In the 6 Day War of 1967, Israel defeated a coalition of Arab nations. (It did so because it had stolen a Mig-21 from the Iraqi airforce in 1966, as portrayed in the HBO docu-drama Steal the Sky. By reverse engineering it, it had developed air-combat countermeasures in time for the 6 Day War the next year.) In the 6 Day War, Israel conquered half the population of Jordan when it over-ran the West Bank. Although King Hussein's (of Jordan) forces were the toughest Israel faced, Jordan was essentially left swinging in the breeze by its Arab allies. It is my understanding that, as a result of this betrayal, Jordan recognized Israel and has refused to declare war against Israel ever since. At any rate, in September of 1970, Jordanian forces drove Palestinian terrorists/refugees out of Jordan. This event is known amongst Palestinians as Black September, and is viewed as suffering that is, at the end of the day, caused by Zionist Jewish influence. So, in September of 1972, 8 Arab terrorists calling themselves Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage, and wound up murdering them all during a botched rescue attempt. It was an attempt to publicize the Palestinian plight in their fight against Zionist Jewish influence. I believe that the 9/11 attacks of 2001, happening as they did in September, were intended by the Al Queda terrorists as a message, essentially indicting America as a Zionist Jewish controlled state responsible for the suffering of Muslim Palestinians. For the record, and with the aim of helping my fellow Americans understand, I read on another Christian board that the following verse from the Holy Koran may well be applicable to 9/11 as well: Wheresoever ye may be, death will overtake you, even though ye were in lofty towers. Yet if a happy thing befalleth them they say: This is from Allah; and if an evil thing befalleth them they say: This is of thy doing (O Muhammad). Say (unto them): All is from Allah. What is amiss with these people that they come not nigh to understand a happening ? Surah 4:78 I believe, quite strongly, that the Al Queda terrorists may well have had this Surah in mind as the perpetrated the 9/11 attacks (against civilians). I hope this helps everyone understand, at least, a little more.