The events that took place on Tuesday September 11, 2001 were anything short of horrific. I can only attempt to select words to describe how the terrorist attacks caused a great nation to feel: shocked, saddened, appalled, frightened, even enraged. Immediately Americans rallied up, not long thereafter, calling for an act of retaliation. Obviously, the mastermind of the event does indeed deserve to get what?s coming to him, but just exactly how far should the US take it? No matter what, the United States and the Bush administration should do their best to prevent direct warfare.
Already Americans want to see their nation demolish Afghanistan. So why not nuke them, you say? That would bring the United States no good. Afghanistan is a poor nation which lacks any real targets. To destroy their nation would be to destroy the little they have. This would set them back even further than they already are. There are merely individuals, namely Osama bin Ladin, who are being targeted by the United States. Bombing part of Afghanistan, would not do anything against these individual men. Also, simply bombing the enemy would cause more nations to rally against the United States. Many nations already despise the US as it is. You saw them dancing in the streets in celebration on the eleventh. Another nuking would cause them to think even less of the big bad United States. This would also enflame the Arab world and cause them to consider this whole ordeal as a holy crusade. The number of our enemies could greatly increase. We do not want war.
We sit here and mourn over the loss of thousands of innocent lives that took place in New York and Washington, but are we not doing the same by bombing them? Yes they are from Afghanistan, our enemy, but they too are still human. There is no need to sink to their level and take out thousands of innocents. We especially, as Christians, need to recognize the sanctity of life and not be so blood thirsty for a mass destruction.
...September 11th, 2001
Professor Gary Grimm
April 21, 2013
September 11th, 2001September11 is one of the most important historical events in world history. It sparked a mass awakening across the world and its impact will be felt for many years to come. There has been much debate as to how it happened, who is responsible, and why. On September11, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda terrorist hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying at least two nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers and flight crew fought back. Americans and friends all over the world remember where they were and what they were doing on this fateful Tuesday morning. There may be a ton of theories but no one will ever really know what happened that day. Some say there were prior warnings of varying detail of planned attacks against the United States by al-Qaeda. Reports say the government ignored these warnings...
...September11, 2001: Conspiracy or Not?
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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...
On September11, 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and used them as bombs to attack the World Trade Centers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the fourth plane, meant to be used against the White House, crashed in Pennsylvania. Much of this destruction was witnessed live on television throughout the United States and around the world. Many Americans were forced to face for the first time in their lives, feelings of insecurity and of being vulnerable to attack in their own country.
While all Americans were influenced in some way by the terror of 9/11, the people of New York were more affected. None were more deeply impacted by the events of 9/11 than those who managed to survive the collapse of the World Trade Centers and the families and friends of those who did not. These individuals not only had to deal with the terrorism they had just witnessed in a very personal way, they faced many other emotions and issues as well. This attack has not only hurt the people but also the economy. In the five years since the attacks of September11, 2001 the estimated cost of attacks to US based solely on property losses and insurance costs was $21billion with a further estimated $430 billion on what President George W. Bush calls the global war on terrorism.
The United States also loss the...
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The terrorists behind 9/11 targeted the World Trade Center Two Towers as key objectives. The World Trade Center 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 unreliability of the economy, the unemployment rate went up to 4.9 percent in August as job losses in manufacturing climbed over 1 million. Layoffs were...
...The attack on September11, 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 World Trade 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 September11, 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 locate in the area, what...
Terror and Lies: September11, 2001
The words scribbled on a piece of paper by Connecticut resident Randy Scott the morning of the September11, 2001 tragedy read, “84th Floor west office 12 people trapped.” These were Scott’s last words, but the note survived the collapse of the World Trade Center. Ten years after 9/11, DNA testing confirmed the blood on the note belonged to Randy Scott, and New York City Medical Examiners tracked down the Scott family. When Scott’s wife saw the note, she recognized her husband’s handwriting even without the DNA confirmation. Many pieces of paper were found amongst the ruins of the World Trade Center, but none quite captured the horror of the event as effectively as this one (“9/11 Note”). September11, 2001 is a day that will never be forgotten. Loved ones were lost and buildings were destroyed, as a sense of terror struck the nation. This chilling event brought great controversy over the role that racism, religion, and politics played in one of the most violent attacks on American territory.
As the story unfolded, it became evident that the terrorists were Muslim. Security heightened; anyone who looked Arabic was questioned. The question arose: Do you see Muslims and immediately expect the worst? 9/11 molded an image of Arabs into the...
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...September11, 2001September 11th was the most tragic event and unforgettable day for Americans. Terrorists seized four commercial U.S. jets and crashed them into American symbols of the military and capitalism and which shook the entire nation. Immediately after the attacks, everyone felt spiritual, less materialistic, and realized that what really matters is loved ones.
How have the events ofSeptember11, 2001, affected me personally? The events that happened on September11, 2001 will always be remembered by us all. This was a day that had changed many lives in the United States. While the degree of change varies from person to person, the common message that everyone will forever share is that this day marked a new beginning for us all. I did not lose anyone as a result of the terrorist attacks, but I do have a very deep sorrow for the thousands of people who lost family members, loved ones and friends on that day; I share my heartache and grief with all of them.
Sept. 11, 2001, is anything but a long-lost memory for many, many Americans, People who have been to the airport to catch a flight or participated in another emergency-evacuation drill at work. Family planning has been redefined also. Many people have heeded the advice of the emergency...