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For the telephone hotline, see 9-1-1.

9/11 was the common name for a major terrorist attack by the radical Islamist organization al-Qaeda against a tower complex in the United States of America. (Veto Power)

Cabot Wright made several billion dollars by selling stocks in the airline and insurance industries in the run-up to 9/11, apparently having foreknowledge of what was to come. (Head Shot)

On the morning of 9/11, the towers of the Century City Plaza were considered potential targets for a follow-up strike against the West Coast. (Veto Power)


The attacks resulted in a number of expansions of the U.S. government's counter-terrorist capabilities. In general, 9/11 strengthened the often-contentious relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency and FBI. The FBI instituted a formal alert system to notify all agencies under Homeland Security of potential threats. In addition, a number of the Counter Terrorist Unit's past missions were declassified for the first time. 9/11 precipitated the passage of the Patriot Act. (Operation Hell Gate, Veto Power, Head Shot)

Ibrahim Rafizadeh was an outspoken advocate of Muslim rights in the months after 9/11. (Veto Power)

Iranian spy Eshmail Nouri and his associates were questioned in the aftermath of the attacks, but were not exposed, as they had been embedded in the country for years prior. (Cat's Claw)

The G8 summit was considered a potential al-Qaeda target after 9/11, but in truth it was not the group's style to attack strictly political targets. (Cat's Claw)

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