On the day of September 11, 2001 the World Trade center was attacked by the Al Qaeda terror network. They hijacked our own commercial air-liners and flew straight into the towers. It was not till May 1st of 2011 that we finally brought the head of the attack to justice. It was TEN whole years later for us to locate him and bring him down. He slaughtered 2,792 people just in New York City. Americans from all over the country gave over 2.2 billion dollars to help charities set up for 9/11. The country still mourns over dead relatives and brave men; we may never get over this terror attack on our own soil.
The people of America were shocked by the fact that our security didn’t protect us the way they swore by oath they would. The only feeling in America’s heart was astonishment; some people had fear but most were just in shock. We couldn’t grasp the fact that they took our citizens and killed other people with them. As a whole, the American people were more separated than ever because we were bleeding.
The security of our nation was severely heightened in the few months after September. Our airline security made it much harder to get on the plane with anything capable of taking it over, rules such as; no containers over 3 ounces of liquids can be brought, knives, and many other things are banned just because of this one day, one incident. One day makes it a hassle to fly on planes, caused new technology to be researched for heightened security. One day can mess up everything.
This terror attack was the first on American soil, it wasn’t a bomb, and it was a plane of our own. That is the way this is vastly different then every other attack ever on American territory. The Al Qaeda network was like nothing we had ever faced before but now we are prepared for any card they are willing to throw at us. America has greatly strengthened every aspect of our defense to keep out any terrorist attack before it even has a chance to start.
...The Truth Behind 9/11
September 11, 2001 is a time in U.S. history that everyone will remember, it holds a special place in almost every American’s heart, as well as the families in other countries who lost a loved one that day. Several groups of people within our own country and abroad believe that knowledge of this attack was held prior to the actual event. The U.S. government made the citizens believe that two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, and one airplane into the Pentagon. Different conspiracy theories have developed on the internet, and several websites claim to have legitimate cases regarding the validity of the “true” story. The true story, however, is one of pain and suffering that the citizens of America were put through.
Since the day of the attack, rumors have circulated through blogs, magazines, websites, and simple word of mouth claiming that 9/11 was assisted by the U.S. Government. There are many in-depth investigations of the conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks of 9/11. In my first example I will talk about what made the towers collapse. It is quite obvious that planes did not make the Twin Towers collapse, bombs did. Many architects and scientists have concluded that a planes fuel cannot produce enough heat to melt the steel frame of the two buildings that collapsed. No steel structure before has ever collapsed due to...
...5. In this course I have assigned a conspiracy debunking book on widespread conspiracy allegations concerning the events of 9/11/01. That book, compiled by the journal POPULAR MECHANICS: Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up, attempts to silence the avalanche of suspicion triggered by attacks that day. You can obtain the essence of those suspicions by consulting the many "Truther" sites on the Web. To a general reader, explain what we ought to think about 9/11 in the wake of this confrontation over what actually happened on that fateful day and why. Explain why you reached this conclusion. Address this question: How successful can the most thorough debunking be in the wake of allegations of the sort made by the Truther movement? I own several books and CD's making the case for conspiracy for your use if you wish to consult one or more of them. Of course, the internet is full of that material. You might want to entitle your essay, “Can conspiracy doubts ever be put to rest?”.
From the minute the first airplane hit the World Trade Center on that fateful morning September 11th, 2001 the entire nation was moved. Then when two more planes came crashing into the other tower and the Pentagon, the nation was crushed. It was the most fatal terrorist attack ever committed against the United Stated killing nearly 3,000 people. Thousands of children were left...
...Was 9/11 An Inside Job?
September 11, 2001 holds a special place in almost every American’s heart, as well as those of families in other countries who lost a loved one that day. Not only is Sept. 11th the bloodiest terrorist attack in the history of the nation, several groups of people within our own country and abroad believe that knowledge of this attack was held prior to the actual event. What has been reported and believed was that two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, and one airplane into the Pentagon. Different conspiracy theories have developed on the internet, and several websites claim to have legitimate cases regarding the validity of the “true” story. These claims are nothing less than a slap in the face of some thousands of Americans who risked their lives to remove others from harms way. The true story, however, is one of pain and suffering that my fellow citizens and I share.
Since the day of the attack, rumors have circulated through blogs, magazines, websites, and simple word of mouth claiming that 9/11 was assisted by the U.S. Government. There are two different categories of conspiracy theories that establish this belief. The most farfetched conspiracy theories that I have seen belong to those who believe that the attacks were planned and executed by our central government. Other groups hold the idea that the “powers in command knew about the attacks, but...
Ms. Erin Sullivan
The Day We Went To War!
This essay will tell stories of limitless loss and sadness. One of the darkest days in american history. A death toll just under 3000 US citizens and 19 islamic radicals. Some called it the biggest terrorist attack in history.This tragedy has since been dubbed the name 9-11. This paper will contain info taken from my sources. What conspiracy theorists say happened, what the government said happened, and straight facts about it.
Some conspiracy theorists suggest the government had something to do with 9-11. An “extraordinary” amount of put options were placed on United Airlines and American Airlines stocks, the same airlines that were hijacked during the attacks. They think traders were tipped off to the attack. Others say that the “attack” was actually a planned demolition. Some witnesses say they heard explosions; additionally scientists say plane fuel doesn't burn hot enough to melt the steel frame of either of the towers. After 9-11 a documentary named “loose change” stated that the terrorists were alive in other countries.however it was dismissed on account of two people can have the same name. However it raised a good point. How did the hijackers passports survive the explosion? how can paper survive an explosion that brought...
...September 11, 2001: Conspiracy or Not?
What if everything one was supposed to believe was wrong? What if the people who are supposed to protect citizens from danger, do not? What if 9/11, the most tragic day in American history, was caused by the people we are supposed to respect and we are supposed and to believe, our government? Could our government have masterminded this horrific crime? Actually, I believe they did. In August 1997, on the front cover of FEMA’s, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Response to Terrorism Manual it shows the World Trade Center towers in the cross hairs, sights used for aiming a gun or missile for accuracy, and then again in June 2000, the Department of Justice released a world terrorism handbook featuring the twin towers also in the cross hairs on the front cover (Loose Change 2nd Edition). I believe that the government has had this planned or contemplated this action since August of 1997.
The book, The 911 Commission Report, which was released by the United States Government, raises more questions than it answers. “The book is a 571 page lie,” says Dr. David Ray Griffin, distinguished theologian, who has written two books exposing the official story of 9/11 as a blatant lie (Griffin). In The 911 Commission Report states the alleged hijackers were of Arab decent, but none of the flight lists that were released to CNN, Cable News Network, by the...
...Enough Conspiracy Theories, Already The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 By David Ray Griffin. Second edition. Olive Branch Press. 254 pages. $15.
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions By David Ray Griffin Olive Branch Press. 339 pages. $18.
Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action By David Ray Griffin Westminster John Knox Press. 246 pages. $17.95.
Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts By the editors of Popular Mechanics Hearst Books. 170pages. $14.95.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
At almost every progressive gathering where there's a question and answer period, someone or other vehemently raises 9/11 and espouses a grand conspiracy theory.
If you haven't had the pleasure of enduring these rants, please let me share.
Here's what the conspiracists believe:
9/11 was an inside job.
Members of the Bush Administration ordered it, not Osama bin Laden.
The Twin Towers fell because the Bush Administration got agents to plant explosives at the base of those buildings.
Building 7, another high-rise at the World Trade Center that fell on...
Director Michael Moore is one of the most controversial movie makers of our time. His documentaries look to our government and media for a reason to the problems of out troubled nation. He uses strong statements and sometimes rude actions to get the reactions and shots he needs to make his films interesting. His movies always dissect the most sensitive topics that are on the American citizens' minds. Two of the most controversial movies of the 21st century were both made by Michael Moore. These are Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.
Fahrenheit 9/11 is his most recent documentary. This movie touches on what Moore believes is the gross negligence that he believes the Bush administration demonstrated before and during the attack on America. Michael Moore used old news clips and other family video to show George W. Bush's many failures before coming into office. He continually questioned the means that Bush used to fund these many businesses. Throughout these scenes Moore, speaking over these clips, suggests that much of the money the Bush family has came from the Bin Laden family and other Saudi Arabian sources. For the election of Bush and Gore, he used clips from many main news channels. He showed how the entire election was shrouded in controversy. While this is going on, he accused Bush of using his family and...
Conflicts that arise from particular ways of seeing the world are made evident through the shaping of texts. In Barry Levinson’s film “Wag the Dog” and Michael Moore’s documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11”, it is clear that the perspectives in which the audience views the world create particular conflicts. In both texts, the conflicting perspectives arise from the way the naïve public views the world and the way that the government and media view the world through their particular agendas.
In “Wag the Dog”, the plot relies on the alleged sexual impropriety of the president and the way in which particular political powers and the media intervene. In the film it is clear that the audience is seeing two perspectives, that of the public and the private. Though, in the film, Levinson draws the audience in to the political powers. Through the motif of the omnipresent television screen and the use of double images and sounds, the audience is able to see the media and government’s manipulation. Though this is sidelined by Conrad Brean’s rhetorical question of “what difference does it make if it’s true?”. This question further allows the audience to understand the manipulative techniques of certain power players and the way in which they see the world. The characterisation of Brean and his costuming of a ratty jacket, battered hat, bow-ties with striped clashing shirts, gives him a misleading appearance of incompetence and harmlessness. As a...