Essay On The New York Trade Center

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In what is considered to be the most devastating event in history, and the largest terrorist attack in American history, the New York Trade Center was rammed by jetliners just three days ago, creating an inconceivable scene seemingly from a movie. Ash, fire, glass, shrapnel, screams, sirens, and terror filled the streets of New York City after 19 terrorists from the group, al-Qaeda took control of two jets and flew them into the North and South tower on the morning of September 11th, 2001. An official death toll has not yet been reported as bodies are constantly being discovered throughout the disastrous scene. There is presumably many individuals that were stuck inside as there was no time to prepare for the roof to cave in on top of …show more content…

The hijackers were said to have been armed with knives and boxcutters as one woman, Barbara Olson, managed to reach out to her husband through a cell phone box before the plane made impact. Mayor Rudolph W Giuliani stated that has “a sense that it’s a horrendous number of lives lost” and “right now [they] have to focus on saving as many lives possible.”
At first, the man behind this act was unknown as no one took responsibility. Shortly thereafter they came to the realization that an attack to this scale and sophistication would take extraordinary planning. It would require experience to take over modern jetliners, and along with this, the major attacks on American soil in recent years led them to believe that Osama Bin Laden was responsible. Since addressed about the suspicion, he has denied the claims made by the United States government. Following the attack, President Bush has claimed that “the search is underway for those who are behind the evil acts” and that he “will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them”.
Since the attacks, flights have all been shut down along with all airports. International flights have been diverted to Canada and the Mexican and Canadian borders have been closed off. Major buildings and infrastructures have such been evacuated, such as Disney theme parks and the Golden gate bridge in preparation for another attack to follow. Public transportation to the capital of the world, New

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