Prior to 9/11, the leader of first presented the idea for the September 11 plot to the disastrous time in 1996 in Afghanistan. What was the reasoning behind the plan? Mohammed stated that the Americans were too close to Mecca which he considered a provocation to the entire Muslim world. Mohammed also stated that he believed that Israel has been killing and also punishing Palestinians with American money and guns during this time. This enraged Mohammed and therefore, the 9/11 plan was formed to go down. (howstuffworks.com)
However, when the plan originated in 1996, nothing became of the plan; it was all just talk at the time to help ease the anger which Mohammed felt. According to the September 11 Commission, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed envisioned a hijacking of twelve planes on both the East and West coasts, and for eleven of them to be crashed into the World Trade Center and the Empire State Building in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; the Prudential Tower in Boston, Massachusetts; the White House and the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C; the Willis Tower (then Sears Tower) in Chicago, Illinois; the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, California; the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, California; and the Columbia Center in Seattle, Washington (howstuffworks.com). However, ...
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May we never forget about the heartache of the attack and may we always be able to pull together as a nation and help anyone in need. Forgotten history is bound to repeat itself so, although we may seem to have forgotten, we are continually doing whatever we can to prevent this or anything like it from happening again. In closing, I believe the United States is able to, in the end, put its differences aside and pull together to be united always.
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