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.
How can society advance peace when one tyrant wants to use pure evil as persuasion? In the play Macbeth (written by Shakespeare) and the acts of Osama Bin Laden, one statement that is heard from everyone is that “one must fall, for others to progress”. Macbeth and Osama Bin Laden both rose to power through intimidation and pure violence. Both political leaders had no limits to how far they’d use violence in order to obtain a certain status or objective. In this analysis, the reader will able to see how history repeats itself through the actions that take place before/during their rise to power, the influence they had on other people, and most of all, how they’re downfall saved society. Many people say that a person’s past is what defines their
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.
Osama Bin Laden was an anti-American for a long time. When Muslims were attacked in Somalia, Westerners gave support, enraging Bin Laden. Many members of Al-Qaeda found the United State’s support of Israel infuriating. Osama Bin Laden believed that Islam is the superior religion. At 8:46, on the morning of September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight
A day forever remembered in United States history is September 11, 2001. Not only did the event that occurred on this day effect the loved ones of many, it touched every U.S citizen. The event of 9/11 has gone down as one of the most tragic and influential events in all of history. There were many causes that led to this disaster and you mustn’t forget the effects it left on America.
“If we learn nothing from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” This quote comes from Sandy Dahl , the wife of the pilot on flight 93. When thinking about 9/11 this quote comes to mind because on that particular day, the world was reminded how short life really is. This quote also intertwines with 9/11 because it teaches us how there is no time to hate, but to move forward and help each other hand in hand. Even though I was only a year old when September 11th happened, I want to understand this horrific event that went down in history of the United States. These attacks were a changing point in American society because it increased the security in American airports, started a war in Iraq and Afghanistan,
All of us have heard of the event “9/11”. In September 2001, when Osama Bin Laden decided to attack symbolic targets. He made the decision to attack the Pentagon, and the world trade centers (twin towers). The terrorist attack on 9-11 is one of the most known attacks because of how many people died, and mentally/emotionally hurt. My interest was sparked because, I always wanted to know about how many people died, and what caused this tragic event. Also, in elementary school we would always take a day out of our school year (close to or on 9/11).
Osama Bin Laden was an extremely dangerous terrorist. Osama wanted to do whatever it took to reach his goal. He wanted the United states to leave the Islamic holy land, and he would do whatever it took. So, he planned numerous attacks not only on the United States, but other nations as well. In a result of those attacks, a countless number of people died or became wounded. Many of these attacks happened during 1998-2011. Even though he didn’t execute
Each person has an individual conceptualization of what exactly evil is. As children, people are taught that monsters and super-villains are the epitome of evil, and that the darkness should be feared because that is where they hide. The saying goes, “watch out for things that go bump in the night”, suggesting that the unexplained noises at night should frighten us. As children grow older they are taught to be wary of new threats and they begin to view monsters in a different light. It is no longer a monster in a closest that keeps people on edge at night, but rather stories of serial killers, malicious rapists, and savage terrorists. At some point in their lives, people come to the reality that monsters do not
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. .
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.
As the leader of Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden planned many terrorist attacks on several different nations for the soul purpose of killing innocent people. For example, Bin Laden’s most infamous plot was the attack on September 11th, 2001. As a result, about three thousand innocent Americans lost their lives (Bergen 1). In addition to 9/11, Bin Laden also planned terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of people in Kenya, Indonesia, Spain, Great Britain, and on the U.S.S. Cole, a United States destroyer (Time Magazine 1). The attack on the U.S.S. Cole not only killed innocent people, but those people were American military personnel. After the attack, Bin Laden stated, “I knelt to thank God for this heroic operation that damaged the prestige of the United States,” (Scheuer 118). As a result of the numerous lives lost and attacks executed, it became clear to the United States that Osama bin Laden was a threat, and he needed to be
Osama was a fly in a crowded room. Coll recounts when bin-Laden’s name had popped up on numerous occasions in CIA reports or in conversation between ISI officials, but due to the lack of relevance it had on their mission, he was overlooked and swatted away. As the theory of organization represents a theory X method of governing, POSDCORD, Osama had proven to be a theory Y. He led his men with bravado, but was not authoritarian in his ways. Close confidents regarded him as calming, brilliant, and adept figure, who had a way with his words. He knew how to collaborate with others, forge alliances, and require agents by preaching his values. Osama bin Laden’s journey from country to country has been well-documented. Each stop along bin Laden’s journey he adapted to the local culture and developed a strong network of allies. He, with the help of the Taliban Regime, became a hostile force against non-devotees of Islam, especially The United States. At the end of the 1990s, Americans finally become cognizant of the radical Islamist Taliban that had established their government in Kabul. Recognized only by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, it granted Osama bin Laden freedom of action and offered him protection from American efforts to capture or kill
Within weeks of the devastating 9/11 attacks, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was named as the perpetrator. But many believe that Bin Laden was just a convenient fall guy, as he already was on the FBI’s most wanted list for the bombing of the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, where he killed over 200 people. In 1998, he issued a fatwa against America. However, it is very strange that he did not step forward in the wake of the biggest attack ever on American soil, despite being interviewed multiple times and constantly denying having
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,