Perspectives of 9/11
There is a lot of speculation on who was truly behind what happened on September 11, 2001. On this date one of America's greatest tragedies occurred. About three thousand people were killed, with a total of six thousand injured. Four planes were hijacked; two of them struck the Twin towers in New York city, one stuck the Pentagon in Arlington Virginia just outside Washington D.C., and a fourth one crashed in Pennsylvania, the intended destination of that plane is unknown. What happened on this day completely changed the world eternally.
People have said that a terrorist group called Al-Qaeda is responsible for this attack. The United States citizens have been told to accept that there were 19 hijackers from Al-Qaeda who hijacked four United States commercial jets, and with determination crashed them into The Twin Towers, and The Pentagon. After the attack happened, the United States responded with launching “The War on Terror” and invaded Afghanistan to eliminate Al-Qaeda and its leader in charge of the attack which was Osama Bin Ladin.
Another perspective this attack has been challenged by some citizens of the United States accusing the U.S. government of planning this attack on its own people. CNN reporters have said they've interviewed people who were inside the building before the attacks. These people have claimed that they heard a large bang coming from the basement of the trade center about ten seconds before the actual plane hit the building. There are also conspiracies that the pentagon building was struck by a missile because the impact holes in the pentagon were much smaller than a commercial American Airlines plane. They also question why the plane was not shot down prior to impact, as well as why the plane impacted into a section of the Pentagon that was vacant due to renovations. U.S officials were instructed to find all cameras which could have caught image of the attack on the pentagon and...
9-11 Research Paper
By: William Culverwell
Teacher: Ms. McHenry
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the biggest terror attack in the history of the United States of America took place. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion worth of damage to the property and buildings! It was completely unexpected and was a devastating incident to the United States as a nation. It destroyed the twin towers, as well as damaging the pentagon, and a failed attack against the white house. The attack was caused by nineteen hijackers, on four different planes, three of which hit their targets. It was a tragic day in American history.
The attack was planned and carried out by the Al-Qaeda terror group. Initially the group denied involvement, but then as time went on they admitted to having been behind the attacks. Some of the reasons the listed for the attacks were: Us support of Israel, because of attacks against Muslims in Russia, Somalia, and the Middle East, and against the US troops in Saudi Arabia, and the US sanctions against Iraq. This led to one of the largest manhunts in the world, for Al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama Bin Laden. The manhunt lasted for ten years before he was caught and killed.
This was an attack that would change the United States forever. It created a reason for the security and anti-terror measures that we have today. It is the reason why planes are so heavily guarded,...
...The events surrounding the September 11 attacks on the United States of America have often been shrouded in a cloud of controversy and mystery, with no one individual seemingly able to apprehend the “true” details of the terror attack. Many proposed theories have been brought forth, the most widely accepted being that of co-ordinated attacks by terrorist organisation “Al-Qaeda”. “9/11”, as the event is commonly known, is simply one of many global terrorism attacks that have seemingly consumed the contemporary world. Thus, it is up to the acts and responsibilities of governments and legal organisations to undertake action in attempt to achieve justice and equality throughout the world, ensuring the safety of all people. Although, it is clear that there are many so-called “grey areas” in the legal issues surrounding this event, this essay will seek to clarify any misconceptions that were misconstrued by media-related sources, in terms of how justice WAS achieved post September 11.
After the world as we knew it took a dramatic change on the 11th of September 2001, many feared for the worst. Initially denying any direct involvement in the co-ordinated attacks; Osama Bin Laden, leading the terrorist group “Al Qaeda”, later confirmed that they were indeed responsible for the attacks. This assault on the United States of America was the largest in modern history. Al-Qaeda, through Osama Bin Laden, cited the United States’...
...ESSAY – What impacts did 9/11 have on America?
September 11, 2001, also known as 9/11, was the day that changed America, and made the world stand still. It was the most extreme attack that America had ever witnessed, far surpassing any other attempted terrorist attack. There were great impacts following 9/11, including the effects on the psychology of the American public and their perceptions of the world and other races. There was a significant impact on the economy. The government expended massive amounts of money in anti-terrorism measures, including war, business insurance, personal compensation and general clean-up costs. The attacks also had a huge impact on the American government, and its citizens’ perception of the government, specifically George W. Bush, who was the president at the time.
On September 11th 2001, there were multiple terrorist attacks directed at the United States of America. Four planes were hijacked mid-flight. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers (the world trade centre) in New York. Another plane destroyed part of the pentagon in Virginia, and the fourth was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers disabled the terrorists. There are many suggested reasons for the attacks on the United States, some of which have been made public by Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda – an armed Islamic group. Bin Laden blamed...
...September 11th 2001. The plan to destroy symbols of American power began when 19 Al Qaeda terrorists hijack 4 planes that were flying above the US. American Airlines Flight 11 was crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Centre, United Airlines Flight 175 was crashed into the south tower, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the US military headquarters in Washington D.C, the fourth plane crashed into a field near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In total, 2,996 people died, 200 fell or jumped, 247 died on planes and 55 were killed in Pentagon. This tragic event had major impacts in other countries, as well as New Zealand. These long and short term social, economic, political and military consequences changed New Zealand as a country. Its impacts can be still seen today.
It all started during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War over Palestine. In the end, the Israelis won the control over Palestine, displacing hundreds of thousands of Arabs. This soon led to the 6 Day War. Israel had a hugely successful military campaign against the Arab nations. The war was a military disaster for the Arabs but it was also a massive blow to the Arabs morale. Here were four of the strongest Arab nations systematically defeated by just one nation.
In 1980, Afghan Rebels, Mujahideens, launch a gorilla campaign against the occupying Soviet Army. By Spring 1986, Operation Cyclone enabled America to successfully provide Mujahideens with weapon and finance. By spring 1987, Osama Bin...
...On September 11, 2001 two airplanes crash into the twin tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The two towers collapsed in around two hours killing almost 3,000 who were in the building or emergency workers, another plane crash into the Pentagon building just outside Washington DC. The last plane crash in a field in Pennsylvania. The years following 9/11 attacks there has been actions taken by the United States. (document 1)
The United States took actions after the 9/11 attacks, one of them was when Gorge Bush announced a war on terrorism, with the goal of bringing Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda to justice. Another action they took was the Patriot act which Obama extended in 2010. In document 9 says that the USA Patriot Act was made to get information easily and was some parts were renewed to stop terrorist, they say that they have stopped 28 terrorist since 9/11.
Some people criticize against the actions taken by the United Sates like in document 7 that Cindy Sheehan who is an American anti-war activist whose son was killed while serving with the U.S military in Iraq. She was mad because her son was in the war of terror and George Bush announced it, that’s why she thinks George Bush killed her son. Other people didn’t use a media attention just a simple letter in document 3 which express their felling towards his son who die in one of the towers,...
...Pennsylvania after passengers fought back against the terrorists to try and regain control of the plane. This is the story the government wanted its people to believe. However, the truths about the attacks on 9/11 are much more frightening.
First, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower in New York City, between floors 93 and 99 going 466 mph. This attack was followed by United Airlines Flight 175, which hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m. between floors 77 and 85 going 590 mph. Firefighters were dispersed immediately and went inside to try and control the fires. Now why would these firefighters risk their lives and climb up numerous flights of stairs to try and control the fires? Because they knew that these steel buildings were strong and sturdy (Palisner). Never in history has a steel-framed skyscrapers collapsed from fire, since they are built from steel that does not melt below 2750 degrees Fahrenheit. The official story by the 9/11 Commission Report stated that fire weakened the towers which causes them to collapse. Jet fuel burned so hot that it melted the steel columns supporting the towers. Jet fuel, which is just refined kerosene, will burn no hotter than 1500 degrees Fahrenheit (One Nation America Remembers September 11, 2001).
Next, the towers collapsed. If the jet fuel did weaken the structure of the towers then...
...the United States into emotional and economical distress, the attacks on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001 opened the eyes of Americans to the threat of terrorism. As the world watched, three planes were flown into each of the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. The unexpected attack stunned americans everywhere and sent them into a feeling of confusion and want for those responsible to be punished. After investigation, it was discovered that those responsible were members of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden (History). The terrorists did these horrific attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon out of hatred of America. The fact that the attacks were done for essentially no reason brought out fear in Americans as they felt unsafe and that another attack could happen at anytime and any place. The government responded to these attacks by declaring a war on terrorists, vowing to “Meet violence with patient justice” (Bush). By declaring war on terror, the United States has spent over a trillion dollars to finance their was effort. The unexpected terrorist attacks sent Americans into a feeling of helplessness and uncertainty. This sense of fear, combined with an economic depression resulting from war, makes the attacks on September 11, 2001 the most traumatic event in American history.
September 11, 2001 (Also known as 9/11) is more traumatic than any other...
...Attack in New York
2,996 people were killed in the tragic accident of September 11, 2001 (How Many People Died in 9/11). Many people died because of two airplanes that got hijacked and hit the well known Twin Towers in New York. New York’s horrible accident caused a lot of chaos, disaster and broken families, yet many ask these questions “What was 9/11? What happened in 9/11? Who was Osama bin Laden? How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what were the consequences or results of this tragedy?” Therefore, the tragedy of September 11, 2001 had many causes, effects and security changes for the United States.
This is one of the questions that were asked “what was 9/11?”. Well, 9/11 was an event that happened in New York. “New York’s well known twin towers got attacked by four different airplanes on September 11th of 2001. The building collapsed”(What was 9/11). These buildings were being attacked by a group of terrorist in Iraq. This group involved Osama bin Laden and members of the Al-Qaeda group. Residences of New York were terribly affected by this horrific terrorist attack. So many peoples’ lives had changed and it was not even the afternoon yet so many people died. Mothers, fathers, children, firemen were killed with this one attack.
Osama bin Laden was first asked...