You are fundamentally wrong to the point I don't wonder that you've done a fantastic job at bullshitting thus far. Well done mate - you should ask for a raise right now! You are saying that Newton's third law - *every action has an equal and opposite reaction* (action = negative reaction) does not apply to the 9th of september 2001 in New York? Has this happened before or since Isaac (and before him Galileo) formulated these great, and otherwise unfalsified, scientific theories? You speak to me of 'basic physics'?

Well perhaps "basic physics" was the wrong choice of words. Basic physics, as taught to high school children, is rather a simplification. What we are talking about here is a little above that.

Let me quote Wikipedia again:

[ex=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion]In their original form, Newton's laws of motion are not adequate to characterize the motion of

rigid bodies and

deformable bodies.

Leonard Euler in 1750 introduced a generalization of Newton's laws of motion for rigid bodies called the

Euler's laws of motion, later applied as well for deformable bodies assumed as a

continuum. If a body is represented as an assemblage of discrete particles, each governed by Newton’s laws of motion, then Euler’s laws can be derived from Newton’s laws. Euler’s laws can, however, be taken as axioms describing the laws of motion for extended bodies, independently of any particle structure[/ex]

You see the relevant part there: "Newton's laws of motion are not adequate to characterize the motion of rigid bodies and deformable bodies".

That's why they don't apply.

Take a different example. A person gets shot in the right hand. The bullet exerts a force on the right hand, and the hand pushes back with the same force. But we are talking about a person and a bullet. Does the person exert a force on the bullet? Or is it just a bit of his right hand that exerts the force? What about his left hand? What happens to that?

Not the best example. But the underlying point is that we are not talking about two tiny rigid bodies, which is what Newton's laws apply to, but to huge systems, "an assemblage of discrete particles" with a vast array of interconnected forces between those particles. Newtons laws apply at the particle level, but not at the system level, not at the level of a human body, or a plane. Describing that is much harder, and requires integration of the system - i.e. a computer simulation.