On September 11th 2001 at 8:45 A.M. on a clear tuesday morning a boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the the north tower of the World Trade Center. There was a gaping hole on the 80th floor emploding with flames and trapping hundreds of people on that floor and many on the floors above. Then only 18 tragic minutes later after the first plane hit a second hits the south tower of the World Trade Center. The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surronding buildings and the stressts below. America was under attack by a group of islamic terrorists from saudia arabia and several other arab nations.
Reportedly financed by former americas most wanted saudia arabia fugitive Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist organization they were "allegedly" acting in retaliation for americas support of Israel. Some of the terrorists had lived in the United States for over a year and had taken flying lessons at American commercial flight schools. Others had slipped into the United States months before September Eleventh and acted as the "muscle" in the operation. The 19 terrorists smuggled box cutters and knives through the security at three East Coast airports and boarded four flights to California, chosen because the planes were loaded with fuel for the long transcontinental journey through the sky.
As millions watched the events unfolding in New York, American Airlines flight 77 circled over downtown the Boeing 757 caaused a devastatin inferno that led to the structural collapse of a portion of the giant concrete building in Washington D.C. and slammed into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters. Less than 15 minutes after the terrorists struck the center of the U.S. military. The horror in New York took a catastrophic turn for the worse whenever the south tower collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke.
Meanwhile a fourth California-bound-plane- United Flight 93-...
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The Social, Economic, and Cultural effects of September11th, 2001
Most people around the world remember the two American passenger planes crashing into the Twin Towers on September11th, 2001. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airline Flight 175 will never be forgotten. These two planes that were piloted by members of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, will be remembered as causing the deaths of approximately 3,000 innocent people. The attacks made out on September11th, 2001 were said to be the largest acts of terror any nation has faced. Aside from the two planes being crashed into the WorldTradeCenter, American Airlines Flight 77 was intentionally crashed into the Pentagon, the United States Department of Defense. United Airlines Flight 93 was also targeted to hit Washington, D.C, however the plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. The attacks of 9/11 not only had effects on America but also drastically affected the entire world. Many of these effects can be looked upon as positives or negatives but in general the world completely changed due to the attacks made by Al-Qaeda. The attacks on 9/11 affected the whole on a micro and macro level....
Terror Attacks Of September11th
“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” - David Levithan. Just under fourteen years ago we were attacked on our own soil for the first time since December 7, 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Although I wasn’t old enough to remember this day I feel like I was one of the millions of Americans to witness the terrorattacks on September 11, 2001. September11th was a horrific event in United States history and has left a permanent mark on our country to this day.
On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the WorldTradeCenter in New York City. The impact left a giant flaming hole near the 80th floor of the 110 story skyscraper. The impact instantly killed hundreds of people and trapped hundreds of others on the upper floors. Then, 18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767 appeared out of the sky and turned sharply toward the WorldTradeCenter and sliced into the south tower near the 60th floor. The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding...
On September 11, 2001 four commercial aircrafts were hijacked and crashed into The WorldTradeCenter, The Pentagon, and into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. According to Peter
L. Bergen, author of The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda,
Holy war, Inc., and The Osama Bin Laden I Know, The 19 militants associated with the 9/11
attacks were members of the Islamic Extremist group Al-Qaeda.(http://britannica.com/
EBchecked/topic/762320/September-11-attacks) These attacks were an extremely pivotal time in
America. Today, we are still suffering economically, and some even emotionally due to this
terrible act. With so many deaths, and such destruction, one can find it extremely hard to forget
where they were on September11th. However, since September11th, the U.S. refuses to back
down to those whom are held responsible for the tragedy that occurred on that day.
Al Qaeda, arabic for “The Base” is a terrorist group created by Osama Bin Laden in 1988.
The group’s goal was to take up the jihadist cause around the world, righting perceived wrongs
under the accordance of pure, Islamic law. Under Osama’s leadership, the group funded and
began organizing global attacks...
...painful being around the WorldTradeCenter buildings during the attack was, not only for the people in the buildings that were hit, but for the people around as well. The feeling of helplessness that the bystanders must have felt in addition to the feeling of fear must have been unbearable. Seeing the footage of the attack in such clear video made it feel as though it was like a
Hollywood movie rather than a real traumatic event that tainted America’s history as well as the security of the nation as a whole, not just New Yorkers. The memories that watching 102 minutes brought back were memories of confusion more than anything. As a first grader, the magnitude of a terrorist attack was not something within my realm of comprehension. I remember being so confused when my mom picked me up early from school on a normal Tuesday. I remember wanting to know why my parents were crying for hours and why no one was telling me what was wrong.
The quality of the video in itself made the attack hit home harder than just the professional filmmakers. The “amateur” filmmakers showed the true emotions of the day rather than just capturing the shot. Being able to hear the voices of individuals who were present at the time of the plane strikes tugs on the heartstrings harder than just the videographer’s interpretations after the fact. The real-life reactions hurt more to hear....
...The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, now referred to as 9/11, were a series of coordinated, well-planned suicide attacks that involved the use of hijacked passenger jets as a means of destruction . The suicide bombers used the passenger jets as bombs, and ran into the WorldTradeCenter Towers of New York, the Pentagon, and a fourth plane that did not make it to its destination, hit the ground in Pennsylvania. These sudden attacks came as a shock to the people and government of the USA. The attacks affected not only the United States, but the entire world felt the aftershock of the event. It specifically affected the United States economy and sent it on a downward spiral. It had a huge impact on people emotionally. The most significant outcome of the attacks was America?s march towards the War Against Terrorism, which targeted the Taliban network, the Al-Qaeda organization, and the specific terrorists behind the attacks.
The terrorists behind 9/11 targeted the WorldTradeCenter Two Towers as key objectives. The WorldTradeCenter was an indispensable center of US banking, insurance, and investment. The economy in the USA was deepening into a recession well before the events of 9/11, and due to the...
...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 WorldTradeCenter 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...
...The attack on September 11, 2001 had influence on the whole world, but the strongest on New York and its economy. This paper concentrates especially on office space market of Manhattan after that event. Due to the tragedy not only the two towers of WorldTrade Centre were destroyed but, because of the falling wreckage, also the surrounding buildings were damaged and as a result a lot of office space vanished. Those facts definitely affected the supply and demand of the market, but did they cause a significant turn?
Most of the predictions about the situation after the attack, assumed that because approximately 30 million square feet of office space was destroyed or damaged (J.Bram, J.Orr, C.Rappaport, 2002), then, as a result of decrease in supply along with almost none changes in demand, the price would rise. However, that occurred to be wrong.
The short-term affect on supply actually did not influence the market, as it has already been in downturn. Analyzing the period before September 11, we can already observe a decrease in demand. As a source of that we might see a growth of dot-com companies in the second half of 1990s which enabled companies to grow without need for a larger amount of space. Moreover there was a program created by New Jersey and based on refunding portion of state taxes (Business Employee Incentive Program,BEIP) to lure companies to...
...The 1993 WorldTradeCenter Bombing
Vernon T. Branson Jr.
HSM 433 Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis
Instructor: Shawn VanDiver
January 9, 2012
When most people think of the worldtradecenter they immediately think of the attack that occurred September11th2001. Most forget that was not the first time that the worldtrade center’s had come under attack before. “The February 1993 bombing of the WorldTradeCenter in New York City marked the beginning of an ugly new phase of terrorism involving the indiscriminate killing of civilians. ’ Like the saran gas attack on the Tokyo subway in March 1995 and the bombing of the Alfred E. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 4995, the WorldTradeCenter bombing was motivated by the desire to kill as many people as possible.”(Parachini, J.)
At the time the attack on the worldtradecenter in 1993 was the largest full scale terrorist attack to occur on U.S. soil. The attack occurred on a snowy afternoon on 26 February 1993. The temperature was hovering in the mid to low 20’s. At approximately 1218 a blast occurred and immediately the city...