9/11 was not the only attack on the World Trade Center of its time. “Shortly after noon on Feb. 26, 1993, a bomb planted in a van parked in the center’s underground parking garage exploded, killing six people and wounding more than 1,000” (Carmen Taylor)
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. Little did we know that this would affect the nation for years to come.
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.
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. The 9/11 attacks changed the country forever; some lost family members, friends, and those who survived are forever hunted by the events of September 11, 2001. The entire country was in pandemonium including my family.
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. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers.
On the September 11th, 2001, the world stopped as New York City was attacked. The world famous Twin Towers we attacked. Suicidal terrorists hijacked commercial planes and crashed them into the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Thousands died, including the passengers on the planes, the people in the towers, the people in neighboring buildings, the people on the street and many first responders from all five boroughs and neighboring suburbs. One of the busiest cities in the world was at a standstill on that tragic day.
On September 1, 2001, the country of the United States of America along with the world changed. An orchestrated attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and another target- unknown but possibly the White House -put in place by a group of terrorist, made headlines all over the world. These attacks cost the lives of many people in Washington D.C, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and New York City.
Terrorist campaigns were climbing in decades prior to 9/11. A group of terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. The aim of this attack was to drive two bomb loaded trucks into the basement of a building to bring down both of the towers of the World Trade Center. The mission was not accomplished, but the attack did kill six people. The organizer of this attack was Ramzi Yousef, whose uncle went on to be the operational commander of the attack at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In 1997, bin Laden declared war against the United States, four years after the first Trade Center bombing. During this time, bin Laden was plotting his next attack to kill thousands of innocent Americans. In 1998, al-Qaeda suicide bombers drove truck bombs toward the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. More than 200 people were killed in this attack. All of these events demonstrated that al-Qaeda could carry out terrifying attacks thousands of miles away from its base in Afghanistan. Al- qaeda’s leaders did not care about their gruesome actions. In their minds, God was on their side so they could do no wrong. Many people to this day still question our government about the 9/11 attacks and why someone did not take action before it got to this point. Many ask the question “Did the government cover up its previous knowledge about
It was a crisp fall day, not too cold, not too hot. It was September 11, 2001. The bright morning sun lit a cloudless blue sky, and birds chirped sweetly in their own beautiful way. All this changed in an instant. On this horrific day in history, thousands of innocent people lost their lives. Nineteen terrorists from a group called Al-Qaeda executed a plan under the plotting of Osama Bin Laden. This plan had possibly been in the process of making for a long time. On 9/11 the terrorists hijacked four planes, intending to do a lot harm to America they killed thousands of people. Two planes were flown into New York’s Twin Towers which were a symbol of prosperity. The third plane was deliberately flown into the Pentagon. The fourth plane had crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In total about 3,000 people lost their lives. These terrorists claimed to do this because of the presence of US troops in the Middle East. September 11, 2001 was an event that not only impacted the nation, but it impacted many innocent individuals as well.
On September 11, 2001 four U.S. planes were hijacked by the terrorist group, al-Qaeda, and were used as weapons of mass destruction in a suicide terrorist attack which targeted four separate U.S. locations. Over 3,000 people died, more than 6,000 people were injured and there was over $10 billion dollars in damage, to property in the United States. These occurrences which took place on September 11, 2001 were among the most devastating hits to the United States in history, to date. .
The attack on 9/11 was an atrocity. Many innocent people died. Many people lost their loved ones.
The 9/11 attacks occurred on September 11, 2001, when four planes were hijacked by members of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Two of the planes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. The planes caused extensive damage to the World Trade Center, and both of the main towers eventually fell. Another of the planes was crashed into the Pentagon, which caused fire and structural damage to the building. The fourth and final plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers tried to take over the plane. In total about 3,000 people died during the 9/11 attacks. Overall, the 9/11 Attacks were an extremely tragic event that lead to the Patriot
There were many events that led up to 9/11. In the book The Looming Tower Al - Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright the reader gets to see what led up to 9/11. The reader gets to see the major factors and power shifts that gave way to Al – Qaeda being the powerhouse it became. In the last few chapters of the book Lawrence Wright talks about 9/11 the event and what came after the tragedy and how the U.S. handled them. Lawrence Wright spent nearly five years tracking down as many people as he could find who had any knowledge of what happened on this tragic day. He also tracked down people who could get him knowledge on what happened before 9/11 that caused it. Through all of this tracking down of people and research Lawrence Wright was able to form a timeline of what happened leading up to 9/11 that extended just past the event of 9/11. The majority of this book has to do with the people who were involved with 9/11 attacks heir motives and personalities, and how they interacted. The words "looming towers" or "lofty towers” appear in the Qur'an 4:78. According to Lawrence Wright, Osama bin Laden, at a wedding before the
The events that occurred on September, 11, 2001 were among the most catastrophic events in American history. The events of the day were summarized as 19 militants associated with the terror group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out targeted attacks in the United States. Out of the four planes, two of them were flown into the World Trade Center in New York, a third one into the Pentagon in Washington and the fourth one crashing off course into a field. The attacks resulted in the deaths of over 3000 people and the beginning of a soon to come American counter terrorism policy and the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Although there are a lot of conspiracy theories around the real motives and players behind the attack,