There is a philosophical question that comes to mind and this thread is in the right place. Why these innocents died? Without invoking God's name, I will try to answer in the Eastern Philosophy POV: Everything that happens in the world and universe has a cause and effect relationship. There is a saying " ...handwriting on the wall..." . Peoples action on the planet have effects, some results can be seen in a short time frame and others can be seen in a long time frame. The shorter time frames are easilier to manage than longer time frames. Each subsequent action has its effect and so on. For example, I found a solution for a very large corporation that just filed for Chap 11. The solution is perfect for them. The solution was presented to them through a lower channel six months ago, but they ignored them. Now the solution is being presented to them at the CEO level. Now, if they still ignore it, then the company will be sold off piece by piece and the creditors will get what they can. Some will lose money. Company will lay off tons of people (already started). Then the company is no more. Can the CEO make the right choices under Chap 11 terror? I will let you know in a few weeks. The universe always gives us solutions in the time of need. Those who use it make the wise choice and be sucessful at it. The people who got laid off in the above company were innocent and had no control over people who were watching the store. I can give you four or five examples where companies got their right solutions at the right time, those who took it became successful, those who did not - filed Chap 11 or in case of recent ones, I am waiting for them to go under. But one thing never fails - they are presented with the correct solution at the correct time. That is called Karmic Law of the Universe. Now, does this have any similarity with our incidence on Sept 11? To me it is a major YES. Did they have warnings before this? YES; Where did the warning go? To the lower channel; Did they act on it? NO; So people got terminated? YES; Does the CEO (Our Pres) now have the solution? YES; Can he identify what that is? perhaps not; Does he wish to implement that solution? YES; Can he implement that solution: Perhaps not; Are we up the creek without a paddle: YES. The whole science of this is called "Complexity Management". I have posted this in relation to Business, in this forum. A complex business system, a social system and a government system - they are all the same with a different prefix in the name only.