Il camerlengo? Sì, proprio lui.

Il Corriere della Sera sdogana la teoria complottista sull'11 Settembre 26.08.15

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[...] un missile a forma di aereo una mattina dell'11 settembre 2001 si infilò nella Torre nord del World Trade Center

Siamo arrivati a questo. Il principale quotidiano italiano infila teorie complottiste un tanto al chilo nel più classico dei classici boxini morbosi in quattrodici comode foto: la morte di Marcy Borders, meglio conosciuta come dusty lady, diventata suo malgrado famosa per essere stata fotografata ricoperta di polvere e detriti dopo il crollo delle Twin Tower durante l'attentato dell'11 settembre 2001.

Sensazionalismo all'ennesima potenza.

La prima vittima dell 9/11 11.09.13

Slate racconta la tragica fine della prima vittima degli attentati dell'11 Settembre e che senza mai saperlo fu anche l'artefice della tenuta di internet in un giorno di traffico straordinario grazie agli algoritmi che aveva contribuito a sviluppare.
Danny Lewin era un passeggero a bordo del volo 11 dell'American Airlines decollato da Boston e diretto a Los Angeles, dirottato per schiantarsi sulla Torre Nord del World Trade Center.

The 9/11 Commission concurred in its final report, issued four years later, offering a more detailed summary: Based on dozens of interviews with those who spoke with two of the plane's flight attendants during the hijacking, the commission determined that al-Suqami most likely killed Lewin by slashing his throat from behind as he attempted, single-handedly, to try to stop the hijacking. The time of his death was reported to be somewhere between 8:15 and 8:20 a.m.

"He was the first victim of the first war of the 21st century," says Marco Greenberg, Lewin's best friend.

But that act of heroism was not the only way Lewin made his presence felt on that terrible, unique, awful day. In a tragic twist of irony, the algorithms he helped develop, and the company he co-founded--Akamai Technologies--helped the Internet survive that day's crush of traffic-- the Web equivalent of a 100-year flood.

L'unico americano che non era sulla Terra l'11 Settembre 11.09.12

Il 9/11 a New York visto dallo spazio

L'11 Settembre 2001 Frank Culbertson era a bordo della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale quando i terroristi attaccarono il World Trade Center e il Pentagono.
L'astronauta della NASA riuscì a riprendere l'impressionante scia di fumo che si sprigionava dagli incendi delle Twin Towers e si allontanava verso l'oceano Atlantico.

I had just finished a number of tasks this morning, the most time-consuming being the physical exams of all crew members. In a private conversation following that, the flight surgeon told me they were having a very bad day on the ground. I had no idea...

He described the situation to me as best he knew it at ~0900 CDT. I was flabbergasted, then horrified. My first thought was that this wasn't a real conversation, that I was still listening to one of my Tom Clancy tapes. It just didn't seem possible on this scale in our country. I couldn't even imagine the particulars, even before the news of further destruction began coming in.

Vladimir came over pretty quickly, sensing that something very serious was being discussed. I waved Michael into the module as well. They were also amazed and stunned. After we signed off, I tried to explain to Vladimir and Michael as best I could the potential magnitude of this act of terror in downtown Manhattan and at the Pentagon. They clearly understood and were very sympathetic.

I glanced at the World Map on the computer to see where over the world we were and noticed that we were coming southeast out of Canada and would be passing over New England in a few minutes. I zipped around the station until I found a window that would give me a view of NYC and grabbed the nearest camera. It happened to be a video camera, and I was looking south from the window of Michael's cabin.

The smoke seemed to have an odd bloom to it at the base of the column that was streaming south of the city. After reading one of the news articles we just received, I believe we were looking at NY around the time of, or shortly after, the collapse of the second tower.

10 anni dopo 11.09.11

Il presidente Obama a Ground Zero

Il presidente Obama al memoriale di Ground Zero.

E se non ci fosse stato un 11 Settembre? 11.09.11

Sul Washington Post Michael Lind si esercita in esercizio di ucronia per immaginare le conseguenze di un mondo senza gli attentati dell'11 Settembre.

L'11 Settembre sul web di dieci anni fa 11.09.11

Le prime notizie e le dirette sugli attentati su quel media che a breve sarebbe diventato così centrale nelle nostre vite.

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Il vero costo dell'11 settembre 04.09.11

L'America alle prese con la spirale perversa del disastro finanziario delle guerre al terrorismo di Bush, raccontata da Joseph Stiglitz dieci anni dopo gli attentati dell'11 settembre.
Al-Qaeda, dimostratasi più debole rispetto alle previsioni della fine del 2001, sembra essere oggi l'ultimo problema a cui far fornte.

Even if Bush could be forgiven for taking America, and much of the rest of the world, to war on false pretenses, and for misrepresenting the cost of the venture, there is no excuse for how he chose to finance it. His was the first war in history paid for entirely on credit. As America went into battle, with deficits already soaring from his 2001 tax cut, Bush decided to plunge ahead with yet another round of tax "relief" for the wealthy.

Today, America is focused on unemployment and the deficit. Both threats to America's future can, in no small measure, be traced to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Increased defense spending, together with the Bush tax cuts, is a key reason why America went from a fiscal surplus of 2 percent of GDP when Bush was elected to its parlous deficit and debt position today. Direct government spending on those wars so far amounts to roughly $2 trillion-$17,000 for every U.S. household-with bills yet to be received increasing this amount by more than 50 percent.

Moreover, as Bilmes and I argued in our book The Three Trillion Dollar War, the wars contributed to America's macroeconomic weaknesses, which exacerbated its deficits and debt burden. Then, as now, disruption in the Middle East led to higher oil prices, forcing Americans to spend money on oil imports that they otherwise could have spent buying goods produced in the U.S. The Federal Reserve hid these weaknesses by engineering a housing bubble that led to a consumption boom. It will take years to overcome the excessive indebtedness and real-estate overhang that resulted.

Ironically, the wars have undermined America's (and the world's) security, again in ways that Osama Bin Laden could not have imagined. An unpopular war would have made military recruitment difficult in any circumstances. But, as Bush tried to deceive America about the wars' costs, he underfunded the troops, refusing even basic expenditures-say, for armored and mine-resistant vehicles needed to protect American lives or for adequate health care for returning veterans.

I ricordi dell'11 Settembre 31.08.11

New York Times e YouTube, uniti per commemorare il decimo anniversario dell'11 Settembre, hanno aperto un canale dove invitano a pubblicare ricordi e storie di quella drammatica giornata di fine estate.

Through telling and sharing stories, we can all hope to make sense of an event that, for many of us, was one of the defining moments of our lives. Thank you for sharing yours.

New York anno zero 31.08.11

New York su pellicola prima del settembre 2001.