New York. Just over 4 months after September 11th, Al-Qaeda have struck New York again. A suspected suicide attacker crashed a plane into the Hudson River, one of the major waterways of New York. The Hudson River is an iconic part of the city, it separates Manhattan from the mainland, and is often used to ferry tourists around.
Unlike the previous Al-Qaeda attack, today there were no casualties. The suspected suicide bomber, Chesney Al-Burger, a US pilot who had been practising for this attack for 40 years, has survived and is now on his way to Guantanamo Bay just before it closes.
There are a number of theories as to why the attack was made. It is thought that Al-Qaeda were attempting to create a massive tidal wave to drown New York. One intelligence expert suggested that it was an attempt to destroy the fish population of the Hudson River, as obviously Al-Qaeda would not be aware that rivers in New York contain no fish whatsoever.
The mystery continues, but we should be thankful that although this attack succeeded, it also failed.