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It was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: fourteen years after 19 hijackers, 15 out of them Saudi nationals, carried out a series of despicable and cowardly acts of terrorism against the United States.

In Saudi Arabia, a terrible crane crash destroyed buildings and killed at least 107 people, injuring hundreds of others.

The owner of the crane that came falling down on 9/11? None other than the bin Laden family.

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The report comes via the Daily Mail:

The crane was owned by the Bin Laden family.

The crane belongs to a crane company operated by the Bin Laden family’s consortium, who are heading the expansion of the Holy Mosque.

Saudi BinLaden Group was founded by Osama’s Bin Laden’s billionaire father Mohammed and the sprawling construction conglomerate runs a large amount of major building contracts in the Sunni kingdom.

Pictures taken before the disaster show the crane being struck by a bolt of lightning and authorities are in little doubt extreme weather was to blame.

The crane fell into the east side of the mosque, with the top section of the structure crashing into the roof.

The perceived symbolism of the disastrous event was much-talked about. A photo of a lightning strike at Mecca:

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A few people believed that this was “karma” for the 9/11 attacks:

Whatever the imagined symbolism of the deadly event, those killed by the crane disaster are innocent people who were not tied to the planning or execution of the 9/11 attacks.

It's understandable that the American people want revenge against those who perpetrated the despicable attack, but that justifiable outrage should be directed against those who actually carried it out and those who aided them.