A Terrorizing American Heartache
I arrived to my office early morning, with a cup of freshly brewed coffee in hand. I looked at the massive pile of papers on my desk, which reminded me it was September 11th. My boss is coming into town next week; I was drowning in stress. I sat down and took a deep breath as I gazed out of my office window at the incredible view of New York City from the seventy-fourth floor of the south World Trade Center building. I laid my head on the back of my chair, closed my eyes, and calmly sipped on my caramel latte. Suddenly, I heard a vast crashing noise, followed by the whole building beginning to shake. I immediately hopped out of my chair and ran into the office lobby to see what was going on. I saw most of my co-workers running for the door, screaming and panicking. Glass covered the entire office floor. There were massive holes in the walls from where the windows used to be. The secretary of the office looked up at me bawling. She cried saying that a plane had hit the building and it was about to collapse. I heard a piercing scream and gasped as I saw a man fall past me out of one of the holes in the wall, where the bathroom used to be. I turned away too traumatized to look at the horrifying scene. My heart filled with fear and distress. I grabbed my co-worker’s arm and we ran together for the staircase. We ran down nearly fifteen flights of stairs in a few minutes before we had to stop to catch our breath. Smoke filled the narrow passage of the staircase; I could barely breathe. I took my shirt off, ripped it into a long, thin shred and tied it around my head as a mask. As we sat for a few short minutes, I tried to comprehend what was going on. I could not believe it. Why would a plane crash into a building? It must have been an accident. Julie signaled with her hands that it was time to keep going (Pressler). We were making good progress, already down to floor thirty-two. We heard the concrete ceiling begin to collapse a few...
...funerals of the children.” He had no idea how precise his words were more than a decade later. It has been about twelve years since 9/11 and for many people it seems like just yesterday when they witnessed the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center tumbling to the ground, United Airlines Flight 93 hurtling into a meadow in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the abysmal hole left behind at the Pentagon after the impact of American Airlines Flight 77. Countless people lost family members or knew someone who did. However, whether or not you lost one of the 2,996 victims, everyone felt the singe left behind by the sinister and corrupt events that transpired that fateful day. Although the terrorist attacks affected everyone in ways we cannot imagine, by learning more about the origins of 9/11, we can comprehend the perplexing situation and possibly find a way to safeguard lives to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again.
Many people have some understanding as to why it happened, but no matter how much we absorb, more questions arise in our consciousness. What made those terrorists take countless innocent lives while taking their own lives in the process of their heinous act? After 9/11, Americans were shocked that terrorists could hijack planes and destroy buildings and be responsible for the incredible loss of life. Needless to say, the 9/11 hijackers...
April 6, 2015
Muslim American after 9/11
There are 5 to 8 million Muslims living in USA according to the US census 2010. They all have normal and happy life. They are living in peaceful and friendly environment. But no one had expected to live that kind of luxurious life back then. It was the event of September 11, 2001, which changed their way of life drastically. On the day of September11, 2001 two airplanes crashed in the heart of New York, the twin towers. It was a surprise attack by the terrorist group called Al Qaida. Al Qaida was the extremist form of Muslim. Since they were Muslim many Muslim American were about to face the difficulties that they haven’t even dreamed off. After 9/11, Muslim Americans went through a lot of struggle, including profiling and religious stereotyping, which reveals that the violation and chaos of that time was widespread.
There was a drastic change on how people viewed and treated Muslim American after 9/11. According to Khan Mussarat, the author of “Attitudes towards Muslim Americans”, people stopped going near Muslim American and stopped talking with them because they were scared of them. This meant that Muslim Americans were physically and mentally isolated from all the other Americans. This proved that it was not only a local issue but it had a lot to do with various...
...Christian L. Chumley
Mr. Von almen
U. S. Government
“9/11 Terrorist Attack on The U.S.”
The United States Woke up into an Epic Awareness on Terrorism.
The United States was known as the only place on Earth where here we guarantee ones own freedom to live in free will. Our great nation has created the impossible out of the pure sanctity of limitless ideas that the people of the United States will forever provide to our purposes in our society. We the people were focused on the role of our place in the business world and in politics. Our entitlements were a must in the workforce of the American people. Americans want the most they can work for toward prosperity in their life. Jobs are the main contribution that fuel our economy to grow and develop more safe and reliable strategies to complete the task that jobs are destine to achieve.
On September 11th, 2001 the people in the United States workforce were carrying out their duties as usual. Many of us cannot come into realization of what actually happened on this tragic dark day in America. In the mid-morning approaching 08:46 our nation was swallowing turmoil. The first air strike on the first tower of the World Trade Center seemed like an accident until no later than seventeen minutes prior from this first attack, another airline impacted the other standing tower of the World Trade Center at
The Impact of 9-11
On September 11, 2001 America woke up expecting a normal day. What America did not expect was that this day was going to change history forever. On that day Islamic extremist high-jacked four U.S. airplanes with the intent of crashing them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House. Two of the planes did indeed crash into the twin towers in New York City and another was used to hit the pentagon. The passengers on the last plane however, fought back, and it was landed before it could be used to hit the white house. “A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still resonates for much of the country. Even more Americans now say the horror of that day changed their lives.”1 These were the first attacks ever directed toward U.S. civilian population. These organized attacks lead to the need for an immediate change in the way the United States approached defending itself.
One of the major changes that were caused by the attack of 9/11 was the introduction to the Patriot Act. “The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten-letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001The Patriot Act gives the U.S. power to deter and punish terrorist acts...
...The official account of 9-11 does not give a sound explanation of where any extremely hot
material in the WTC collapse piles could have come from, nor does it give a sound
explanation for the unusually persistent heat at Ground Zero. Numerous misleading and
misinforming statements are disseminated to conceal this dilemma of the official account.
In Part I several sources are compiled relating to the exceptionally high temperatures, and/or
to the persistent heat at Ground Zero. Most of these sources compiled have a background in
science or in engineering. Some sources are statements by people who participated in the
management of Ground Zero. The background of some of the sources is given in detail. In the
subsection “Thermal images” some features of published thermal images are addressed. Some
of them are in conflict with the assumption that the high temperatures/persistent heat
phenomenon was due solely to burning fires
In Part II disinformation strategies, techniques and arguments are addressed that serve the
purpose of avoiding a thorough public debate about the phenomena of “molten steel”,
exceptionally high temperatures and persistent heat at Ground Zero. The articles and excerpts
discussed are from NIST, from so-called “debunking” websites, and from mainstream mass
It will be shown that the statements and suggestions by NIST and “debunkers” in respect of
these phenomena are misleading or wrong. In some of the cases...
...Never in my life had I seen a woman quite as beautiful as her. I woke up on the morning of September 11, 2001 and looked at my wife still sleeping next to me. I took a moment to revel in her beauty, and think about what it would be like to be a father. Irene was eight months pregnant with a little boy. I had no doubts that she would be an outstanding mother, but i doubted myself. I'm a firefighter, I'm never home. What if I wasn't the best dad? So many things rushed my mind, but I pushed them aside and began gathering my things to head to work. It was only 5 o'clock so I was very careful not to wake my sleeping wife. She was exhausted and I knew it, so my intentions were to let her rest. I've never regretted anything more than not waking her on that morning. I walked out my front door without so much as an "I Love You." or a "Goodbye sweetie, have a good day!" I was gone to work, gone to Squad 252 of the FDNY.
Work was slow. Thats what I remember the most. I was the first to arrive for my shift (as always) and we hand't received any calls. I tried to catch up on some reading of the national headlines. My job didn't allow for much free time, so when I had some, I took advantage. Days like this were few and far between. Being a firefighter has taught me to appreciate all the down time I received. Today I should have been home decorating a nursery with my wife, but the night before I received a phone call asking if I could work overtime today. We have a...
...he was speaking to what the next day would bring. The next day was a day that changed America forever. September 11, 2001 is day no one will forget. Who would have thought that a plane crashing into the twin towers would have caused so much damage? That plane crashing was just the beginning of the downhill spiral of our economy, our national security, and the war on terrorism.
The terrorist goal was to destroy the United States economy by abolishing its centers of power: Wall Street, the Pentagon and the White House. They unfortunately successfully hit their first two targets. The closing of the stock market for four days was one of the many signs of our global economic downfall. The stock market hasn’t been shut down since the Great Depression when President Roosevelt closed the stock markets for two days in 1933 to stop bank runs. The terrorist attacks aggravated the recession of 2001. The recession of 2001 had started in March. The recession was officially over in November of 2001, but due to the threats of war the recession continued. This recession led to a debt crisis. Due to the attacks, inflated defense and security spending have come about. (Amadeo). Military spending on the War on Terror meant that less funds were available to boost the country out of the financial crisis and create jobs to reduce the high unemployment rates.
Since September 11, 2001 our national security has drastically improved. Many acts have been made due...
...9-119-11 is a day that we will never forget. On that day the twin towers got bomb barded into by two planes. They came crashing down and killing over 2,000 people that were working or anywhere near the twin towers at the time of impact.
The culture of Al Qaeda: Al Qaeda has a very unique culture because they are very strict in their society also their qualities of living are very low. Men are valued a lot more than women are valued, it is a men dominated culture.
The culture of US: In the US we have much more freedom and women have equal rights as men. We have the opportunity to do whatever we like to do with our lives. In our culture we can choose the religion that we would like to worship.
The attacks on 9-11 were clearly not an accident. The people responsible for the attack were Islamic terrorist who worked for Al-Qaeda. Osama bin Laden was the head founder of the international alliance of terrorist. Al-Qaeda attacked many other countries but the attack on September 11, 2001 was the most horrendous attack on American grounds by far.
One of the reasons Al-Qaeda set their sights on the US was because of the U.S foreign policy in the Middle East. The Arabic countries did not like that the U.S supported Israel and did not like the U.S foreign policies because they did not think that it was equal. A second reason that I came to conclude was that...