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9/11/2001 + 911 days = 3/11/2004

 
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9-11-01 to 9-30-01: 19 days
10-01: 31 days
11-01: 30 days
12-01: 31 days
2002: 365 days
2003: 365 days
1-2004: 31 days
2-2004: 29 days
3-1-2004 to 3-10-2004: 10 days
There were 911 days between the attacks on the Pentagon, the WTC and PA on September 11, 2001 and the attacks in Madrid, Spain on March 11, 2004!
 
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doesn't work if you do your dates the proper way around 11/9
[ March 14, 2004: Message edited by: Tim Baker ]
 
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Also doesn't work if you do the math correctly. 2004-03-11 is 912 days after 2001-09-11. I suppose you can say that there are 911 days "between" those two days, in the same sense that you might say there's one day "between" Monday and Wednesday of a given week. Most of us would instead say that Wednesday is two days after Monday.
More precisely, there were 911.75 days elapsed from the first WTC attack (8:45 AM EDT = 1245 GMT) and the onset of the Madrid attacks (0644 GMT). A little closer to 911, but still not there.
So, what does this mean? Well I suppose it could tell us that the terrorists, in addition to being utterly evil, feel compelled to act like cheezy Batman villains who intentionally lace "clues" into the details of their crimes. Except that the Joker, Riddler, and Two-Face would probably have been able to do the math correctly. :roll: Alternately, it could just mean that people really looking for coincidences will find them - especially if they distort the facts a bit to do it.
 
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More exactly, there were exactly 2.5 years (almost to the hour) in between.
The ONLY country where the number 911 has any significance is the USA. In the EU we use (at least in most countries) 112 as our emergency number, which in your logic would have had someone blowing up a city here on either 11 February or 1 December (using European calendar notation) or 2 November or 12 January (using US notation).
If ANYONE has a right to blow something up on 12 January it's me though (as it's my birthday) and I have no intention to do so (nor am I a Muslim extremist).
 
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In the UK it's the far more sensible 999
 
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More exactly, there were exactly 2.5 years (almost to the hour) in between.
No, they were 32 hours early for that. This curious though - why commit more numeric inaccuracy to arrive at a number that is less significant? I mean, 911 at least might mean something, to some people. What does 2.5 (actually 2.496) have to do with anything?
which in your logic
Um, whose logic? Were you replying to me, or JiaPei Jen? I don't think there's any logic to this at all. But it's possible that terrorists intentionally tried (and failed) to time the attack to create a "911" link, as a message to the US, given that the number 911 does have significance here. Not so much as an emergency number now, but as a reference to the WTC/Pentagon attacks. I suspect that significance would not be entirely lost even outside the US, if only because y'all have heard us refer to "9/11" so many times now.
 
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32 hours early?
11 Sept 2001 -> 11 March 2004.
Don't have the exact times for either attack, but the ones in the US happened during morning rush hour EST which is mid afternoon European time.
The attacks in Spain happened in the afternoon on 11 March.
If they had the incorrect day they would be 24 hours late because they didn't take into account that 2004 is a leapyear...
I agree that someone chose the date to send a message, but I think the persons doing so were NOT Al Qaeda but ETA.
They tried (and succeeded) in manipulating the elections held last weekend to install a government that is likely to reduce the crackdown against them that PM Aznar initiated by making it look like Al Qaeda was involved (knowing full well the government would lay blame squarely on ETA).
 
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Originally posted by Tim Baker:
In the UK it's the far more sensible 999


We also use 112 will also work and I suspect we'll slowly move towards that being the more popular number since we're slowly becoming more European!
 
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Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
We also use 112 will also work and I suspect we'll slowly move towards that being the more popular number since we're slowly becoming more European!


How sad!
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

How sad!


I think the use of 112 came about because of the number of visitors from Europe who perhaps didn't realise we had a different Emergency Services number, I doubt any move from 999 will happen soon or even quickly. I should imagine there will be those here who will literally "fight them on the beaches" to keep something as trivial as a 3 digit number.
i never knew about 112 until I left my cellphone in my bag one day and forgot to lock the key pad, I during the day the buttons 1 1 2 and "dial" must have been pressed. I didn't realise until I was called back and told an emergency call had been made from my phone. I was rather embarrassed since I thought they thought I was a hoax caller.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

How sad!


C'est la vie.
 
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Originally posted by Steve Wink:

C'est la vie.


As they say in France (which now stretches the entire EU)
 
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[Jeroen]: 32 hours early?
Compared to your claim of "exactly 2.5 years (almost to the hour)" after the WTC/Pentagon attacks, yes.
11 Sept 2001 -> 11 March 2004.
Don't have the exact times for either attack,

Provided in my post earlier.
but the ones in the US happened during morning rush hour EST
they were on EDT at the time
which is mid afternoon European time.
The first attack was at 1245 GMT.
The attacks in Spain happened in the afternoon on 11 March.
0744 Madrid time, 0644 GMT. Also known as "morning". Here's some corroboration.
If they had the incorrect day they would be 24 hours late because they didn't take into account that 2004 is a leapyear...
Here's a simple calculation for you:

[ March 15, 2004: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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My national tabloid rag (Daily Record in Scotland)
gave a really bad theory that the dates on which teh two attacks happened has a significance in terms of verses in the koran ( not sure if i spelled it correctly)
must admit, I think people are going to try and find something to relate to teh dates, personally, I am not sure.
But the date thing, I do believe, although it was a couple of years since the first attacks, this attack was exactly 6 months from the months side, are they going to hit next time in another sept 11?
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