9/11: The Day That Changed America Forever On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists boarded four planes, all transcontinental flights full of jet fuel. 9/11 became the first of many hijackings in the United States. The terrorists turned two flights into flying weapons of destruction, knocking down America’s tallest buildings. The third plane rammed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
On September 11, 2001 changed America forever. Two planes crashed into the Twin Towers killing thousands of people. George W Bush initial reaction as Commander in Chief of the 9/11 attack was a concern and strictly business with persona. After the emergency meeting with the President Cabinet his next move was to gain support from our allies. After pinpointing our enemy 's and their location. Setting up an Alliance with tribes in Afghanistan before the United States innovation let over our Special Forces gather intelligence. George W Bush demanded alQaeda hand over Osama Bin Ladan from Afghanistan. Eliminating the safe haven of al-Qaeda and the where about of Osama Bin Ladan would have to start with pushing the Taliban out of power. They refused to hand him over. On October 7, 2001 a month after 9/11, the United States launched Operation Enduring Freedom. With the support of Great Britton. The United
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.
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. In New York City, a total of 2,753 were killed when two planes were flown into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center.
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,
Nearly the whole country watched in horror on the morning of September 11, 2001. As the planes crashed and the towers burned, many thought it simply wasn’t true. They believed that it was impossible that someone could hate America that much. It was true, and it left lasting effects on Americans everywhere. Al-Qaeda had carried out a plan so horrific that it killed nearly three thousand people.
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.
The 9/11 tragedy was a moment where people had their guard up at all times. This was a time where life had strike to reality of time warfare with every person and country. Couldn’t trust no one that came to the U.S. America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, were brave because the generations before us had to face what had happened and to what is going to happen. This had left the buildings torn instantly killing hundreds of many people, getting them stuck in the higher floors. This attack was the worst in America ever since the Pearl Harbor All over our nation saw a major impact of devastation in the face of the September 9, 2001attacks.
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.
Bush began to change the United States. Three days after these attacks George W. Bush stood at Ground Zero where the twin towers were still smoking and spoke to our country with peace. He spoke to first responders and firefighters that they were all in the country's prayers. Bush spoke from the heart on that day with a combination of gratitude towards the rescue workers, defiance toward the terrorists and with pride that they would bring justice to the evil doers. He started what began to be called the Global War on Terrorism.
On what was expected to be another day for every American became a burning memory in both Americans and America’s history. September 11, 2001 was the day where fear shook America into recklessly declaring war on terror against Iraq. At 8:46 am, the North Tower of the World Trade Center is interrupted by the American Airline Flight 11 by Mohammed Atta and the hijackers (History); seventeen long minutes later, the South Tower of the World Trade Center is also interrupted by the United Airlines Flight 175 by the other hijackers (History). In order to fight for the endangerment of America’s freedom was being attacked, President George Bush and the Bush Administration contrustred an aggressive invasion in the Middle East. In response to this, George
This move by President Bush helped shift the Al-Qaeda factor in the War on Terror to the side and helped bring the fight against the Axis of Evil to the forefront. Because of this, President Bush made it clear that the “War on Terror will not be won on the defensive… we must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans, and confront the worst threats before they emerge” (Bush 2002). Despite these claims from President Bush, he had already been preoccupied with Iraq and he had taken on a realist mindset with this conflict as a result. He wanted to see a regime change and remove Saddam Hussein from power and was not opposed to taking the United States to war to accomplish this goal. President Bush obviously felt that the United States was the most important state in the world, and because of the events that occurred on 9/11,
The aim was to encourage Americans not to let terrorism destroy their sense of protection, but to unite and rally. His response to his pivoting moment in history is widely represented within the Bush Doctrine. The Bush Doctrine already had played out in the Clinton presidency with tensions with Saddam Hussein, and earlier in 2001 when Bush made the decision to withdraw from “Kyoto Protocol,” for the sake of saving money despite the concerns greenhouse gases were imposing on the environment. In regards to 9/11, America was set to go after any nation that assisted or supported any sort of terrorism yet aiding those in their reliefs for prevention. This would lead to the invasions of Afghanistan to counterattack Al-qaeda, the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the
Before this event, President George W. Bush had little involvement in the terrorist groups and inhumane behaviors going on in the Middle East. This tragedy led to a large majority of people to want some kind of military involvement in the Middle East, either for justice on the attacks or the belief the U.S. was morally obligated to end the cruelties in this area. We saw this again after Obama had the troops returned home, and became more concerned with internal affairs than foreign affairs. Soon afterwards near the end of 2014 we saw the rise of ISIS, Russian occupation of the Ukraine and Chinese leaders taking other countries territories. This lead to major changes in opinion and forced Obama to take a military route against ISIS in Syria, stating that it was our moral obligation to do