Has 9 / 11 Benefited America?

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Has 9/11 Benefitted America? Total devastation, thousands of lives lost, the worst terrorist attack in American history. On September 11th, 2001, Islamic terrorists had hijacked four American Airlines planes with the intentions to reign terror on the United States of America, two of the airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers, one into the Pentagon, and one in a field in Pennsylvania. Many people speculate that these attacks were the responsibility of Osama Bin Laden, especially after a recent report by news outlet Independent. To quote the article; ?Osama bin Laden planned the September 11 attacks after being ?inspired? by a chance discussion about a plane crash in the US, al-Qaeda propaganda has claimed.? (Dearden 1) In summary, the article claims that an Al-Qaeda propaganda magazine, titled al-Masr?, stated that Bin Laden, upon hearing about the EgyptAir plane crash on November 1st, 2000, asked ?Why didn?t [Gameel Al-Batouti] crash [the plane] into a building?? Osama was said to be inspired by the deliberate crashing of the EgyptAir plane. The al-Masr? article then goes on to claim that that moment of inspiration was the origin of the 9/11 plot. Was the motive behind the terrorist attack to wage a holy war? Was the attack carried out to plant fear in the hearts of the American people? Or was the catastrophic attack all for Al-Qaeda?s notoriety? The attack was terrible indeed, but many people claim that despite the terrorist attack that took place on 9/11, 2001, and
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