America 's Involvement With World Terrorism

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9/11 was one of the most crucial events in U.S. history. Its impact will be felt for years to come. As confusing as the news coverage was that day on September 11, 2001, the truth emerged crystal clear through the replays. All Americans knew the United States would never be the same, the safe place that we call home would be altered forever. It is thought that Al Qaeda’s involvement with world terrorism can be traced back to 1993. After the United Sates embassy bombings in 1998 where over 220 lives were lost, the FBI put Bin Laden at the top of the ten most wanted list, offering a $25 million reward for his capture. In the year 2001 the United States was not engaged in any wars. Nobody knew about Al Qaeda and ISIS did not exist. But after the attacks on the twin towers it was clear what was happening, the U.S. would soon be going to war. On that late summer morning in September 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airplanes. The hijackers were terrorists who were carrying out attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Just after 9:00 am, the Hijackers crashed flight 175 into the 75th-85th floors of the south tower. About an hour later the tower collapsed. The west side of the Pentagon was hit by Flight 77 shortly after the south tower was hit. Approximately one hour after the south tower was attacked, the north tower collapsed as well. The fourth airplane did not reach its intended because
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