More than a year and a half ago, on September 11, 2001, a group of terrorists from the al Qaeda network hijacked four airliners and successfully used three of them to attack the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the World Trade Center in New York. These attacks marked the first time in American history that a full-scale attack was executed on our own soil, and they affected the American people on a number of different levels. Americans found themselves shocked that such an event could occur, as well as reeling with grief for the more than 3,000 people who died in the tragedy. Soon, the shock and grief that penetrated the hearts of the American people gave way, in part, to a sense of national pride. American flags waved from every overpass, and “God Bless America” could be heard on every r...
The book ‘The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11’ written by Lawrence Wright is a very good, useful and informative piece of work. This collection of information and data concerning the horrific attack in New York on September 11, 2001 and the events leading up to the attack is not just a book for researching students or a scholar, but also for anyone who is interested in the infamous event. The work reiterates the difference between cultures and ideologies, and shows that unfortunately sometimes those differences result into terrible events that are neither forgotten nor changeable. It also displays that it does not take many people to create such terror and harm if they have the wrong mindset. Lawrence Wright’s ability to use substantial facts and interviews to convey this point of view is
September 11, 2001 started off as a beautiful, sunny day, like many other countless days in America; however, it will now be a day that will live on in infamy. As the news played the shot of the planes driving into the sides of the twin towers, fear was driven into the hearts of all Americans. People became panicked and demanded that there be a better way for the United States government to protect its people from any future attacks the terrorist might have planned. This fear was the main contributing factor to the birth of all kinds of new legislation, giving the government new rights to “fight the terrorist.”
September 11, 2001. After terrorists hijacked four American airliners, toppling the World Trade Center in New York and damaging the Pentagon just outside Washington, rhetoric in various circles of the West among authors, theorists, and pundits centered around a number of interesting topics. The nature of evil has become a topic over which much debate and rhetoric has ensued. Some have used it as a means by which they can explain these actions, whereas others see it as an obstacle to a proper explanation. Even others see it as false, but a necessary falsehood for the war effort. Furthermore, the debate over if, or the extent to which, United States and Western foreign policy contributed to these attacks has also stirred passions on both sides of the argument.
Most of Bergen’s narrative about the road to Abbottabad relies heavily on reports from other journalists including President Obama’s decision making process about the raid. The book’s account of the SEAL raid mirrors Nicholas Schmidle’s “Getting Bin Laden,” although Bergen adds some details which were gathered from various United States intelligence and Department of Defense officials, as well as from Pakistani intelligence officials who were in some capacity involved in the interrogation of bin Laden’s wives. The most fascinating parts of the whole book are the sections of the books that highlight the work of the numerous female intelligence analysts that were able to put together a “working theory” about Usama bin Laden’s whereabouts after he managed to escape from Tora Bora in December 2001. At Tora Bora, the CIA had requested that additional troops be sent in which may have allowed him being captured, but the request was denied by General Tommy Franks.
The Attacks on September 11, 2001 would change the course of history forever. Many lives will be affected in the United States of America for years to come. The attacks caused a war and the death of thousands of innocent Americans. This attack was and is one of the most disastrous act of terrorism ever. Why would they do this? In this paper I will tell you why and how the attacks happened.
Countries will never be completely protected from all acts of terrorism. Consequently, it is up to each society to ensure that all available resources are expended to safeguard their country and its citizens. This case study researches the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. In hopes of understanding this act of terrorism the following topics are explored; the history of the terrorist act and organization portrayed in the act, logistics of the event, effect of the act, and the reaction of the intended target.
The book opens with Bergen recounting a foretelling interview he had in 1997 in which Bin Laden states, when asked about future plans of Al-Qaeda, “You’ll see them and hear about them in the media, God willing.” (23) Four years later, on “the kind of morning where everything seemed right with world,” (24) America was attacked by Al-Qaeda, in a historic event that left over
September 11, 2001 is known as the worst terrorist attack in United States history. On a clear Tuesday morning, there were four planes that were hijacked and flown into multiple buildings by a terrorist group named al Qaeda. This group, led by Osama bin Laden, killed nearly 3,000 people. Out of those 3,000 people more than 400 police and 343 firefighters were killed along with 10,000 people who were treated for severe injuries. Many lives were taken, and to this day, people still suffer from the attack. September 11th is the most influential event of the early twenty-first century because it made an increase in patriotism, it caused a rise in security throughout the nation, and it had a tremendous effect of thousands of lives.
It has been over a decade since the shocking 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. The attacks were a series of four coordinated suicide bombings, striking areas of New York City and Washington, D.C. Terrorist from Al-Qaeda, the Islamist militant group, hijacked four passenger jets, and intentionally piloted one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and two of those jets into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The hijackers intended to pilot the fourth jet into a target in Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field, in Pennsylvania, after its passengers took back control of the jet. Nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks. George Bush swiftly responded by launching the War on Terror and invading Iraq and Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban, which was harboring Al-Qaeda. In 2004, Al-Qaeda ‘s leader Osama bin Laden, who initially denied his involvement, claimed responsibili...
On the fateful morning of September 11, 2001, few of us knew that the history of America, let alone our individual lives, was dramatically and permanently changing. As the day progressed, Americans, one by one, were dumbfounded at the events that had occurred. This is by no means the first terrorist attack in the history of the world. Nor will it be the last. Many cultures over time have been greatly wounded and even overcome by these fiendish terrorist attacks. Thankfully, the United States' history has not been heavily tarnished by these assaults - until now.