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good morning, these are some of the stories that we are following. for nearly seven decades. the united states has been the anchor of global security. this is meant doing more than. >> toking international greets it has meant enforcing them. >> president obama renews his pitch to the american people. of military action appear to be cooling. secretary of state john kerry keeping that diplomatic process on track, now headed to europe to meet with his russian counter part to try to hammer out a deal on use of chemical weapons.
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rememberinremember septemb, then, and now. and overnight in libya, on the anniversary of that attack, one year ago today, another explosion in benghazi. is. >> it has been 12 years now since the worst attack ever on u.s. soil. nearly 3,000 people dying on september 11th 2001. this morning a somber tradition in new york city as the love ones gather site to look back to mourn and to remember. you are looking live now at pictures of the area once known to many as ground zero. that is where those two planes crashed into the twin towers bringing them down. about 90 minutes from now, they will begin
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reading the names of those lost there on that day. a similar ceremony to take place in washington. president obama and the first lady will attend a private observance from the family members of the 184 people there that died on september 11th, and in pennsylvania, that is where that fourth plane crashed after passengers onboard united airline 93 confronted the hijackers a groundbreaking ceremony to be held for a new national memorial there honoring those who died. on the same day, president obama may be embarking on a diplomatic path to resolve the situation that is still unfeeding in syria. last night he addressed the nation, saying he had not ruled out taking military action. but the president is also saying he is now willing to consider that russian diplomatic plan that called for syria to give up its chemical weapons, urging americans to support the use of military force saying it
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sends a loud and clear message. >> i determined that it is in the nation security interest of the quite, to spotted to the asaad regime's use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike. the purpose of this would be to deter asaad have using chemical weapons. with that diplomatic in mind, her nows asking the senate. senator john mccain saying the u.s. has no choice but to ahow the plan to play out. and senator rand paul, another critic delivering the response to the president's address. >> the possibility of a diplomatic solution is a good thing, but we must proceed with caution on the details. but one thing is for certain, the chance for diplomacy would not have occurred without strong voices against an
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immediate bombing campaign. if we had simply gone to war last week, or the week before, as many advocated, we would point looking at a possible solution. mike, the president making his case, but as expected he did change course. >> while he pursue as diplomatic solution. >> taking his case directly to the american people, president obama says military action against the government of syrian leader bashar al-asaad is in the core u.s. national interests. >> if we fail to act the asaad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons. and over time our troops would again face the prospect of chemical warfare on the battlefield. and it could be easier for terrorists organizations to obtain
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these weapons. even as he made his case for strikes he announced he would ask congress to put aside the request, while her pursues the solution brokered by russia. >> it is too early to tell with this offer will succeed. and any agreement must verify that the regime keeps its commitments. but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat, without the use of force. syria says it is ready to cooperate. >> we are ready to announce the location of the chemical weapons. to stop production of chemical weapons and to show these production facilities to representatives of russia, and other united nations member states. >> secretary of state john kerry and his russian counter part will meet in geneva on thursday. he says the u.s. must keep up the threat, even as talks go forward. >> we're waiting for that
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proposal. but we are not waiting for long. president obama will take a hard look at it. but it has to be swift, it has to be real, it has to be verifiable. it cannot be a delaying tactic, and if the security council seeks to be the vehicle to make it happen, that cannot be allowed to simply become a debating society. >> president obama says there must be a contingency plan for syria doesn't make good. we will continue to rally support, who agree on the need for action. meanwhile, i have ordered the military to maintain their current posture, to keep the pressure on asaad, and to be in a position to respond if diplomacy fails. >> a lot of what we heard last night was old wine and new bottles.
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these are the same arguments that the president, and secretary of state hagel and on down the line, have been making before congress, and the public. what was new in this, it was in prime time. diplomacy they hope that by making this case directly in prime time, directly to people in their living rooms they can change some minds try to move some of these votes try to move public opinion, which has been going the other way away from the president, and away from favoring those strikes. >> the thing about this vote, is nobody wants to take this vote. yes, there are many who feel strongly one way or the other, but i think the vast majority of members do not like this vote. it's a no win situation for them, and frankly makes a lot of republicans uncomfortable because many of marry rank and file are simply
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voting against the president of course the republican party likes to keep up the perception that they are more robust in terms of foreign policy. yo uh have to look at one thing, this speech was timed around a senate vote that is not going to happen because of the diplomatic solution. so some folks this morning are thinking that the president perhaps should have delayed this address. until things become more clear. >> mike, thank you very much. meanwhile russia's president saying a solution to the crisis is possible, but only if that strike against syria is taken off the table. >> obviously this all makes sense, work only if we hear that the american side and all those who support the united states in this sense, reject the use of force. because it is difficult to force any country, syria on any other country to distal when there's military action
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be prepared against it. work together with syrians and of course with our american colleagues. our hope, this will be a good step towards the crisis. >> meanwhile, russia is coming up with its own proposal, and for more on this quickly evolving strategy, james bays joins us now. just hours after the situation in the nation, the u. n. then release add report accusing both sides in syria of human rights violations. can you tell us about is that? >> this is the latest in a series of reports by commission of inquiry a four member commission. this one covering the period from may to july. it is a grim catalog of torture, rape, execution, and i think it is worth pointing out that as congress discusses the case for war, this report shes us there already is a war, a civil war,
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that's raging in syria and getting more and more brutal by the day. and the authors of this report, say they should be international accountable, suggesting this should be referred to the criminal court, but that's not going to happen, because of course that divided council. >> and syria will be topping the agenda when john kerry is meeting with his russian counter part. that to take place on thursday, what can you tell us about that. >> i think all the activity here, yes, there is that french draft, everything on hold to see what happened in geneva. we know how frosty relations are between the u.s. and russia. i think it is worth remarking that among the personnel, john kerry has the best relations with his russian opposite number, they have known each other for years. they have a rapport. there is some hope, not a great deal of hope, that perhaps they can find a
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way through all of this. nothing is happen inning the formal chambers of the united states, everything is happening in the individual missions and embassies around new york. in private meetings taking place. as both sides of the russian side, and on the other side, the western nations the key western members of the security council u.s., u. k., and france, try to persuade other nations, try to find a way forward on this difficult issue, whether there is a major disagreement. not the whole idea, by how you get to that. >> judging us live, thank you for the perspective. >> as we have developing news that is coming out of libya, an explosion rocking the city this morning this on the first
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anniversary of that attack on the u.s. consolate there. today's explosion damaging the foreign ministry building and the central libyan bank. witnesses say the blast may have come from a car bomb. you may recall it was just one year ago. that attack killing four americans including u.s. ambassador, christopher stephens. it has been 12 years since and for more of those who live through it, the emotions in uh are just as raw as they were when it happened on that sunny tuesday morning. the site in new york city is now taking shape. one world trade center sores almost 2,000 feet into the air, and the 72 story four world trade center is set to open in two months. the national september 11th memorial will welcome its first visitors next year, but today is about looking back and remembering the many lives that were lost, and joining us now
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from that site is al jazeera's david chuter. it has been 12 years since you and i were in washington, you were at the pentagon, i was broadcasting from that city, what is the one memory that sticks out to you most? >> i think the one memory for everybody, who either lost a relative or was here in new york at the site known as ground zero, or at the pentagon, or in pennsylvania just one of utter sadness and dispair. it was such a shocking day as you will recall. such a beautiful day along the east coast, it was 70 degrees, clear, crisp weather, same down in washington, d.c., clear blue skies and then it was as if all held broke lose. again, this is something that is foreign, i suppose, to the american experience and that is having acts of teacher errorrism come visit the u.s. homeland, but by putting all of that aside, today not so much a day about remembering
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the awful grim stuff that happened on the day, but trying to remember the lives of those who were lost. and in fact, when you talk to the family members, and i suppose this following the normal course of grief, and that is a number of family members have said look, it no longer matters how much our family members died just matters that they are no longer here. we just miss them, and we are sad for that. so you start to hear that, the surprise and shock of how they died is starting to fade, and what is left is the aching pain, that these family members have now been gone for 12 years. >> dade, less pomp and circumstance this year, how is the public to take that. >> well, it's almost i think as you mentioned before, almost becoming an annual right of passage. the big name here will be mayor bloomberg, this is his last year in office, he will not be here for
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the next, so he is the one v, pieces, i think part of that is that new yorkers have come to appreciate that this is just sort of an annual day of remembrance, and that the days of the fifth anniversary, or the 10th anniversary, when you had president obama and former president bush together right here at ground zero, that it's not so much of a big deal in a sense. they don't want this to be about celebrities or about a national day of leadership mourning even though national leaders all around the country will of course be paying am imagine, is and there will be moments of silence, but this is really sort of an event for the families. and to that end, there are some 250 family member whose will be participating in reading off the names of the nearly 3,000 people that were killed. it will be a somber not a spectacular sort of -- but one that remember, that yes, this is the day it was 12 years ago, there's nothing particularly special about this year, or last year, the year before, it is just particularly
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special for everybody who lost somebody who remembers that this is the anniversary. >> they will be joined by some 300 million other families, thank you very much. and david will be joined shortly with a special guest and the story of rebirth, at the world trade center site. well, the then attacks were a series of four coordinated terror strikes after those two planes hit the center. a third plane, crashed into the pentagon, causing part of the western side of that building to collapse. for family members, that is where they will look back and remember the lives that were lost there on that day. and them there is the fourth plane, it is believed that that plane, may have been headed towards the capitol in washington perhaps even the white house. that one went down in a field in shanksville pennsylvania after the passengers rebelled and confronted the hijackers, al jazeera has been there over the last few days and it is not only
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mourning those who lives were lost, but celebrating the spirit of those that fought back on that day. >> you are right, it really is welcome this morning the sun is coming up over the pennsylvania hills over here, behind me the memorial is shrouded in this. the whole place has a peaceful air, it is going to be a beautiful day, just as it was 12 years ago, and for the family an emotional day. yesterday was very emotional as well, first of all, the flight federal advisory commissions which has been looking after this place let for the very last time. on a happier note, the families went to a hillside overlooking for a groundbreaking ceremony, led by the secretary of the superior, and that is for a new visitors september here, and learning center, and then in the
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evening when this site behind me, the memorial, they gather nothing but candlelight for company for three hours, from seven in the etching until 10:00. there was no sound here, it is just the candlelight and the families. today wills with as well as it always is. >> joins us from pennsylvania. well, the attack on september 11th open eyed across the country and around the world. jim walsh is an international security expert, he is doing to be with us for the entire morning and jim, prior to 9/11, the defense thinking cold war, we were thinking about boots on the drowned, and the traditional combat between two countries. what changed and what has changed since. >> you are right, just prior to that attack, you had a new administration, george bush has come to
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office, his focus was missle defense. it was all about missle defense, or the not soviet, but russians or north koreans and then things changed dramatically. fist the focus on the threat, it wasn't a focus, and then the government began to develop a defense, and offense. and you saw it in airports and we had new security procedures, all of that, that's all about protecting the homeland, the homeland security administration, and then arecord, really a focus on offense that we have seen evolve over a dozen years with the primary emphasis on drones and sort of taking it to the enemy. >> so are we safer? and i bring this up because just when crow think nothing is going to happen, you have two brothers in boston that use pressure cookers to bomb the boston marathon, and once again, we realize that can we really be safe. >> i hear you. i worked at m. i. t., a police was killed there, i live next to water
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town, i lived through that experience this past spring. think though, if you step back the overall answer is yes, yes, we are safer. both in terms of outcomes, there will always continue to be the possibility of attacks on the u.s. soil, by americans, or by foreigners, but the number of those attacks is really small, reluctant tiff to what other countries face, so i say if you just judge by outcomes. we have not had another 9/11, secondly from a process standpoint, we are much more focused, there's a lot more attention, resources being spent on this to try to prevent the next big attack. >> i think that is right. and i think we will circle back to that over the hour. typically american society, and culture.
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i will say, though, given the reflations about the things we have learned in the past year, i do worry about the american way of life in terms of what is government is doing, and the balance between liberty and securities. but that's a discussion we can have later. >> i think we can have that one for a long time. as i mentioned we will have special live extended coverage, of the september 11th attack. it is in the back of your mind, and that's where it sits. that's where i like to leave it. >> we are glued to our television sets that day, we're just so propoundly moved. by what was happening and
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felt so vulnerable. and victimized at the end of it, and i think that's what we will never forget.
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world in which thata happened. it's hard to decide whether or not good came from that, because i don't know a world where it didn't. that's just how uh i grew up. considering militarys now action again, this time in syria. last night addressing the nation explaining why he believes that tough action is needed against syrian president bashar al-asaad. >> when dictatures commit
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atrocities they depend upon the world to look the other way. until those four or five pictures fade from memory. but these things happen. david crane is in syracuse, he is in syracuse university. charles taylor, mr. crane, thank you for being with us this morning. my pleasure. >> it took years to bring him to justice. will justice be swifter for asaad if it is determined that he did use chemical weapons against his own people? >> i think justice will certainly happen.
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whether it's swift justice, again, we have to be smart about building a case, on making sure that asaad and his henchmen and others get a fair and open trial in the world court. he will be getting away with murder, if not again size, are they correct. >> well, i agree. we have to do something. to make future dictators know if they use a weapon like a chemical, that in fact, they will pay a price. and they will be brought to jut tis appropriately. so i agree with president obama something has to be done, we have an interesting solution that has to be considered but at the end of the day, there has to be accountability over the horror story that has been taking place in syria over the past two years.
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absolutely, we have and have been leading an effort to build a case against president asaad and his henchmen. woe have been building a map of the conflict, a crime based may tricks as well as statute indictments and other information to assist a syrian prosecutor or a regional prosecutor or even the international criminal court to begin good process of frying asaad and his henchmen. >> it has often been said that justice delayed is justice i guess not done. is there a sense as you look at the situation. that the victims are least serves in this diplomateddic rangeling that takes place as these charges are brought. >> no, i don't think the
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victims are -- i think the victims want justice, they want a fair justice. we have to understand, and your listeners need to understand, we have the ability. the procedures the substance, the juries prudence to prosecute the head of state, and those that work for him. the bright red threat is politics. as to when and how and if asaad is prosecuted sop. so we are ready to do that, we have the ability. >> briefly, i have about 20 seconds left, you were the fist prosecutor to bring criminal charges against -- what does it say about a public that looks after these images that we have seen played out across the world, that doesn't really cry out for justice and says in poll after poll after poll, don't get involved. justice has to be done, at the end of the day, no one above the law.
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we do have to face down those who go after their own citizens. today we not only take a look at the situation, but we also look back and honor the lives of those lost, keeping their memories close to our hearts. of course being the victims of the 9/11 attacks. i always remember what i did, the country came together during that time. it brings good ones back also. >> to be honest, it is a very sorry day, you remember a lot of wonderful people who left us. and you internalize it, and you remember it's just -- it is a remembrance day. >>
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lap. >> it is beyond our means to right every wrong. but when with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and there by make our own children safer over the long run, i believe we should act.
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pinkston joins us now live from capitol hill, be the latest there, what was the republican reaction from the white house from the president's address. >> no surprise as far as we know, did not change any mines. several senators who had already opposed military intervention, some criticize the president for not laying out a plan. more from president obama about a more robust involvement of the u.s. and providing assistance to the fighters opposing syria's asaad. so right now, all of those informal polls still show that the votes in both houses of congress are either leaning no, or a definite no a majority of both
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houses have congress after this point are still opposed to military force in syria. >> all of america will be remembering today, of course that being the 12th anniversary of the attack on the world trade center, on september 11th 2001, there will be a program of remembrance. on the steps of the capitol, chaired by house speaker john baner. speakers will incued nancy pelosi. and senator leader mitch mcconnell, a day of bipartisan coming together as america remembers what happened 12 years ago. >> he has been following the developments from capitol hill, thank you. al jazeera will have continued coverage of the on going crisis, as well
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as the events of september 11th. nearly 3,000 people died including hundreds of first responders as everybody else is trying to escape. family members who lost loved ones in lower manhattan, you are looking live now at pictures of the memorial, that include those two massive footprints that silt in the footprints of where the towers once stood. two names of all the victims will be read out loud, and there will be several moments of silence. a similar ceremony to take place in the nation's capitol. will be making remarks there, on that day. in pennsylvania that is where that fourth plane crashed after passengers onboard that flight confronted the hijackers.
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we want to take you live to the world trade center site, and that is where david chuter is standing by, it has taken 12 years to rebuild the area, how far has the construction of the world trade center site come? there's still a great deal of frustration that it has taken so long. 12 years after then, much of the site known as ground zero remains under construction. but progress is being made. sol lemnly marking where the original twin towers once stood. there are water falls with the names of the
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victims etched in the granite. >> nearby, and underneath the plaza workers are still building the museum. the space will be filled with pictures and personal stories and sobering images of the original structures. one world trade center is nearly complete. with the placement of the radio tower, this reaches 1776 feet in height, marking the year of american independent by design. it's. a long 12 years and controversy has marked it ever since new york officials began to try and rebuild. from the start, fills refused to consider rebuilding the twin towers in any fashion. the project and skyline many families preferred. instead, the special development in charge decided to hold a contest to come up with a new design. officials select add design by daniel levskin
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anorak text that had never built anything more than four stories. it featured an off center sky scraper with wind turbines. but engineers pointed out that it violated fundamental laws of physics, new york police added the plan was unsafe, and would be vulnerable to terror attacks. and developer larry silver stein who still owns the lease to the site complained about the limits in office space, that could be rented. officials eventually tasked architect david childs with revising the project, this time with input from the new york city police department. >> in 2005, child's unveiled a new freedom tower plan, the first steel beam was installed in 2006, and by 2008, the sky scrapers concrete core began to rise and construction reached street level. in 2009, as part of a new marketing effort, officials changed the name from freedom tower,
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to one world trade center. three years ago, the tower reefed the half way point, and this summer the spire on top was put in place. one world trade center has signed leases with a chinese company, the u.s. magazine company the federal government's general services administration, and offices belong to new york state. be uh that still leafed about half the total office space in the building unrented. still to come, four world trade center, an adjacent 72 story sky scraper is nearly ready to open. another one, three world trade, is also under construction, and then there is two world trade center, which is only a design, waiting to be built, when the business rental market for lower manhattan improves. as far as one world trade center, though, the tallest building in north america, the rent is expected to be about 15% higher than the average
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for new york sky scrapers. it is really a day to talk about the victims and their families and we are honored to be joined by francesa perseno. you were nine years old when your father was killed. we know that anniversaries are nerve easy, how are you doing today. >> i'm doing okay. it is a good day. i think it is a good day today. >> tell me about what you think about the site and how it has come along. >> the site is gorgeous. i think memorial is stunning. it is very tranquil, and it does justice, i think.
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it is strange, because everything is a huge huge blur, because i was only nine, and i didn't put the pieces together until like a few years ago. >> and how did you family explain what had happened. >> they didn't really know how to explain, and my mom i think did the right thing by just letting me fill in the blanks and understand as i got older which helps me now. >> you have bonded with a lot of other children that lost parents orel tiffs tell about that. >> i have. we are all a part of this nonprofit organization, and it brynns together all kids not on effected by then, beterrorrist attacks all over the world. one program i'm a part of project common bond, and it is sort of a retreat, we stay at a college campus, and we learn
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peace building and communication skills and build such great friendships there, and it is the most amazing experience. >> it's very easy. surprisingly, it is -- liberating and it is nice to be able to open up and say it out loud in front of all those people, with others doing the same thing. feeling the same thing i have felt. so it's really great experience. zillion hear fied or shocks what is the message you think from the family members 12 years later. >> things are finally coming together, and peace is the only thing that's needed now. thank you so much for being with us on this day, we appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
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>> thank you. >> back to you, in the studio. >> thank you for being with us this morning. united airlines also went down on that day. in that case it was a group of passengers took on the hijacker whose may have been headed for washington, d.c. $40 million has been raised to build a new memorial on that site. in shanksville, tell us more about the site? >> it is a gorgeous day here, just as it was 12 years ago. the sun is coming up now. there was a very peaceful atmosphere here today. the families are on their way to take part in the national memorial service. it was also a very emotional one, as you will see now.
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think moments when you look back, and the pain, and the anguish, and the events related to the day, seemed like it was yesterday. >> gordon felts is one of the driving forces behind the national memorial to the passengers and crew. >> he lost his brother here when the 757 crashed upside down during more than 500 miles an hour. >> i miss my brother. i miss the fact that his children have grown up without a dad. >> and i hope that this memorial can serve to educate people about the human loss. >> they are already exists a memorial plaza a wall of names memorial groves and a field of honor. the new plans include a visitor center.
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ten years is not a long time at all to develop the memorial to the ebb tent we have. we are starting as you saw in my program from a site that had serious environmental problems. no sewage, no water, and no design. it took the family members a year to even come together and start talking about ideas for this memorial. >> and this is the most the families have been waiting for. everyone joins in, led by the interior. all this is just the beginning now the friends of flight 93 will othersee things.
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>> as the extraordinary story goes on being told. >> one of the things that the families of flight 93 want to stress, as they gather here on this national day of remembrance, is that they are trying now to look very much to the future. they are very excited about this new visitor center, and learning center, they hope the people will come as they do already to see the memorial.
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they were from individuals they were from corporations and from foundations. but you know what, they were mostly from individuals. people what wanted to give just a little bit of their safings just to make sure there is some kind of permanent and appropriate memorial here because the other part of this story is i think the families of flight 93, feel a little bit forgotten. everybody remembers the trade center, and then they remember shankville, and the families want to change that. after those two planes hit the world trade center site, a third plane crashed into the pent upon. that was just before shanksville, crash intoed the western side of the building causing it to collapse. president obama and the first lady are going to be attending a private ceremony, that is where they will remember the lives that were lost there on that day. and ever since then,
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american's middle east has become more and more complex. thank you for being with us this morning. >> in the 12 years has united states done as much as it can to improve the way it is viewed in the middle east. >> it's emphasis on education, civil liberties i am a product of education. i was educated al former christian college in pakistan. run by american presbyterians wonderful teachers. now against that, america spent billions of dollars in missiles and guns and warships, and the result of that is that iraq,
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afghanistan, and of course in pakistan, all those billions of dollars have resulted in a very high level of antiamerican feeling, so we have to be aware of our assets and say what was lost and gained in the last 12 years. on that evening and the days following there were candlelight vigils around the world. did the united states i guess in a sense squander the goodwill that it had that was build up following the attacks? >> i think on a philosophical level i would clearly agree, and i would say that is a crucial mourning in history, simply for the united states. it could have taken the world one way or the other way. 61 way meaning peace, goodwill, harmony, because the world was with the united states. and this is a fact throughout the world. great sympathy for the terrible day and tragedy.
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and of course the wars follow and you now have a situation where the united states is viewed suspiciously, and of course the loss of economic power, the loss of military power, and the loss of reputation all these have effected how america is seen on a global stage. and you have seen this in syria where a tyrant can literally literally get on our television screens. so you have heard the ambassador say it, with billions of dollars being spent, following the sitweigh on 9/11, is america any safer and did we squander that goodwill bond that we had. now one question here you will never know, and political science they call it a counter factual, had we handled differently p a coup gwen
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iran, with the british, there's a whole set of things -- >> have we been able to overcome that, maybe, but we just don't know. let me quickly say, because you have said and it want to emphasize it, this terrific coverage, sitting offset, how emotional this is, and i remember where i was, and that interview that david did with that young woman that impressive young woman, for those of who are a little older, it is hard not to be effected by this. i just -- remember exactly what happened at each moment that day. i proud up in the newsroom, does everybody remember o.j. simpson running there uh the airport to catch that flight at the last minute, that is impossible today. we now almost strip to catch a flight. we are used to metal
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detectors even going in some cases into schools and grocery stores. with all of the money that we spent on infrastructure and changing the security, did it at change our way of life. >> i think it has. and i think what you have seen is two different things moving in tandem. one is getting used to government intrusion. becoming more electronic society, where people are gathering information about us. one in the private marketplace, one on the government side, americans have grown confidentble. throughout the morning as question have our extended coverage of the september 11th anniversar y, our coverage begins at 8:30.
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and still to this day, hopefully, people won't forget. people come together as a mays.
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>> a lot is happening on this september 11th as the word pauses to remember that day. and egypt a car bomb has killed at least six soldiers and sinai, egyptian state television reported the bomb exploded near an intelligence facility, in a separate incident an explosion rocking an army check point, egyptian army launched an offensive against the militants in north sinai this week.
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also it is going to be very very hot, and something happened that hasn't all year, we had a hurricane, here is our meteorology. >> and we just missed setting a record. you kind of want to say go for it, but we almost have the latest start to the hurricane center. and this is tropical storm. and right now it did make a hurricane early this monoing just missing gause of the's as the latest hurricane to form in the season. so we are kind of number two on the list. well off in the atlantic, not any impact to land, we did have tropical storm gabriel move over bermuda. and i want to keep an eye on the tropics right here. we had a disturbance that could cut across the bay. a slight chance for moisture to get into texas, but more likely that will stay more of a mexican influence.
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it has definitely cooled temperatures can has been very nice, ahead of the front on the warm side, very warm today, in parts of the northeast, and with that system moving through, you could see some strong storms but a lot of these will push into the 90's for today. al jazeera continues in two minutes morgan bradford is next, i'm bill walters. >> the middle east, the entire middle east. it was just a small group of people that decided to do this. and we have radicals in every country so that's my personal opinion.
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the world watched in horror as two planes flew into two trade center, killing thousands. we remember those who dies honoring the men and women who keep the nation safe, and reflecting on america's resilience. we will have live coverage from articled the country this morning. ceremonies are set to get underway in washington and here in new york, where the former world trade center once stood, a new tower which is set to be completed early next year, now watches over lower manhattan.


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