The City of New York was destroyed in 2001. In 2001 a terrorist group attacked the World Trade Center. The attack changed a lot of things for New Yorkers. A lot of money was spent, many people lost their jobs and many people have died. One attack changed the lives for the community of New York City. In one attack, 3,000 were died and billions of dollars were spent. The community of New York City totally had out turn due to the World Trade Center. However, The police department in New York City and America are now more trained to fight any attack that could take place at anytime. Other countries that include Arabs people were also affected, such as Egypt.
On April 15, 2013 during the Boston Marathon in Copley Square, two bombs exploded near the finish line killing at least three and injuring over 170 people. This bombing sent the nation in an uproar and it was immediately recognized as a terrorist attack. When the Federal Bureau of Investigation took over, a few days later a surveillance video and photographs of the two suspects were released.
The leaders of this society are doing everything they can to protect the citizens. When a jet flew over the town the leaders did not hesitate to bring everyone to shelter. “All of the citizens were ordered to go to the nearest building and stay there” (Lowry 2). This is just a jet and if we saw one in the society we live in, nothing would be done to protect the citizens because it is not a big deal. So we can already state this place is ten times safer
Following the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Rescorla invited Hill to New York, where he hired him as a security consultant in order to assess the building 's security. Although no arrests had yet been made, Rescorla believed that the bomb had been planted by Muslims. Hill went undercover in several mosques throughout New Jersey, showing up for morning prayers at dawn. He took on the character of an anti-American Muslim, in order to interview the other visitors to the mosques. He concluded that the attack was likely planned by a radical imam at a mosque in New York or New Jersey. Followers of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, a radical Muslim cleric based in Brooklyn, were subsequently convicted of the bombing.
On February 26, 1993 at 12:18 pm in New York City, the first call was received at the Central Office from a street alarm box at the corner of West and Liberty Streets. The call was reporting a possible transformer vault (or manhole) explosion on West Street near the World Trade Center. As manhole explosions are common in wet whether, there was no hint of a major catastrophe until the phones never ceased to ring after aid had arrived to the site. Numerous phone calls continued, now reporting smoke in the towers of the Trade Center as far up as the 33rd floor within the first three minutes of the explosion (http://members.aol.com/fd347/wtc.htm). The ceiling then collapsed in the train station, which
"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them," New York Mayor
The image that I have chosen shows how New York City looks like a warzone, with smoke and debris covering everything in its path. It seems as if the image came straight from a horror movie. 9/11 was a day like any other, people were going to their jobs, meetings, or coffee shops doing whatever had to be done, not knowing what was about to happen. After the tragedy, the mood of the city has changed dramatically. There was a feeling of confusion, sadness, and fear. It was hard to grasp that a plane could crash into one of the Twin Towers. People were calling loved ones to make sure they were all right. However, the most important feeling during this devastating time was unity. As depicted in this photo, two firemen are helping out an injured
The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts. It is always held on Patriot’s Day, the third Monday in April. Begun in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathons and ranks as the world’s best-known road-racing events (“Boston Bombing,” n.d.). But on April 15, 2013, the marathon made history for something else. At approximately 2:49 EST, two pressure cooker bombs struck near the finish line of the marathon, leaving three dead and one hundred and forty one injured. Among the injured, twelve were reported in critical condition. The victims, who were treated in eight different hospitals, were as young as two (Lev, 2013).
A high ranking terrorist putting in motion an attack in New York City on the anniversary of 9/11 would raise some alarms and the emotions of the American people. Therefore, Ayman al-Zawahiri proposed this very attack by ordering three individuals to prepare car bombs and enter the United States through Canada to set the bombs off on the anniversary of 9/11 in New York City.
On April 19th 1995 the worst terrorist attack on US soil took place in the heartland of America. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was targeted and almost completely blown to pieces by one enormous homemade bomb. The unthinkable had happened at the beginning of an average day at the office. This day would be remembered for the rest of America's history, unlike any other day, as a blatant attack on the United States government.
The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in Oklahoma on April 19, 1995. The nine-story building, built in 1977, was named for a federal judge and housed fourteen federal agencies including the DEA, ATF, Social Security Administration, and recruiting offices for the Army and Marine Corps. Carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the bombing destroyed the vast majority of the building, killing 168 people. There was also 500 injuries (Stickney, Pg 103) The blast destroyed or damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius, causing an estimated $652 million worth of damages. (CNN.com) The Murrah building was chosen for its glass
The human existence is the positive and negative aspects of existing as human beings. The countries of our world do not always treat each other respectfully considering there have been 3 world wars in the last 100 years. The recent terrorist attacks at the Charle Hebdo magazine offices and at Jewish Deli in France and 9/11 at the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. 13 years ago, reflect negatively on our world. The Boston Bombing was also a terrorist attack that killed 3 and injured more than 200 hundred civilians at the finish line of the Boston marathon. On the other hand, the Olympics are one of the rare positive events when all the countries of the world come together to compete in athletic events. The Senior Service Project, initiated in 1972, and the Freshman service day, are both positive events at Rockhurst high school when students dedicate their time towards a local nursing home, soup kitchen, hospital, or other organization. Green for Greene is another positive event occurring at Rockhurst High School that supports Nathan Greene in his fight against cancer. The human condition has impacted literary works both in a positive and negative way. Of Mice and Men and Cannery Row written by John Steinbeck , and The Eagle has Landed by Jack Higgins are three books greatly affected by the human condition.
The Boston Marathon Bombing had many responses from around the world including the Saudi Ambassador to US, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir saying “What occurred today in Boston is a heinous crime which contradicts the values of humanity,” the mayor of London, Boris Johnson with “The bombings in Boston are shocking, cowardly and horrific, and the thoughts of all Londoners this morning will be with the victims. Boston is a proud City built on history, tradition and a real sense of community. These attacks were aimed at its core, at innocent men, women and children enjoying a Spring day out at a major sporting event. We do have robust security measures in place for Sunday's London Marathon, but given events in Boston it's only prudent for the police