A History of what led up the events in New York city on September 11, 2001

6000 BC Gilgamesh defeats the bull in the forest  
  Sumerians grow crops in the Fertile 
2024 BC Abraham walks to the Land of Canaan Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
1900 BC Isaac and Ishmael meet at their
father's funeral
327 BC Alexander expands Rome to the East  
325 AD Emperor Constantine converts to Christianity  
406 Barbarians invade the Roman Empire
across the frozen River Rhine
476 Romulus Augustus is deposed, ending the
Roman Empire in the West
622 Muhammad and his followers move to Yathrib,
which is now called the City of the Prophet
or el-Medina.


632 Muhammad dies. Muslims conquer Sasanid (Persian) Empire. Take control of North Africa, Syrian territories and the Byzantine Empire.  http://one-islam.org/religion_islam/timeline.htm
634 Muslims move into the region of Iraq.  http://islam.about.com/cs/history/a/aa040703a.htm
636 Caliph Umar the Great conquers Jerusalem  
656 Uthman (third capliph) murdered by mutinous troops, beginning a civil war. Ali is designated the new caliph, according to Shi'ah tradition, Muhammad had designated him. Those that recognized the original four caliphs were termed Sunni.  
732 The Battle of Tours. Franks defeat Moors, stopping the expansion of Islam into Western Europe.  
750 The Abbasid Muslims move the Capital of Iraq to Baghdad  
799 Charlemagne is anointed King by the Pope in Rome implicitly creating the Holy Roman Empire.  
1092 Emperor Alexis I in Constantinople sends a letter to Pope Urban II to ask for help. He gets more than he bargained for.  Google Timeline for the first crusade
 1501 Ismail al-Savafi proclaims himself shah of Iran.   
 1744 Abd al-Wahhab and Muhammad ibn Saud form a partnership of mutual noninterference.  
 1839 Tanzimat Decree of Mustafa Reshit Pasha   http://www.ottomansouvenir.com/General/the_brief_history.htm

1896 Theodor Herzl publishes Der Jundenstaat (The Jewish State) advocating British backed colonization of Palestine. http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/ihame/Sec14.htm
1901 William D'Arcy makes a deal with Persia for oil exploration.  
1919 France and Britain secretly agree to divide up control of Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon.  
1939 Trans-Iranian railway built, connecting Tehran to the Persian Gulf. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5267640865741878159#
1951 Dr. Mossadegh elected Prime Minister of Iran on a platform of democracy and nationalization of the Iranian petroleum industry.  
1952 Kermit Roosevelt works with British financing on "Operation Ajax" to oust Mossadegh. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5267640865741878159#
1970 M. King Hubbert's predictions of peak oil production for the United States prove to be correct.  
1980 CIA Supports Hisb-i-Islami and other Afghan guerillas in the fight against the Soviet Union.  http://www.fair.org/extra/0201/afghanistan-80s.html
1982 Reagan praises the Afghan "Freedom Fighters"  
1983 Donald Rumsfeld meets with Saddam Hussein as US envoy for Ronald Reagan. They agree they have "common interests".  http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/iraq26.pdf

1987 Afghans win one of the last battles of the Soviet occupation at Jaji, led by Osama bin Laden. http://www.slate.com/id/2102243/
1990 Saudi government allows US troops to be stationed in Saudi Arabia.   
1998 Clinton orders cruise missile attacks against training camps in Afghanistan.   
1999 Library of Congress prepares a report outlining how an al Qaeda bomber could use an aircraft as a weapon. Long list of warnings
Jan 25, 2001 Richard Clarke sends a memo to Condoleezza Rice urging review of strategies to fight al-Qida network.   
August, 2001 Zacarias Moussaoui signs up to learn how to fly a 747 but does not seem interested in how to land.   
August 6, 2001 Bush receives Presidential Daily Briefing titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US".   
August 16, 2001 Zacarias Moussaoui arrested on immigration violation.   
Sept 6, 2001 FAA puts flights restrictions on Salman Rushdie  
Sept 9, 2001 Bin Laden calls his mother-in-law and says he will not be able to talk with her for a while.   
May 1, 2011  Osama Bin Laden shot while "hiding in plain sight" in a compound in Pakistan.   

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