The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
It is almost sixteen years since that fear was imposed on us and the age of terror began in earnest. From the moment the Twin Towers fell, 9/11 was seen as a watershed, a historical turning point of grand and irreversible proportions. With the acrid smoke still swirling above ground zero, the mantras repeated constantly were that 9/11 had ?changed everything that nothing would ever be the same.? By now we see those mantras for what they were: natural, perhaps inevitable, exaggerations in the face of
The far-reaching powers of the Patriot Act has substantially empowered our law enforcement agencies and allowed them to apprehend many offenders who otherwise would have gotten away with their crimes. Despite it being contradictious to the fourth amendment of the US constitution, it is not only helping prevent disastrous events in our nation but also equally instrumental in protecting American lives and defending civil liberties. After the endorsement of the Patriot Act, the tools and power it provided to our law enforcement agencies has enhanced our domestic security. This act tore down the legal and bureaucratic walls that would otherwise keep the law enforcement agencies from being able to share vital information freely about the terrorist’s
According to the Department of Justice, in their Patriot Act section, this act allows investigators to use the tools that were already available to investigate organized crime and drug trafficking. This allows law enforcement to use surveillance against crime, and allows law enforcement to investigate without terrorists fleeing, or destroying evidence. This act also created better information sharing among government agencies so that they can communicate more efficiently in order to uncover terrorist plots before they are completed. It has succeeded in its intention to share information within the FBI and local law enforcement. One of the greatest things that this act enabled was that it allowed the law to be updated in order to reflect new technologies.
The Patriot Act In post nine eleven America there was and still is a hysteria regarding terrorism. People were scared for their lives every time they went outside Bureaucrats and politicians were in a state of “fear” for themselves and their families. Politicians saw this as a time to do what they wanted in congress with terrorism as a cover story. This fear enacted many new bills and laws, but none were as controversial as the Patriot Act. From an observational standpoint this act was seen as any other to Americans in fear of terrorist acts.
Introduction Event of 9/11 without a doubt considered to be one of largest disastrous American society has experienced. The shock society underwent uncountable. Nobody could expect to happen those events. Even the security services of US could not prevent the terrorist attack.
911 Conspiracy Planning The September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Kuwaiti Al Qaeda operative who has been indicted for planning the attacks. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed first met with Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora and he proposed to Osama bin Laden an attack to U.S. It had all fizzle out after Philippine authorities found the apartment that Yousef and Khalid used as a base for the bomb-making operation in Manila, and arrested and investigate one of their conspirators, who gave up the details of the terrorist wish list and one of it is to seize control the airliner and crash to the selected target.
This senseless attack has shattered the sense of security we once knew and has made us painfully aware that the U.S. is not immune from the ruthless rage of our enemy. On the morning of Sept 11, 2001 19 terrorists who were members of the al-Qaeda terror organization hijacked four U.S. planes that departed from major airports
September 9, 2001 – The world stood still – shock/terror –cable networks were live covering the breaking news An Islamic extremist group known as al –Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes –targeting monumental buildings in New York and Washington D.C. – deliberate/planned suicide flights/attacks • 8:45 A.M. The first of two airplanes crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City • 9:03 A.M. a second airplane hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center • 9:43 One airplane hit the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia • A fourth plane crashed into an open field in Pennsylvania http://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/09/11/chronology.attack/
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The attacks on September 11 greatly impacted the American people through death, health and psychological issues. In 2001, a massive terrorist attack was launched against the United States by a terrorist organization known as Al-Qaeda. These devastating attacks took place in three major locations: New York City, Washington, and Pennsylvania. The most commonly known attacks were the American Airlines that crashed into the World Trade Center’s North and South towers in New York City. These strategic attacks not only murdered thousands on the planes and buildings, but also caused long term effects on the health of civilians who were present for the attacks.
“Between 2002 and 2005, twenty-four terrorist incidents occurred in the United States. Of these, domestic terrorists conducted twenty-three. ”(Domestic Terrorism, Gale) Americans always try to pin the blame of terrorism on extremist groups in other countries, but that is unfortunately not the true case. A man by the name of “Andrew Joseph Stack, flew his small, single-engine plane into an office building that housed several federal government agencies in Austin, Texas.”
On September 11, 2001, events unfolded in the USA that would change the way terrorism was viewed and the threat it presented. Nineteen members of the Islamist extremist group known as al-Qaeda boarded four commercial planes on the west coast of the USA and once in flight, proceeded to hijack the planes (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, 2004). Two of the hijacked planes were routed toward New York City, where they were deliberately crashed into the upper floors of the north and south towers of the World Trade Centre; the third plane was routed to Washington D.C and deliberately crashed into the Pentagon; and the fourth, which is thought to have been going toward The Capitol or the White House, was crashed into an empty field in Pennsylvania after passengers became aware of the attacks on the World Trade
Throughout the years we have seen many plane hijackings. 9/11 being one of the biggest attacks on America. A lot of these hijackings could not have been stopped or prevented because the passengers, airline crew, nor the pilot were able to protect themselves from these horrific incidents. Although somehow these hijackers find multiple ways to have and create weapons such as knives and bombs. Those things are then used to put fear in the passengers and anyone who get in their way.
If we get it wrong, we’ve wasted our money” (qtd. In Bajoria). As airport security increases with the new defenses in place to prevent past attacks, terrorists are able to look at failed attacks and plan accordingly in order to get past the new security measures with