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Missing planes: As 9/11 anniversary nears, the possibilities are terrifying

The public can't help but fear.
The public can't help but fear.
Photo by Brad Barket

As the news of 11 missing planes taken from the Tripoli Airport sinks in, people around the world can't help but feel frightened. As the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks gets nearer, the terrifying possibilities are being put out in rather ominous-sounding statements. The Free reported on Tuesday that Western intelligence agencies are warning that these 11 planes, thought to be in control of Islamic terrorists, could be used to perpetrate suicide attacks in North Africa. Experts speculate that the potential attacks could happen on the anniversary of the planes flying into the World Trade Center.

Islamic terrorists have often attempted to use the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as a time to celebrate with more attacks. Although an attack on the United States is not impossible, The Catholic Online reminds us that the planes would be nearly devoid of fuel by the time they reached American shores. The true devastation caused in New York on 9/11 was caused by the heat and flames from the fuel.

It seems that the Islamic forces are still quite divided, and it takes a truly dedicated student of world affairs to be able to parse out who’s who and who’s where on the world stage. Catholic Online made a very pragmatic statement to their Christian readership. They made sure they understood that these people want to kill them because of their Christian faith.

It remains to be seen what the next few weeks hold. It also seems that the numerical significance of the number of planes that were stolen could be significant. One thing is for sure, it makes us very ill-at-ease.