Failue to Prevent 9/11 When a giant explosion ripped through Alfred P. Murrah federal building April 19,1995, killing 168 and wounding hundreds, the United States of America jumped to a conclusion we would all learn to regret. The initial response to the devastation was all focused of middle-eastern terrorists. “The West is under attack,”(Posner 89), reported the USA Today. Every news and television station had the latest expert on the middle east telling the nation that we were victims of jihad, holy war. It only took a few quick days to realize that we were wrong and the problem, the terrorist, was strictly domestic.
However, the truths about the attacks on 9/11 are much more frightening. On September 11th, 2001, the United States government betrayed its citizens by allowing the destructive attacks on the Twin Towers, WTC-7, the Pentagon, and Shanksville. At 8:46 a.m., the United States witnessed the first terroristic attack of many to come when American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower in New York City. Flight 11 impacted the tower between floors 93 and 99 ... ... middle of paper ... ...7, the Pentagon, and Shanksville. Things outcome of events cannot be changed now, but the American people can be informed as to what the government is capable of doing to its own people.
George W. Bush quoted in results to 9/11, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”. On September 11, 2001, there was a vicious terrorist attack on the United States of America. Al-Qaida a terrorist group from the Middle East, decided violate what America stands for: freedom, liberty, and the rights of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs. On the dreadful morning of September 11, 2001, they hijacked four US planes with knives and attacked the nation in a horrific way.
"CARRIE JOHNSTONE KILLED IN ACTION" was written in large, bold letters on the front page of the Bay Guardian. In smaller text below it read, "Whistleblower of DHS kidnappings shot in Iraq". I'd be lying if I said a smile didn't crack my face the moment I read those words, but no matter what problem arises, death is never a good solution. Well, at least one that leaves both parties satisfied. The newsstand I was situated at had a clear view of the new Bay Bridge, which had only been approved for construction a good 2 years after the terrorist attack that devastated San Francisco, and turned the old bridge into a pile of metal and sorrow.
Shortly after ten thirty that morning both towers had collapsed, and the United States of America became the victim of a terroristic attack that no one predicted, nor did anyone know if more were coming. Following the devastating acts of terrorism that occurred on September 11th, a U.S Attorney by the name of John Ashcroft presented Congress a list of changes he recommended to combat terrorism. Many of the laws he suggested had been already turned down by Congress due to the fact some had the potential to violate the rights of American citizens. However, the United States’ Senate passed the USA PATRIOT ACT, which is the acronym for United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism on October 25th, 2011. President George W. Bush signed the... ... middle of paper ... ... PATRIOT act in effect, the debate continues to be whether it is violating the rights of American citizens, or being used to protect America.
The war in Iraq is over now. Looking back on a huge controversy makes one side seem clearly more “correct” than the other. Yet in the beginning there were two sides to the controversy about the war in Iraq. There was the terror brought upon by the 9/11 attacks, people that the government wished to punish or kill like Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden, and a country which was in “need” of US help both politically and financially. At the time of the Terrorist attacks, people were afraid of what else the terrorists were planning or could do and so George Bush sent troops in to look for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
At this point America knew what is was doing yet they continued to wreck Japan. When the second bomb, “Fat Man”, was dropped on Nagasaki the terror was just the same. In seconds 40 percent of Nagasaki was in ruins. Not only did it blow apart everything in sight, but it also haunted the crops and lives for years after the bomb. “Two years after the bombing plants growing at ground zero presaged the frightening
During World War ll, Japan was on the brink of collapse. The Atomic Bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United State were unnecessary to end the war. The allied forces which were Great Britain, Soviet Union, France, United States and China, would conduct countless air raids and fire bombings on Japan. Japan’s military and civil defenses were inadequate to defend themselves and had no chance. For months Japans cities suffered attacks of bombs and fire raining down on them by the allied forces.
“If any one act inspired hatred towards America, that was it.” (A Synopsis: Clinton Set the Stage for 911) With each terrorist attack, Clinton went before the American people on more than one occasion saying “those responsible would be hunted down and punished”” (Sept. 11: Bill Clinton‘s Ultimate Legacy) However, which each terrorist attack, Clinton backed down, showing negligence towards himself and his administration. Another example of Clinton’s lack of knowledge in foreign affairs can be seen in Iraq. After the Bush administration defeated Hussein in 1991, he ordered that UN officials be stationed in Iraq to make sure that Hussein would be incapable of creating weapons of mass destruction. Under the Clinton administration, the UN officials were told to leave immediately, leaving Hussein to create weapons at his leisure.
This attack was a surprise, just like Pearl Harbor, but the U.S. reacted swiftly and effectively. The appalling events Now, more than a decade later, the 9/11 attacks still affect our life today. Before the 9/11 attacks, there were bad vibes between the U.S. and the Middle East. There were multiple attacks on the U.S. and its allies overseas. There was even a bombing that occurred at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.