On 11 September, 19 Islamist aero-Pirates (15 of them Saudi) hijacked 4 planes containing 266 passengers. All of them were killed like 2823 on the twin towers and 125 at the Pentagon. There are more civilians killed by Anglo-American bombs in Afghanistan than by all the attacks made by Al Qaeda in the West. It is estimated that 25% of the bombs that fell on Afghanistan did not blank planned and that another 10% may have been transformed into mine. The twin towers became the tallest building in the world and symbol of the economic strength of the United Nations headquarters city and the Wall Street stock exchange. This was like a city where every day 50,000 people working and visited an average of 140,000.
The losses in property and insurance in such an attack exceed $ 21 billion. The losses to the insurance companies can rise to 50 billion dollars. After the attack macro, it is estimated that 100,000 jobs were lost in the lower Manhattan area, first following 5 237.000 months in the North American travel industry, and that by the end of 2002 will come to the 1.8 million jobs lost in the United States. 26 days after September 11, Afghanistan was attacked by the largest war coalition of history. More than one billion dollars a month in military expenditures and 22,000 pumps were deployed by the U.S. in the first six months of the Afghan conflict.
Afghan exports amounted to 70-80 million per year. USA, instead exported in the year 2000 $776 billion. THE average annual income of an Afghan was $80 per month, while that of an American was monthly 36.200. Before the bombing of Afghanistan had 24.6 kilometers of railways and 2,793 kilometers of paved roads. In the U.S. There are 225.750 kilometers of railways and 5.733.028 kilometers of asphalt roads. Had 1 provider of internet, 29,000 phones, 100,000 units of TV and 167,000 radios in Afghanistan before September 11. The war against Afghanistan was given to give with leaders accused of organizing the slaughter of September 11. However, Mullah Omar and Bin Laden remain free. It is thought that 25,000 Islamist fighters from some 70 countries were trained in Afghanistan by Al-Qaeda. Some 3 to 10 thousand fighters constituted the central nucleus. The bulk of them has managed to evade capture or has left Afghanistan. Most of the Afghan population survives in misery and in the middle of a country destroyed by 25 years of war and by having been bombed by the great powers.