Analysis Of The Book ' The Twelfth Day '

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As the dust settled and the sky’s cleared we were left with the horrific realization that our nation has been attacked. This would be September 11, 2001, or better known as 9-11. This day, I believe, was one of the most if not most traumatic days in our nation’s history. On this day two American Airplanes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, leaving our nation distraught. Prior to reading the book “The Eleventh Day” I had a general understanding of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but after reading I soon found out knowledge that shocked, saddened and angered me. This book breaks down the personal accounts of September 11, how the conspirators succeeded and also gives knowledge as to who the…show more content…
These people were the extremist group al-Qaeda. This group though was headed by Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was an extremist who we hold responsible for the terrorist attack. In chapter 15 of the book the author identifies Osama bin Laden as the protagonist,. “That officialdom gave us, that young men loyal to al-Qaeda and Bin Laden were responsible”. In Part V, the author starts to build the case for Bin Laden as the protagonist. In the words of Michael scheuer, “a truly dangerous, dangerous man”. We are then led through the development of the organization of Bin Laden 's terrorist group and the selection of the individuals who would carry out the plans. Bin Laden was the sole leader in the development ment of the terror plot. The author also speaks about Saudi Arabians. “In 2001 sympathy for al-Qaeda and Bin Laden was widespread across the Saudi Society”. I find this to be very shocking. This shows that Bin Laden had his ideologies wide spread and instilled in many people across the Middle East and world. When thinking about 9/11 I become very curious on how such a prolific event could take place in our great nation. Now what went wrong? There were many things that went wrong including the fact that there was mass confusion among Air Traffic control operators, but one the main things that went wrong was the acquisition of Visas and US identification by the al-Qaeda terrorist. How were the
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