You know what... Europe figured out a long time ago that Theocracies don't work... It's a shame that a few other nations still haven't figured that out.
We don't know who did it yet, but the simple fact that it was an obvious suicide attack more or less rules out secular factions (such as the Montanna militia or similar groups). Even the IRA didn't use suicide attacks (or if they did it wasn't this blatant, I don't think, maybe someone from UK can verify this?)
This more or less leaves a religous group that is responsible. With the current pressure in the mideast (I'm sure sandwich can give us a first hand account of it) they are the first obvious suspects. If it was Palistinians they must have had some SERIOUS financial and training support (quite possibley Bin Laden). However, both major Palestinian terror organizations have already denied resposibility and Afghanastan has also denied that Bin Laden was responsible...
This leaves a truely ugly possibility, another nation may have done this. Iraq? Possibly, we aren't exactly on friendly terms with them right now AND they have the resources for recruiting and training for such an operation. Not to mention that Sadam has been known to invoke religious doctrine to gain/ increase support for his operations (ironically enough, Sadam is not a very religious man...) But they lack motive, why would Sadam want to blow up the WTC, unless he has something else planned... We'll have ot wait and see. Might it be a branch faction from Turkey? How about Macedonia? Anyone have any additional data?
[This message has been edited by jonskowitz (edited 09-11-2001).]