose by rushing the hijackers. Although United Flight 93 crashed outside of Pittsburgh, with the loss of all souls, Jeremy and the other patriotic heroes saved the lives of many people on the ground that would have died...
I may not post very much else today. I have work that needs doing.
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