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State of the Union attacks, The United States Capitol burning.
American Airlines Flight 134 struck there on
January 29, 2002 during the State of the Union Address
Presidents/Head of States:
POD: September 11, 2001 attack not come, but in January 29, 2002: The Capitol building is destroyed when a Boeing 747 bound for New York City is hijacked by seven Islamist terrorists. The State of the Union address is in progress at the time. President Bush, Vice President Cheney, all but two of the Cabinet and most of Congress are killed in the attack. The higher survivors become president by Succession line. White House is destroyed, too, and The Pentagon is damaged by other two kidnapped commercial aerolines plane 747. A fourth plane was downed by the US Air Force.
- September 11, 2001: The Flights American 11, United 175, American 77, United 93 successfully land in their original destination; no special event is reported on and/or happened.
- December 13, 2001: Indian Parliament attack by Jihadis kills seven civilians.
- January 2, 2002: Three Lebanese people (with possible Anti-American ideology) come to New York airport from London, and they meet with 19 other citizens of the middle east in Philadelphia.
- January 29, 2002: The Capitol building is destroyed when the Boeing 474 of American Airlines Flight 23 bound for New York City is hijacked by seven Islamist terrorists and crashes on there. The State of the Union address is in progress at the time. President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and all but two of the Cabinet and most of Congress are killed in the attack, including nearly the entire 107th United States Congress. The survivors are Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, who was not present, and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi, who was present but survived.
15 minutes later another Boeing 474 of American Airlines Flight 37 crashes into the White House.
12?:37:46: United Airlines Flight 88 crashes into the western side of the Pentagon and starts a violent fire. The section of the Pentagon hit consists mainly of newly renovated, unoccupied offices. All 104 people on board are killed, as are 130 Pentagon personnel.
16 minutes later a Boeing 474 of United Airlines Flight 97 is shot down by an F-17 of US Air Force near the Pentagon. This became known as the State of the Union Attack.
- January 30, 2002: Operation Yellow Ribbon begins throughout Canada as over 200 flights arriving to the United States are rerouted to Canada following the attacks.
- January 31, 2002: The value of the U.S. Dollar plummets.
- February 4, 2002: February 4 and 9, 2002 anthrax attacks kill eight and infect 27 others by anthrax spores in New York City, New York, Boca Raton, Florida, and Washington D.C. in the United States.
- February 10, 2002: 20th Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien, meets with governments of northern and frontier states and offer the annexation with all right of citizenship if the population agrees to it in a referendum. The states of Maine and Washington agree to do so on March 10th.
- February 16, 2002: during an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, Vice president Richard Myers formally declared war on terror when he said, "Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated."
- February 24, 2002: Operation Yellow Ribbon officially ends after the United States reopened its airspace on February 7.
- March 1, 2002: Mexican President Vicente Fox meets with governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and offers the annexation with all right of citizen is the population agree it in a referendum.
- March 2, 2002: America threatens to go to war with both Canada and Mexico unless the referendums are cancelled.
- March 29, 2002: U.S. President signs the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
- August 1, 2002: preparation to United States general elections, 2002 the first election before State of the Union Attack, that was more bigger that what was programmed in 2001.
- September 9, 2002: War in Afghanistan starts.
- November 5, 2002:United States general elections, 2002 the first election before State of the Union Attack, that was more bigger that what was programed in 2001, but become successful.
- , 2003: Special civil-economic operation against the US by the Eurozone begins. US exports lower.
- , 2003: War in Darfur begins
- November 4, 2003:United States general elections, 2003 succeeds
- 2003: Mexican armed forces are crushed in a massive airstrike by the new Fa-22 Raptors on Mexico City.
- *April, 2003: Iraq adopts the Euro as her international commerce currency.
- June 20-29, 2003: A strange call to the White House about how President Norton would be assassinated on that day. The secret service rushed President Norton and her family to an undisclosed location for safe keeping. The threat was hollow and no attempt on the President's life occurred but the stress had built in Gale Norton, and on June 24, 2004 she had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. After a slow recovery, she announced she would not seek the Republican nomination in 2004, many Republican saw this as a surprise to them and they quickly began to search for a candidate to fill the void made by Norton. The next day Vice President Richard Myers also said he would not run for the Republican nomination in 2004.
- Conventions 2004 attacks in the Democratic National Convention to nominate the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of the United States, killing Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. Former Governor Howard Dean of Vermont and Retired General Wesley Clark of Arkansas become democratic presidential candidates in the United States presidential election, 2004
- Canada and Mexico are defeated and occupied by US forces. There is a debate in Congress whether or not to annex them.
Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, and crossed southern Florida as a moderate Category 1 hurricane, causing some deaths and flooding there before strengthening rapidly in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm weakened before making its second landfall as a Category 3 storm on the morning of Monday, August 29 in southeast Louisiana. It caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge. The most severe loss of life and property damage occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana, which flooded as the levee system catastrophically failed, in many cases hours after the storm had moved inland. The federal flood protection system in New Orleans failed at more than fifty places. Nearly every levee in metro New Orleans was breached as Hurricane Katrina passed just east of the city limits. Eventually, 80% of the city became flooded and also large tracts of neighboring parishes, and the flood waters lingered for weeks. At least 1,836 people lost their lives in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. The storm is estimated to have been responsible for $81.2 billion (2005 U.S. dollars) in damage, making it the costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history.
The levee failures prompted investigations of their design and construction which belongs solely to the US Army Corps of Engineers as mandated in the Flood Control Act of 1965. There was also an investigation of the responses from federal, state and local governments, resulting in the resignation of Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael D. Brown. Conversely, the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service were widely commended for accurate forecasts and abundant lead time. Three years later, thousands of displaced residents in Mississippi and Louisiana were still living in trailers.
- 2008: Israel (unclear) nuclear explosion in a supposed terrorist attack in Tel Aviv kill approximately a million people death by a bomb between six and 15 megatons. This became the bigger massive assassination in history, killing most that Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together. Iranian government is suspicious of connection with the event and technology used in there, in connection with Hamas government of Gaza.
- November 2008: 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict
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