- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 11, 2001

"This is perhaps the most audacious terrorist attack that's ever taken place in the world. It takes a logistics operation from the terror group involved that is second to none. Only a very small handful of terror groups is on that list." Chris Yates, an aviation expert at Jane's Transport magazine

"Today we've had a national tragedy." President Bush, from Sarasota, Fla.

"My mother is going crazy. I just hope [my brothers] all right. He's my workout partner. He's my hangout partner. I'm just in shock now." Edwin Cruz, 34, whose brother, Richard, works in the World Trade Center.

"I heard a 'boom.' People were jumping off the building everywhere. They were just jumping." Serena Mays, a construction worker on the Williamsburg Bridge, which leads into Manhattan from Brooklyn.

"Everyone was screaming, crying, running, cops, people, firefighters, everyone. It's like a war zone. There are many injured." Mike Smith, a New York fire marshal.

"It's just sick. It just shows how vulnerable we really are." Keith Meyers, 39, of Westerville, Ohio.

"It looked like a ticker-tape parade because there were parts of the building floating down with the dust." Matthew Low, 29, of Manhattan.

"I just can't believe what's happened. God, my heart goes out to all of these people, believe me. I just hope there is justice." Martha Ridley, whose daughter died in the April 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

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