The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
Emmanuel Azeez Instructor: Laura Howard English 1101 Essay 2 September 24, 2014. 9/11 On September 11, 2001 terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda hijacked and crashed two American airplanes into the Twin Towers, killing thousand and injuring hundreds. This was the worst terrorist attack in American history. It showed that even the most powerful country in the world was subject to attack. This attack exposed the vulnerability of the United States as a nation.
Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes. Two of the planes (American airline flight 11 and united airlines flight 175) Crashed into the north and south towers of world trade center in New York City. One hour and 42 minutes after the crash of the planes both 110 stories towers collapsed resulting fire and the collapsing and damage to the other towers. Including the seven world trade center tower which has 47 stories. It is almost sixteen years since that fear was imposed on us and the age of terror began in earnest.
Each plane had a distinctive destination. These locations included The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and an undisclosed location, which we will never know. The terrorist had a calculated plan and initiated an attack so horrible that three hundred and forty three firefighters and paramedics lost their lives. Twenty three New York City police officers and thirty seven Port Authority police officers were also killed. Could we have had less casualties if we, our nation, was better prepared?
America has gone through difficult times with war, but has gone through harder times with the war on terror. Terrorism is defined as the use of terror or threat. The war on terror became a big deal on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes, but has been a bigger deal since that attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. The bombing of the Twin Towers and to the Pentagon was like a Pearl Harbor but for the 21st century. Terrorist turn to violent means such as killing and bombing of the government.
About eight months into his first term as president Bush had to deal with one of the worst tragedies in U.S. history, the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Although many of his moves during this time of turmoil in the United States were viewed as necessary and patriotic, a few years after the attacks information surfaced that completely destroyed Bush’s image. Long before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, during the Clinton administration, intelligence was collected that connected Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin-Laden to the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. The Bush administration was warned by outgoing Clinton officials about Al-Qaeda, but information provided by Richard Clarke was the most sincere and frightening. Clarke, who remained from the Clinton
As the rescue team headed out, the citizens of the city started to steal out of all the stores for their survival. More crimes broke out after katrina than when katrina never hit. Stealing, rapes and all other crimes were being committed and the police couldn’t do anything about it because the mayor and government made their first priority to rescue the survivors or the city, the people who decided to stay in the city. The delay of federal response to Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast and has been led to many officials, also with President Bush. President Bush called the initial response “not acceptable” to question FEMA’s preparedness for a natural
A year-long study conducted by the Domestic Human Rights Program of Amnesty International USA found that the unlawful use of race in police, immigration, and airport security procedures has expanded since the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. The study further found that state laws provide insufficient and inconsistent protection against
The first homemade bomb exploded at a university in Chicago in 1978. Although, not known as the Unabomber yet, his antics continued sporadically over the next seventeen years. In the FBI case file, it stated that along the way, he sowed fear and panic, even threatened to blow up airliners in flight. This home grown terrorist was the worst in American history. After reading this summary, you will have a clear understanding of the sheer terror that Theodore (Ted) Kaczynski cause for over a decade in America.
However he had blood on his hands after being President for just 3 days, it was his first drone strike and killed at least 9 innocent civilians, most of these were all from one family. Another incident was Din Mohammad, who had the misfortune of neighbouring militants reported to be part of the Haggani Network, who are fighting against the United States in Afghanistan in Danda Darpakhel, North
The bombing of Dresden took place at the end of the World War II, three months before the war ended, in Germany’s seventh largest city just seven miles behind the eastern Front (Vonnegut). The bombing began February 13, 1945 and lasted the duration of two months ending April 17th. Official narratives in comparison to other official narratives, critics differ in the legitimacy and purpose of the attack and the level of destruction. Written accounts suggest that the allies bombed Dresden for three possible reasons. According to Air Marshall Arthur Harris, who ordered the bombing, one reason was because Dresden was said to be “the main center of communications for the defense of Germany on the southern half of the Eastern front.” He added that
Disagreement over oil and politics caused tension, bubbling and waiting to burst for years. But what really set it off was the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Hatred skyrocketed, and the FBI reported a 1600% increase in hate crime against Muslims the year following 9/11. The Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee confirmed over 700 hate crimes within the 9 weeks after the tragedy. Ever since 9/11 young Muslims have grown up with discrimination.
What the most common story of what had happened on 9/11, was that 4 planes were hijacked; 2 crashed into the Twin Towers, 1 into the Pentagon, and another into a field in Pennsylvania. After the incident, some of the citizens rights were taken away through the Patriot Act. Spying on our own citizens worrying about which ones among us were terrorists and the general feeling of insecurity. We didn’t use to scare so easily, we used to pay attention to our elected officials and public servants and we used to not see each other as the main threat. 3000+ people died on 9/11, yet our civil liberties to this day are still under attack but not from a foreign force, it’s now from ourselves, ignorance, and over reliance and incorrect trust being placed on our government, Which has always been, and moving forward should be of the people, by the people, and for the
As the two planes hit the north and south tower in NY, a plane attempted to hit the Pentagon in DC, the result of the terrorists actions that day were that many families lost loved ones (9/11 Facts). The terrorists piloted the first plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 A.M, the second plane struck the south South Tower 17 minutes later (9/11 facts). More than 400 police officers and