The 2001 Terrorist Attack on American Soil Wasn’t the Only ‘9/11’

CIA-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet (left) meeting with New Zealand’s Ambassador to Chile in 1978 (Wikimedia Commons)

On the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked by 19 members of the Salafi jihadist organization al-Qaeda. One plane was deliberately flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan, closely followed by another crashing into the south tower. About 30 minutes later, a third plane collided into the western wall of the…