9/11 Attacks: International Reaction
"..“Today,” the French newspaper Le Monde announced on September 12, 2001, “we are all Americans.” People around the world agreed: The terrorist attacks of the previous day had felt like attacks on everyone, everywhere. They provoked an unprecedented expression of shock, horror, solidarity and sympathy for the victims and their families.
Citizens of 78 countries died in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on September 11, and people around the world mourned lost friends and neighbors. They held candlelight vigils. They donated money and goods to the Red Cross and other rescue and relief organizations. Flowers piled up in front of American embassies. Cities and countries commemorated the attacks in a variety of ways: The Queen Mother sang the American national anthem at Buckingham Palace’s Changing of the Guard, while in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro put up huge billboards that showed the city’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue embracing the New York City skyline..."
Q: How many World Trade Center victims were from outside the U.S.?
A: About 21 percent were born outside the U.S., but only 1 percent were residents of foreign countries.
I frequently hear George Bush refer to the "3,000 American citizens" who were killed in the Twin Towers. Recently I heard Hillary Clinton say the same thing.
It is my understanding that people from scores of other countries were among the dead in the rubble on that terrible day. I also know that many undocumented workers died and cannot be traced.
Do you know how many of the dead were actually Americans and how many were citizens from other countries? Thanks....
However, it is certainly plausible that a certain percentage of the unaccounted 93 victims were illegal immigrants whose families did not want to step forward and request a death certificate from the government.
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